Famous People Born in 1848

  • Jan 1 John Goff, Irish lawyer (d. 1924)
  • Jan 4 Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
  • Jan 5 Khristo Botev, hero of Bulgarian revolt against Turkey, poet
  • Jan 5 Same Steele, Canadian soldier, born in Purbrook, Canada West, (d. 1919)
  • Jan 9 Princess Frederica of Hanover (d. 1926)
  • Jan 18 Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer (d. 1925)
  • Jan 19 John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman (d. 1904)
  • Jan 21 Henri Duparc, French composer
  • Jan 22 Samuel Muller Fzn, Dutch historian/archivist (Middle Ages)
  • Jan 24 Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)
  • Jan 27 Tōgō Heihachirō, Imperial Japanese Navy admiral and one of Japan's greatest naval heroes, born in Kajiya-Chō, Kagoshima-Jōka, Satsuma, Japan (d. 1934)
  • Feb 4 [Francois-Victor-]Jean Aicard, Fren playwright/poet (Jeune Croyances)
  • Feb 5 Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley], US female outlaw (wild west)
  • Feb 5 Joris-Karl Huysmans, French writer (Against the Grain)
  • Feb 5 Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (d. 1882)
  • Feb 6 Luigi Mancinelli, composer
  • Feb 14 Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer, born in Chalon-sur-Saône, France (d. 1934)
  • Feb 16 Hugo de Vries, Dutch botanist (How species emerge)
  • Feb 17 Louisa Lawson, Australian suffragist and writer (d. 1920)
  • Feb 18 Louis Comfort Tiffany, glassmaker (stained glass windows)
  • Feb 20 Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad executive (d. 1909)
  • Feb 23 Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer
  • Feb 24 C Grant B Allen, Canadian writer (Woman Who Did)
  • Feb 24 Johanna Barbiers, Dutch actress (Voddenraper of Paris), born in Zaandam, The Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • Feb 24 Andrew Inglis Clark, Tasmanian politician (d. 1907)
  • Feb 27 Hubert Parry, English musicologist and composer (Jerusalem), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1918)
  • Mar 1 Augustus Saint-Gaudens, American sculptor/designer (1907 $20 gold piece)
  • Mar 3 Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress (The Hunchback), born in Leeds, England (d. 1880)
  • Mar 9 Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick, Belgian composer, born in Jupille-sur-Meuse, Liège, Belgium (d. 1924)
  • Mar 12 Cyrill Kistler, composer
  • Mar 17 Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer
  • Mar 18 Nathaniel Herreshoff, America Cup yacht designer
  • Mar 18 Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1939)

Person of interestWyatt Earp

Mar 19 Wyatt Earp, American sheriff (OK Corral), born in Monmouth, Illinois (d. 1929)

OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp
OK Corral Sheriff
Wyatt Earp
  • Mar 24 Honoré Beaugrand, Quebec journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie) (d. 1906)
  • Mar 25 William Keith Brooks, American marine zoologist (anatomy and embryology of marine animals), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 29 Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general and minister of War, born in Sheshurino, Russia (d. 1925)
  • Mar 31 John Henry Roberts, composer
  • Apr 7 Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1930)
  • Apr 9 Francis MacKinnon, English cricketer (later the 35th Mackinnon of Mackinnon), born in Paddington, London (d. 1947)
  • Apr 9 Helene Lange, German feminist (honoured with the Grand Prussian State Medal), born in Oldenburg, Germany (d. 1930)
  • Apr 12 José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican poet, born in Caguas, Puerto Rico (d. 1880)
  • Apr 16 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Social reformer of Andhra Pradesh, born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1919)
  • Apr 27 Otto I of Bavaria, King of Bavaria (1886-1913), born in The Residence, Munich (d. 1916)
  • Apr 28 Ludvig Schytte, Danish composer, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1909)
  • Apr 29 Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter, born in Kilimanoor, Travancore (d. 1906)
  • May 5 Adalbert von Goldschmidt, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1906)
  • May 15 Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (d. 1926)
  • May 23 Helmuth J L von Moltke, German general/chief of staff (WWI)
  • May 23 Otto Lilienthal, pioneer aviator
  • Jun 1 Otto Valdemar Malling, Danish organist and composer (Det hellige Land, opus 46), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1915)

