Birthdays in History in 1870

  • Jan 2 Ernst Barlach, German writer and artist, born in Wedel (d. 1938)
  • Jan 3 Henry Handel Richardson, Australia, novelist (Richard Mahoney)
  • Jan 6 Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)
  • Jan 7 Lord Gordon Hewart, British judge (d. 1943)
  • Jan 8 Miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain (1923-30)
  • Jan 9 Joseph B Strauss, civil engineer/builder (Golden Gate Bridge)
  • Jan 11 Alexander Stirling Calder, American sculptor (d. 1945)
  • Jan 13 Ross Granville Harrison, American biologist (d. 1959)
  • Jan 14 Sir George Pearce, Australian politician (d. 1952)
  • Jan 15 Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer (Greenland)
  • Jan 15 Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman (d. 1954)
  • Jan 16 Wilhelm Normann, German chemist (hardening of oils)
  • Jan 18 Berend Modderman, printer (Drukkers yearbook)
  • Feb 3 Ada Negri, Italian poet/author (Il Libro di Mara)
  • Feb 7 Alfred Adler, Austria, psychiatrist (Inferiority Complex)
  • Feb 10 Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter
  • Feb 17 Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/founder (Flemish People's Party)
  • Feb 18 William Laurel Harris, American mural painter, writer (d. 1924)
  • Feb 20 Pieter Cornelis Boutens, Holland, mystic poet/scholar (Verzen)
  • Mar 4 Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (d. 1944)
  • Mar 5 Frank Norris, journalist and writer (McTeague, Octopus), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1902)
  • Mar 11 Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (d. 1946)
  • Mar 13 Albert Meyer, member of the Swiss Federal Council in the 1930s (d. 1953)
  • Mar 17 Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (d. 1951)
  • Mar 20 Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Prussian general/politician (East Africa)
  • Apr 4 George A Smith, Salt Lake City Utah, 8th President of Mormon church
  • Apr 7 Gustav Landauer, German socialist
  • Apr 14 Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (d. 1905)
  • Apr 17 Ray Stannard Baker, US, journalist (Puliter Prize 1940)
  • Apr 20 Maulvi Abdul Haq, Father of Urdu, Pakistani scholar (d. 1961)

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Apr 22 Vladimir Lenin [Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov], Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader, born in Simbirsk, Russia (d. 1924)

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • May 3 Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1948)
  • May 4 Alexandre Benois, Russian artist (d. 1960)
  • May 6 Amedos Peter Giannine, founded Bank of America, born in San Jose, California
  • May 6 John McCutcheon, cartoonist (Pulitzer Prize-1931)
  • May 19 Albert Fish, American serial killer (d. 1936)
  • May 24 Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (d. 1938)
  • May 24 Jan Christiaan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa and proponent of Commonwealth & League of Nations (d. 1950)
  • Jun 13 Jules JBV Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (syphillis, Nobel 1919)
  • Jun 14 Sophia of Prussia, consort of Constantine I of Greece (d. 1932)
  • Jun 17 George Cormack, cereal inventor (Wheaties)
  • Jun 18 Edouard Le Roy, French philosopher and mathematician
  • Jun 21 Clara Immerwahr, German chemist (d. 1915)
  • Jun 24 Horatio Mbelle, Cape Colony, South African interpreter, community leader and politician

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Jul 3 Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1930-35), born in Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick (d. 1947)

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett
11th Prime Minister of Canada
Richard Bedford Bennett
  • Jul 4 Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist (Dutch boulders)
  • Jul 8 Marie C of Zeggelen, Dutch novelist (Koloniaaltje)
  • Jul 10 Maurice Lugeon, Swiss geologist (nappism)
  • Jul 12 Louis II of Monaco (d. 1949)
  • Jul 16 Lambert McKenna, Irish scholar (d. 1956)
  • Jul 20 Vladimir D Nabokov, Russian jurist/minister of Justice (1918-19)
  • Jul 21 Emil Orlik, Czech painter (d. 1932)
  • Jul 24 Fred Law Olmsted Jr, landscape architect, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jul 25 Jan D Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Dutch vicar (Young Flanders)
  • Jul 25 Maxfield Parrish, American illustrator (d. 1966)
  • Jul 27 Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, England, author (Path to Rome)
  • Jul 28 Henri Jaspar, premier of Belgium (1927-31)
  • Aug 1 Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Russian Biologist who perfected the artificial insemination of animals and showed that his technology allowed one stallion to fertilize up to 500 mares
  • Aug 7 19 kittens, born to Tarawood Antigone (4 still born)
  • Aug 7 Jozef Brems, Flemish apostole (vicar of Denmark)
  • Aug 17 Frederick Russell, developed 1st successful typhoid fever vaccine
  • Aug 19 Bernard Baruch, financier/presidential adviser (Cold War)
  • Aug 26 Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [NS=Sept 7]
  • Aug 27 Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer/poet
  • Aug 30 Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia (d. 1891)

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Aug 31 Maria Montessori, Italian educator (spontaneous response), born in Chiaravalle, Marche, Italy (d. 1952)

  • Sep 2 Marie Ault, [Mary Cragg], Wigan England
  • Sep 2 Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (d. 1947)
  • Sep 4 Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Das Nibelungenlied)
  • Sep 7 Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [OS=Aug 26]
  • Sep 18 Clark Wissler, anthropologist (American Indian)
  • Sep 24 Georges Claude, inventor (neon light)
  • Sep 26 Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47)
  • Sep 30 Jean Perrin, France, physicist, studied Brownian motion (Nobel 1926)
  • Sep 30 Thomas W. Lamont, American banker; father of Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (d. 1948)
  • Oct 1 Pieter van Essen, Dutch artillery officer/inventor (grape-shot shells)
  • Oct 7 Uncle Dave Macon, entertainer
  • Oct 10 Louise Mack, Australian writer (d. 1935)
  • Oct 16 Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist
  • Oct 18 D T Suzuki, Kanazawa Japan, Zen Buddhist scholar
  • Oct 22 Ivan Bunin, Russia, poet/novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933)
  • Oct 22 Alfred Douglas, English partner of Oscar Wilde (d. 1945)
  • Oct 23 Francis Kelley, Catholic Bishop of Oklahoma (d. 1948)
  • Nov 3 John Motley Morehead III, American Chemist (commercial production of calcium carbide, important for welding)
  • Nov 11 Nils Kjaer, Norwegian playwright (Det evige Savn)
  • Nov 25 Winthrop Ames, American theatrical director (d. 1937)
  • Nov 27 Juho Kusti Paasikivi, president Finland
  • Nov 29 Andre Lichtenberger, French sociologist/writer (Le petit roi)
  • Nov 30 Princess Henriette, Duchess of Vendôme and Alençon (d. 1948)
  • Dec 10 Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses)
  • Dec 10 Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)
  • Dec 10 Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Der de Wier Us)
  • Dec 10 Mary Bonaparte, pretender to the French imperial throne (d. 1947)
  • Dec 12 Walter Benona Sharp, American oil baron (d. 1912)
  • Dec 14 Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40)
  • Dec 14 Karl Renner, Austrian Chancellor/president (1918-20, 45-50)
  • Dec 15 Josef Hoffmann, Austrian architect
  • Dec 18 Saki, [Hector Hugo Munro], Burma, author (Reginald, When William Came)
  • Dec 20 Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Voices, Carmina)
  • Dec 21 Sir Patrick Duncan, Fortrie, Banffshire, Scotland, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa (1937 to 1943)
  • Dec 25 Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics industrialist (d. 1965)