Historical Figures Born in 1851

  • Jan 14 Théophile de Bock, Dutch painter, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1904)
  • Jan 17 A. B. Frost, American illustrator (d. 1928)
  • Jan 19 David Starr Jordan, American biologist and university president (Leland Stanford), born in New York
  • Jan 19 Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer
  • Jan 25 Arne Garborg, Norwegian writer & playwright (Bondestudentar), born in Jæren, Norway (d. 1924)
  • Jan 27 Rafael Obligado, Argentina, writer (Santos Vega)
  • Feb 1 Durham Stevens, American diplomat (d. 1908)
  • Feb 2 José Guadalupe Posada, Mexican artist (d. 1913)
  • Feb 3 Johannes B van Heutsz, lt-gen/gov-gen Dutch East Indies
  • Feb 8 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, American writer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1904)
  • Feb 28 Samuel W. McCall, American politician (Rep-R-1893-1913), 47th Governor of Massachusetts (1916-19), born in East Providence Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1923)
  • Mar 3 Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (d. 1911)
  • Mar 16 Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (1st to coin the name virus), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1931)
  • Mar 19 Roque Saenz Pena, President of Argentina (1910-14)
  • Mar 19 William Henry Stark, American business leader (d. 1936)
  • Mar 28 Bernardino Machado, President of Portugal (1915–17, 1925–26), born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1944)
  • Apr 6 Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (d. 1932)
  • Apr 9 C. E. A. Wichmann, German-Dutch geologist, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1927)
  • Apr 13 Robert Abbe, American surgeon and radiologist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1928)
  • Apr 16 Ernst Josephson, Swedish painter, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1906)
  • Apr 21 Charles Barrois, French geologist and palaeontologist, born in Lille, France (d. 1939)
  • Apr 24 Eduardo Acevedo Díaz, Uruguayan writer (Ismael, Grito de Gloria), born in Uruguay, Montevideo (d. 1921)
  • Apr 25 Leopoldo Alas, Spanish novelist (La Regenta), born in Zamora, Spain (d. 1901)
  • May 1 Laza Lazarević, Serbian writer (Prvi put s ocem na jutrenje) and psychiatrist, born in Šabac, Serbia (d. 1891)
  • May 18 James Budd, American politician, Governor of California (1895-99), born in Janesville, Wisconsin (d. 1908)
  • May 20 Emile Berliner, German inventor (flat phonograph record)
  • May 20 Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, American nun/daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • May 21 Léon Bourgeois, French politician, French Prime Minister (1895-96, Nobel 1920), born in Paris, France (d. 1925)
  • Jun 2 Sophus Tromholt, Norwegian astrophysicist and photographer (photographed Sami people), (d. 1896) [1]
  • Jun 6 Angelo Moriondo, Italian inventor (patented earliest known espresso machine, 1884), born in Turin, Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia (now Italy) (d. 1914)
  • Jun 8 Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist and inventor of the moving-coil D'Arsonval galvanometer, born in La Porcherie, France (d. 1940)
  • Jun 9 Charles Joseph Bonaparte, American Lawyer and political activist (US Attorney General (1906-9), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1921)
  • Jun 12 Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist, early radio pioneer, born in Penkhull, England (d. 1940)
  • Jun 21 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1941)
  • Jul 7 Lillien Jane Martin, American psychologist who founded the world's 1st gerontology clinic in San Francisco, born in Olean, New York (d. 1943)
  • Jul 8 Arthur Evans, English archaeologist (discovered the Minoan palace of Knossos in Crete), born in Nash Mills, England (d. 1941)
  • Jul 11 Millie & Christine McCoy, American siamese twins born slaves in Whiteville, North Carolina (d. 1912)
  • Jul 15 Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (d. 1889)
  • Jul 19 Hendrik Jut, Dutch murderer (Head of Jut), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1878)
  • Jul 21 Sam Bass, American Old West train robber and outlaw, born in Mitchell, Indiana (d. 1878)
  • Jul 24 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (Schottky's theorem), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1935)
  • Aug 3 Isabella Caroline Somerset, British philanthropist, temperance leader and campaigner for women's rights, born in London (d. 1921)
  • Aug 13 Felix Adler, German-American educator of political and social ethics, born in Alzey, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany (d. 1933)

Doc HollidayDoc Holliday (1851-1887)

Aug 14 American dentist, gambler, and gunfighter (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral), born in Griffin, Georgia

  • Aug 17 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist and evangelist

Charles E. HiresCharles E. Hires (1851-1937)

Aug 19 American pharmacist, inventor and manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, born in Elsinboro, Pennsylvania

  • Aug 19 Frans Schollaert, Belgian Catholic Party politician and 19th Prime Minister of Belgium (1908-11), born in Wilsele, Belgium (d. 1917)
  • Aug 25 Alexander, Prince of Orange, heir apparent to the Netherlands, born in Noordeinde Palace, The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1884)
  • Sep 3 Olga Constantinovna of Russia, Queen consort of the Hellenes as the wife of King George I, born in Pavlovsk, Russian Empire (d. 1926)
  • Sep 4 John Dillon, Irish nationalist and British Lower house leader, born in Blackrock, Dublin (d. 1927)
  • Sep 7 Edward Asahel Birge, American pioneer in limnology, born in Troy, New York (d. 1950)
  • Sep 13 Walter Reed, U.S. Army physician and bacteriologist who proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever, born in Belroi, Virginia (d. 1902)
  • Sep 16 Emilia Pardo Bazán, Spanish countess and writer (Pascual López: Autobiography of a Medical Student), born in La Coruña, Spain (d. 1921)
  • Sep 28 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah), born in Grandborough, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1929)
  • Oct 2 Ferdinand Foch, French Allied military commander and marshal of France during WW I, born in Tarbes, France (d. 1929)
  • Oct 15 George Foot Moore, American theologist (Hebrews, Old Testament), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1931)
  • Oct 16 James A. Ten Eyck, American champion rower and coach (Ten Eyck Trophy namesake), born in Tompkins Cove, New York (d. 1938)
  • Oct 19 Empress Myeongseong, Empress of Korea (d. 1895)
  • Oct 31 Lovisa of Sweden, Queen of Denmark, born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1926)
  • Nov 5 Charles Dupuy, 3 times Prime Minister of France, born in Le Puy-en-Velay, France (d. 1923)
  • Nov 6 Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (co-founded Dow Jones and 1st editor of Wall St Journal), born in Sterling, Connecticut (d. 1902)
  • Nov 7 Chris von der Ahe, German entrepreneur and owner of St. Louis Brown Stockings, born in Hille, Germany (d. 1913)
  • Nov 20 Margherita of Savoy, Queen consort of the Kingdom of Italy by marriage to Umberto I (1878-1900), born in Palazzo Chiablese, Turin, Kingdom of Sardinia (d. 1926)
  • Nov 21 Désiré-Joseph Mercier, Belgian philosopher and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium (d. 1926)
  • Dec 10 Melvil Dewey, American librarian and educator (created Dewey Decimal System for libraries), born in Adams Center, New York (d. 1931)
  • Dec 16 Theodoor de Meester, Dutch premier (1905-08), born in Harderwijk, Netherlands (d. 1919)
  • Dec 21 Thomas Chipman McRae, American politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929)
  • Dec 30 Asa Griggs Candler, developed Coca-Cola