Historical Figures Born in 1867

  • Jan 1 Charles Edward Montague, English journalist and author (Fiery Particles), born in Twickenham, England (d. 1928)
  • Jan 1 Jeanne Lanvin, French fashion designer and perfumer (Lavin), born in Paris, France (d. 1946)
  • Jan 8 Emily Green Balch, American sociologist, feminist and pacifist ( Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - Nobel Peace Prize 1946), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • Jan 11 Edward B. Titchener, British psychologist. (d. 1927)
  • Jan 18 Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan journalist, diplomat and poet, born in Metapa, Nicaragua (d. 1916)
  • Jan 21 Ludwig Thoma, German writer (d. 1921)
  • Jan 21 Maxime Weygard, French general (head of French armed forces during German Invasion of France WWII), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • Jan 21 Willem Royaards, Dutch theater director (Summer Games), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1929)
  • Jan 29 Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spanish writer (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), born in Valencia, Spain (d. 1928)

Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957)

Feb 7 American author (Little House on the Prairie), born in Pepin, Wisconsin

  • Feb 11 August W Messer, German philosopher/educator/psychologist, born in Mainz (d. 1937)
  • Feb 12 Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German author (Warbride) [or Febr 18]
  • Feb 14 Sakichi Toyoda, Japanese inventor and industrialist (Toyota Industries), born in Yamaguchi, Tōtōmi Province (now Kosai, Shizuoka), Japan (d. 1930)
  • Feb 17 William Cadbury, British chocolate manufacturer (Cadbury), born in Edgbaston, England (d. 1957)
  • Feb 20 Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife (d. 1931)
  • Feb 26 Siegfried Passarge, German geographer (Cameroon, South Africa, born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1958) alternative birth date Nov 28 1866
  • Feb 27 Irving Fisher, US economist (compensating dollar)
  • Mar 5 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
  • Mar 10 Hector Guimard, French Art Nouveau architect and designer (entrances to Paris Metros), born in Lyon (d. 1942)

Lillian WaldLillian Wald (1867-1940)

Mar 10 American pioneering nurse and social activist who started American community nursing with the Henry Street Settlement in NYC, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Mar 15 Lionel Pigot Johnson, British poet and critic (Ireland & Other Poems), born in Broadstairs, Kent (d. 1902)
  • Mar 18 Michael G de Boer, historian (Harbor of Amsterdam)
  • Mar 22 Meijer Linnewiel [Prof Kokadorus], Amsterdam's pitchman
  • Mar 25 John Gutzon Borglum, American sculptor (Mt Rushmore), born in St. Charles, Idaho Territory (d. 1941)
  • Apr 2 Eugen Sandow, German bodybuilder and circus performer, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1925)
  • Apr 9 Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (Labour Party), born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1941)
  • Apr 10 George William Russell, Irish nationalist, poet and artist, born in Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland (d. 1935)
  • Apr 11 John Paulus Lotsy, Dutch botanist and geneticist (Resumptio Genetics), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1931)
  • Apr 11 Mark Keppel, Superintendent of Los Angeles County Schools from 1902-1928, born in Butte County, California (d. 1928)
  • Apr 16 José de Diego, Puerto Rican patriot and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence from Spain and the U.S., born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (d. 1918)

Wilbur WrightWilbur Wright (1867-1912)

Apr 16 American aviator (Wright Brothers), born in Millville, Indiana

  • Apr 23 Simon Abramsz, Dutch teacher and writer (For the Young Ones), born in Amsterdam (d. 1924)
  • Apr 24 Fannie Thomas, American who became the oldest known American at her death (113 years 273 days at death), born in Denver, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • Apr 25 Jean Demoor, Belgian physician and physiologist, born in Etterbeek, Belgium (d. 1941)
  • May 13 Frank Brangwyn, Welsh painter, muralist and cartoonist (Official War Artist First World War), born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • May 14 Kurt Eisner, German premier of revolutionary Bavaria (1918-19)
  • May 17 Gerrit Mannoury, Dutch mathematician and philosopher, born in Wormerveer, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • May 26 Mary of Teck, Queen of Great Britain and consort of George V, born in Kensington Palace, London (d. 1953)
  • May 27 Arnold Bennett, English novelist (Anna of the Five Towns), born in Hanley, Staffordshire, England (d. 1931)
  • May 30 Arthur Vining Davis, American industrialist and CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), born in Sharon, Massachusetts (d. 1962)

Carl Gustaf Emil MannerheimCarl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867-1951)

Jun 4 Finnish general and 6th President of Finland (1944-46), born in Askainen, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire

  • Jun 6 David Abercrombie, Abercrombie & Fitch founder, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1931)

Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959)

Jun 8 American architect (Guggenheim) recognized as "the greatest American architect of all time", born in Richland Center, Wisconsin

  • Jun 11 Charles Fabry, French physicist, discoverer of ozone layer in upper atmosphere, born in Marseille, France (d. 1945)
  • Jun 15 Konstantin Balmont, Russian writer, born in Gumnishchi, Shuya (d. 1945)
  • Jun 17 Henry Lawson, Australian writer and poet (n the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses), born in Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1922)
  • Jun 17 John Robert Gregg, Irish-American inventor of a shorthand system Gregg Shorthand, born in Rockcorry, Ireland (d. 1948)
  • Jun 28 Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Six Characters in Search of An Author-Nobel 1934), born in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy (d. 1936)
  • Jul 4 Stephen Mather, American industrialist and conservationist (organized US National Park Service), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1930)

A. E. DouglassA. E. Douglass (1867-1962)

Jul 5 American astronomer and inventor of dendrochronology (tree-ring dating), born in Windsor, Vermont

