Famous People Born in 1841

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  • Jan 10 George Melville, polar explorer and naval engineer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1912)
  • Jan 14 Berthe M P Morisot, French painter/aquarellist
  • Jan 15 Lord Frederick Stanley, presenter of hockey's Stanley Cup
  • Jan 18 Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer (Le Roi Malgré Lui)
  • 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 28 Viktor Ernst Nessler, composer
  • 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 10 Walter Parratt, composer
  • 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)
  • Feb 18 Samuel Prowse Warren, composer
  • Feb 19 Felipe Pedrell, composer

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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 1 Romualdo Marenco, composer
  • 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 25 Pauline Lucca, soprano
  • Apr 26 Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian
  • May 10 James Gordon Bennett Jr., American publisher (d. 1918)
  • May 11 Ernst von Possart, German actor, stage manager and reciter, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1921)
  • May 15 Giovanni Bolzoni, composer
  • May 20 Sara Louisa Oberholtz, social reformer, anti-smoking advocate
  • May 21 Joseph Parry, Welsh composer and musician, born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (d. 1903)
  • May 22 Catulle Mendès, French poet (d. 1909)
  • May 24 Charles Napier Henry, painter
  • May 24 Tito Mattei, pianist/composer
  • May 28 Giovanni Sgambati, composer
  • May 29 Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, (d. 1971)
  • Jun 3 Eduardo Caudella, composer
  • 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 9 Carl Christian Lumbye, composer
  • Jul 11 Daniel de Lange, Dutch composer
  • 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
  • Aug 13 Unaarrimin, cricketer (played cricket as Johnny Mullagh)
  • Aug 17 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
  • Aug 25 Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, Thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1917)
  • Sep 3 Tom Emmett, England cricketer (d. 1904)
  • Sep 8 Antonín Dvořák, Nelahozeves Czech, composer (New World Symphony). Dies 1904

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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 26 Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, composer

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Sep 28 Georges Clémenceau, Prime Minister of France (Radical-Socialist Party: 1906-09, 1917-20) who defended Dreyfuss, born in Mouilleron-en-Pareds, France (d. 1929)

Prime Minister of France Georges Clémenceau
Prime Minister of France
Georges Clémenceau
  • Oct 1 Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, composer
  • Oct 4 Stephen Albert Emery, American composer and pianist, born in Paris, Maine (d. 1891)
  • 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 11 Friedrich Hegar, Swiss composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1927)
  • 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 4 Carl Tausig, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw (d. 1871)
  • Nov 5 Alexander Sergeyevich Famintsin, composer
  • Nov 6 Nelson W. Aldrich, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, born in Foster, Rhode Island (d. 1915)
  • Nov 6 Armand Fallières, French president (1906-13), born in Mézin, France (d. 1931)
  • Nov 9 Edward VII, King of England (1901-10), born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1910)

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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 Union Brevet Brigadier General, born in Burlington, New Jersey (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)
  • Nov 28 E M Grace, cricketer (brother of W G)
  • 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)