Person of interestPaul Gauguin

Jun 7 Paul Gauguin [Eugene Henri], French post-impressionist painter who worked in French Polynesia, born in Paris (d. 1903)

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin
  • Jun 24 Brooks Adams, US philosopher (Theory of Social Revolutions)
  • Jul 9 Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma, born in Florence, Tuscany (d. 1907)
  • Jul 15 Vilfredo F D Pareto, Italian economist/sociologist
  • Jul 16 Henri Viotta, Dutch conductor and composer (Lexicon of Music), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1933)

Person of interestW. G. Grace

Jul 18 W. G. Grace, Victorian England's greatest cricketer, born in Downend, Bristol, England (d. 1915)

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • Jul 19 Cornelis Adrianus Pekelharing, Dutch physician, born in Zaandam, Netherlands(d. 1922)
  • Jul 22 Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1914)

Person of interestArthur Balfour

Jul 25 Arthur Balfour, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1902-05) and Foreign Secretary (Balfour Declaration), born in Whittingehame House, East Lothian, Scotland (d. 1930)

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • Jul 27 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1933)
  • Jul 27 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist, born in Buda, Hungary (d. 1919)
  • Jul 27 Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium, born in Guttstadt, Province of Prussia (now Warmia in Poland) (d. 1916)
  • Jul 31 Jean Robert Planquette, French composer (Bells of Corneville), born in Paris (d. 1903)
  • Aug 1 František Kmoch, Czech composer and conductor, born in Zásmuky, Austrian Empire (d. 1912)
  • Aug 4 Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (d. 1926)
  • Aug 12 Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)
  • Aug 19 Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding design/painter (Rue de Paris)
  • Aug 22 Melville E. Stone, American newspaper publisher (Founder of Chicago Daily News), born in Hudson, Illinois (d. 1929)
  • Aug 30 Andrew Onderdonk, American railway contractor (Canadian Pacific Railway), born in NYC, New York (d. 1905)
  • Sep 1 Auguste-Henri Forel, Swiss entomologist (d. 1931)
  • Sep 4 Lewis Howard Latimer, American inventor (carbon filament lightbulbs), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 1928)
  • Sep 4 Jennie Lee, American actress (The Birth of a Nation), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1925)
  • Sep 5 Manuel Giro, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1916)
  • Sep 10 William M Harnett, US painter (Old Violin)
  • Sep 24 Pieter Louis Tak, literary (The Chronicle)
  • Sep 29 Caroline Yale, American educator who revolutionized the teaching of hearing-impaired students, born in Charlotte, Vermont (d. 1943)
  • Oct 3 Henry Lerolle, French painter (d. 1929)
  • Oct 5 Guido von List, German writer (d. 1919)
  • Oct 17 William "Candy" Cummings, American baseball player credited with creating the curveball, born in Ware, Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • Oct 30 Zinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian vice-admiral
  • Oct 31 Boston Custer, brother of George Armstrong Custer, born in New Rumley, Ohio (d. 1876)
  • Nov 6 Richard Jefferies, English naturalist and essayist, born in Coate, Swindon, England (d. 1887)
  • Nov 8 Gottlob Frege, German mathematician/logician (Begriffsschrift)
  • Nov 12 Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1919)
  • Nov 13 Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1889-1922), born in Paris (d. 1922)
  • Nov 24 Lilli Lehmann, opera singer
  • Dec 9 Joel Chandler Harris, US journalist (created Uncle Remus stories)
  • Dec 12 William Vanderbilt, yachtsman (donated Vanderbilt Cup)
  • Dec 15 Edwin Howland Blashfield, decorated the dome of Library of Congress
  • Dec 17 Frederick Grant Gleason, composer
  • Dec 18 Karl Schroder, composer
  • Dec 21 Edward Everett Rice, composer
  • Dec 30 Mary Frances Allitsen, composer