On This Day

Birthdays in History in October 1861

  • Oct 4 Frederic Remington, American artist and sculptor of American West, born in Canton, New York (d. 1909)

Person of interestFridtjof Nansen

Oct 10 Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian Arctic explorer and advocate for refugees (Nobel Peace Prize 1922), born in Store Frøen, Christiania (d. 1930)

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen
  • Oct 14 Artur Gavazzi, Croatian geographer, born in Split, Austria-Hungary (d. 1944)
  • Oct 16 J. B. Bury, Irish historian (d. 1927)
  • Oct 29 Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter, born in Borisoglebsk Uyezd (d. 1904)
  • Oct 30 Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor, born in Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, France (d. 1929)