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Notable Birthdays - 1859

1859John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, Southampton

1859John Dewey, philosopher, educational theorist/writer (Learn by doing)

1859Georges Seurat, Paris France, post-impressionist painter (Grande Jatte), (d. 1891)

1859Billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], NYC, frontier outlaw, (d. 1881)

1859 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 4
Karel Václav Rais, Pantáta Bezousek 
Jan 5
DeWitt B Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer) 
Jan 6
Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress) 
Jan 6
Henry E. Dixey, Chelsea 7750 
Jan 9
Carrie Chapman Catt, Ripon, Wisconsin, American women's suffrage leader and founder (League of Women Voters) 
Jan 9
Frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries) 
Jan 11
[Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Nog bij mother, Ot & Sien) 
Jan 11
Josephine Crowell, The Birth of a Nation 
Jan 11
Mévisto, Germinal; or, The Toll of Labor 
Jan 13
Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature) 
Jan 13
Kostis Palamas, Greek poet (d. 1943) 
Jan 15
Archibald Peake, Premier of South Australia (d. 1920) 
Jan 18
Gilbert Clayton, Blood and Sand 
Jan 19
Alice Eastwood, Toronto, botanist (Handbook of Trees of California) 
Jan 21
Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer 
Jan 22
Gyula Zilahi, Stars of Eger 
Jan 23
Martinius Nielsen, Lykketyven 
Jan 24
Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky, composer 
Jan 27
Wilhelm II, Potsdam, German emperor (1888-1918) 
Jan 27
Kaiser Wilhelm II, Kejser Wilhelms ankomst til København 1905 
Jan 27
Frederick Paulding, Trooper Billy 
Jan 29
Marie Montbazon, La villa bleue 
Jan 30
Tony Mullane, Irish-born American baseball player (d. 1944) 
Feb 1
Victor Herbert, Dublin, Ireland, composer (Babes in Toyland, Kiss in Dark) 
Feb 1
Victor Herbert, Young Frankenstein 
Feb 2
Havelock Ellis, US physician/sexologist (Psychology of Sex) 
Feb 3
Hugo Junkers, German aircraft designer (d. 1935) 
Feb 4
Timofei Mikhailov, Russian revolutionary, member of Narodnaya Volya (d. 1881) 
Feb 4
Gus Leonard, His Royal Slyness 
Feb 4
Fanny Rice, My Husband's Other Wife 
Feb 5
Giovanni Capurro, The Hangover 
Feb 6
Elias Disney,  
Feb 7
Alexander Black, Miss Jerry 
Feb 8
John H Been, town's archivist of Brielle (Baasje & Witkop) 
Feb 10
Alexandre Millerand, French President (d. 1943) 
Feb 10
Alexandre Millerand, Mutual Weekly, No. 91 
Feb 13
Frank van de Goes, Dutch writer/marxist theorist 
Feb 13
William Strang, Scottish painter/engraver 
Feb 14
George Washington Gale Ferris, engineer/inventor (Ferris Wheel) 
Feb 14
Justus Hagman, Kärlekens ögon 
Feb 17
Egnate Ninoshvili, Qristine 
Feb 18
Sholem Aleichem, [Solomon Rabinowitz], author (Fiddler on the Roof) 
Feb 18
Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof 
Feb 18
Charles J. Ross, The Senator 
Feb 19
Svante August Arhenius, Swedish physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903) 
Feb 21
George Lansbury, The Man with Two Faces 
Feb 23
Mrs. A.W. Filson, The Squaw Man 
Feb 25
John Burke, The Million Dollar Mystery 
Feb 28
Stanislaw Roman Lewandowski, Kult ciala 
Mar 3
Charles-Lucien Lépine, Mephisto's Son 
Mar 7
R.D. MacLean, The Silver Horde 
Mar 8
Kenneth Grahame, Scottish author (Wind in the Willows) 
Mar 8
Otto Taubmann, composer 
Mar 8
