156 Year Old Celebrities

1. Aleksa Šantić (1868)

Serb Poet

Bosnian-Serbian poet, writer, songwriter, and translator who wrote nearly 800 poems (collected in six volumes) and seven plays. Also an editor, he headed a literary review called Zora during the...

2. Leonard Borwick (1868)

British Musician

Concert musician known for his brilliant handling of Schumann and Brahms. Exceptional Royal Academy of Music students received an award in his name.

3. Theodore William Richards (1868)


Theodore William Richards is a famous Chemist, who was born on January 31, 1868 in United States. An American chemist who is best known for determining the atomic weights of...

4. David Devant (1868)

British Magician

Former magician remembered for his large scale stage illusions.

5. Edward Howland Robinson Green (1868)


Son of the notorious Wall Street miser who became known for his large stamp and coin collections.

6. Henrietta Leavitt (1868)


Astronomer who helped measure the relative brightness of Cepheid variables, which helped scientists to measure distances to stars. After her death her work was used to determine that the Milky...

7. Paul Claudel (1868)

French Diplomat

French poet, playwright, and diplomat known for such long, free-verse plays as Le Partage de Midi. He became a member of the prestigious Academie Francaise in 1946.

8. Fritz Haber (1868)

German Chemist

He is known as the Father of Chemical Warfare for his work deploying poisonous gases during World War I. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1918 for synthesizing...

9. Jose Vianna da Motta (1868)


Jose Vianna da Motta is a famous Pianist, who was born on April 22, 1868 in Portugal. Concert pianist and composer who toured Portugal and Europe in the first half...

10. Scott Joplin (1868)


Known as the King of Ragtime, his "Maple Leaf Rag" was the first official ragtime hit and by far the most influential.

11. Jessie Pope (1868)

British Writer Very Bad Lady

Remembered primarily for World War I-era patriotic poems such as "Who's for the Game?" and "The Call," Pope also wrote a humorous poetry collection titled Paper Pellets and a children's...

12. Arturo Alessandri (1868)

President Of Chile

Reformer who served as Chile's President from 1920 to 1925 and then again from 1932 to 1938. He notably created a new constitution as well as a Central Bank for...

13. Robert Millikan (1868)


Physicist who became the second American to win the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1923 for his work measuring the charge of the electron. He coined the term "cosmic rays"...

14. Bernard Johnson (1868)

British Composer

English composer and organist who worked as Nottingham's City Organist in 1910.

15. Henri Bendel (1868)

Fashion Designer

Fashion designer and entrepreneur most recognized for starting the high-end department store, Henri Bendel.

16. August Horch (1868)


Automobile entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Audi model. He published his autobiography, I Built Cars, in 1937. There is a Horch Museum in his honor, located in Germany. 

17. James Connolly (1868)

Irish Republican And Socialist L

Irish socialist and republican theorist who led the 1916 Easter Rising.

18. Alberto Masferrer (1868)


A Salvadoran essayist and journalist, he is particularly known as the developer of a philosophy known as "vitalismo," which holds that all people, regardless of social standing, gender, or race,...

19. Felix Hoffmann (1868)

German Chemist

German chemist who discovered the pain-relieving properties of what is now aspirin and heroin.

20. Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868)


The main representative of Art Nouveau in Great Britain, he was influenced by the Industrial Revolution. Redesigned famed architect and designer W.J. Bassett-Lowke's home.

21. Peter Behrens (1868)

Industrial Designer And Architec

Responsible for German Modernism, he influenced architectural reform around the start of the twentieth century. Helped found the German Werkbund group, which carried on the traditions of the Arts and...

22. Emanuel Lasker (1868)

German World Chess Champion And

Widely regarded as one of the greatest chess players of all time and a forefather of modern chess competition.

23. Emily Murphy (1868)

Canadian Judge

Notable for her membership in a Canadian women's activist group known as "The Famous Five," Murphy played a key role in convincing the government to consider women "qualified persons" who...

24. WEB DuBois (1868)

Non-fiction Author

African-American writer, sociologist, Civil Rights activist, and advocate of Pan-Africanism. His most famous non-fiction works include The Souls of Black Folk (1903) and Black Reconstruction in America (1935).

25. Amy Archer-Gilligan (1868)

Windsor/connecticut/nursing Home

Killed nursing home patients and at least one of her two husbands.

26. Eleanor H. Porter (1868)

Children's Author

Eleanor H. Porter is a famous Children's Author, who was born on December 19, 1868 in United States. An American novelist and children’s author, she is best known for her...

