Birthdays in History in 1873

  • Jan 1 Mariano Azuela, Mexico, novelist (The Flies, The Bosses)
  • Jan 2 Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist (Communist Tactics)
  • Jan 2 Thérèse de Lisieux, French Roman-Catholic nun (d. 1897)
  • Jan 3 Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese businessman (d. 1957)
  • Jan 8 Iuliu Maniu, Romanian politician (d. 1953)
  • Jan 8 Elena of Montenegro, queen of Italy (d. 1956)
  • Jan 9 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, born in Radi, Volhynia, (d. 1934)
  • Jan 11 John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (d. 1949)
  • Jan 15 Max Adler, Austria sociologist/socialist theorist
  • Jan 16 Boyd Alexander, English explorer
  • Jan 19 Hans Erich Blaich [Dr. Owlglass], German writer (Simplicissimus), born in Leutkirch im Allgäu (d. 1945)
  • Jan 20 Charles A Ellwood, US, sociologist/psychologist
  • Jan 20 Johannes V Jensen, Denmark, novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)

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Jan 28 Colette [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist and performer (Gigi), born in Paris, France

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette
  • Jan 29 Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Italy, explorer/climber (Mt St Elias)
  • Jan 30 Georges Ricard-Cordingley, painter (d. 1939)
  • Feb 1 Joseph Allard, Canadian fiddler (d. 1947)
  • Feb 1 John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1901)
  • Feb 2 Freiherr Konstantin von Neurath, German secretary of State (1932-38)
  • Feb 2 Johan P earl van Limburg Stirum, Dutch diplomat
  • Feb 3 Ernest B Allo, French theologist
  • Feb 11 Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author/novelist (Pages from My Life)
  • Feb 15 Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born Swedish biochemist who investigated the fermentation of sugar and enzymes (Nobel 1929), born in Augsburg, Kingdom of Bavaria (d. 1964)
  • Feb 22 Muhammad Iqbal, Dutch East Indies lawyer/poet/philosopher
  • Feb 23 Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (d. 1929)
  • Feb 26 Ewoud van Everdingen, Dutch meteorologist
  • Mar 3 William Green, president of American Federation of Labor (1924-52)
  • Mar 4 John H. Trumbull, 54th Governor of the U.S. state of Connecticut (d. 1961)
  • Mar 5 Olav Bjaaland, Norwegian explorer and cross-country skier (d. 1961)
  • Mar 10 Jakob Wassermann, Germany, novelist (My Life as German & Jew)
  • Mar 14 Johannes Aengenent, sociologist/bishop of Haarlem (1928-35)
  • Mar 15 Lee Shubert, American theatre producer (theatres in NY & LA named after him), born in Lithuania (d. 1953) birth date disputed
  • Mar 16 Hippoliet Daeye, Flemish painter (Sereniteit)
  • Mar 17 Chard Somerset, 1st woman Cabinet minister (1929-31)
  • Mar 17 Margaret Bondfield, British politician and 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour), born in Chard (d. 1953)
  • Mar 25 Rudolf Rocker, German/US anarchist
  • Mar 29 Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician (d. 1941)
  • Apr 11 Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1955)
  • Apr 13 John W. Davis, American politician (d. 1955)
  • Apr 22 Ellen Anderson Glasgow, US, novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942)
  • Apr 24 Theodor Korner von Siegringen, Austrian general/president
  • Apr 26 Otto zur Linde, German author (Charon)
  • May 3 [Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll, Norwegian author (Kvinnen og Den)
  • May 3 Pavlo Skoropadsky, Ukrainian general (d. 1945)

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May 9 Howard Carter, British archaeologist and egyptologist who found King Tutankhamun's tomb, born in London (d. 1939)

Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun
Howard Carter
  • May 9 Lilian Mary Baylis, manager (Old Vic & Sadler's Wells Theater)
  • May 9 Anton Cermak, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1933)
  • May 10 Carl J Eldh, Swedish sculptor
  • May 10 Jan Kalf, literary/art historian (Preservation of museums)
  • May 17 Dorothy Miller Richardson, Abingdon Berkshire, novelist
  • May 17 Henri Barbusse, Asnieres France, novelist (Le Feu)
  • May 21 Emil Ermatinger, Switz, literature historian
  • May 21 Everard Verachtert, Flemish translator (I speak beschaafd Dutch)
  • May 21 Hans Berger, German neuroscientist (d. 1941)
  • May 23 Leo Baeck, rabbi/president (World Union for Progressive Judaism)
  • May 26 Cornelis G N de Vooys, translator/founder (New Taalgids)
  • May 26 Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist (d. 1958)
  • Jun 3 Otto Loewi, Frankfurt am Main Germany, physician (Nobel-1936)
  • Jun 21 Henry M Tomlinson, British writer (Sea & Jungle)
  • Jun 28 Alexis Carrel, France, surgeon/sociologist/biologist (Nobel 1912)
  • Jun 29 Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (African cultures), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jul 6 Paul Keller, German writer (Ferien vom Ich)
  • Jul 20 Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazilian aviator (d. 1932)
  • Aug 3 Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgian ambassador to Tokyo (1921-39)
  • Aug 4 Damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish general/minister of War
  • Aug 6 John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, born in Nashville, Tennessee (or 1871) (d. 1925)
  • Aug 17 John A. Sampson, American gynecologist (d. 1946)
  • Aug 20 Eliel Saarinen, Finnish-American architect (GM Tech Institute, Mich), born in Rantasalmi, Finland (d. 1950)
  • Aug 22 Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (d. 1928)
  • Aug 26 Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube)
  • Sep 8 David O McKay, Huntsville, Utah, 9th President of Mormon church
  • Sep 8 Max Reinhardt, Austria, theatrical director (Oedipus Rex)
  • Sep 8 Alfred Jarry, French absurdist playwright (d. 1907)
  • Sep 26 Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (d. 1949)
  • Sep 28 Julian Lowell Coolidge, Mass, mathematician (Study-Segre school)
  • Sep 28 Waclaw Rawicz, [Berent], biologist/writer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Oct 2 Stephen Warfield Gambrill, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District (d. 1924)
  • Oct 8 Ejnar Hertzsprung, Denmark, astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)
  • Oct 9 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (Schwarzschild effect)
  • Oct 14 Jules Rimet, president of FIFA (d. 1954)
  • Oct 18 Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1951)
  • Oct 21 George P Gooch, English historian/MP
  • Oct 22 Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)
  • Oct 23 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (d. 1975)
  • Oct 24 Edmund Taylor Whittaker, Southport, Lancashire, U.K., British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions)
  • Oct 26 Thorvald Stauning, Denmark, PM (1924-26, 1929-42)
  • Oct 29 Guillermo Valencia, Colombia, poet/translator/statesman
  • Oct 30 Francisco Madero, Mexico, revolutionary, president (1911-13)
  • Nov 4 G E Moore, English philosopher (Ethics)
  • Nov 9 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist (d. 1941)
  • Nov 22 Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), born in Gorakhpur, British India (d. 1955)
  • Nov 24 L Martov, [Yuly O Tsederbaum], Russian revolutionary
  • Dec 1 Charles JM Ruys de Beerenbrouck, premier of Neth (1918-25, 29-33)
  • Dec 1 Valery Bryusov, Russian poet (d. 1924)
  • Dec 7 Willa Cather, US, author (My Antonia)
  • Dec 9 Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect
  • Dec 11 Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician (d. 1967)
  • Dec 17 Ford Madox Ford, English novelist/editor (Inheritors)
  • Dec 18 Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (d. 1957)
  • Dec 20 Kwan-Ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian(d. 1948)
  • Dec 22 Matteo Giulio Bartoli, Austria-Hungary, linguist
  • Dec 25 Otto Frederick Hunziker, Swiss-born American dairy educator (d. 1959)
  • Dec 30 Al Smith, American politician and first Roman Catholic presidential candidate (D) (d. 1944)