Kenneth Grahame, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 
Mar 12
Josef Cyril Sychra, composer 
Mar 12
Abraham H. Cannon, Mormon apostle (d. 1896) 
Mar 13
Ivo Bligh, cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83) 
Mar 16
Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (d. 1906) 
Mar 20
Victor Lundberg, Löjen och tårar 
Mar 21
Henry W. Savage, Excuse Me 
Mar 24
Maud Milton, The Old Wood Carver 
Mar 25
Jeanne Hading, André Cornélis 
Mar 26
A[lfred] E[dward] Housman, England, poet (Shropshire Lad) 
Mar 26
Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, composer 
Mar 26
Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (d. 1919) 
Mar 26
A.E. Housman, Titanic 
Mar 27
George Giffen, cricketer (one of Australia's greatest all-rounders) 
Mar 31
Emil Fenyvessy, A csikós 
Apr 3
Reginald De Koven, composer 
Apr 3
Johan Jensen, Elskovsbarnet 
Apr 3
Reginald De Koven, Harlem Nights 
Apr 5
Wilhelm Harteveld, composer 
Apr 7
Walter Camp, Ct, father of American football (Yale) 
Apr 8
Edmund Husserl, Germany, philosopher (founded Phenomenology) 
Apr 9
Henri Lavedan, The Assassination of the Duke de Guise 
Apr 11
Basil Harwood, composer 
Apr 11
E.H. Crowder, The Girl Who Stayed at Home 
Apr 12
Emil Ascher, Four for the Morgue 
Apr 16
Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist (d. 1924) 
Apr 18
Eduard G H H Cuypers, architect (Sanatorium High-Laren) 
May 1
Bohuslav Jeremias, composer 
May 1
Willem J Leyds, Dutch/South Africa lawyer/politician/diplomat 
May 2
Eugene D'Harcourt, composer 
May 2
Jerome Klapka Jerome, English writer (d. 1927) 
May 2
Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat 
May 2
William L. Abingdon, Manon Lescaut 
May 3
Andy Adams, US writer (Log of a Cowboy) 
May 4
Abraham L. Erlanger, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ 
May 6
Luis Maria Drago, Argentina, statesman, anti-interventionist 
May 6
Willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet (Act of Simple Justice) 
May 6
Jean Noté, La Marseillaise 
May 8
Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician (d. 1925) 
May 13
Eugust Enna, composer 
May 15
Pierre Curie, France, physicist (Nobel 1903) 
May 19
Eugene Py, La bandera argentina 
May 22
Arthur Conan Doyle, UK, author brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice 
May 22
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 
May 23
Dion Boucicault Jr., Masks and Faces 
May 26
Alfred Edward Housman, Bromsgrove England, poet (A Buried Life) 
May 29
Peter Lang, Pete Tries the Stage 
May 29
Frankie Bailey, The Crown of Lies 
May 30
Pierre Marie Felix Janet, France, psychologist/neurologist 
May 30
Jenö Balassa, Három hét 
Jun 1
Poul Aars, Den moderne Messalina 
Jun 8
Smith Wigglesworth, British religious figure (d. 1947) 
Jun 10
Jacques F H Perk, Dutch poet (Iris, Wood Song) 
Jun 10
Ernest Hendrie, A Will and a Way 
Jun 15
Ödön Uher ifj., A bánya titka 
Jun 21
Henry O Tanner, artist 
Jun 22
Frank Heino Damrosch, author/musician/teacher (found Inst of Music) 
Jun 22
Van Dyke Brooke, Sawdust and Salome 
Jun 23
Florentinus M Wibaut, Amsterdams social alderman (building of houses) 
Jun 26
Edward Kimball, The Savage Woman 
Jun 27
Mildred J Hill, composer/musician (Happy Birthday To You) 
Jun 27
Mildred J. Hill, Batman Begins 
Jun 27
Alma Bodén, Hemliga Svensson 
Jun 30
Paul Cinquevalli, Cannon Ball Juggling 
Jul 2
Hjalmar Selander, Herr Arnes pengar 
Jul 4
