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1853Andre Michelin, France, industrialist/tire manufacturer (Michelin)

1853Vincent van Gogh, Groot-Zundert, Netherlands, artist, painter and pioneer of Expressionism (The Potato Eaters, Irises)

1853 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 1
Hans Koessler, composer 
Jan 3
Iwan Knorr, composer 
Jan 7
Nikolai Arkas, composer 
Jan 7
John Burton, The Bond Between 
Jan 11
Gustav Falke, German author/poet (Der Mann im Nebel) 
Jan 11
Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter (d. 1926) 
Jan 12
Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Italian mathematician (tensor analysis) 
Jan 13
Marie Sloot, La renzoni 
Jan 15
Tom Ricketts, Life's Blind Alley 
Jan 15
Rutland Barrington, Still Waters Run Deep 
Jan 16
Andre Michelin, France, industrialist/tire manufacturer (Michelin) 
Jan 16
Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor/theater director (Kathleen) 
Jan 16
Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander (d. 1947) 
Jan 16
Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Russian philosopher (d. 1900) 
Jan 16
Johnston Forbes-Robertson, The Passing of the Third Floor Back 
Jan 17
Alva Belmont, American socialite & suffragette (d. 1933) 
Jan 17
Horace James, A Woman's Woman 
Jan 17
Alva Vanderbilt,  
Jan 28
Jose Martí y Perez, Cuba, poet/essayist/politician 
Jan 28
José Martí, Antz 
Jan 30
Leland Hone, cricketer (England keeper 1879 without county experience) 
Jan 30
Beatrice DeMille, Castles for Two 
Feb 2
Johanne Krum-Hunderup, The Gambler's Penalty 
Feb 3
Hudson Maxim, Hudson Maxim 
Feb 6
Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (d. 1901) 
Feb 9
Leander Starr Jameson, PM of South African Cape colony 
Feb 10
Frank Desprez, Lasca of the Rio Grande 
Feb 12
Bertram Luard-Selby, composer 
Feb 14
Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist/mayor (Antwerp) 
Feb 15
Frederick Treves, The Elephant Man 
Feb 17
Arthur Shirley, The Grip of Iron 
Feb 18
August Belmont Jr, breeder (Man 'O War)/founder (NY Jockey Club) 
Feb 18
August Belmont Jr., Our Mutual Girl, No. 4 
Mar 2
Laura La Varnie, Mickey 
Mar 5
Arthur W Foote, Salem Mass, organist/composer (Suite for Strings in E) 
Mar 5
Howard Pyle, illustrator/painter/author (King Stork) 
Mar 8
Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels, Flemish composer (Parisina) 
Mar 13
Eduardo Scarpetta, Miseria e nobiltà 
Mar 13
Eugene Wiley Presbrey, Raffles 
Mar 14
Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss painter (d. 1918) 
Mar 19
Paul von Schoenthan, Der Raub der Sabinerinnen 
Mar 20
George Godfrey, Chelsea Mass, heavyweight boxer (Old Chocolate) 
Mar 21
W.H. Bainbridge, A Broadway Scandal 
Mar 22
Clément Maurice, Le duel d'Hamlet 
Mar 22
George Barnum, Minnie 
Mar 23
Jossé Maria Lepanto, Anna and Elizabeth 
Mar 28
Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms) 
Mar 28
Jacob Breda Bull, The Bride of Glomdal 
Mar 30
Vincent van Gogh, Groot-Zundert, Netherlands, artist, painter and pioneer of Expressionism (The Potato Eaters, Irises) 
Mar 30
Vincent van Gogh, Van Gogh: Painted with Words 
Apr 1
Søren Nielsen, Kærlighed ved Hoffet 
Apr 4
Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln 
Apr 5
Alfonso Randano, composer 
Apr 5
Howard Pyle, The Black Shield of Falworth 
Apr 10
Owen Hall, Marquis 
Apr 10
Linda Niko, A táncz 
Apr 21
Charles-Theodore Malherbe, composer 
Apr 22
Alphonse Bertillon, France, anthropologist, devised crime ID system 
Apr 23
Winthrop M. Crane, 40th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1920) 
Apr 23
Thomas Nelson Page, Unveiling the Pilgrim Fathers' Monument 
Apr 27
Jules Lemaître, French critic and dramatist (d. 1914) 
Apr 30
Alfred v Berger, writer 
May 1
Jacob Gordin, Kreutzer Sonata 
May 2
Marie Verstraete, actress (Louise-Frou Frou) 
May 2
Marie Verstraete, Mooi Juultje van Volendam 
May 5
William Herford, The Man from Hell's River 
May 8
Charles Lee Williams, composer 
May 8
Dan Brouthers, baseball player (d. 1932) 
May 8
Marie Wainwright, Social Hypocrites 
May 10
R.C. Carton, Rolling in Money 
May 14
Hall Caine, The Manxman 
May 21
Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (d. 1905) 
May 26
Monroe A Althouse, composer 
May 26
John Wesley Hardin, The Lawless Breed 
May 28
Carl Larsson, Swedish painter (d. 1919) 
May 30
Andries Andre, Dutch actor/husband of Geertruida Meeuwissen 
May 30
Karl Fritjof Valentin, composer 
Jun 3
William Matthew Flinders Petrie, English Egyptologist (d. 1942) 
Jun 3
Paul M. Potter, Trilby 
Jun 16
Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, composer 
Jun 28
Edwin Arthur Jones, composer 
