Famous People Born in October 1844

  • Oct 3 Patrick Manson, Scottish physician and parasitologist (Father of tropical medicine), born in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (d. 1922)
  • Oct 5 Francis William Reitz, 5th State President of the Orange Free State, born in Swellendam, Cape Colony (d. 1934)

Henry John HeinzHenry John Heinz (1844-1919)

Oct 11 German-American entrepreneur who founded prepared-foods company (H.J. Heinz Company-57 varieties), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Oct 12 George W. Cable, American writer (Northampton Years), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1925)

Friedrich NietzscheFriedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Oct 15 German philosopher and philologist (Beyond Good and Evil), born in Röcken, Saxony, Prussia

  • Oct 17 Miguel Nieto, Spanish composer, born in Reus, Spain (d. 1915)
  • Oct 18 Émile Mathieu, Belgian composer, born in Lille, France (d. 1932)
  • Oct 18 Harvey W. Wiley, American chemist known for leadership in the passage of the landmark Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, born in Kent, Indiana (d. 1930)

Louis RielLouis Riel (1844-1885)

Oct 22 Canadian politician, founder of the province of Manitoba and leader of the Métis people of the Canadian prairies, born in Red River Colony, Rupert's Land, British North America

Sarah BernhardtSarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)

Oct 22 French actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth), born in Paris, France

  • Oct 23 Robert Bridges, English poet (Testament of beauty) and British Poet Laureate (1913-30), born in Walmer, Kent (d. 1930)
  • Oct 24 Karl Lueger, Austrian politician, cofounder and leader of the Austrian Christian Social Party, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1910)
  • Oct 27 Klas Arnoldson, Swedish politician and pacifist (Nobel Peace 1908), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1916)
  • Oct 29 Albert Salomon Anselm von Rothschild, Austrian banker and member of the Rothschild banking family of Austria, born in Vienna, Austrian Empire (d. 1911)