Birth Date between 1856-01-01 and 1856-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. George Bernard Shaw

Writer | Pygmalion

The Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925, acquired a reputation as the greatest dramatist in the English language during the first half of the 20th Century for the plays he had written at the height of his creativity from "Mrs. ...

2. Etienne Girardot

Actor | The Kennel Murder Case

Etienne Girardot was born on February 22, 1856 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Kennel Murder Case (1933), The Whole Town's Talking (1935) and The Garden Murder Case (1936). He was married to Dr. Violetta Shelton. He died on November 10, 1939 in Hollywood, California, USA.

3. Eddie Foy

Actor | A Favorite Fool

American stage actor, musical comedy star, and vaudevillian who was a legendary figure of his time and who fathered a family of performers who went on to notable careers in motion pictures. Born Edward Fitzgerald at 23 8th Avenue in New York City, March 9, 1856, to an Irish-immigrant tailor, ...

4. L. Frank Baum

Writer | The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum became a success with his 1883 production of "The Maid of Arran" in 1882. He was a dreamer, had a printing press and an amateur newspaper, "The Rose Lawn Home Journal" and published a coin and stamp collecting guide. He failed at almost everything through poor business sense. He had ...

5. H. Rider Haggard

Writer | King Solomon's Mines

Wrote "King Solomon's Mines" in six weeks on a bet, and almost sold the manuscript to the publisher for a paltry 500 pounds. At the last minute, he insisted on 10% of the royalties, which set him up for life.

6. Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856. He died on January 7, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA.

7. Sigmund Freud

Writer | The Ego and the Id

Austrian neurologist and 'father of psychoanalysis'. Freud was born to Jacob Freud, a Jewish wool merchant, and Amalia (neé Nathansohn). The family settled in Vienna when Freud was young. In 1873 he started medicine at the University of Vienna, at which time he adopted the shortened form of his ...

8. Woodrow Wilson

Self | The Adventures of a Boy Scout

Woodrow Wilson was born on December 28, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia, USA as Thomas Woodrow Wilson. He was married to Edith Galt Wilson and Ellen Axson Wilson. He died on February 3, 1924 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

9. Frank Losee

Actor | The Old Homestead

Frank Losee was born on June 12, 1856 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Old Homestead (1915), Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917) and Sinners (1920). He was married to Marion Elmore. He died on November 14, 1937 in Yonkers, New York.

10. William Shea

Actor | Davy Jones' Landladies

William Shea was born on October 6, 1856 in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland as William James O' Shea. He was an actor, known for Davy Jones' Landladies (1910), Davy Jones' Parrot (1910) and Davy Jones and Captain Bragg (1910). He died on November 5, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

11. Philippe Pétain

Self | Pétain et la France

Philippe Pétain was born on April 24, 1856 in Cauchy-à-la-Tour, Pas-de-Calais, France as Henri-Philippe Pétain. He was a writer, known for Pétain et la France (1941). He was married to Eugénie Hardon. He died on July 23, 1951 in Île d'Yeu, Vendée, France.

12. Booker T. Washington

Actor | By Right of Birth

Booker T. Washington was born on April 5, 1856 in Franklin County, Virginia, USA as Booker Taliaferro Washington. He was an actor, known for By Right of Birth (1921) and In the Hour of Chaos (2016). He was married to Margaret James Murray, Olivia Davidson and Fanny Norton Smith. He died on November...

13. Thomas Jefferson

Actor | The Missing Links

Thomas Jefferson was born on September 10, 1856 in New York City, New York, USA as Thomas Lockyer Jefferson. He was an actor, known for The Missing Links (1916), Tarzan of the Apes (1918) and Rip Van Winkle (1914). He was married to Daisy Jefferson and Eugenia Paul. He died on April 2, 1932 in ...

14. George Durham

Writer | Texas Rangers

George Durham was born on March 11, 1856 in Georgia, USA as George Preston Durham. He was a writer, known for Texas Rangers (2001) and Planet of Doom (2004). He was married to Caroline H. Chamberlain. He died on May 28, 1940 in Texas, USA.

