On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1856

  • Jul 6 Edward Anseele, Belgian socialist politician, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1938)
  • Jul 7 George Hearne, cricketer (brother of Frank and Alec, Test for England)
  • Jul 9 Daniel Guggenheim, American mining magnate and philanthropist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1930)

Person of interestNikola Tesla

Jul 10 Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist, electrical engineer and inventor, developed alternating current and the Tesla Coil, born in Smiljan, Austrian Empire (now Croatia) (d. 1943)

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Nikola Tesla
  • Jul 15 Owen Dunell, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test captain)
  • Jul 21 Harry A P Eyres, British diplomat (Constantinople, Albania)
  • Jul 21 Louise Blanchard Bethune, 1st American woman architect, born in Waterloo, New York (d. 1915)
  • Jul 23 Arthur H. Bird, American composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1923)
  • Jul 23 Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian early nationalist leader, born in Ratnagiri, British India (d. 1920)
  • Jul 24 Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician, born in Paris (d. 1941)

Person of interestGeorge Bernard Shaw

Jul 26 George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist (Pygmalion, Nobel Prize for Literature 1925), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)

  • Jul 30 Richard Haldane, British viscount and lord-chancellor (Life of A Smith), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1928)