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Notable Birthdays - 1850

1850Samuel Gompers, London England, American labor union leader (American Federation of Labor)

1850Robert Louis Stevenson, Edinburgh, Scotland, author (Treasure Island), (d. 1894)

1850 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 5
Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter/etcher 
Jan 6
Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist (New Era) 
Jan 6
Franz Xaver Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha) 
Jan 6
Ladislav Stroupeznický, Nasi furianti 
Jan 10
John Wellborn Root, American architect (d. 1891) 
Jan 11
J C Arthur, Lowville NY, botanist (studied rusts) 
Jan 11
Philipp la Renotiere von Ferrary, famous philatelist 
Jan 12
Barney Fagan, In Old Sacramento 
Jan 13
Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer 
Jan 14
Jean de Reszke, [Jan Mieczyslaw], Polish tenor 
Jan 14
Pierre Loti, French writer (d. 1923) 
Jan 14
Pierre Loti, Ramuntcho 
Jan 15
Mihail Eminesco, [Eminovici], Romanian poet (Samanul Dionis) 
Jan 15
Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician. (d. 1891) 
Jan 15
Hallander Helleman, Leaves Out of the Book of Satan 
Jan 17
Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, St Petersburg Russia, composer 
Jan 18
Seth Low, American politician (d. 1916) 
Jan 18
Seth Low, Opening of New East River Bridge, New York 
Jan 24
Gyula Dezséri, A Csodagyerek 
Jan 27
Samuel Gompers, London England, American labor union leader (American Federation of Labor) 
Jan 27
Edward J. Smith, English captain of the Titanic (d. 1912) 
Jan 27
E.J. Smith,  
Jan 27
Samuel Gompers, Samuel Gompers the World's Greatest Labor Leader 
Jan 29
Ebenezer Howard, London, pioneer of garden cities 
Jan 29
Lawrence Hargrave, inventor (box kite) 
Feb 2
Carel V Gerritsen, Dutch free thinker 
Feb 8
Kate Chopin, Grand Isle 
Feb 9
Sabra de Shon, Lure of the West 
Feb 12
Amaat Vyncke, Flemish missionary (Flemish Flag) 
Feb 13
Isaac Henderson, The Mummy and the Humming Bird 
Feb 16
Octave Mirbeau, France, writer (Journal of a Lady's Maid) 
Feb 16
Octave Mirbeau, Diary of a Chambermaid 
Feb 17
Anton Urspruch, composer 
Feb 17
Ludwig Bonvin, composer 
Feb 18
George Henschel, composer 
Feb 20
Nérée Beauchemin, Canadian physician and poet (d. 1931) 
Feb 22
Isaac L Rice, Germany, (namesake of Columbia Univ's Rice stadium) 
Feb 23
César Ritz, Swiss hotelier (d. 1918) 
Feb 24
Mari Jászai, The Exile 
Feb 26
J.H. Barnes, Hamlet 
Feb 26
Mason Mitchell, Battle of Mafeking 
Feb 27
Henry Edwards Huntington, US, railroad exec 
Feb 28
Hermann Schell, German theologist/philosopher (Gott und Geist) 
Mar 5
Daniel Brink Towner, composer 
Mar 6
Victoria Benedictsson, Fru Marianne 
Mar 7
Tomés G Masaryk, Czechoslovakia, Father/Pres of Czech (1918-35) 
Mar 7
Champ Clark, American politician (d. 1921) 
Mar 7
James Beauchamp Clark, Hutchinson, Kansas, Semi-Centennial Celebration 
Mar 7
Tomás Garrigue Masaryk,  
Mar 9
Alexandre Luigini, composer 
Mar 10
Mary Mills Patrick, US, 1st pres of Istanbul Woman's College 
Mar 10
Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906) 
Mar 12
Clay M. Greene, Two Smiths and a Haff 
Mar 13
Emilio Serrano y Ruiz, composer 
Mar 18
Richard Drasche-Wartinberg, Episode #3.7 
Mar 24
Silas Hocking, British novelist and preacher (d. 1935) 
Mar 24
Silas K. Hocking, Dick's Fairy 
Mar 26