15. Bert Woodruff

Actor | The Silent Partner

Bert Woodruff was the son of non-professionals Hannah R. and William A. Woodruff of Peoria, Illinois. He was married to Hattie M. Sprague. He entered the theatrical profession in 1876 in Minstrels and toured for two years as a Minstrel. Toured on the stage from 1878 until 1882, and then entered ...

16. Kate Douglas Wiggin

Writer | Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Father: Robert Nash Smith; Mother: Helen Elisabeth Dyre.

17. Charles E. Evans

Actor | Happy Days

Charles E. Evans was born on September 6, 1856 in Rochester, New York, USA as Charles Evan Evans. He was an actor, known for Happy Days (1929), The Man Who Played God (1932) and The Working Man (1933). He was married to Helena Phillips Evans. He died on April 16, 1945 in Santa Monica, California, ...

18. J.H. Rosny Sr.

Writer | La guerre du feu

Wrote jointly with younger brother Séraphin Justin François Boex using the pseudonym "J.-H. Rosny". When writing separately, Joseph would sign as "J.-H. Rosny aîné" (J.-H. Rosny the Elder) and Séraphin would sign as "J.-H. Rosny jeune" (J.-H. Rosny the Younger).

19. F. Anstey

Writer | One Touch of Venus

Educated at King's College School and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

20. Harold Frederic

Writer | Copperhead

Sometime between 1889 and 1890, he met Kate Lyon, who became his mistress. Frederic and Lyon established a second household, living openly together; they had three children.

21. Melbourne MacDowell

Actor | Feel My Pulse

Melbourne MacDowell was born on November 22, 1856 in South River, New Jersey, USA as William Melbourne McDowell. He was an actor, known for Feel My Pulse (1928), Speed Mad (1925) and Outside the Law (1920). He was married to Mrs. Caroline Wells Neff, Virginia Drew Trescott, Wilhelmina Marie Strauss...

22. William Archer

Writer | The Green Goddess

Playwright, critic, and translator. Was considered by many to be the leading English drama critic of his day.

23. Frank Daniels

Actor | Crooky

Frank Daniels was born on August 15, 1856 in Dayton, Ohio, USA as Frank Albert Daniels. He was an actor, known for Crooky (1915), What Happened to Father (1915) and Captain Jinks' Evolution (1916). He was married to Elizabeth Sanson (actress). He died on January 12, 1935 in West Palm Beach, Florida...

24. Henry Morgenthau

Actor | Ravished Armenia

Henry Morgenthau was born on April 26, 1856 in Mannheim, Germany. He was an actor, known for Auction of Souls (1919), Pathé News, No. 102 (1916) and Animated Weekly, No. 42 (1916). He died on November 25, 1946 in Westchester County, New York, USA.

25. Frank Harris

Writer | Cowboy

Born in Ireland in 1856 of Welsh parents, Harris became a noted writer as well as a friend and confidante of the elite literati of his day including fellow Irishmen Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw in addition to Guy de Maupassant, Matthew Arnold, Aleister Cowley, and James Thurber...

26. Albert Paul

Actor | Homunculus

Albert Paul was born on February 2, 1856 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Homunculus (1916), Ganz ohne Krause (1918) and Papa Krause (1918). He died on August 5, 1928 in Dresden, Germany.

27. Elbert Hubbard

Writer | A Message to Garcia

Elbert Hubbard was born on June 19, 1856 in Bloomington, Illinois, USA as Elbert Green Hubbard. He was a writer, known for A Message to Garcia (1936), A Message to Garcia (1916) and Justinian and Theodora (1910). He was married to Alice Moore and Bertha C. Crawford. He died on May 7, 1915 in off ...

28. Lew Dockstader

Actor | Dan

Lew Dockstader was born on August 7, 1856 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA as George Alfred Clapp. He was an actor, known for Dan (1914) and Minstrel Mishaps; or, Late for Rehearsal (1908). He was married to Lucin Brown. He died on October 26, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA.

29. Charles Frohman

Are You a Mason?

Many people today know the names of George M. Cohan and Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., but Charles Frohman, though lesser known, reigned supreme in the theatrical world for over a generation. From a young age Frohman's heart and soul belonged in the theatre. His lower-middle-class family moved from Sandusky...

30. Charles Gabriel

Soundtrack | 2012

Hymn-composer, author and conductor Charles H. Gabriel, Sr. was educated in the public schools of Wilton, Iowa. In San Francisco, California he conducted church choirs, and later he compiled hymnals for publishing companies. He joined ASCAP in 1940, and his sacred-music compositions include "...

