Famous People Born in 1871

  • Jan 5 Frederick Shepherd Converse, composer, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Jan 7 Émile Borel, French mathematician and politician (d. 1956)
  • Jan 8 James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish unionist politician and the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1921-1940), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1940)
  • Jan 9 Charles Kortright, British(?) cricket player
  • Jan 10 Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti, Austrian author (Jesse & Maria)
  • Jan 12 Paul Guthnick, German astronomer
  • Jan 14 Pauline Beersmans, Flemish actress (Hofslachter), born (d. 1942)
  • Jan 15 Bertram Shapleigh, composer

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Jan 17 David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), born in Nantwich, England (d. 1936)

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • Jan 22 Leon Jessel, German composer (The Parade of the Tin Soldiers), born in Stettin (d. 1942)
  • Jan 26 Warner Fabian, [Samuel H Adams], US journalist/writer (Average Jones)
  • Jan 29 Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco, composer
  • Jan 30 Seymour Hicks, British actor and theatrical impresario (Scrooge), born in St. Hélier, Isle of Jersey, England (d. 1949)
  • Jan 30 Wilfred Lucas, Canadian actor (Pardon Us, Chump at Oxford), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1940)
  • Feb 4 Friedrich Ebert, German politician, 1st Reichspräsident of the Weimar Republic (d. 1925)
  • Feb 5 Jovan Ducic, Serb poet (Blue Legends)
  • Feb 7 Karl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammer, composer
  • Feb 9 Franc S Finzgar, Slovenian clergyman/writer (Our Blood)
  • Feb 9 Howard T Ricketts, American pathologist (studied typhus fever), born in Findlay, Ohio (d. 1910)
  • Feb 14 Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (The Saga of Gösta Berling), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1959)
  • Feb 18 Harry Brearley, English inventor (d. 1948)
  • Feb 25 Oliver Samuel Campbell, tennis champ (US Open-1890)
  • Mar 1 Ben Harney, American composer and ragtime pianist (d. 1938)
  • Mar 3 Maurice Garin, French cyclist (d. 1957)
  • Mar 4 Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (d. 1945)
  • Mar 5 Maria do Carmo Geronimo, Brazilian lives to be at least 126
  • Mar 5 Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-German Marxist revolutionary and founder of the Spartacus League, born in Zamość, Poland (d. 1919)
  • Mar 15 Betsy van den Arend, Dutch actress (Miss Hobbs), born (d. 1950)
  • Mar 19 Joseph McGinnity, Rock Island Ill, baseball pitcher (NY Giants)
  • Mar 19 Schofield Haigh, cricketer ("Sunshine of the Yorkshire 11")
  • Mar 26 Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole of the Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1922)
  • Mar 27 Heinrich Mann, German novelist and essayist (Professor Unrat); brother of Thomas, born in Lübeck (d. 1950)
  • Mar 27 Petrus J M Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor (1918-25)
  • Mar 28 Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Concertgebouw Orchestra, NY Philharmonic 1922-30), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d.
  • Mar 29 Tom Hayward, cricketer (great England batsman of the Golden Age)
  • Mar 31 Arthur Griffith, President of Ireland (d. 1922)
  • Apr 1 F Melius Christiansen, composer
  • Apr 3 Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (El Florilegio)
  • Apr 5 Jeanne Bougeois, [La Mistinguette], artist (French revue)
  • Apr 5 Mirko Seljan, Croatian explorer (d. 1913?)
  • Apr 6 Alexander, grandson of England's Queen Victoria
  • Apr 8 Clarence Hudson White American photographer (d. 1925)
  • Apr 9 Arthur Fickenscher, composer
  • Apr 12 Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general/dictator (1936-41)
  • Apr 16 John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist/poet (Riders to the Sea)
  • Apr 16 Martin Lunssens, composer
  • Apr 18 Henry Stephenson, British actor (Conquest, Little Old NY, Mr Lucky), born in Grenada, British West Indies (d. 1956)
  • Apr 20 William Henry Davies, Wales, poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp)
  • Apr 21 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, born in Aachen, Rhenish Prussia (d. 1958)
  • Apr 21 Vojtech Rihovsky, composer
  • Apr 27 Arthur Finlay Nevin, composer

