Famous People Born in 1858

  • Jan 5 Gustaf af Geijerstam, Swedish author (Boken om Lillebror)
  • Jan 7 Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, key figure in the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language (d. 1922)
  • Jan 10 Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer (d. 1929)
  • Jan 11 Harry Gordon Selfridge, American retailer (d. 1947)
  • Jan 13 Oskar Minkowski, Biologist (d. 1931)
  • Jan 15 Giovanni Segantini, Italian painter
  • Jan 17 Tomas Carrasquilla, Colombian author (Frutos de mi Tierra)

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Jan 18 Daniel Williams, American heart surgeon who performed the 1st open heart surgery, born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1931)

Heart surgeon Daniel Williams
Heart surgeon
Daniel Williams
  • Jan 19 Eugene Brieux, French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)
  • Jan 22 Beatrice Potter Webb, English sociologist, economist ( founded London School of Economics) and writer (My Apprenticeship), born in Standish (d. 1943)
  • Jan 22 Frederick Lugard, British captain/baron (Congo)
  • Jan 25 Giuseppi Radiciotti, composer
  • Jan 25 Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese pearl farm pioneer (d. 1954)
  • Jan 27 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer
  • Feb 14 Charles Beach Hawley, composer
  • Feb 14 Joseph Thomson, Scotland, geologist (Thomson's gazelle)
  • Feb 15 William Pickering, astronomer (9th & 10th moons of Saturn), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1938)
  • Feb 16 Laurence "Lon" Myers, American track star (top US miler)
  • Feb 17 Ernest Ford, English composer, born in Warminster, Wiltshire (d. 1919)
  • Feb 18 Louise M A, princess of Belgium
  • Feb 24 Arnold Dolmetsch, Le Mans, musician
  • Feb 26 Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (d. 1917)
  • Feb 28 Jacob P Vis, Dutch industrialist (founder NV Royal Salt Industries)
  • Mar 1 Georg Simmel, German philosopher/sociologist
  • Mar 7 Nikolai Artzibushev, composer
  • Mar 13 Maximilien Luce, French painter
  • Mar 15 Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding)

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Mar 18 Rudolf Diesel, French-born German engineer (invented the diesel engine), born in Paris, France (disappeared 1913)

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical Engineer
Rudolf Diesel
  • Mar 23 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)
  • Mar 27 Peter Christian Lutkin, composer
  • Mar 30 Siegfried Alkan, German composer, born in Dillingen, Saarland (d. 1941)
  • Apr 1 Arnold Aletrino, Dutch physician-criminologist/author (From Life)
  • Apr 1 Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Circulation of Elite)
  • Apr 3 Matthew Ricketts, 1st African American man elected to Neb State Legislature
  • Apr 4 Remy de Gourmont, French poet (d. 1915)
  • Apr 7 Adrien H Gerhard, Dutch socialist politician (SDAP)
  • Apr 15 Anton G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch painter/lithographer/etcher
  • Apr 15 Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Division du travail social)
  • Apr 19 May Robson [Mary J Robison], Australian actress (Apple Annie), born in Moama, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1942)
  • Apr 19 Siegfried Ochs, composer
  • Apr 20 Auguste Chapuis, composer
  • Apr 22 Ethel Mary Smyth, composer
  • Apr 23 Max Planck, German physicist, father of Quantum Physics (Planck Constant, Nobel 1918), born in Kiel, Duchy of Holstein (d. 1947)
  • Apr 30 Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison, 1st lady (1889-1893)
  • May 1 Anthony Johnson Showalter, American composer, born in Cherry Grove, Virginia (d. 1924)
  • May 6 Georges Adolphe Hue, composer
  • May 8 John Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet)
  • May 10 Frederick Zech Jr, composer
  • May 11 Carl Hauptmann, writer
  • May 16 Frank Lynes, American composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1913)
  • May 16 Hanus Trnecek, composer

  • May 19 Roland Napoleon Bonaparte, French officer/traveller (Surinam)
  • May 21 Jose Battle Ordonez, Uruguay, politician
  • May 24 Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)
  • May 28 Carl Rickard Nyberg, Swedish inventor (d. 1939)
  • Jun 1 William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Beyond the Hills of Dream)
  • Jun 8 Harry Rowe Shelley, American composer (known for his hymn music), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jun 8 Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor
  • Jun 16 Gustav V, king of Sweden (1907-50)
  • Jun 17 Eben Sumner Draper, (Gov-MA)
  • Jun 18 Hans Schardt, Swiss geologist
  • Jun 19 George Alexander [Samson], British actor, theatre producer and manager, born in Reading, Berkshire (d. 1918)
  • Jun 19 Dirk Fock, governor-general of Neth Indies (1921-26)
  • Jun 20 Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits)
  • Jun 20 Charles W. Chesnutt, American writer (d. 1932)
  • Jun 23 William Ernst Johnson, mathematician, born in Cambridge, England
  • Jun 25 Georges Courteline, [Moineaux], French playwright
  • Jun 29 George Washington Goethals, engineer (built Panama Canal)
  • Jun 30 Andre Antoine, French stage manager (Theatre Libre) [or 7/31]
  • Jul 5 Maria "Marie" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Maarten Stranger, born (d. 1917)
  • Jul 9 Franz Boas, German-American anthropologist and linguist (Mind of Primitive Man), born in Minden, Westphalia, Prussia (d. 1942)
  • Jul 10 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer and critic, born in Vassa (d. 1925)
  • Jul 13 Stewart Culin, American ethnographer (d. 1929)

