Birth Date between 1859-01-01 and 1859-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Arthur Conan Doyle

Writer | Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle. He was a writer and producer, known for Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock (2010) and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984). He was married to Jean Leckie and Louisa Hawkins. He died on July 7, 1930 ...

2. Kaiser Wilhelm II

Self | Gewalt gegen Recht

Kaiser William II was born on January 27, 1859 to a Prince and Princess of Prussia. His mother was the daughter of Queen Victoria. He grew up like any Prussian Prince, except for an arm that was deformed from birth. He admired his grandparents who became Kaiser and Empress when he was small. He ...

3. Alfred Dreyfus

Self | Captain Dreyfus

Alfred Dreyfuss is known, and earned his place in history, for being unwillingly at the center of a scandal that rocked France from 1894 until 1906. Dreyfuss, a captain on the General Staff, had been accused of passing sensitive artillery information to Germany (it was soon discovered that another ...

4. Mrs. A.W. Filson

Actress | The Squaw Man

Mrs. A.W. Filson was born on February 23, 1859 in Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for The Squaw Man (1914), The Reformation of Dad (1913) and When Men Forget (1913). She was married to Al W. Filson. She died on May 13, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

5. Josephine Crowell

Actress | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Josephine Crowell was a Canadian-born character actress. She appeared in vaudeville as early as 1879. On screen, she is best remembered for her dramatic portrayal of the mother in D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915), her comedic performances in Harold Lloyd's Speedy (1928) and Stan Laurel ...

6. Mildred J. Hill

Soundtrack | Paycheck

Happy Birthday to You, which she wrote with her sister, Patty S. Hill, was intended as a classroom greeting. It was first published in 1893 as "Good Morning To All." The lyrics were amended in 1924 to include a stanza beginning "Happy Birthday to You.".

7. Victor Herbert

Soundtrack | Duck Soup

Every professional recording artist today owes their livelihood to some degree to Victor Herbert. Working closely with John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin and others, he was the driving force in founding the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) on February 13, 1914. He became...

8. Edward Connelly

Actor | The Devil

American character actor of silent films, Edward Connelly, a native New Yorker, was a newspaperman before he became an actor, being a reporter for the New York Sunl. At 25 he joined a theatrical stock company in Kansas City and appeared subsequently on Broadway in such plays as "Shore Acres," "The ...

9. Gus Leonard

Actor | Wurra-Wurra

Gus Leonard was born on February 4, 1859 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France as Amédée Théodore Gaston Lerond. He was an actor, known for Wurra-Wurra (1916), Mush and Milk (1933) and The Girl I Loved (1923). He died on March 27, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

10. Kenneth Grahame

Writer | The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame was born on 8 March 1859 and was orphaned by the time he was five years old. He went to live with his grandmother in Cookham Dene, Berkshire. He attended St. Edward's School there, and at the age of 17 began working as a clerk for the Bank of England. He stayed on, was promoted ...

11. Elias Disney

Elias Disney was born on February 6, 1859 in Bluevale, Ontario, Canada as Elias Charles Disney. He was married to Flora Disney. He died on September 13, 1941 in Hollywood, California, USA.

12. Sholom Aleichem

Writer | Fiddler on the Roof

Sholom Aleichem (translated from Hebrew as a greeting "Peace be with you") was the pseudonym of Sholom Yakov Rabinovitz. He was born on February 18, 1859, in Pereyaslav near Kiev, Ukraine, in the Russian Empire. His father was a religious scholar and the family was trilingual. After his mother died...

13. Knut Hamsun

Writer | Poslední radost

Norwegian novelist Knut Hamsun was born to a poor family and sent to live with an uncle, a commercial fisherman. He grew up without any formal schooling. Hamsun left Norway for the U.S. twice: once in 1882, and again in 1886. Each time he stayed in the U.S. for two years, holding various jobs ...

14. Louise Beaudet

Actress | Peggy of Fifth Avenue

Louise Beaudet was born on December 5, 1859 in Lotbinere, Québec, Canada as Louise Aimee Beaudet. She was an actress and writer, known for Peggy of Fifth Avenue (1915), The Wheels of Justice (1915) and The Goddess (1915). She died on December 31, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA.

15. Franz Porten

Director | Der Trompeter von Säckingen

Franz Porten was born on August 23, 1859 in Zeltingen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He was a director and writer, known for Der Trompeter von Säckingen (1918), Othello (1908) and Theodor Körner (1914). He died on May 21, 1932 in Berlin, Germany.

