Famous people born in 1859

    Henri Bergson

    Henri Bergson

    Henri-Louis Bergson was a well-known philosopher who won the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature

    FrenchOctober 18, 1859153 views

    Knut Hamsun

    Knut Hamsun was a Norwegian writer, poet, dramatist, and social critic

    NorwegianAugust 4, 1859154 views

    Billy the Kid

    Billy the Kid was a 19th-century gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War

    AmericanNovember 17, 1859196 views

    Carrie Chapman Catt

    Carrie Chapman Catt was an American women’s rights activist who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S

    AmericanJanuary 9, 1859149 views

    Wilhelm II

    Wilhelm II was the last German emperor (kaiser) and King of Prussia, whose belligerent policies resulted in World War I

    GermanJanuary 27, 1859112 views

    Svante Arrhenius

    Svante Arrhenius was a renowned Swedish scientist who is regarded as father of modern day physical chemistry

    SwedishFebruary 19, 1859177 views

    Sholem Aleichem

    Sholem Aleichem was a renowned Yiddish novelist, essayist and playwright

    AmericanMarch 2, 185992 views

    Aurel Stodola

    Aurel Stodola was a Slovak engineer and inventor

    SlovakMay 10, 1859231 views

    Henry Ossawa Tanner

    Henry Ossawa Tanner was a renowned African American painter

    AmericanJune 21, 1859101 views

    Pierre Curie

    Pierre Curie was a French physicist and Nobel laureate

    FrenchMay 15, 1859178 views