Famous people born in 1847

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker was a master diction writer who created the popular character Dracula, with his masterpiece of the same name

IrishNovember 8, 1847149 views

Otto Wallach

Otto Wallach was a German chemist who won the 1910 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work on alicyclic compounds

GermanMarch 27, 1847114 views

Millicent Fawcett

Millicent Fawcett was a British reformer, feminist and intellectual

BritishJune 11, 184795 views

Kate Sheppard

Kate Sheppard was a social activist and an important leader of the women’s suffrage movement in New Zealand

Joseph Pulitzer

Joseph Pulitzer was one of the most prominent US journalists and publisher of his times

HungarianApril 10, 1847127 views

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-American scientist and inventor, referred to as ‘Father of the Telephone’

CanadianMarch 3, 1847120 views

Anna Howard Shaw

Anna Howard Shaw was a leader of the women's suffrage movement in the United States

AmericanFebruary 14, 1847127 views

Thomas Edison

One of the leading inventors of the USA, Thomas Edison was a multitalented personality

AmericanFebruary 11, 1847168 views

Jesse James

Jesse James was a legendary American outlaw, gang leader, murderer and bank robber

Annie Besant

Annie Besant was a women’s rights activist, theosophist and Indian nationalist

BritishOctober 1, 1847168 views