Famous People Born in 1869

  • Jan 3 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer
  • Jan 4 Tommy Corcoran, American baseball player (d. 1960)
  • Jan 13 Emanuele F, duke of Aosta, Italian general (WWI)/fascist
  • Jan 15 Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist (d. 1907)
  • Jan 18 Willem De Vreese, Flemish linguist/biblographer
  • Jan 19 Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Dir (League of Nations)

Person of interestGrigori Rasputin

Jan 21 Grigori Rasputin, Russian monk and confidant of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, born in Pokrovskoye, Sibera, Russian Empire (d. 1916)

  • Jan 23 Carlo Felice Boghen, composer
  • Jan 23 Herbert David Croly, American author (Promise of American Life)
  • Jan 27 Will Marion Cook, composer
  • Jan 29 Andrey Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
  • Jan 31 Henri Carton de Wiart, Belgian Count/literary/premier (1920-21)
  • Feb 1 Johannes "Frits" Bakker Sr., actor (Holland Tooneelgezelschap), born (d. 1943)
  • Feb 7 Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Jan Cimbura)
  • Feb 10 Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati, composer
  • Feb 11 Helene Kroller-Muller, Dutch museum founder (d. 1939)
  • Feb 11 Else Lasker-Schüler, German writer (d. 1945)
  • Feb 12 Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education/Arts (VVD)
  • Feb 14 Charles Wilson, Scottish physicist and meteorologist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel), born in Glencorse, Scotland (d. 1959)
  • Feb 23 Nadezhda Konstantinova Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary (Soc-Dem)
  • Feb 26 Nadezjda K Krupskaja, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin
  • Feb 27 Alice Hamilton, physician/writer (workmen's compensation laws)
  • Mar 3 Henry Wood, British conductor associated with London's promenade "Proms" concerts (Gentle Art of Singing), born in London, England (d. 1944)
  • Mar 5 Michael von Faulhaber, cardinal/archbishop of Munich
  • Mar 7 Ernst J. Cohen, Dutch chemist
  • Mar 14 Algernon Blackwood, English novelist (The Willows), born in Shooter's Hill, Kent, England (d. 1951)
  • Mar 15 Stanisław Wojciechowski, President of Poland (d. 1953)
  • Mar 16 F. A. Forbes, Scottish author (d. 1936)

Person of interestNeville Chamberlain

Mar 18 [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister (C, 1937-40), born in Birmingham, England

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain

Person of interestAlbert Kahn

Mar 21 Albert Kahn, American architect (architect of Detroit), born in Rhaunen, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1942

Architect of Detroit Albert Kahn
Architect of Detroit
Albert Kahn
  • Mar 21 Florenz Ziegfeld, producer (Ziegfield Follies)

Person of interestEmilio Aguinaldo

Mar 22 Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines (1899-1901), born in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines (d. 1964)

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Mar 25 Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer
  • Mar 27 James McNeill, Irish politician, 2nd Governor-General of the Irish Free State, born in Glenarm, County Antrim, Ireland (d. 1938)
  • Mar 29 Aleš Hrdlička, Austro-Hungarian anthropologist and curator (US National Museum), born in Humpolec, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • Mar 29 Edwin Lutyens, English architect (Viceroy's House, New Delhi), born in London (d. 1944)
  • Apr 1 Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (De Droom)
  • Apr 5 Albert Roussel, French composer (Rapsodie Flamende), born in Tourcoing, France (d. 1937)
  • Apr 5 Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer, born in Chaplygin, Lipetsk Oblast, Russia (d. 1942)
  • Apr 6 Louis Raemakers, Dutch draftsman/painter
  • Apr 7 David Grandison Fairchild, American botanist/explorer, brought plants to US
  • Apr 8 Harvey Cushing, American neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies)
  • Apr 11 Kasturba Gandhi, Wife of Mohandas Gandhi, born in Gujarat, India (d. 1944)
  • Apr 11 Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor, born in Mandal, Norway (d. 1943)
  • Apr 12 Henri Désiré Landru, French sex murderer, born in Paris (d. 1922)
  • Apr 17 Johannes Marinus Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1939)
  • Apr 25 Karl Prohaska, Austrian composer, born in Mödling, Austria (d. 1927)
  • Apr 27 William Victor Harris, American composer, born in New York (d. 1943)
  • Apr 30 Hans Poelzig, German architect (d. 1936)
  • May 2 Tyrone Power Sr., British actor (Big Trial, Test of Donald Norton, Alexanders Ragtime Band), born in London, England (d. 1931)
  • May 5 Hans Pfitzner, Russian-born composer (d. 1949)