  • Apr 29 Louis William Stern, German/US philosopher (Intelligence of Children)
  • May 4 Mynona, Polish writer (The Creator), born in Gołańcz, Poland (d. 1946)
  • May 5 Alberto Cametti, composer
  • May 6 August Reusner, composer
  • May 6 Ch Morgenstern, writer
  • May 6 Victor Grignard, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
  • May 11 Frank Schlesinger, American astronomer (d. 1943)
  • May 17 Henricus P Bremmer, art historian (Modern Kunstwerken)
  • May 18 Franiska zu Reventlow, writer
  • May 19 Reginald Aldworth Daly, Napanee Ontario, Canadian-American Geologist who independently developed the theory of magmatic stopping
  • May 23 Sigurd Lie, Norwegian composer and conductor, born in Drammen (d. 1904)
  • May 26 Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47)
  • May 27 Georges-Henri Rouault, Fr expressionist painter (Miserere et Guerre)
  • May 30 Olga Engl, Austrian actress (Phantom), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • Jun 14 Theo Frenkel, Dutch actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • Jun 14 Jacob Ellehammer, Danish inventor (d. 1946)

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Jun 17 James Weldon Johnson, American civil rights activist, leader of the NAACP and Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1938)

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • Jun 17 Nicolae Iorga, writer/poet/literature historian/President of Romania
  • Jun 22 William McDougall, British psychologist and polymath (d. 1938)
  • Jul 3 Vicente Arregui Garay, composer
  • Jul 8 Clement Harris, English composer, born in London (d. 1897)
  • Jul 8 Kornelis ter Laan, 1st Dutch socialist mayor (Zaandam)
  • Jul 10 Marcel Proust, French intellectual and novelist (Remembrance of Things Past), born in Paris, France (d. 1922)
  • Jul 11 Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Farmers' Party)
  • Jul 15 Kunikida Doppo, Japanese writer (d. 1908)
  • Jul 17 Lyonel C A Feininger, US cartoonist/painter
  • Jul 18 Giacomo Balla, Italian painter (Dog at a Rope)
  • Jul 18 Sada Yacco [Kawakami Sadayakko], Japanese geisha and stage actress, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1946)
  • Jul 22 Akos Buttykai, composer
  • Aug 1 Oskar Fried, German Russian composer, born in Berlin (d. 1941)
  • Aug 1 John Lester, American cricketer (d. 1969)
  • Aug 2 John French Sloan, American artist (d. 1951)
  • Aug 3 Vernon Louis Parrington, author (Romantic Revolution, Pulitzer 1928)
  • Aug 6 Emanuel Querido, [Joost Mendes], author/publisher
  • Aug 8 William Henry Squire, composer
  • Aug 13 Karl Liebknecht, German revolutionary marxist (Sparta Party)
  • Aug 16 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer
  • Aug 18 Johan J Arch, graphic artist (wood cutter)

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Aug 19 Orville Wright, aviator (Wright Brothers), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1912)

  • Aug 21 Leonid N Andreyev, Russian journalist and writer (Red Laugh, Seven Hangs), born in Oryol, Russia (d. 1919)
  • Aug 27 Theodore Dreiser, American novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy)
  • Aug 29 Albert Lebrun, President of France (1932-40), born in Mercy-le-Haut, France (d. 1950)

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Aug 30 Ernest Rutherford [1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson], New Zealand physicist and father of nuclear physics (Nobel 1908), born in Brightwater, New Zealand (d. 1937)

