Famous people born in 1856

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, literary critic and a fervent socialist who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925.

IrishJuly 26, 1856115 views

Frank B. Kellogg

Frank Billing Kellogg was a renowned American lawyer, politician, and statesman who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1929

Robert Peary

Robert Edwin Peary, Sr

AmericanMay 6, 1856215 views

Philippe Pétain

Philippe Pétain was a French general who was declared a national hero in World War I but was later discredited and sentenced to death.

FrenchApril 24, 185690 views

Emil Kraepelin

Emil Kraepelin was a German psychiatrist who is known as the founder of psychopharmacology and psychiatric genetics

GermanFebruary 15, 1856133 views

Alfred Deakin

Alfred Deakin was an Australian prime minister who is credited with the implementation of many significant welfare policies

Louis Sullivan

Louis Sullivan was a pioneering architect who is known as the "father of skyscrapers" and "father of modernism"

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was a great Indian freedom fighter, national leader and social reformer who advocated Swaraj or Self Rule

IndianJuly 23, 1856267 views

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud was a 19th century neurologist who is hailed as the father of ‘psychoanalysis’

AustrianMay 6, 1856135 views