Famous People Born in June 1861

  • Jun 9 Floris H Verster, [van Wulverhorst], painter/cartoonist/etcher
  • Jun 10 Joseph Cuypers, Dutch architect (St Bavo, Haarlem), born in Roermond, the Netherlands (d. 1949)
  • Jun 10 Pierre Duhem, French naturalist, philosopher and historian, born in Paris (d. 1916)
  • Jun 11 Sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba, composer
  • Jun 12 William Attewell, English cricketer (d. 1927)
  • Jun 16 Scato Gocko de Vries, Dutch paleographer/librarian
  • Jun 17 Sidney Jones, British conductor and composer (The Geisha, A Gaiety Girl), born in Islington, London (d. 1946)
  • Jun 17 Pete Browning, American baseball player (d. 1905)
  • Jun 17 Omar Bundy, U.S. army general and soldier (d. 1940)
  • Jun 18 Jose FdT Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os Meus Amores)

Person of interestDouglas Haig

Jun 19 Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan, WWI), nicknamed "Butcher Haig" due to mass casualties under his command during the Battle of the Somme, born in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh (d. 1928)

General and WWI Military Leader Douglas Haig
General and WWI Military Leader
Douglas Haig

Person of interestJose Rizal

Jun 19 José Rizal, Filipino nationalist, author ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') and ophthalmologist, born in Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines (d. 1896)

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • Jun 20 Arthur Battelle Whiting, composer
  • Jun 20 Frederick Gowland Hopkins, British biochemist (Nobel Prize 1929), born in Eastbourne, England (d. 1947)
  • Jun 22 Maximilian von Spee, German admiral (d. 1914)
  • Jun 29 William James Mayo, surgeon/co-founder Mayo clinic in Minnesota