Virginia Ross, False Evidence 
Jul 6
Verner von Heidenstam, Sweden, poet/novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916) 
Jul 6
Verner von Heidenstam, Father Bom 
Jul 8
Fergus Hume, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab 
Jul 11
A.M. Willner, The Rogue Song 
Jul 13
Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter 
Jul 14
Willy Hess, German violinist (d. 1928) 
Jul 16
Mariya Blyumental-Tamarina, Don Diego i Pelageya 
Jul 17
Luis Munoz Rivera, Puerto Rico, journalist (founded Federalist Party) 
Jul 17
Jakob Christoph Heer, Eternal Love 
Jul 19
Carl Ludwig Schleich, Der Verführte 
Jul 20
Robert Bolder, Beyond the Rocks 
Jul 25
Nat C. Goodwin, Oliver Twist 
Jul 28
Mary Navarro, Babette 
Jul 30
Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian (d. 1939) 
Jul 30
Henry Louis Smith, Greensboro, North Carolina, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph 
Jul 31
H.C. Chisholm, The Gold Rush 
Aug 4
Knut Hamsun, Norway, writer/Nazi (Hunger-Nobel 1920) 
Aug 4
Knut Hamsun, Hunger 
Aug 6
J Arthur S Berson, Austria meteorologist (Balloon flights, Amazon) 
Aug 7
Ilija Stanojevic-Cica, Ulrih Celjski i Vladislav Hunjadi 
Aug 7
William Wandahl, Et Justitsmord 
Aug 10
Willy, Le friquet 
Aug 12
Katharine Lee Bates, US, author (America the Beautiful) 
Aug 15
Charles A. Comiskey, The Giants-White Sox Tour 
Aug 16
Arthur Forrest, When Knighthood Was in Flower 
Aug 19
Charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox) 
Aug 19
Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian/hagiographer 
Aug 23
Franz Porten, Der Trompeter von Säckingen 
Aug 27
Paul von Woringen, Die Siegerin 
Sep 3
AAJ Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité, Les Preuves) 
Sep 4
Edoardo Mascheroni, composer 
Sep 11
Vjenceslav Novak, Croatian writer (d. 1905) 
Sep 17
Frank D Adams, Canada geologist/educator 
Sep 17
Richard Henry Warren, composer 
Sep 18
John L. Bates, 41st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946) 
Sep 18
Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher (d. 1940) 
Sep 20
Yuan She-k'ai, Chinese general/president/dictator 
Sep 21
Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave) 
Sep 24
Julius Klengel, cellist/composer 
Oct 3
Elenora Duse, Italy, actress (Hedda Gabler) 
Oct 4
Henryk Pachulski, composer 
Oct 9
Alfred Dreyfus, accused Jewish French officer (Dreyfus Affair) 
Oct 11
Georgia Woodthorpe, Kultur 
Oct 11
Colin Campbell, Monte Cristo 
Oct 12
Maurice Donnay, Bargekeepers Daughter 
Oct 14
Camille Chevillard, composer 
Oct 15
Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro) 
Oct 17
William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cin Reds) 
Oct 18
Henri Bergson, France, philosopher (Creative Evolution-Nobel 1927) 
Oct 18
Paolo Orsi, Rovereto, Italian Archaeologist (Sicilian excavations) 
Oct 18
Henri Bergson, Origins of the 21st Century 
Oct 20
G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) 
Oct 20
John Dewey, philosopher, educational theorist/writer (Learn by doing) 
Oct 21
Francesc Macià,  
Oct 23
Sam Marx, Monkey Business 
Oct 23
Edgar Høyer, Leaves Out of the Book of Satan 
Oct 25
Stephanie H [Lapidoth-]Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers) 
Oct 26
Arthur Friedheim, composer 
Oct 26
Antonio Grisanti, The Last Days of Pompeii 
Oct 29
Charles Ebbets, (namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn) 
Oct 30
Conrad Dreher, Der müde Theodor 