Edward Bellamy, author (Looking Backward) 
Mar 27
André Sylvane, The Sad Sack 
Mar 28
H. Kyrle Bellew, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 
Apr 8
William Henry Welch, US, pathologist (founded John Hopkins) 
Apr 9
Herman Zumpe, composer 
Apr 13
Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, British astronomer (d. 1917) 
Apr 15
John Munroe Longyear, US, capitalist/bank president 
Apr 16
Herbert Baxter Adams, US, historian (American Historical Association) 
Apr 19
Edward John Gregory, painter/engraver 
Apr 19
Theo Mann-Bouwmeester, Dutch actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler) 
Apr 19
Theo Mann-Bouwmeester, Frauenmoral 
Apr 20
Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man) 
Apr 27
Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German general (d. 1921) 
May 1
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Governor General of Canada (d. 1942) 
May 1
Prince Arthur, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Decorating the Monument of Champlain and Receiving Addresses of Welcome from the Mayor of Quebec, the Governor General of Canada and Vice President Fairbanks, Representative of the United States 
May 7
Helen Tracy, Blue-Eyed Mary 
May 8
Ross Barnes, baseball player (d. 1915) 
May 10
Thomas Johnstone Lipton, Glasgow, yachtsman/tea magnate (Lipton Tea) 
May 10
Thomas Lipton, Sir Thomas Lipton Out West 
May 10
Raymond Stijns, Hard Labeur 
May 12
Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. statesman (d. 1924) 
May 13
Modest Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades: Bolshoi Opera 
May 16
Arthur Henry Mann, organist/composer 
May 16
Auguste Van Biene, The Broken Melody 
May 17
Antonio Scontrino, composer 
May 18
Oliver Heaviside, London, physicist (predicted ionosphere) 
May 20
Eaton Faning, composer 
May 21
Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (d. 1914) 
May 22
Johann Schrammel, composer 
May 24
Ernest Albert Waterlow, water-color painter 
May 26
Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Stupid force) 
May 26
James Kenyon, Panoramic View of the Morecambe Sea Front 
May 27
Thomas Neill Cream, Glasgow, Scotland, serial killer (Lambeth poisoner), (d. 1892) 
May 27
Frederik C.O. Raben-Levetzau, Kong Frederik VIII besøger Island 
May 30
Frederick D. Grant, 25th Infantry 
Jun 5
Pat Garrett, American Western lawman (d. 1908) 
Jun 6
Karl F Braun, Germany, co-developed wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909) 
Jun 8
Axel Madsen, The President 
Jun 12
Georges Demenÿ, Serpentine Dance: Loïe Fuller 
Jun 18
Richard Heuberger, composer 
Jun 18
Richard Heuberger, Opernball 
Jun 19
David Jayne Hill, American diplomat (d. 1932) 
Jun 21
Enrico Cecchetti, Coppélia, A ballet in three acts 
Jun 24
Horatio Herbert Kitchener, County Kerry, Ireland, commander of the British forces during Anglo-Boer War 
Jun 24
Lord Kitchener, Gen'l Sir Herbert Kitchener 
Jun 27
Ivan Vazov, Bulgaria, poet/novelist/playwright (Under the Yoke) 
Jun 27
Jacob Adolf Hagg, composer 
Jun 27
Lafcadio Hearn, US, journalist/author (Chita) 
Jun 27
Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (d. 1919) 
Jun 27
Lafcadio Hearn, Kwaidan 
Jun 27
Ivan Vazov, Pod igoto 
Jun 29
Joseph Paul Skelly, composer 
Jul 3
Alfredo Kiel, composer 
Jul 4
Ole Olsen, composer 
Jul 11
Annie Armstrong, American missionary leader (d. 1938) 
Jul 12
Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist (d. 1912) 
Jul 14
Robert Brower, Thirty Days at Hard Labor 
Jul 15
Francesca Xavier Cabrini, [Mother Cabrini], 1st US saint 
Jul 16
Julius Larsen, Direktør Ivar Knudsen til prøvesejlads om bord paa et dieselskib, omgivet af repræsentanter for handel og industri, hvoriblandt admiral A. de Richelieu, etatsraad Martin Dessau, gehejmeetatsraad Julius Larsen, baron Blixen-Finecke og flere 
Jul 18
Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (d. 1939) 
Jul 30
Gyula Abonyi, Today and Tomorrow 
Aug 3
Paul A Daum, Dutch writer/founder/editor (Batavian Newspaper) 
Aug 3
Reginald Heber Roe, 2nd Headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School (d. 1926) 
Aug 4
Charles Coborn, Three Men in a Boat 
Aug 5
Anton Simon, composer 
Aug 5
Guy de Maupassant, France, author (Boule de Suif) 
Aug 5
Guy de Maupassant, Masculin Féminin 
Aug 14
Earnest YY [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, actor (Kloris & Roses) 
Aug 15
Gyp, The Marriage of Chiffon 
Aug 21
Enoch Aagaard, Arbejdet adler 
Aug 26
Charles Richet, French physiologist (anaphylaxis-Nobel 1913) 
Sep 2
Albert Spaulding, baseball player/founded Spaulding sports company 
Sep 2
Eugene Field, author/journalist (Little Boy Blue) 
Sep 2
Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (d. 1919) 
Sep 4
Luigi Cadorna, Italian fieldmarshal/earl (WW I-Caporetto) 
Sep 6
Louis F H "Louis" Apol, painter/etcher/literary 
Sep 9
Harishchandra, India, poet/dramatist/father of modern Hindi 
Sep 9
Leopoldo Miguez, composer 
Oct 4
John W McGraw, (Gov-R-Wash) (1893-97) 
Oct 5
Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (d. 1910) 
Oct 8
Henri Louis le Chatelier, French chemist (d. 1936) 
Oct 18
Francis Thome, composer 
Oct 19
Annie S Peck, mountain climber/explorer/diplomat 
Oct 23
Sophus Bauditz, Historien om Hjortholm 
Nov 5
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (d. 1919) 
Nov 5
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, The Belle of the Season 
Nov 5
Francis Worcester Doughty, A Woman's Eyes 
Nov 8
Karel Komzak, composer 
Nov 9
Lewis Lewin, Germany, toxicologist/father of psychopharmacologist 
Nov 12
Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (d. 1908) 
Nov 12
Stanislaw Jasienski, Dla ciebie, Polsko 
Nov 13
Robert Louis Stevenson, Edinburgh, Scotland, author (Treasure Island), (d. 1894) 
Nov 13
Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Planet 
Nov 20
Arthor Goring Thomas, composer 
Nov 26
Henricus Van de Wetering, archbishop of Utrecht (1895-1929) 
Dec 1
Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, composer 
Dec 5
Alexander Girardi, Der Millionenonkel 
Dec 6
Leopold Krenn, Die Landstreicher 
Dec 9
Emma Abbott, American soprano (d. 1891) 
Dec 10
Gustav Hinrichs, The Phantom of the Opera 
Dec 13
G F Grace, cricketer (brother of W G ) 
Dec 13
Iver Paul Fredrik Holter, composer 
Dec 16
Fred Morley, cricketer (legendary Notts & England bowler 1880-83) 
Dec 21
Zdenek Fibich, composer 
Dec 21
Zdenek Fibich, Kolya 
Dec 29
Tomas Breton y Hernandez, composer 
Dec 29
Tomás Bretón, La Dolores 
Dec 30
John Milne, Liverpool, British Geologist, Seismologist, and Anthropologist who developed the first modern seismograph 
3
Eugene Field, Wynken, Blynken & Nod 
4
Joseph J. Dowling, The Kentucky Colonel 
8
Lujza Blaha, A táncz 
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