16. Robert Bolder

Actor | Fools for Luck

Robert Bolder was born on July 20, 1859 in London, England as Robert Joseph Edney. He was an actor, known for Fools for Luck (1917), On Trial (1917) and The Christian (1923). He died on December 10, 1937 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

17. Edward Kimball

Actor | The Christian

Edward Kimball was born on June 26, 1859 in Keokuk, Iowa, USA as Edward Marshall Kimball. He was an actor, known for The Christian (1914), The Yellow Passport (1916) and Boys Will Be Boys (1921). He was married to Mrs. E.M. Kimball. He died on January 4, 1938 in Hollywood, California, USA.

18. Sam Marx

Monkey Business

Sam Marx was born on October 23, 1859 in Alsace, France as Simon Marrix. He was an actor, known for Monkey Business (1931). He was married to Miene Schönberg. He died on May 10, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

19. Arthur Marvin

Cinematographer | Sherlock Holmes Baffled

Brother of [error] (inventor of the Biograph camera and co-founder of pioneering Biograph Studios).

20. Walt Whitman

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Walt Whitman was born on April 25, 1859 in Lyon, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Three Musketeers (1921), The Mark of Zorro (1920) and The Fire Bride (1922). He died on March 27, 1928 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

21. Van Dyke Brooke

Director | Nemesis!

A longtime and respected stage actor, Van Dyke Brooke went into the film business in 1909. A prolific actor, writer and director for Vitagraph, he stayed with the company until 1916, when the studio cleaned house and fired many of its "old-timers". He stayed in the business as an actor until his ...

22. Jefferson De Angelis

Actor | Her Great Chance

Jefferson De Angelis was born on November 30, 1859 in San Francisco, California, USA as Thomas Jefferson De Angelis. He was an actor, known for Her Great Chance (1918), Health by the Year (1915) and The Funny Side of Jealousy (1915). He was married to Charlotte Elliott (1895-1938 actress) and ...

23. Georgia Woodthorpe

Actress | Merely Mary Ann

Georgia Woodthorpe was born on October 11, 1859 in San Francisco, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Merely Mary Ann (1920), Thundering Dawn (1923) and The Song of Life (1922). She was married to Fred A. Cooper. She died on August 25, 1927 in Glendale, California.

25. Maurice de Féraudy

Soundtrack | La Môme

Maurice de Féraudy was born on December 3, 1859 in Joinville-le-Pont, Val-de-Marne, France as Dominique Marie Maurice de Féraudy. He was a director and actor, known for La Vie En Rose (2007), Coster Bill of Paris (1922) and Le cousin Pons (1924). He was married to Eugénie Lainé. He died on May 12, ...

26. Georges Seurat

Self | Pioneers of Modern Painting

Georges Seurat, one of the members of 'Salon des Refuses' who learned from classical training and from contemporary art and was rejected by the official Salon, became the founder of Pointilism (Divisionism) in art.

He was born Georges-Pierre Seurat on December 2, 1859, in Paris, France. He was the ...

29. Belle Gunness

Belle Gunness was born on November 11, 1859 in Selbu, Norway as Brynhild Paulsdatter Størseth. She was married to Peter Gunness and Mads Albert Sorenson. She died in 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

30. Blair Smith

Cinematographer | The Great Train Robbery

Died before 1923.

31. Marshall P. Wilder

Actor | The Widow's Might

Marshall P. Wilder was born on September 19, 1859 in Geneva, New York, USA as Marshall Pinckney Wilder. He was an actor and writer, known for The Widow's Might (1913), Professor Optimo (1912) and Mockery (1912). He was married to Mrs. Marshall P. Wilder. He died on January 10, 1915 in St. Paul, ...

32. Lewis Borzage Sr.

Street Angel

Lewis Borzage Sr. was born in 1859 in Ronzone, Italy. He was an actor, known for Street Angel (1928). He died on March 16, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

33. Frankie Bailey

Actress | Thank You

Frankie Bailey was born on May 29, 1859 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Frankie Walters. She was an actress, known for Thank You (1925), The Crown of Lies (1926) and The Famous Mrs. Fair (1923). She was married to Frank Robinson (circus owner) and Fred McElwee. She died on July 8, 1953 in Los ...

34. Fergus Hume

Writer | The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Mystery writer Fergus Hume was born Ferguson Wright Hume in Powick, Worcestershire, England, in 1859. His father was a doctor at a local insane asylum.

