On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1862

  • Jul 2 William Henry Bragg, English physicist (Nobel 1915-analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays), born in Westward, Cumberland, England (d. 1942)
  • Jul 3 Friedrich Ernst Koch, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1927)
  • Jul 11 Liza Lehmann, English composer, born in London (d. 1918)
  • Jul 14 Florence Bascom, American geologist and 1st woman hired by the US Geological Survey, born in Williamstown, Massachusetts (d. 1945)
  • Jul 14 Gustav Klimt, Austrian Art Nouveau painter

Person of interestIda B. Wells

Jul 16 Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, American journalist and civil rights activist, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi (d. 1931)

Civil Rights Leader, Journalist and Suffragist Ida B. Wells
Civil Rights Leader, Journalist and Suffragist
Ida B. Wells
  • Jul 18 Victor, Prince Napoléon (Napoléon V), French pretender to throne, born in Palais-Royal, Paris (d. 1926)
  • Jul 18 Nikolai Nikolayevich Yudenich, Russian WWI general, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1933)
  • Jul 24 Johan A de Sleeve [Adwaita], philosopher and poet (Brahman)