Birthdays in History in 1841

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  • Jan 14 Berthe M P Morisot, French painter/aquarellist
  • Jan 25 John Arbuthnot Fisher, Ceylon, 1st Baron Fisher/admiral of the fleet
  • Jan 27 Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (d. 1910)

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Jan 28 Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh journalist and African explorer (found Livingstone in Africa), born in Denbigh, Wales (d. 1904)

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • Jan 30 Alfred Townsend George, Civil War journalist, (d. 1914)
  • Jan 30 Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (d. 1899)
  • Feb 1 William H H Davenport, stage medium, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Feb 2 François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (d. 1912)
  • Feb 4 Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)
  • Feb 12 Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch mayor (Amsterdam) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1891-1894
  • Feb 15 Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, Brazilian politician (d. 1913)

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Feb 25 Pierre Auguste Renoir, French Impressionist painter and sculptor (Bal du moulin de la Galette, Luncheon of the Boating Party), born in Limoges, France (d. 1919)

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • Feb 26 Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general (Egypt)
  • Feb 27 [Eleanor] Agnes Lee, daughter of US general Robert E. Lee
  • Feb 28 Adrien Albert Marie de Mun, French politician (d. 1914)
  • Mar 1 Blanche Kelso Bruce, Virginia, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881)
  • Mar 3 John Murray, Canada oceanographer (Depths of the Ocean)
  • Mar 4 Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl)
  • Mar 7 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina, poet (El nido de condores)
  • Mar 7 William Rockhill Nelson, founder of The Kansas City Star and patron of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (d. 1915)

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Mar 8 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Apr 6 Karl Binding, German jurist (d. 1920)
  • Apr 7 Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanicus
  • Apr 7 Joseph H "Jozef" Neuhuys, painter
  • Apr 13 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (d. 1905)
  • Apr 15 Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (d. 1919)
  • Apr 26 Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian
  • May 10 James Gordon Bennett Jr., American publisher (d. 1918)
  • May 20 Sara Louisa Oberholtz, social reformer, anti-smoking advocate
  • May 22 Catulle Mendès, French poet (d. 1909)
  • May 24 Charles Napier Henry, painter
  • May 29 Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, (d. 1971)
  • Jun 6 Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (d. 1910)
  • Jul 4 Edward Gailliard, Flemish linguist/archaeologicalist
  • Jul 4 Marie von Wied, Princess of Orange Nassau
  • Jul 5 William C. Whitney, American financier (d. 1904)
  • Jul 11 William Paul Roberts, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • Jul 13 Otto Wagner, Austrian architect (d. 1918)
  • Jul 23 Edmund John Armstrong, Irish poet, born in Dublin (d. 1865)
  • Jul 24 Raimundo Madrazo y Garretta, painter
  • Jul 31 George Melville, polar explorer, naval engineer
  • Aug 17 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
  • Aug 25 Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909)

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Sep 8 Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of US President James A. Garfield, born in Freeport, Illinois (d. 1882)

  • Sep 13 Johannes de Koo, Dutch journalist/stage writer
  • Sep 28 Georges Clemenceau, France, PM (1906-09, 17-20, defended Dreyfuss)
  • Oct 4 Prudente José de Morais Barros, President of Brazil (d. 1912)
  • Oct 4 Maria Sophie of Bavaria, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1925)
  • Oct 7 Nicolaas Petrovic Njegos, king of Montenegro (1910-18)
  • Oct 16 Itō Hirobumi, Japanese samurai, Japanese Prime Minister and Resident-General of Korea (d. 1909)
  • Nov 3 Johannes Eugenius Bülow Warming, Mandø, Danish Botanist (plant ecology, environment-organism interactions)
  • Nov 6 Nelson W. Aldrich, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island (d. 1915)
  • Nov 6 Armand Fallières, French president (d. 1931)
  • Nov 9 [Albert] Edward VII, king of England (1901-10)

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Nov 12 John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), born in Maldon, Essex, England (d. 1919)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt
  • Nov 13 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Brevet Brigadier General (d. 1913)
  • Nov 16 Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923)

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Nov 20 Wilfrid Laurier, 7th Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1896-1911), born in Saint-Lin, Quebec (d. 1918)

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • Nov 20 Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician (d. 1901)
  • Nov 25 Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (d. 1902)
  • Dec 5 Marcus Daly, American mining tycoon (d. 1900)
  • Dec 6 Frédéric Bazille, French painter (d. 1870)
  • Dec 20 Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1932)