  • Jul 8 Kathe Kollwitz, German print maker and sculptor (Bauernkrieg)
  • Jul 10 Maximilian, Prince of Baden, German chancellor (Oct-Nov 1918), born in Baden-Baden, Germany (d. 1929)
  • Jul 15 Maggie L. Walker, African-American teacher and businesswoman (1st female Bank President), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1934)
  • Jul 24 Edward Frederic Benson, English novelist, born in Wellington College, Berkshire, England (d. 1940)
  • Jul 24 Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet, born in Apopa, El Salvador (d. the same day 1908)
  • Jul 25 Alexander Rummler, American painter, born in Dubuque, Iowa (d. 1959)
  • Jul 25 Max Dauthendey, German painter and author (Ewige Hochzeit), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1918)
  • Jul 28 Charles Dillon Perrine, American-born astronomer working in Argentina, born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1951)
  • Jul 31 Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant and philanthropist (Kmart), born in Bald Mountain, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • Aug 2 Ernest Dowson, British poet (Decorations in Verse and Prose), born in Lee, London
  • Aug 2 Frank Alvord Perret, American volcanologist renowned for his research at Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli and Kilauea, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)

Stanley BaldwinStanley Baldwin (1867-1947)

Aug 3 British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37), born in Bewdley, England

  • Aug 7 Emil Nolde [Hansen], German painter and graphic artist, born in Nolde, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1956)
  • Aug 12 Edith Hamilton, American writer (Mythology)
  • Aug 13 William Alexander Craigie, Scottish lexicographer (Skotlands Rimur), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1957)
  • Aug 14 John Galsworthy, English author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England (d. 1933)
  • Aug 16 Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Só), born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1900)
  • Aug 22 Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor (altimeter, automobile self-starter, and early television pioneer), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 22 Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist, born in Aarau, Switzerland (d. 1939)
  • Aug 23 Marcel Schwob, French writer and journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants), born in Chaville, France (d. 1905)
  • Aug 25 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1951)
  • Sep 7 Camilo Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1926)
  • Sep 7 J. P. Morgan, Jr. [John Pierpont], American financier and son of J.P. Morgan, Sr., (J.P. Morgan & Co.), born in Irvington, New York (d. 1943)
  • Sep 14 Charles Dana Gibson, American illustrator (Gibson Girl), born in Roxbury, Massachusetts (d. 1944)
  • Sep 19 Arthur Rackham, English book illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales, Rip van Winkle), born in London, England (d. 1939)
  • Sep 21 Henry L. Stimson, American statesman (46th United States Secretary of State), born in NYC, New York (d. 1950)
  • Sep 25 Yevgeny Miller [Eugen Ludwig Müller], Baltic German general and a leader of the anticommunist White Army during and after the Russian Civil War, born in Dünaburg, Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1939)
  • Sep 27 Rosa Lewis, English chef and owner (Cavandish Hotel London), born in Leyton, Essex (d. 1952)
  • Sep 28 Hiranuma Kiichirō, 24th Prime Minister of Japan, born in Tsuyama, Japan (d. 1952)
  • Oct 3 Pierre Bonnard, French painter and illustrator, born in Fontenay-aux-Roses, Hauts-de-Seine, France (d. 1947)
  • Oct 14 Masaoka Shiki, Japanese haiku & tanka poet and diarist (Salt Water Ballads), born in Matsuyama, Japan (d. 1902)
  • Oct 25 Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general, serving with the Imperial Russian and then Polish armies, born in Stary Garbów, Poland (d. 1937)
  • Nov 4 Tomasz Arciszewski, 31st Prime Minister of Poland, 3rd Prime Minister of the Polish government-in-exile in London (1944-47), born in Sierzchowy, Piotrków Governorate, Congress Poland (d. 1955)
  • Nov 6 Marie Bregendahl, Danish author (Holger Hauge og hans Hustru), born in Fly, Denmark (d. 1940)

Marie CurieMarie Curie (1867-1934)

Nov 7 Polish-French scientist who discovered radium and the 1st woman to win a Nobel Prize (1903, 1911), born in Warsaw, Poland

  • Nov 21 Vladimir Ipatieff, Russian-American chemist, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1952)
  • Dec 5 Antti Aarne, Finnish folklorist, born in Pori, Finland (d. 1925)

Józef PiłsudskiJózef Piłsudski (1867-1935)

Dec 5 Father of the Second Polish Republic who served as its Chief of State (1918-22), Marshall of Poland and later its de facto leader (1926-35), born in Zułów, Russian Empire

  • Dec 13 Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian explorer and scientist (nominated 7 times for Nobel Prize), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1917)
  • Dec 16 Amy Carmichael, missionary in Dohnavur, India (d. 1951)
  • Dec 18 Antoon van Welie, Dutch painter, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • Dec 22 František Xaver Šalda, Czechoslovakian literary critic, born in Liberec, Czech Republic (d. 1937)
  • Dec 22 Joseph Maria Olbrich, Austrian architect (Wiener Sezession), born in Opava, Czech Republic (d. 1908)
  • Dec 22 Wilhelm Groener, German soldier & politician, born in Ludwigsburg, Germany (d. 1939)

Madam C. J. WalkerMadam C. J. Walker (1867-1919)

Dec 23 African American entrepreneur (First American self-made female millionaire, Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company), born in Delta, Louisiana

  • Dec 24 Kantaro Suzuki, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan, born in Noda, Japan (d. 1948)
  • Dec 24 Manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian writer & diplomat, born in Pernambuco, Brazil (d. 1928)
  • Dec 25 Alfred Kerr [Kempner], German-British writer, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1948)
  • Dec 30 Simon Guggenheim, American businessman and philanthropist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1941)