The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies
Famous people born in 1879
Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

German-born physicist
Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky (1879 - 1940)

Soviet politician
Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger (1879 - 1966)

American activist and sex educator
Paul Klee

Paul Klee (1879 - 1940)

Swiss-German painter
Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu (1879 - 1949)

Indian poet and activist
Will Rogers

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

American actor
Kazimir Malevich

Kazimir Malevich (1879 - 1935)

Ukrainian painter and theorist
Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi (1879 - 1950)

Indian philosopher
Franz von Papen

Franz von Papen (1879 - 1969)

German politician
Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell (1879 - 1936)

American general
Joe Hill

Joe Hill (1879 - 1915)

American poet and activist
Edward Steichen

Edward Steichen (1879 - 1973)

American photographer of Luxembourgian descent
Otto Hahn

Otto Hahn (1879 - 1968)

German chemist
Alla Nazimova

Alla Nazimova (1879 - 1945)

Russian-American actress, scriptwriter, and producer
Francis Picabia

Francis Picabia (1879 - 1953)

French painter and poet
Miller Huggins

Miller Huggins (1879 - 1929)

American baseball player
Knud Rasmussen

Knud Rasmussen (1879 - 1933)

Danish explorer and anthropologist
Jack Norworth

Jack Norworth (1879 - 1959)

songwriter, singer, vaudeville performer, actor, the song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" creator
John Broadus Watson

John Broadus Watson (1879 - 1958)

American psychologist