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Notable Birthdays - 1847

1847Jesse James, Missouri, outlaw, son of a clergyman, (d. 1882)

1847Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement (d. 1934)

1847Thomas Alva Edison, Milan Ohio, lit up your life (held 1200 patents)

1847Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/author (Dracula)

1847 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 1
Ben Greet, Victory and Peace 
Jan 4
Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician 
Jan 7
Milovan Glisic, The She-Butterfly 
Jan 14
E. Vining, Hamlet 
Jan 16
Kálmán Mikszáth, Boy, the Noszty 
Jan 20
W R Pettiford, Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank) 
Jan 20
Frederik Christensen, Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages 
Feb 2
Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer 
Feb 7
Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor 
Feb 8
Hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902) 
Feb 10
A N Hornby, cricketer (pioneering England Test batsman) 
Feb 11
Thomas Alva Edison, Milan Ohio, lit up your life (held 1200 patents) 
Feb 11
Thomas A. Edison, The Patchwork Girl of Oz 
Feb 14
Anna Howard Shaw, US, suffragette 
Feb 14
Maria Pia of Italy, queen of Portugal (d. 1911) 
Feb 14
Anna Howard Shaw, Your Girl and Mine: A Woman Suffrage Play 
Feb 15
Robert Fuchs, composer 
Feb 16
Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, German composer (Album polonaise) 
Feb 25
John Watson, Canada, philosopher (Objective Idealism) 
Feb 27
Ellen Alice Terry, Coventry Engl, actress/director (Imperial Theatre) 
Feb 27
Ellen Terry, Potter's Clay 
Mar 3
Alexander Graham Bell, Edinburgh Scotland, inventor (telephone) 
Mar 3
Alexander Graham Bell, Animated Weekly, No. 12 
Mar 4
Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (d. 1904) 
Mar 4
Jack Crawford, The Corporal's Daughter 
Mar 8
Karl von Bach, German engineer (Maschinenelemente) 
Mar 10
Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement (d. 1934) 
Mar 14
Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (Espumas Flutuantes) 
Mar 14
Castro Alves, The Age of the Earth 
Mar 19
Constantin Dimitrescu, composer 
Mar 23
Alexandru D Xenopol, Romania, historian 
Mar 24
Wordsworth Donisthorpe, London's Trafalgar Square 
Mar 27
Otto Wallach, Germany, chemist (Nobel 1910) 
Mar 31
Jarolslaw Zielinski, composer 
Mar 31
Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician (d. 1878) 
Apr 1
Gavriil Musicescu, composer 
Apr 1
Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer (South America) 
Apr 7
J P Jacobsen, writer 
Apr 9
Francesco Paolo Tosti, composer 
Apr 9
Francis William Davenport, composer 
Apr 10
Charles Swinnerton Heap, composer 
Apr 10
Joseph Pulitzer, Hungary, publisher (St Louis Post-Dispatch, NY World) 
Apr 13
Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, gov-gen (Neth East-Indies) 
Apr 13
David Christie Murray, The Penniless Millionaire 
Apr 16
Hans Auer, Swiss architect, (d. 1906) 
Apr 23
Tan Xinpei, Dingjunshan 
May 4
Frederik Henriksen, Fodsporet 
May 6
Àngel Guimerà, El padre Juanico 
May 7
Archibald Primrose, Earl of Rosebery (Lib), British PM (1894-95) 
May 10
Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician (d. 1923) 
May 13
Johannes Haarklou, composer 
May 25
Alphonse Goovaerts, composer 
May 25
John Alexander Dowie, [Elijah the Restorer], US, evangelist 
May 30
Alice Sophia Stopford Green, Ireland, proponent of Irish independence 
Jun 6
Gerben Postma, [Ids], Frisian writer (Swealtsjeblommen) 
Jun 8
Ida Sazton McKinley, 1st lady (1897-1901) 
Jun 8
Ida McKinley, President and Mrs. McKinley 
Jun 11
Millicent Garrett Fawcett, leader (English women's movement) 
Jun 24
Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre, composer 
Jun 28
Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson, composer 
