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In the year 1862

305 Notable birthdays

Joseph Merrick

Man with severe deformities known as the elephant man.

Born August 5th, 1862 in Leicester.

Died April 11th, 1890 at 27 years old in Whitechapel.

Claude Debussy

French composer (1862-1918).

Born August 22nd, 1862 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. [ref]

Died March 25th, 1918 at 55 years old in 16th arrondissement of Paris (colorectal cancer). [ref]

Gustav Klimt

Austrian symbolist painter (1862-1918).

Born July 14th, 1862 in Baumgarten. [ref]

Died February 6th, 1918 at 55 years old in Altes AKH (stroke). [ref]

Ida B. Wells

African-american civil rights activist (1862–1931).

Born July 16th, 1862 in Holly Springs. [ref]

Died March 25th, 1931 at 68 years old in Chicago (uremia). [ref]

O. Henry

American short story writer.

Born September 11th, 1862 in Greensboro. [ref]

Died June 5th, 1910 at 47 years old in New York City (pneumonia). [ref]

Robert Ford

American outlaw (1862-1892).

Born January 31st, 1862 in Ray County.

Died June 8th, 1892 at 30 years old in Creede (ballistic trauma).

J. Bruce Ismay

Chairman of white star shipping line (1862-1937).

Born December 12th, 1862 in Crosby.

Died October 17th, 1937 at 74 years old in Mayfair (stroke).

Edith Wharton

American novelist, short story writer, designer (1862–1937).

Born January 24th, 1862 in New York City. [ref]

Died August 11th, 1937 at 75 years old in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt (stroke). [ref]

David Hilbert

German mathematician (1862-1943).

Born January 23rd, 1862 in Königsberg, Znamensk, Kaliningrad Oblast.

Died February 14th, 1943 at 81 years old in Göttingen. [ref]

Charles Evans Hughes

Chief justice of the united states from 1930 to 1941.

Born April 11th, 1862 in Glens Falls. [ref]

Died August 27th, 1948 at 86 years old in Osterville (pneumonia). [ref]

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