Famous People Born in 1851

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 9 Giuseppi Gallignani, composer
  • Jan 14 Theophile EA de Bock, Dutch painter/etcher/drawer
  • Jan 17 A. B. Frost, American illustrator (d. 1928)
  • Jan 19 David Starr Jordan, NY, biologist/university pres (Leland Stanford)
  • Jan 19 Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer
  • Jan 25 Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Bondestudentar)
  • Jan 25 Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Sea Bride princess of Herberg)
  • Jan 27 Rafael Obligado, Argentina, writer (Santos Vega)
  • Feb 1 Durham Stevens, American diplomat (d. 1908)
  • Feb 2 José Guadalupe Posada, Mexican artist (d. 1913)
  • Feb 3 Johannes B van Heutsz, lt-gen/gov-gen Dutch East Indies
  • Feb 3 Lord Harris, cricketer (4 Tests for England MCC big-wig)
  • Feb 8 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, writer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1904)
  • Feb 28 Samuel W. McCall, 47th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1923)
  • Mar 3 Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (d. 1911)
  • Mar 15 Jozef Surzynski, composer

  • Mar 16 Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (d. 1931)
  • Mar 19 Roque Saenz Pena, President of Argentina (1910-14)
  • Mar 19 William Henry Stark, American business leader (d. 1936)
  • Mar 27 Ruperto Chapi, Spanish composer, born in Villena, Spain (d. 1909)
  • Mar 27 Vincent d'Indy, French composer and teacher, born in Paris (d. 1931)
  • Mar 28 Bernardino Machado, President of Portugal (1915–17, 1925–26), born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1944)
  • Apr 6 Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (d. 1932)
  • Apr 7 Otto Adolf Klauwell, composer
  • Apr 9 C. E. A. Wichmann, German-Dutch geologist, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1927)
  • Apr 12 Emil Liebling, German-American composer, born in Pless, Silesia (d. 1914)
  • Apr 13 Robert Abbe, American surgeon (d. 1928)
  • Apr 16 Ernst Josephson, Swedish painter, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1906)
  • Apr 20 Young Tom Morris, Scottish professional golfer, born in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland (d. 1875)
  • Apr 21 Charles Barrois, French geologist (d. 1939)
  • Apr 24 Eduardo Acevedo Díaz, Uruguayan writer (Ismael, Grito de Gloria), born in Uruguay, Montevideo (d. 1921)
  • Apr 25 Leopoldo Alas, Spanish novelist (La Regenta), born in Zamora, Spain (d. 1901)
  • May 1 Laza Lazarević, Serbian writer and psychiatrist (d. 1891)
  • May 15 Herbert Lawford, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1887), born in Bayswater, England (d. 1925)
  • May 18 James Budd, Governor of California (d. 1908)
  • May 20 Emile Berliner, German inventor (flat phonograph record)
  • May 20 Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, American nun/daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • May 21 Leon Bourgeois, French politician, internationalist (Nobel 1920)
  • May 23 Antoni Stolpe, Polish pianist and composer, born in Pulawy, Poland (d. 1872)
  • May 28 Dick Barlow, cricketer (immortal England all-rounder of 1880s)
  • May 29 Leon VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920)

  • Jun 8 Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist and inventor of the moving-coil D'Arsonval galvanometer, born in La Porcherie, France (d. 1940)
  • Jun 9 Charles Joseph Bonaparte, French politician (d. 1921)
  • Jun 12 Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist, early radio pioneer, born in Penkhull, England (d. 1940)
  • Jun 19 Billy Midwinter, Australian cricketer (d. 1890)
  • Jun 21 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1941)
  • Jul 7 Lillien Jane Martin, psychologist, found gerontology clinic
  • Jul 7 Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (d. 1933)
  • Jul 8 Arthur J Evans, English archaeologist (Crete)
  • Jul 11 Millie & Christine McCoy, American siamese twins born slaves in Whiteville, North Carolina (d.1912)
  • Jul 15 Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (d. 1889)
  • Jul 19 Hendrik Jut, Dutch murderer (Head of Jut), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1878)
  • Jul 21 Sam Bass, American Old West train robber and outlaw, born in Mitchell, Indiana (d. 1878)
  • Jul 23 Charles Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (1st centurion), born in Woolwich, Kent, England (d. 1930)
  • Jul 24 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (Schottky's theorem), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1935)
  • Aug 3 Isabella Caroline Somerset, British philanthropist, temperance leader and campaigner for women's rights, born in London (d. 1921)
  • Aug 13 John Lincoln Clem, American general and drummer boy (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1937)
  • Aug 13 Felix Adler, German-American educator of political and social ethics, born in Alzey, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany (d. 1933)

