Birthdays in History in 1847

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 4 Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician
  • Jan 20 W R Pettiford, Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank)
  • Feb 8 Hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902)

Person of interestThomas Edison

Feb 11 Thomas Edison, American inventor (lightbulb, phonograph, motion picture camera), born in Milan, Ohio (d. 1931)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • Feb 14 Anna Howard Shaw, American suffragette, born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England (d. 1919)
  • Feb 14 Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal, born in Roal Palace, Turin, Sardinia (d. 1911)
  • Feb 25 John Watson, Canadian philosopher (Objective Idealism)

Person of interestAlexander Graham Bell

Mar 3 Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born British-American inventor (telephone), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1922)

  • Mar 4 Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (d. 1904)
  • Mar 8 Carl von Bach, German mechanical engineer, born in Stollberg / Erzgeb (d. 1931)

Person of interestKate Sheppard

Mar 10 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1934)

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
  • Mar 14 Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (Espumas Flutuantes), born in Muritiba, Brazil (d. 1871)
  • Mar 23 Alexandru D Xenopol, Romania, historian
  • Mar 27 Otto Wallach, German chemist (Nobel 1910), born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1931)
  • Mar 31 Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician (d. 1878)
  • Apr 1 Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer (South America)

  • Apr 7 J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), born in Thisted, Jutland (d. 1885)
  • Apr 10 Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian publisher (St Louis Post-Dispatch, NY World), born in Makó, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire (d. 1911)
  • Apr 13 Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, gov-gen (Neth East-Indies)
  • Apr 16 Hans Auer, Swiss-Austrian architect, born in Wädenswil, Switerland (d. 1906)

Person of interestArchibald Primrose

May 7 Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1894-95), born in London (d. 1929)

British Prime Minister Archibald Primrose
British Prime Minister
Archibald Primrose
  • May 10 Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician (d. 1923)
  • May 25 John Alexander Dowie, [Elijah the Restorer], American evangelist
  • May 30 Alice Stopford Green, Irish historian and proponent of Irish independence, born in Kells, Ireland (d. 1929)
  • Jun 6 Gerben Postma, [Ids], Frisian writer (Swealtsjeblommen)
  • Jun 8 Ida McKinley, U.S. 1st lady (1897-1901), the wife of 25th U.S. president William McKinley, born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1907)
  • Jun 11 Millicent Fawcett, English leader of women's rights, born in London (d. 1929)
  • Jun 30 Jacob T Cremer, min of Colonies/pres (Dutch Trading Comp)
  • Jul 2 Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer (tectonic geology)
  • Jul 4 James Anthony Bailey, American circus impresario (Barnum & Bailey), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1906)
  • Jul 20 Max Liebermann, German impressionist painter
  • Aug 3 Jan de Louter, Dutch lawyer and tutor of Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1932)
  • Aug 9 Maria Victoria al Pozzo della Cisterna, queen consort of Spain (d. 1876)
  • Aug 14 Robert Comtesse, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1922)
  • Aug 20 Bolesław Prus, Polish writer (The Outpost), born in Hrubieszów, Congress Poland (d. 1912)
  • Aug 23 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer, born in Wyoming, New York (d. 1927)
  • Aug 27 Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist and bishop of Bridge, born in Rollegem, Belgium (d. 1931)
  • Aug 31 Arthur Verhaegen, Belgian architect and worker's union leader, born in Brussels (d. 1917)
  • Sep 2 Roger Wolcott, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1900)

Person of interestJesse James

Sep 5 Jesse James, American outlaw, son of a clergyman, born in Kearney, Missouri (d. 1882)

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • Sep 14 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, born in London, England (d. 1908)
  • Sep 20 Sergey Nechayev, Russian Nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary), born in Ivanovo, Russia (d. 1882)
  • Sep 30 Wilhelmina E Drucker, [Lensing], Dutch feminist
  • Oct 1 Annie Besant, English social reformer and supporter of Indian independence, born in London (d. 1933)

Person of interestPaul von Hindenburg

Oct 2 Paul von Hindenburg, German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), born in Posen, Duchy of Posen, Prussia (d. 1934)

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Oct 6 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, born in Marburg, Germany (d. 1921)
  • Oct 9 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburg's coal basin), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1920)
  • Oct 9 Stephanus Jacobus du Toit, South African theologist and journalist (Afrikaner Bond), born in Paarl, South Africa (d. 1911)
  • Oct 22 Jacobus Herculas [Uncle Koos] de la Rey, South African politician
  • Oct 31 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist and electrical engineer, born in Livorno Ferraris, Italy (d. 1897)
  • Nov 2 Georges Sorel, French philosopher and theorist of Sorelianism, born in Cherbourg, France (d. 1922)

Person of interestBram Stoker

Nov 8 Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager and author (Dracula), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1912)

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • Nov 8 Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician (d. 1907)
  • Nov 16 Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (d. 1927)
  • Nov 26 Maria Fyodorovna, Princess of Denmark and Empress of Russia (d. 1928)
  • Dec 7 Solomon Schechter, US Talmudic scholar/Jewish leader
  • Dec 17 Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (d. 1916)
  • Dec 30 John Peter Altgeld, German/US (Gov-Ill)/pardoned Haymarket-anarchists