  • Aug 31 James E. Ferguson, American Democratic politician and Texan Governor (1915-17), born in Salado, Texas (d. 1944)
  • Sep 1 J. Reuben Clark, Jr., American Undersecretary of State (d. 1961)
  • Sep 4 [Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress and wife of Joseph of Lyre, born in St-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • Sep 10 Charles Collett, British mechanical engineer (d. 1952)
  • Sep 12 Prince Friedrich Aloys Johannes Maria, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania, born in Arad, Romania (d. 1959)
  • Sep 13 Alma Kruger, American actress (Made For Each Other), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)
  • Sep 19 Fritz Schaudinn, German animal expert (examined syphilis)
  • Sep 21 Ernst Heldring, Dutch merchant/ship owner/financier
  • Sep 23 Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer
  • Sep 24 Lottie Dod, English athlete (d. 1960)
  • Sep 26 Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (d. 1934)
  • Sep 27 Grazia Deledda, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)
  • Sep 28 Pietro Badoglio, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), born in Grazzano Monferrato, Italy (d. 1956)
  • Sep 30 John Fabricius, Neth/English stageauthor (Ring of Prophet)
  • Sep 30 Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer
  • Oct 2 Cordell Hull, US Secretary of State (1933-44), lowered tariffs (Nobel 1945)
  • Oct 2 Martha Brookes Hutcheson, American landscape architect, born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • Oct 3 Stijn Streuvels, [Frank Lateur], Flemish writer (De Valschaard)
  • Oct 9 Gerrit Bolkestein, Dutch minister of Education (1939-45), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • Oct 9 George Gauthier, Bishop of Montreal and rector of the Université de Montréal, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1940)
  • Oct 9 Didak Buntić, Croatian monk and scholar, born in Paoča, Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 1922)
  • Oct 11 Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian Christian leader who founded the evangelical Brunstad Christian Church, born in Fredrikstad, Norway (d. 1943)
  • Oct 14 Alexander von Zemlinsky, composer (Schneeman), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 18 Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Blokkade, Ghetto), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1940)
  • Oct 19 Walter B Cannon, US physiologist (Wisdom of the Body)
  • Oct 20 Frederick Burton, American actor (The Big Trail, One Way Passage), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1957)
  • Oct 26 Hermann Löhr, British composer, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1943)
  • Oct 26 Guillermo Kahlo, German-Mexican photographer and father of Frida Kahlo, born in Pforzheim, Grand Duchy of Baden, German Empire (d. 1941)
  • Oct 29 Narziss Ach, German psychologist (Analyse des Willens)
  • Oct 30 Buck Freeman, American baseball player (d. 1949)
  • Nov 1 Alexander Afanasii Spendiaryan, composer

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Nov 1 Stephen Crane, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1900)

Novelist Stephen Crane
Stephen Crane
  • Nov 3 Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby league footballer
  • Nov 9 Florence Sabin, American Scientist who was the first woman to graduate from Johns Hopkins and the first lifetime woman member of the National Academy of Sciences, born in Central City, Colorado (d. 1953)
  • Nov 10 Winston Churchill, American author (Crisis, Crossing), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1947)
  • Nov 15 Erich Tschermak von Seysenegg, Austrian Botanist who was one of three scientists (also Hugo de Vries and Carl Correns) who independently rediscovered Gregor Mendel's work on the laws of genetics, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Nov 18 Amadeo Vives, composer
  • Nov 20 William H Kilpatrick, American mathematician/philosopher/educator
  • Nov 21 Panayot Pipkov, composer
  • Nov 25 Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, Dutch actor and director (Ghost Hotel, Two Boys), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1939)
  • Nov 27 Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (d. 1950)
  • Dec 1 Archie MacLaren, cricketer (424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895)
  • Dec 5 Bill Pickett, American cowboy and rodeo performer who invented bulldogging, born in Jenks-Branch, Texas (d. 1932)
  • Dec 9 Joe Kelley, American baseball player (d. 1943)
  • Dec 13 Herman T Colenbrander, Dutch historian
  • Dec 13 Russell W Porter, Vermont, explorer (Alaska)
  • Dec 13 Emily Carr, Canadian artist (d. 1945)
  • Dec 20 Henry Kimball Hadley, composer
  • Dec 24 Henri Stroethoff, Dutch actor (A Chique Little Boy, Bright Paradise), is born (d. 1932)