Person of interestDoc Holliday

Aug 14 Doc Holliday, American gambler, dentist and gunfighter (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral), born in Griffin, Georgia (d. 1887)

Gunfighter in the American Old West Doc Holliday
Gunfighter in the American Old West
Doc Holliday
  • Aug 15 Helena Amelung [Georgette A], Dutch actress (Scapegoat), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1906)
  • Aug 17 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist and evangelist
  • Aug 19 Frans Schollaert, Belgian premier (1908-11)

Person of interestCharles E. Hires

Aug 19 Charles E. Hires, American pharmacist, inventor and manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1947)

Pharmacist and Root Beer Brewer Charles E. Hires
Pharmacist and Root Beer Brewer
Charles E. Hires
  • Aug 24 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), born in Bedford, England (d. 1924)
  • Aug 25 Alexander, Prince of Orange, heir apparent to the Netherlands, born in Noordeinde Palace, The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1884)
  • Sep 3 Olga Constantinovna of Russia, Queen consort of the Hellenes as the wife of King George I, born in Pavlovsk, Russian Empire (d. 1926)
  • Sep 4 John Dillon, Irish nationalist and British Lower house leader, born in Blackrock, Dublin (d. 1927)
  • Sep 7 Edward Asahel Birge, American pioneer in limnology, born in Troy, New York (d. 1950)
  • Sep 13 Walter Reed, U.S. Army physician and bacteriologist who proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever, born in Belroi, Virginia (d. 1902)
  • Sep 15 Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish countess/writer (Sirena Negra)
  • Sep 15 Josif Marinkovic, composer
  • Sep 28 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah), born in Grandborough, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1929)
  • Oct 2 Ferdinand Foch, French Allied military commander and marshal of France during WW I, born in Tarbes, France (d. 1929)
  • Oct 15 George Foot Moore, American theologist (Hebrews, Old Testament), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1931)
  • Oct 16 James Ten Eyck, champion rower/coach (Ten Eyck Trophy namesake)
  • Oct 19 Empress Myeongseong, Empress of Korea (d. 1895)
  • Oct 21 George Ulyett, cricketer (great Yorkshire all-rounder 1873-93)
  • Oct 23 Guillaume Couture, composer
  • Oct 31 Lovisa of Sweden, Queen of Denmark, born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1926)
  • Nov 5 Charles Dupuy, French prime minister (d. 1923)
  • Nov 6 Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (co-founded Dow Jones and 1st editor of Wall St Journal), born in Sterling, Connecticut (d. 1902)
  • Nov 7 Chris von der Ahe, German entrepreneur and owner of St. Louis Brown Stockings, born in Hille, Germany (d. 1913)
  • Nov 20 Queen Margherita of Italy (d. 1926)
  • Nov 21 Desire J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal
  • Dec 10 Melvil[le Louis K] Dewey, created Dewey Decimal System for libraries
  • Dec 16 Theodoor H de Meester, Dutch premier (1905-08)
  • Dec 18 Graciano Lopez Jaena, Filipino hero, orator and satirist (d. 1896)
  • Dec 21 Thomas Chipman McRae, American politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929)
  • Dec 30 Asa Griggs Candler, developed Coca-Cola