  • May 6 Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian/archivist
  • May 11 Francisco Lacerda, composer
  • May 18 Ruprecht, crown prince of Bavaria/general-fieldmarshall
  • May 19 Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State
  • May 19 Henry Horatio Dixon, Irish Biologist who originated the cohesion-tension theory of water and mineral movement in plants, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • May 20 Joshua Pim, Irish tennis player (Wimbledon 1893-94), born in Bray, Wicklow (d. 1942)
  • Jun 2 Jack O'Connor, baseball player (d. 1937)
  • Jun 3 Maria Radulphus, inspector on Curacao (Radulphus College)
  • Jun 4 Boudouin LPMCAJL, prince of Belgium/count of Vlaanderen
  • Jun 6 Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer and conductor, born in Tribschen, Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 1930)
  • Jun 10 Gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary/headed La Gazette
  • Jun 13 Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupée valsante), born in Pest (d. 1957)
  • Jun 22 Hendrikus Colijn, Dutch premier (AR 1933-39)
  • Jun 26 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (Pelle Erobreren), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1954)
  • Jun 27 Emma Goldman, American anarchist and publisher (Mother Earth), born in Kovno, Lithuania, Russian Empire (d. 1940)
  • Jun 27 Kate Carew [Mary Williams], American caricaturist, born in Oakland, California (d. 1961)
  • Jun 27 Hans Spemann, German embryologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1935), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1941)
  • Jul 1 William Strunk Jr., American grammarian (d. 1946)
  • Jul 8 William V Moody, US poet (Death of Eve, Faith Healer)
  • Jul 14 Owen Wister, American novelist (Virginian)
  • Jul 29 Booth Tarkington, American novelist (17, Magnificent Ambersons)
  • Aug 9 Randle Ayrton, British actor (The Manxman, Nell Gwyn), born in Chester, Cheshire, England (d. 1940)
  • Aug 10 Lawrence Binyon, poet (Symbolic Wounds), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Aug 14 Armas Järnefelt, Finnish conductor and composer (Berceuse), born in Vyborg, Russian Empire (d. 1958)
  • Aug 23 Edgar Lee Masters, American poet and novelist (Spoon River Anthology), born in Garnett, Kansas
  • Aug 23 James (Sunny Jim) Rolph, San Francisco mayor (1912-31), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1934)
  • Aug 27 Karl Haushofer, soldier/geographer
  • Aug 31 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1919)
  • Sep 4 Karl Seitz, President of Austria (1920), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1950)
  • Sep 4 Geert A D Wumkes, Frisian theologist/writer (Frision Movement)
  • Sep 6 Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1947)
  • Sep 6 Walford Davies, English composer, born in Oswestry, Shropshire, England (d. 1941)
  • Sep 7 Margot Scharten-Antink, Dutch author (Catherina, Sprotje) (d. 1957)
  • Sep 10 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], composer and singer, born in California (d. 1937)
  • Sep 14 Kid Nichols, American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • Sep 17 Christian Lange, Norwegian pacifist/internationalist (Nobel 1921)
  • Sep 20 George Robey, [George Edward Wade], comic
  • Sep 20 Marcel Cachin, co-founder (French Communistic Party)
  • Sep 21 Henryk Melcer-Szczawinski, composer

Person of interestTyphoid Mary

Sep 23 Mary Mallon, Irish-American patient ('Typhoid Mary') 1st person in the US known to be immune to typhoid, and carrier of the disease (infected at least 51 people in New York City), born in Cookstown, Ireland (d. 1938)