27. Edgar Lee Masters (1868)


Edgar Lee Masters is a famous Poet, who was born on August 23, 1868 in United States. Author of Spoon River Anthology, a bestselling free-verse work. His numerous other poetry...

28. Karl Landsteiner (1868)

Austrian Pathologist

Important figure in biology and medicine who is notable for having developed the system for classification of blood types. He also helped discover the polio virus.

29. Georges Lacombe (1868)


French sculptor and painter known as Le Nabi sculpteur, or the sculptor of the group. He made the carved wood piece L'Existence.

30. Jesse Burkett (1868)

Major League Baseball Outfielder

Hall of Fame left fielder nicknamed The Crab; won three National League batting titles in a career that spanned from 1890 with the New York Giants to 1905 with the...

31. Louise McKinney (1868)


Politician and former schoolteacher who became the first woman to be elected to the Canadian legislature in 1917. She belonged to the United Farmers party.

32. Nicholas II (1868)


Last Emperor of Russia who reigned from 1894 to 1917. He was infamously executed during the Russian Revolution on charges of treason and due to the unpopularity of the first...

33. Stefan George (1868)

German Poet

German poet, translator, and editor whose best- known works include Algabal and Das neue Reich.

34. Robert Falcon Scott (1868)


English explorer who led two expeditions to Antarctica. On his second trip, the Terra Nova Expedition, he and his fellow explorers perished soon after visiting the South Pole.

35. Sol White (1868)

American Baseball Player Owner A

Hall of Fame baseball player, manager and executive who was one of the driving forces behind the Negro League.

36. Harvey Samuel Firestone (1868)


Harvey Samuel Firestone is a famous Entrepreneur, who was born on December 20, 1868 in United States. Founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, which was one of the first...

37. Jaan Tõnisson (1868)

Prime Minister Of Estonia

Estonian politician who served as Prime Minister of Estonia from 1919 to 1920 and as the Foreign Minister of Estonia from 1931 to 1932. He was notably a part of...

38. Mohammad Farid (1868)

Egyptian Politician

Notable as the second President of the Egyptian National Party, Farid also worked as a writer and lawyer. He fought for political, economic, and social reform in his native Egypt.

39. Horace Elgin Dodge (1868)


Horace Elgin Dodge is a famous Entrepreneur, who was born on May 17, 1868 in United States. Automobile pioneer who co-founded the Dodge Brothers Company. According to Astrologers, Horace Elgin...

40. Frank Bunker Gilbreth (1868)


Frank Bunker Gilbreth is a famous Inventor, who was born on July 7, 1868 in United States. Pioneer of motion study, a business efficiency technique, who is, most notably, the...

41. Maxim Gorky (1868)

Russian Writer Playwright Essayi

Leading novelist and playwright of the early Soviet Union who wrote Twenty-six Men and a Girl, and The Mother.

42. Nathan L. Miller (1868)

American Judge

Republican politician and attorney who held office as New York Governor in the early 1920s. He had previously served on the New York Supreme Court.

43. Ella Gaunt Smith (1868)


Her line of Ella Smith dolls became one of the hottest-selling toys in the early decades of the 1900s.

44. Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd (1868)


Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd is a famous Journalist, who was born on January 31, 1868 in United States. A fashion journalist, she also wrote several popular novels intended for young women,...

45. Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868)


Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg is a famous Duchess, who was born on March 1, 1868 in Germany. Duchess of Hohenberg who was the wife of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria....

46. Gaston Leroux (1868)

French Writer

French mystery author who wrote The Phantom of the Opera (1910), which was later adapted into several stage and film productions. His other works include The Mystery of the Yellow...

47. Charles Conder (1868)

Australian Painter Lithographer

English-Australian painter whose most famous works included "Under the Southern Sun" and "A Holiday at Mentone." He was prominent in the Heidelberg School.

48. Mary Hunter Austin (1868)

Memoirist Novelist Poet Essayist

American writer who is best known for The Land of Little Rain, a work that describes the animals, plant life, and people of the Mojave Desert of Southern California.

49. William Allen White (1868)

American Newspaper Editor

American newspaper editor and leader of the Progressive movement who was a spokesman for middle America during the beginning of the 20th century. He won a 1923 Pulitzer Prize for...

50. Eva Moore (1868)

Movie Actress

Renowned stage and film actress who appeared in Old Iron, A Cup of Kindness, and But the Flesh Is Weak.

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