Jul 4
Inda Palmer, Crossed Wires 
Jul 5
Cecil John Rhodes, South Africa, politician/diamond merchant 
Jul 5
Cecil Rhodes, Rt. Honorable Cecil Rhodes 
Jul 7
Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Le Pacha Bonneval) 
Jul 7
Olga Lewinsky, Die Tragödie eines verschollenen Fürstensohnes 
Jul 8
Luise Westkirch, The Sunken 
Jul 10
Petar Dobrinovic, Tragedija nase dece 
Jul 12
Lobo da Costa, Revelação 
Jul 17
Francesco Fanciulli, composer 
Jul 18
Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Holland, physicist (Nobel 1902) 
Jul 20
Geo[rge] Poggenbeek, Dutch water colors painter 
Jul 22
Victor Roger, composer 
Jul 22
Victor Roger, Clairette's 28 Days 
Jul 23
William H Gillette, actor (Sherlock Holmes on stage) 
Jul 24
William Gillette, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 
Jul 25
David Belasco, Laugh, Clown, Laugh 
Jul 27
Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer (d. 1921) 
Jul 27
Vladimir Korolenko, Sredi serykh kamney 
Jul 29
Esther de Boer-van Rijk, Dutch actress (Kniertje-Hope of Blessing) 
Jul 29
Henry Morton Dunham, composer 
Jul 29
Esther De Boer-van Rijk, Op hoop van zegen 
Aug 6
Charles J. Badger, Victory 
Aug 12
Jean Louis Nicode, composer 
Aug 19
Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (d. 1926) 
Aug 19
Lawrence D'Orsay, The Earl of Pawtucket 
Aug 20
William Farren, La poupée 
Aug 28
Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939) 
Aug 31
Alexei Brusilov,  
Sep 2
Wilhelm Ostwald, Germany, physical chemist (Nobel 1909) 
Sep 4
Hermann von Wissmann, German Africa explorer/governor East-Africa 
Sep 9
Frederick R Spofforth, Australia, cricketer (Demon) 
Sep 16
Albrecht Kossel, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1927) 
Sep 17
Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Patristischen Philosophie) 
Sep 20
Rama V, King of Thailand (d. 1910) 
Sep 21
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (liquid helium, Nobel 1913) 
Sep 23
Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar 
Sep 29
Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1933) 
Oct 4
Armando Palacio Valdés, La fe 
Oct 13
Lillie Langtry, [Jersey Lily], vaudevillian actress (Lillie) 
Oct 13
Maria E "Beppie" Bakker, Dutch actress/wife of Piet Vink Sr 
Oct 13
Lily Langtry, His Neighbor's Wife 
Oct 13
Marius Berggren, Et fremmeligt Barn 
Oct 14
Ciprian Porumbescu, composer 
Oct 14
Benedito Calixto, Amor e Boemia 
Oct 17
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1920) 
Oct 22
Malcolm Watson, Sanctuary 
Oct 26
C. Rybner, Abie's Irish Rose 
Oct 29
Josephine B Willson Bruce, US theorist (NACW) 
Nov 1
Jose Santos Zelaya, (L), ruler of Nicaragua (1893-1910) 
Nov 9
Stanford White, American architect (d. 1906) 
Nov 12
Oskar Panizza, writer 
Nov 12
Oskar Panizza, Liebeskonzil 
Nov 13
John Drew Jr., American actor (d. 1927) 
Nov 21
Hussain Kamil, sultan of Egypt (1914-17) 
Nov 24
Bat Masterson, American gunfighter (d. 1921) 
Nov 26
Carl Lindau, Die Landstreicher 
Nov 28
Helen Magill White, first American woman to earn a Ph.D. (d. 1944) 
Dec 6
Haraprasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature (d. 1931) 
Dec 9
Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, Rochester NY, pitcher (60-12 in 1884) 
Dec 11
Anton von Perfall, Die Hexe von Norderoog 
Dec 13
Joseph Sickman Corsen, Curacao, musician/composer/screenwriter 
Dec 14
Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas) 
Dec 14
Frank McNish, Sapville's Stalwart Son 
Dec 15
Jean B A Kessler, director of oil on Dutch Indies 
Dec 17
Herbert Beerbohm Tree, England, actor/theater manager (Trilby) 
Dec 17
Émile Roux, French physician (d. 1933) 
Dec 18
Ralph Delmore, In Spite of the Evidence 
Dec 19
Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Quebec (d. 1942)\ 
Dec 21
Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter) 
Dec 22
Maria Teresa Carreno, Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor 
Dec 22
Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1919) 
Dec 23
William H. Moody, Review of U.S. Marine Band by Sec'y Moody, U.S. Navy 
Dec 26
René Bazin, French novelist (d. 1932) 
Dec 26
René Bazin, The Land That Dies 
Dec 30
Andre-Charles-Prosper Messager, composer 
Dec 30
André Messager, The Impossible Mr. Pipelet 
Dec 31
William T. Rock, Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman 
2
Kate Mayhew, Baseball's Peerless Leader 
4
Julia Håkansson, Elisabet 
11
Katharina Schratt, Der Ochsenkrieg 
17
Henry C. DeMille, Men and Women 
20
King Chulalongkorn, Berne: Arrivée du roi de Siam 
29
Prinsesse Thyra, Kong Frederik VIII gæster Jylland 
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