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In the year 1861

276 Notable birthdays

Rabindranath Tagore

Bengali poet, philosopher and polymath (1861–1941).

Born May 6th, 1861 in Kolkata. [ref]

Died August 7th, 1941 at 80 years old in Kolkata. [ref]

H. H. Holmes

American serial killer (1861-1896).

Born May 16th, 1861 in Gilmanton.

Died May 7th, 1896 at 34 years old in Moyamensing Prison (hanging).

José Rizal

Filipino nationalist and writer (1861-1896).

Born June 19th, 1861 in Calamba. [ref]

Died December 30th, 1896 at 35 years old in Manila (ballistic trauma).

M. Visvesvaraya

Indian engineer, scholar, statesman and the diwan of mysore.

Born September 15th, 1861 in Muddenahalli. [ref]

Died April 14th, 1962 at 100 years old in Mysore. [ref]

Motilal Nehru

Indian lawyer and politician (1861–1931).

Born May 6th, 1861 in Agra. [ref]

Died February 6th, 1931 at 69 years old in Lucknow. [ref]

Rudolf Steiner

Austrian social reformer, occultist and esotericist.

Born February 25th, 1861 in Donji Kraljevec. [ref]

Died March 30th, 1925 at 64 years old in Dornach. [ref]

Georges Méliès

French film maker and illusionist (1861–1938).

Born December 8th, 1861 in Paris. [ref]

Died January 21st, 1938 at 76 years old in Paris (cancer). [ref]

Mehmed VI

Last sultan of the ottoman empire.

Born January 14th, 1861 in Istanbul.

Died May 16th, 1926 at 65 years old in Sanremo.

Fridtjof Nansen

Norwegian polar explorer and diplomat; nobel peace prize laureate (1861-1930).

Born October 10th, 1861 in Vestre Aker. [ref]

Died May 13th, 1930 at 68 years old in Polhøgda (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

British senior officer during the first world war (1861-1928).

Born June 19th, 1861 in Charlotte Square. [ref]

Died January 29th, 1928 at 66 years old in Princes Gate.

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