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, 1859157 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, 1859198 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, 1859185 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, 1859188 views