Birthdays in History in 1853

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  • Jan 11 Gustav Falke, German author/poet (Der Mann im Nebel)
  • Jan 11 Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter (d. 1926)
  • Jan 12 Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Italian mathematician (tensor analysis)

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Jan 16 Andre Michelin, French industrialist and tire manufacturer (Michelin), born in Paris (d. 1941)

Industrialist André Michelin
Industrialist
André Michelin
  • Jan 16 Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander (d. 1947)
  • Jan 16 Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Russian philosopher (d. 1900)
  • Jan 17 Alva Belmont, American socialite & suffragette (d. 1933)
  • Jan 28 Jose Martí y Perez, Cuba, poet/essayist/politician
  • Feb 6 Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (d. 1901)
  • Feb 9 Leander Starr Jameson, PM of South African Cape colony
  • Feb 14 Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist/mayor (Antwerp)
  • Mar 5 Howard Pyle, illustrator/painter/author (King Stork)
  • Mar 14 Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss painter (d. 1918)
  • Mar 28 Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms)

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Mar 30 Vincent van Gogh, Dutch artist, painter and pioneer of Expressionism (The Potato Eaters, Irises), born in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands (d. 1890)

  • Apr 4 Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (d. 1871)
  • Apr 22 Alphonse Bertillon, France, anthropologist, devised crime ID system
  • Apr 23 Winthrop M. Crane, 40th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1920)
  • Apr 27 Jules Lemaître, French critic and dramatist (d. 1914)
  • Apr 30 Alfred Berger, Austrian playwright, born in Vienna (d. 1912)
  • May 21 Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (d. 1905)
  • May 28 Carl Larsson, Swedish painter (d. 1919)
  • Jun 3 William Matthew Flinders Petrie, English Egyptologist (d. 1942)

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Jul 5 Cecil Rhodes, British businessman, diamond merchant and imperialist politician who was Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (1890-96), born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1902)

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
  • Jul 7 Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Le Pacha Bonneval)
  • Jul 18 Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Holland, physicist (Nobel 1902)
  • Jul 20 Geo[rge] Poggenbeek, Dutch water colors painter
  • Jul 27 Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer (d. 1921)
  • Aug 19 Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (d. 1926)
  • Aug 28 Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939)
  • Sep 2 Wilhelm Ostwald, Germany, physical chemist (Nobel 1909)
  • Sep 4 Hermann von Wissmann, German Africa explorer/governor East-Africa
  • Sep 16 Albrecht Kossel, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1927)
  • Sep 17 Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Patristischen Philosophie)
  • Sep 20 Rama V, King of Thailand (d. 1910)
  • Sep 21 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (liquid helium, Nobel 1913)
  • Sep 23 Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar
  • Sep 29 Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1933)
  • Oct 17 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1920)
  • Oct 29 Josephine Beall Bruce, African American activist (NACW) Philadelphia Pa.
  • Nov 1 Jose Santos Zelaya, (L), ruler of Nicaragua (1893-1910)
  • Nov 9 Stanford White, American architect (d. 1906)
  • Nov 12 Oskar Panizza, German writer (Das Liebeskonzil), born in Bad Kissingen, Bavaria (d. 1921)
  • Nov 21 Hussain Kamil, sultan of Egypt (1914-17)
  • Nov 24 Bat Masterson, American gunfighter (d. 1921)
  • Nov 28 Helen Magill White, first American woman to earn a Ph.D. (d. 1944)
  • Dec 6 Haraprasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature (d. 1931)
  • Dec 14 Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas)
  • Dec 15 Jean B A Kessler, director of oil on Dutch Indies
  • Dec 17 Émile Roux, French physician (d. 1933)
  • Dec 19 Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician who was the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and 5th Chief Justice of Canada, born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 1942)
  • Dec 21 Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter)
  • Dec 22 Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1919)
  • Dec 26 René Bazin, French novelist (d. 1932)