Famous People Born in January 1872

  • Jan 4 Edmund Rumpler, Austrian automotive and airplane builder (1st Tatra car), born in Vienna (d. 1940)
  • Jan 6 Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (Prometheus) and pianist, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1915)
  • Jan 11 George Washington Pierce, American physicist (d. 1956)
  • Jan 11 Paul Graener, German Romantic composer, born in Berlin (d. 1944)

Wilfred Baddeley (1872-1929)

Jan 11 British tennis player (Wimbledon 1891-2, 95), born in Bromley, England

  • Jan 15 Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer, born in Terek Oblast (d. 1944)
  • Jan 16 Edward Gordon Craig, British modernist actor, director and theorist (On the art of theatre), born in Stevenage Hertfordshire, England (d. 1966)
  • Jan 16 Henri-Paul Büsser, French composer and conductor, born in Toulouse, France (d. 1973)
  • Jan 18 Paul Léautaud [Maurice Boissard], French writer and theatre critic (Petit ami), born in Paris, France (d. 1956)
  • Jan 20 Julia Morgan, American architect (Hearst Castle, and other Hearst properties), first female degreed by Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and first licensed in California, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1957) [1]
  • Jan 23 Joze Plečnik, Slovenian architect, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (d. 1957)
  • Jan 23 Paul Langevin, French physicist, born in Paris, France (d. 1946)
  • Jan 24 Ethel Turner, Australian author (d. 1958)
  • Jan 24 Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (d. 1943)
  • Jan 27 Learned Hand, American Chief Judge of US Court of Appeals, born in Albany, New York (d. 1961)
  • Jan 31 Zane Grey, American western novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1939)