On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1852

  • Oct 2 William Ramsay, Scottish chemist who discovered noble gases (Nobel 1904), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1916)

Person of interestEmil Fischer

Oct 9 [Hermann] Emil Fischer, German chemist, discovered Fischer esterification (Nobel Prize 1902), born in Euskirchen, Rhine Province (d. 1919)

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Emil Fischer
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Emil Fischer
  • Oct 15 Wilhelm Posse, German composer, born in Bromberg (d. 1925)
  • Oct 23 Jean-Louis Forain, French etcher/lithographer
  • Oct 31 Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, American writer (Revolt of Mother), born in Randolph, Massachusetts (d. 1930)