When he was four years old the family emigrated to New Zealand, where his father founded the first private mental hospital in the country, and also ...

35. Venustiano Carranza

Self | Following the Flag in Mexico

Born into a wealthy cattle-ranching family, Venustiano Carranza followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Mexican army. He became a supporter of Francisco I. Madero in Madero's efforts to overthrow the dictatorship of Gen. Porfirio Díaz. When this proved successful, Madero appointed ...

37. A.E. Housman


English poet and scholar. He was the eldest of seven children born to Edward Housman, a solicitor, and Sarah Jane Housman (née Williams). Housman was brought up and educated in Worcestershire, winning a scholarship to Bromsgrove School in 1870. In 1877 he won another scholarship, to St. John's ...

38. Gilbert Clayton

Actor | The Silver Treasure

Gilbert Clayton was born on January 18, 1859 in Polo, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Silver Treasure (1926), Blood and Sand (1922) and Main Street (1923). He was married to Josephine. He died on March 1, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

39. Jerome K. Jerome

Writer | The Passing of the Third Floor Back

Born in Walsall, Staffordshire, in 1859, son of an unsuccessful ironmonger. Raised in London, and educated at Marylebone Grammar School. Started work as railway clerk at fourteen, and later worked as schoolmaster, actor and journalist. Two volumes of humorous essays preceded "Three Men In A Boat" (...

40. Mariya Blyumental-Tamarina

Actress | Iskateli schastya

Mariya Blyumental-Tamarina was born on July 16, 1859 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire as Mariya Mikhajlovna Blyumental-Tamarina. She was an actress, known for A Greater Promise (1936), Don Diego i Pelageya (1928) and Na krylyah vvys (1923). She died on October 16, 1938.

41. Jules Hanft

Actor | The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln

Jules Hanft was born on September 16, 1859 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Julian O. Hanft. He was an actor, known for The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924), Taxi Spooks (1929) and One-Thing-At-a-Time O'Day (1919). He was married to Mary G. He died on August 6, 1936 in Los Angeles, ...

42. Fanny Rice

Actress | The Moonshine Trail

Fanny Rice was born on February 7, 1859 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA as Fanny C. Rice. She was an actress, known for The Moonshine Trail (1919), Dawn (1919) and My Husband's Other Wife (1920). She was married to Warren H. Purdy and G.W. Purdy. She died on July 10, 1936 in The Bronx, New York, USA.

43. Colin Campbell

Director | The World's a Stage

Colin Campbell was born on October 11, 1859 in Scotland as James Colin Campbell. He was a director and writer, known for The World's a Stage (1922), A Hoosier Romance (1918) and The Corsican Brothers (1920). He died on August 26, 1928 in Hollywood, California, USA.

44. E.H. Sothern

Actor | The Man of Mystery

E.H. Sothern was born on December 6, 1859 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Edward Hugh Sothern. He was an actor, known for The Man of Mystery (1917), An Enemy to the King (1916) and The Chattel (1916). He was married to Julia Marlowe and Virginia Harned. He died on October 28, 1933 in New York ...

46. Eugene Py

Director | Los tocayos

Considered as the pioneer of Argentinian cinema.

47. J.C. Buckstone

Writer | Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost

J.C. Buckstone was born on September 9, 1859 in Sydenham, London, England as John Copeland Buckstone. He was an actor and writer, known for Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost (1901), David Garrick (1913) and Old Scrooge (1913). He was married to Adela Measor. He died on September 24, 1924 in London.

48. Ben Walker

Actor | Snowed In

Ben Walker was born in 1859. He was an actor, known for Snowed In (1926), The Winner (1926) and Tracked by the Police (1927). He died on February 3, 1924 in Everett, Massachusetts, USA.

49. Louis Calvert

Actor | King John

Louis Calvert his the son of actor Charles Calvert and actress better known as Mrs. Charles Calvert. Handsome English gentleman who was one of the greatest Shakespearian performer of the Victorian era, later became a star of Broadway theatre between 1909-23. He appeared in only two movies, the ...

50. Emil Fenyvessy

Actor | Tragödie im Hause Habsburg

Emil Fenyvessy was born on March 31, 1859 in Ternye, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire as Emil Teitelbaum. He was an actor and writer, known for Tragödie im Hause Habsburg (1924), Anna Karenina (1918) and A csikós (1913). He died on March 20, 1924 in Budapest, Hungary.

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