Famous People Born in October 1847

  • Oct 1 Annie Besant, [Wood], English social reformer and supporter of Indian independence, born in London, England

Person of interestPaul von Hindenburg

Oct 2 Paul von Hindenburg, German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), born in Posen, Duchy of Posen, Prussia (d. 1934)

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Oct 6 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, born in Marburg, Germany (d. 1921)
  • Oct 9 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburg's coal basin), born in Li├Ęge, Belgium (d. 1920)
  • Oct 9 Stephanus Jacobus du Toit, South African theologist and journalist (Afrikaner Bond), born in Paarl, South Africa (d. 1911)
  • Oct 10 Gheorghe Dima, composer
  • Oct 21 Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian songwriter (libretti opera Puccini)
  • Oct 22 Jacobus Herculas [Uncle Koos] de la Rey, South African politician
  • Oct 31 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist and electrical engineer, born in Livorno Ferraris, Italy (d. 1897)