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, Detroit, circus impresario (Barnum & Bailey) 
Jul 5
Agnes Marie Jacobina Zimmermann, composer 
Jul 13
Roger Wolcott, Admiral Dewey at State House, Boston 
Jul 20
Max Liebermann, German impressionist painter 
Jul 31
Ignatio Cervantes, composer 
Jul 31
Ignacio Cervantes, Original Sin 
Aug 1
Guido Papini, violinist/composer 
Aug 3
Jan de Louter, lawyer/tutor of Dutch Queen Wilhelmina 
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 15
Adolf Klein, Phantom 
Aug 20
Bolesław Prus, Polish writer (d. 1912) 
Aug 20
Andrew Greenwood, England cricketer (d. 1889) 
Aug 20
Boleslaw Prus, Pharaoh 
Aug 21
Arthur T Verhaegen, Belgian worker's union leader 
Aug 22
Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, composer 
Aug 23
Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1927) 
Aug 27
Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bridge 
Sep 2
Roger Wolcott, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1900) 
Sep 5
Jesse James, Missouri, outlaw, son of a clergyman, (d. 1882) 
Sep 13
Charles Dupee Blake, composer 
Sep 14
William Edward Ayrton, London, English Physicist and Inventor 
Sep 16
Albert Ross Parsons, composer 
Sep 20
Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary) 
Sep 30
Wilhelmina E Drucker, [Lensing], Dutch feminist 
Oct 1
Annie Besant, [Wood], England, philosopher (Esoteric christianity) 
Oct 1
Annie Besant, Congress Session in Bombay 
Oct 2
Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorf und Hindenburg, German president 
Oct 2
Paul von Hindenburg, Hindenburg 
Oct 5
Paul Mounet, The Return of Ulysses 
Oct 6
Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor 
Oct 9
Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburg's coal basin) 
Oct 9
Stephanus J du Toit, South Africa theologist/journalist (Afr Bond) 
Oct 10
Gheorghe Dima, composer 
Oct 17
Chiquinha Gonzaga, Forbidden to Forbid 
Oct 21
Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian songwriter (libretti opera Puccini) 
Oct 21
Giuseppe Giacosa, Quantum of Solace 
Oct 22
Jacobus Herculas [Uncle Koos] de la Rey, South African politician 
Oct 23
Fanny Petersen, The President 
Oct 25
Archibald Clavering Gunter, A Florida Enchantment 
Oct 31
Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor) 
Nov 1
Emma Albani, Canadian soprano (d. 1930) 
Nov 2
George Sorel, French Socialist thinker/author (violent revolutions) 
Nov 8
Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/author (Dracula) 
Nov 8
Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician (d. 1907) 
Nov 8
Bram Stoker, Dracula 
Nov 15
James O'Neill, The Count of Monte Cristo 
Nov 16
Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (d. 1927) 
Nov 25
George W. Anson, The President's Special 
Nov 26
Maria Fyodorovna, Princess of Denmark and Empress of Russia (d. 1928) 
Nov 26
Maria Fyodorova, The Tempest 
Nov 26
Czarina Maria Fyodorovna, Enkekejserinde Dagmars Ankomst 
Nov 30
August Friedrich Martin Klughardt, composer 
Dec 1
Agathe Grondahl, composer 
Dec 7
James Deacon White, Canton NY, ball player jumped teams in 1876 (Chi) 
Dec 7
Solomon Schechter, US Talmudic scholar/Jewish leader 
Dec 9
George Grossmith, English actor/writer (d. 1912) 
Dec 9
George Grossmith, The Diary of a Nobody: The Domestic Jottings of a City Clerk 
Dec 16
Augusta Mary Anne Holmes, composer 
Dec 17
Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (d. 1916) 
Dec 21
Edward E. Rice, Lone Fisherman 
Dec 26
Hugh Conway, Called Back 
Dec 30
John Peter Altgeld, German/US (Gov-Ill)/pardoned Haymarket-anarchists 
2
George R. Sims, Lady Letmere's Jewellery 
5
Jesse James, Jesse James 
10
Franklin Bartlett, Twenty-Second Regiment, N.G.S.N.Y. 
17
John I. Beggs,  
20
Andrew Waldron, Fighter's Paradise 
27
Mike Donovan, Train vs. Donovan 
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