Birthdays in History in 1847

  • Jan 4 Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician
  • Jan 20 W R Pettiford, Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank)
  • Feb 8 Hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902)

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Feb 11 Thomas Edison, American inventor (lightbulb, phonograph, motion picture camera) born in Milan, Ohio (d. 1931)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • Feb 14 Anna Howard Shaw, American suffragette
  • Feb 14 Maria Pia of Italy, queen of Portugal (d. 1911)
  • Feb 25 John Watson, Canadian philosopher (Objective Idealism)

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Mar 3 Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born British-American inventor (telephone), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1922)

  • Mar 4 Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (d. 1904)
  • Mar 8 Karl von Bach, German engineer (Maschinenelemente)

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Mar 10 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1934)

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
  • Mar 14 Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (Espumas Flutuantes)
  • Mar 23 Alexandru D Xenopol, Romania, historian
  • Mar 27 Otto Wallach, German chemist (Nobel 1910)
  • Mar 31 Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician (d. 1878)
  • Apr 1 Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer (South America)
  • Apr 7 J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), born in Thisted, Jutland (d. 1885)
  • Apr 10 Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian publisher (St Louis Post-Dispatch, NY World)
  • Apr 13 Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, gov-gen (Neth East-Indies)
  • Apr 16 Hans Auer, Swiss architect, (d. 1906)

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May 7 Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1894-95), born in London (d. 1929)

British Prime Minister Archibald Primrose
British Prime Minister
Archibald Primrose
  • May 10 Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician (d. 1923)
  • May 25 John Alexander Dowie, [Elijah the Restorer], American evangelist
  • May 30 Alice Stopford Green, Irish historian and proponent of Irish independence, born in Kells, Ireland (d. 1929)
  • Jun 6 Gerben Postma, [Ids], Frisian writer (Swealtsjeblommen)
  • Jun 8 Ida Sazton McKinley, 1st lady (1897-1901)
  • Jun 11 Millicent Garrett Fawcett, leader (English women's movement)
  • Jun 30 Jacob T Cremer, min of Colonies/pres (Dutch Trading Comp)
  • Jul 2 Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer (tectonic geology)
  • Jul 4 James Anthony Bailey, circus impresario (Barnum & Bailey), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 20 Max Liebermann, German impressionist painter
  • Aug 3 Jan de Louter, lawyer/tutor of Dutch Queen Wilhelmina
  • Aug 9 Maria Victoria al Pozzo della Cisterna, queen consort of Spain (d. 1876)
  • Aug 14 Robert Comtesse, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1922)
  • Aug 20 Bolesław Prus, Polish writer (d. 1912)
  • Aug 21 Arthur T Verhaegen, Belgian worker's union leader
  • Aug 23 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer, born in Wyoming, New York (d. 1927)
  • Aug 27 Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bridge
  • Sep 2 Roger Wolcott, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1900)

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Sep 5 Jesse James, American outlaw, son of a clergyman, born in Kearney, Missouri (d. 1882)

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • Sep 14 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, born in London, England
  • Sep 20 Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary)
  • Sep 30 Wilhelmina E Drucker, [Lensing], Dutch feminist
  • Oct 1 Annie Besant, [Wood], England, philosopher (Esoteric christianity)

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Oct 2 Paul von Hindenburg, German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), born in Posen, Duchy of Posen, Prussia (d. 1934)

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Oct 6 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, born in Marburg, Germany (d. 1921)
  • Oct 9 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburg's coal basin), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1920)
  • Oct 9 Stephanus Jacobus du Toit, South African theologist and journalist (Afrikaner Bond), born in Paarl, South Africa (d. 1911)
  • Oct 22 Jacobus Herculas [Uncle Koos] de la Rey, South African politician
  • Oct 31 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor)
  • Nov 2 George Sorel, French Socialist thinker/author (violent revolutions)

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Nov 8 Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager and author (Dracula), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1912)

Novelist Bram Stoker
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Bram Stoker
  • Nov 8 Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician (d. 1907)
  • Nov 16 Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (d. 1927)
  • Nov 26 Maria Fyodorovna, Princess of Denmark and Empress of Russia (d. 1928)
  • Dec 7 Solomon Schechter, US Talmudic scholar/Jewish leader
  • Dec 17 Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (d. 1916)
  • Dec 30 John Peter Altgeld, German/US (Gov-Ill)/pardoned Haymarket-anarchists