32. Dalton Somers

Director | A Modern Highwayman

Dalton Somers was born on December 19, 1856 in Pancras, London, England as Symons James Sympson. He was a director and actor, known for A Modern Highwayman (1914), The Girl and the Gold Mine (1914) and In Pawn (1914). He died on April 5, 1924 in Teddington, Middlesex, England.

33. Robert Peary

Self | Hearst-Selig News Pictorial, No. 84

Robert Peary was born on May 6, 1856 in Cressona, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Edwin Peary. He was married to Josephine Cecilia Diebitsch. He died on February 20, 1920 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

34. Grand Duke Nicholas

Grand Duke Nicholas was born on November 18, 1856 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire as Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov. He was married to Princess Anastasia of Montenegro. He died on January 5, 1929 in Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

35. Gabrielle Réjane

Actress | Madame Sans-Gêne

Gabrielle Réjane was born on June 6, 1856 in Paris, France as Gabrielle Charlotte Réju. She was an actress, known for Madame Sans-Gêne (1911), Madame Sans-Gêne (1900) and Miarka, the Child of the Bear (1920). She was married to Paul Porel. She died on June 14, 1920 in Paris.

37. Charles Major

Writer | Sweet Alyssum

Father: Stephen Caskoden; Mother: Phoebe Ann Gaskill.

38. Patrick O'Donnell

Self | Faith of Millions

Patrick O'Donnell was born on November 28, 1856 in Glenties, County Donegal, Ireland as Patrick Joseph O'Donnell. He died on October 22, 1927 in Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland.

39. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Self | Tilak Bathing at the Ganges

Indian nationalist, scholar, and philosopher. He was born in Ratnagiri during British rule of India in 1956. After teaching mathematics, he was owner and editor of 2 weekly newspapers. A militant member of the 'extremist' wing within the Indian National Congress (and a member of the famous 'Lal, ...

40. J. Edwin Brown

Actor | A Young Patriot

J. Edwin Brown was born on February 29, 1856 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as James Edwin Brown. He was an actor, known for A Young Patriot (1917), The Black Box (1915) and The Gunsaulus Mystery (1921). He died on January 6, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

41. William Parry

Actor | A Cigarette Maker's Romance

William Parry was born on January 9, 1856 in Manchester, England. He is an actor, known for A Cigarette Maker's Romance (1920), The Warrior Strain (1919) and The Mirage (1920).

42. Kate Phillips

Actress | The Sands of Time

Kate Phillips was born on July 28, 1856 in Essex, England. She was an actress, known for The Sands of Time (1919) and A Lowland Cinderella (1921). She was married to H.B. Conway (actor). She died on September 9, 1931 in London, England.

43. Cecil Raleigh

Writer | Sporting Life

Cecil Raleigh (born Cecil Rowlands in England on January 27, 1856) was an English dramatist and actor whose plays, primarily melodramas, were quite popular at both ends of the turn of the last century. The son of a physician, he took up acting with the stage name of Raleigh and specialized in ...

44. Frank Burbeck

Actor | What Happened at 22

Frank Burbeck was born on December 29, 1856 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Frank Herbert Burbeck. He was an actor, known for What Happened at 22 (1916), Blazing Love (1916) and Who's Your Brother? (1919). He was married to Helene Wintner and Nanette Comstock (actress). He died on February 20, ...

45. Joynson Powell

Actor | Murder!

Joynson Powell was born on February 8, 1856 in Chelsea, London, England as Joseph Frederick Powell. He was an actor, known for Murder! (1930). He died on November 20, 1937 in Regent's Park, London.

47. May Evelynne

Actress | S.O.S.

May Evelynne was born on April 6, 1856 in California, USA as May Evelynne McCarty. She was an actress, known for S.O.S. (1917). She died on April 3, 1943 in Los Angeles, California.

49. Betty Waid

Actress | Zwischen Lachen und Weinen

Betty Waid was born on August 23, 1856. She was an actress, known for Zwischen Lachen und Weinen (1919), Troika (1930) and The Trip to Tilsit (1939). She died on February 3, 1945.


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