Famous people born in 1840

Thomas Nast

Thomas Nast was a German-born American editorial cartoonist known as the "Father of the American Cartoon"

AmericanSeptember 27, 1840114 views

Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin was a French sculptor who is known for his distinguished works of art and sculpture

FrenchNovember 12, 1840167 views

Victoria, Princess Royal

Empress Frederick was the Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia by marriage to German Emperor Frederick III

BritishNovember 21, 1840136 views

Alphonse Daudet

Alphonse Daudet is a renowned novelist from France with more than three dozen works of literature to his credit

FrenchMay 13, 1840126 views

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer, who authored many symphonies, concertos, ballets, operas, chamber music

RussianMay 7, 1840133 views

Emile Zola

Known for his theories of naturalism, Emile Zola was the most prominent novelist of the 19th century France

FrenchApril 2, 1840108 views

Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy was an English poet and novelist, who is mainly known for his contribution in the naturalist movement

BritishJune 2, 1840143 views

Claude Monet

Claude Monet was a renowned French painter

FrenchNovember 14, 1840139 views

Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph was the leader of a Native American tribe who led his followers in one of the most dramatic retreats in the history of America

AmericanMarch 3, 1840198 views