  • Sep 26 Komitas, Armenian composer (d. 1935)
  • Sep 30 Ernest Jones, cricket pace bowler (marvellous Aust at turn of century)

Person of interestMahatma Gandhi

Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], Indian pacifist and spiritual leader, born in Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, India (d. 1948)

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Oct 3 Clara Noyes, American nurse (head of the American Red Cross WW1), born in Port Deposit, Maryland (d. 1936)
  • Oct 3 Alfred Flatow, German Olympic champion gymnast (d. 1942)
  • Oct 8 J. Frank Duryea, American inventor (Duryea Motor Wagon Company, first auto built in the US), born in Washburn, Illinois (d. 1967)
  • Oct 9 Harry Lawrence Freeman, African-American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1954)
  • Oct 11 Frederic Norton, English composer (Chu Chin Chow), born in Broughton-in-Salford (d. 1946)
  • Oct 14 Joseph Duveen, England, art connoisseur (Elgin marbles)
  • Oct 23 Jacobus H "Koos" Speenhoff, Dutch singer

Person of interestJohn Heisman

Oct 23 John Heisman, American football coach who legalized the forward pass, originated the center snap and for which the Heisman Trophy is named, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1936)

American Football Coach John Heisman
American Football Coach
John Heisman
  • Oct 25 August Otto Halm, composer
  • Oct 26 Washington Luís, President of Brazil (1926-30), born in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro (d. 1957)
  • Oct 30 Lawrence Grant [Percy Reginald], British actor (Bulldog Drummond), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1952)
  • Nov 5 Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer and politician (founded the Swaraj Party), born in Bikrampur, British India (d. 1925)
  • Nov 11 Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia
  • Nov 11 Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist (d. 1901)
  • Nov 13 Helene Stöcker, German feminist, pacifist and publicist, born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 1943)
  • Nov 13 Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1962)
  • Nov 18 James E Sullivan, founder (Amateur Athletic Union)
  • Nov 20 Clark Griffith, Mo, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees)

Person of interestAndré Gide

Nov 22 Andre Gide, French writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947), born in Paris (d. 1951)

Writer André Gide
André Gide
  • Nov 23 Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer (d. 1942)
  • Nov 24 António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • Nov 25 Ben Lindsey, American judge and social reformer (d. 1934)
  • Nov 26 Maud, Queen of Norway (d. 1938)

Person of interestGustaf Dalén

Nov 30 [Nils] Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist and industrialist (AGA, Nobel Prize in Physics 1912), born in Stenstorp, Sweden (d. 1937)

Industrialist and Inventor Gustaf Dalén
Industrialist and Inventor
Gustaf Dalén
  • Dec 1 Eligiusz Niewiadomski, Polish assassin of Gabriel Narutowicz (d. 1923)
  • Dec 2 Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Theory of the Dialects)
  • Dec 5 Ellis Parker Butler, American author (d. 1937)
  • Dec 16 Albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography)
  • Dec 16 Hristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1952)
  • Dec 17 Nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, composer
  • Dec 19 Eduard Hermann, Coburg Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, German linguist (Homer)
  • Dec 20 Charley Grapewin, American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady), born in Xenia, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • Dec 22 Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet (Richard Corey)
  • Dec 22 Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)
  • Dec 24 Henriette GA Roland Holst-van der Schalk, Dutch poet (Women in Forest)
  • Dec 26 Harry Redman, American composer, writer, and artist, born in Illinois (d. 1958)
  • Dec 29 Bill Howell, cricketer (Australian bowler at turn of century)
  • Dec 30 Adolphe Max, Belgian Rep (Lib)
  • Dec 30 Stephen Leacock, Canadian economist/humorist/professor

Person of interestHenri Matisse

Dec 31 Henri Matisse, French impressionist painter (Odalisque), born in Le Cateau-Cambresis, France (d. 1954)

Impressionist Painter Henri Matisse
Impressionist Painter
Henri Matisse