Nov 1
Charles Brantley Aycock, (Gov-NC) 
Nov 1
William Henry Grattan Flood, composer 
Nov 1
George Wylie Paul Hunt, A Western Governor's Humanity 
Nov 4
Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer 
Nov 13
Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains) 
Nov 14
Jan Grader, Op hoop van zegen 
Nov 15
Christopher Hornsrud, Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1960) 
Nov 15
Bjørn Bjørnson, Children of the Stage; or, When Love Speaks 
Nov 17
Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer 
Nov 17
Giuseppe Campanari, Webb Singing Pictures 
Nov 19
Mikhail Mikhayl Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russia, musician (Armenian Rhapsody) 
Nov 19
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Dreams 
Nov 23
Billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], NYC, frontier outlaw, (d. 1881) 
Nov 24
Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934) 
Nov 25
Louis Calvert, David Garrick 
Nov 26
Thomas Crahan, White Horse Rapids 
Nov 30
Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer 
Nov 30
Jefferson De Angelis, Beware of the Dog 
Dec 2
Georges Seurat, Paris France, post-impressionist painter (Grande Jatte), (d. 1891) 
Dec 2
Georges Seurat, Sunday in the Park with George 
Dec 3
Maurice de Féraudy, Après lui 
Dec 5
John Jellicoe, British admiral (d. 1935) 
Dec 5
John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, Southampton 
Dec 5
Louise Beaudet, Sauce for the Goose 
Dec 5
Earl Jellicoe, Q-Ships 
Dec 6
E.H. Sothern, An Enemy to the King 
Dec 8
Cardinal William O'Connell, Cavalcade of Faith 
Dec 9
Algernon Ashton, composer 
Dec 10
Frederick Upham Adams, The Bottom of the Well 
Dec 12
Edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners) 
Dec 12
Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers) 
Dec 15
Ludwik L Zamenhof, Russian Poland, physician/linguist (Esperanto) 
Dec 17
Paul César Helleu, French artist (d. 1927) 
Dec 20
Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher 
Dec 20
Joseph Holland, Back to Primitive 
Dec 21
Gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre) 
Dec 22
Cecil [James] Sharp, London England, collector of English folk music and dance 
Dec 23
Adrian Ross, Smilin' Through 
Dec 24
Roman Statkowski, composer 
Dec 25
Raoul Gunsbourg, composer 
Dec 26
Johan F van Bemmelen, Dutch zoologist 
Dec 26
William Stephens, U.S. political figure (d. 1944) 
Dec 26
Madeleine Lucette Ryley, Mice and Men 
Dec 27
William Henry Hadow, composer 
Dec 28
Gerard Brucken Fock, composer 
Dec 28
John W Fortescue, military historian 
Dec 29
Venustiano Carranza, pres of Mexico (1915-20) 
Dec 29
Venustiano Carranza, Hearst-Pathé News, No. 20 
Dec 30
Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer 
Dec 30
Edward Connelly, The Saphead 
Dec 31
Max Fiedler, composer 
3
Jean Jaurès,  
3
Richard Lundin, Kärlek och björnjakt 
4
Izsó Barna, Casanova 
6
Frank H. Spearman, Medicine Bend 
9
Alfred Dreyfus, Captain Dreyfus 
9
J.C. Buckstone, Old Scrooge 
10
Guido Thielscher, Theophrastus Paracelsus 
11
Vjenceslav Novak, Poslednji Stipancici 
15
Edwin B. Tilton, Hearts United 
16
Jules Hanft, One-Thing-At-a-Time O'Day 
19
Marshall P. Wilder, The Widow's Might 
20
Cyriel Buysse, Het gezin van Paemel 
21
Ilka Pálmay, Johann Strauß an der schönen blauen Donau 
22
Mathilde Brundage, My Boy 
26
Irving Bacheller, Old Shep 
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