Famous People Born in January 1855

  • Jan 2 Frank Hadow, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1878; first exponent of the lob), born in London, England (d. 1946)
  • Jan 3 Hubert Bland, English socialist (d. 1914)

King C. GilletteKing C. Gillette (1855-1932)

Jan 5 American businessman and inventor of inexpensive and disposable safety razor blades, born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

  • Jan 10 Peter J. Blok, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People) (d. 1929)
  • Jan 15 Jacques Damala [Aristides Damalas], Greek military officer and actor, born in Piraeus, Greece (d. 1889)
  • Jan 20 Ernest Chausson, French Romantic composer (Po√®me; Solitude dance le bois), born in Paris, France (d. 1899)
  • Jan 22 Albert Neisser, German physician who discovered the bacteria that cause gonorrhea and leprosy, born in Schweidnitz, Prussian Empire (d. 1916)
  • Jan 22 Ernst Kullak, German pianist, and composer of parlor music, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1914)
  • Jan 23 John Moses Browning, American weapons manufacturer, born in Ogden, Utah Territory (d. 1926)
  • Jan 26 Arthur Hervey, Irish orchestral and operatic composer, and musicologist, born in Paris, France (d. 1922)
  • Jan 28 William Seward Burroughs, American inventor of the 1st workable adding machine, born in rural New York (d. 1898)