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Jul 15 Emmeline Pankhurst, British suffragette who formed the Women's Social & Political Union (1903), born in Moss Side, Manchester (d. 1928)

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst
Suffragette
Emmeline Pankhurst
  • Jul 16 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Liège
  • Jul 20 Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (d. 1925)
  • Jul 21 Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
  • Jul 21 Maria Christina of Austria, queen of Spain, born in Židlochovice Castle, Moravia (d. 1929)
  • Jul 21 Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand artist, born in Sandhurst, Victoria (d. 1941)
  • Jul 24 Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp Putsch 1920)
  • Jul 26 Tommy Garrett, Australian cricketer (original Australian Test player), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1943)
  • Jul 31 Richard Dixon Oldham, British geologist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1936)
  • Aug 1 Hans Rott, Austrian composer and organist, born in Vienna (d. 1884)
  • Aug 1 Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist
  • Aug 1 Gaston Doumergue, French President (d. 1937)
  • Aug 2 Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Queen consort of William and Regent of the Netherlands
  • Aug 2 Catherina van Rennes, composer
  • Aug 2 William Watson, British poet (Prince's Quest, Father of Forest)
  • Aug 6 Albert Fuchs, composer

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Aug 11 Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1929), born in Nijkerk, Netherlands (d. 1930)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • Aug 15 Edith Nesbit, British children books author (The Story of the Treasure Seekers, Five Children and It), born in London, England (d. 1924)
  • Aug 16 Arthur Achleitner, German writer, born in Straubing, Germany (d. 1927)
  • Aug 27 Giuseppe Peanoin Cuneo, Piemonte Italy, mathematician
  • Sep 9 Benjamin Kidel, English Sudan (Control of the Tropics)
  • Sep 12 Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter and sculptor, born in Grembergen, Dendermonde, Belgium (d. 1921)
  • Sep 13 Catherinus Elling, composer
  • Sep 15 Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer/hermit
  • Sep 15 Jenő Hubay, Hungarian composer, born in Pest, Hungary (d. 1937)

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Sep 16 Andrew Bonar Law, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1922-23), born in Kingston, Colony of New Brunswick (now Canada)

British Prime Minister Bonar Law
British Prime Minister
Bonar Law
  • Sep 24 Eugene Foss, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939)
  • Sep 27 Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician, founder of symbolic logic
  • Sep 27 Porsteinn Erlingsson, Iceland, poet (Pyrnar)
  • Sep 29 Leopoldo Mugnone, composer
  • Oct 4 Michael I. Pupin, Serbian-born telephone pioneer (d. 1935)
  • Oct 5 Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of queen Victoria
  • Oct 9 Gerard Philips, Dutch industrialist and manufacturer (Philips), born in Zaltbommel, Netherlands (d. 1942)
  • Oct 15 Frank Valentine Van der Stucken, composer
  • Oct 15 John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ (1882-92)
  • Oct 19 George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (d. 1937)
  • Oct 20 John Burns, English politician (d. 1943)
  • Oct 21 Ramabai Dongre' Medhavi, India, social reformer

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Oct 27 Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President (R: 1901-09; Nobel 1906), born in NYC, New York (d. 1919)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Nov 7 Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, born in Habiganj, Sylhet region, India (d. 1932)
  • Nov 11 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian painter (d. 1884)
  • Nov 12 Alexis Contant, composer
  • Nov 13 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's), born in Kensington, London (d. 1896)

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Nov 20 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish author and Nobel laureate (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), born in Mårbacka, Värmland (d. 1940)

Author and Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf
Author and Nobel Laureate
Selma Lagerlöf
  • Nov 23 Frank Hearne, cricketer (brother of George and Alec, England and South Africa)
  • Nov 25 Alfred Capus, French author (d. 1922)
  • Nov 26 Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic Saint (d. 1955)
  • Nov 30 Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (d. 1937)
  • Dec 4 Billy Gunn, cricketer (Notts & England batsman in 11 Tests 1886-99)
  • Dec 4 Chester Greenwood, American inventor (invented earmuffs at 15), born in Farmington, Maine (d. 1937)
  • Dec 11 Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian theatre director (d. 1943)
  • Dec 13 Jakab Gyula Major, composer
  • Dec 20 Jean/Johannes T "Jan" Toorop, Dutch painter/graphic artist (3 Brides)

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Dec 22 Giacomo Puccini, Italian opera composer (La bohème, Tosca, Madame Butterfly), born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1924)

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • Dec 23 Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, playwright (Life in Russian Theater)