Famous people born in 1878

Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore was an Academy award winning American actor of stage, screen, and radio

AmericanApril 28, 187890 views

Lillian Moller Gilbreth

Lillian Gilbreth was an American psychologist hailed to be the first true industrial/organizational psychologist

AmericanMay 24, 1878117 views

Carlos Saavedra Lamas

Carlos Saavedra Lamas was an Argentine politician, diplomat, labour rights legislator, international law expert and the first Latin American Nobel Peace Prize recipient

Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner was a renowned Austrian scientist who worked with Otto Hahn to discover the phenomenon of nuclear fission

Rezā Shāh

Reza Shah was the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and Shah of Iran from 1925 to 1941

IranianMarch 15, 1878165 views

Peyo Yavorov

Peyo Yavorov was a Bulgarian romantic poet

Anton Hansen Tammsaare

Anton Hansen Tammsaare was an Estonian writer who is best known for his pentalogy ‘Truth and Justice’

EstonianJanuary 30, 1878119 views

Louis Chevrolet

Louis Chevrolet was a Swiss-American car racer who designed the first Chevrolet automobile and also founded the ‘Frontenac Motor Corporation’

SwissDecember 25, 1878120 views

C. Rajagopalachari

Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari was an Indian lawyer, independence activist, politician and writer

IndianDecember 10, 1878135 views

Jack Johnson (Boxer)

Jack Johnson was the first African American to become the world’s heavyweight boxing champion

AmericanMarch 31, 1878123 views