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In the year 1879

467 Notable birthdays

Albert Einstein

German-born theoretical physicist; developer of the theory of relativity (1879–1955).

Born March 14th, 1879 in Ulm. [ref]

Died April 18th, 1955 at 76 years old in Princeton (abdominal aortic aneurysm). [ref]

Joseph Stalin

Leader of the soviet union from 1924 to 1953.

Born December 21st, 1879 in Gori. [ref]

Died March 5th, 1953 at 73 years old in Kuntsevo Dacha (cerebral hemorrhage). [ref]

Leon Trotsky

Russian marxist revolutionary (1879–1940).

Born November 7th, 1879 in Bereslavka. [ref]

Died August 21st, 1940 at 60 years old in Coyoacán (cerebral hemorrhage). [ref]

Sarojini Naidu

Indian politician, governor of the united provinces of agra and oudh from 1947 to 1949.

Born February 13th, 1879 in Hyderabad.

Died March 2nd, 1949 at 70 years old in Lucknow (myocardial infarction).

Margaret Sanger

American birth control activist, educator and nurse.

Born September 14th, 1879 in Corning. [ref]

Died September 6th, 1966 at 86 years old in Tucson (heart failure). [ref]

Will Rogers

American humorist and entertainer (1879-1935).

Born November 4th, 1879 in Oologah. [ref]

Died August 15th, 1935 at 55 years old in Point Barrow (aviation accident). [ref]

Emiliano Zapata

Mexican revolutionary (1879-1919).

Born August 8th, 1879 in Anenecuilco.

Died April 10th, 1919 at 39 years old in Morelos (ballistic trauma).

Emperor Taishō

Emperor of japan from 1912 until 1926.

Born August 31st, 1879 in Akasaka Estate.

Died December 25th, 1926 at 47 years old in Hayama Imperial Villa (myocardial infarction).

Edward Morgan Forster

English novelist (1879-1970).

Born January 1st, 1879 in London. [ref]

Died June 7th, 1970 at 91 years old in Coventry (stroke). [ref]

Paul Klee

Swiss artist (1879-1940).

Born December 18th, 1879 in Münchenbuchsee. [ref]

Died June 29th, 1940 at 60 years old in Muralto (scleroderma). [ref]

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