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52. Ivan Turgenev

Writer | Il pane altrui

Ivan Turgenev was born into a wealthy landowning family with many serfs, in the city of Oryol in Southern Russia. His father, a cavalry colonel, died when he was 15, and he was raised by his abusive mother, who ruled her 5000 serfs ruthlessly with a whip. He never married, but fathered a daughter ...

53. Isaac Baker Woodbury

Gone with the Wind

Composer and publisher of church music.

54. John H. Hopkins

Soundtrack | Apollo 18

Delivered the eulogy at the 1885 funeral of U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.

55. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Writer | The Double

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born on November 11, 1821, in Moscow, Russia. He was the second of seven children of Mikhail Andreevich and Maria Dostoevsky. His father, a doctor, was a member of the Russian nobility, owned serfs and had a considerable estate near Moscow where he lived with his ...

57. Charles Fechter

Writer | Monte Cristo

Actor, dramatist and manager of the Globe Theatre, New York, 1870-71.

58. Antonio Ghislanzoni

Writer | Aïda

Italian librettist, journalist, editor and baritone.

59. Johann Strauss

Soundtrack | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Johann Strauss (or Johann Strauss son), one of Austrian music's most famous names who studied music secretly against his father's will, later became the leader of his father's band and the indisputable "waltz king"; his waltz 'On the Beautiful Blue Danube', is the main theme in Stanley Kubrick's ...

60. Randolph McCoy

Self | Vendettas

Randolph McCoy was born on October 30, 1825. He was married to Sarah McCoy. He died on March 28, 1914 in Pike County, Kentucky, USA.

61. Watts Phillips

Writer | The Dead Heart

Artist and playwright. Had 4 children with his mistress, Caroline Huskisson: Gordon Watts (1859), Mary Roland Watts-Phillips (1860), Fairfax Balfour (1861) and Leslie Latimer.

63. Adolphe Belot

Writer | Sapho

From NYTimes obituary: "...prurient but successful writer.... Belot's evil influence over the stage and fiction in this country, never very strong, expired altogether years before his death.".

65. Anton Rubinstein

Soundtrack | Tadpole

Anton Rubinstein, the founder of St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music who regarded music as an international language, was also a word-class piano virtuoso who performed a longest concert marathon in the 19th century.

He was born Anton Grigorjewitsch Rubinstein into a Russian-Jewish family on ...

66. Sky Eagle

Actor | The Garrison Triangle

Sky Eagle was born on November 7, 1830 in South Dakota, USA. He was an actor, known for The Garrison Triangle (1912), The Buffalo Hunt (1912) and On the Warpath (1912). He died on January 15, 1926 in Onondaga Indian Reservation, New York, USA.

67. O.O. Howard

Self | Major-General O. Howard, U.S.A., and Staff

O.O. Howard was born on November 8, 1830 in Leeds, Maine, USA as Oliver Otis Howard. He died on October 26, 1909 in Burlington, Vermont, USA.

71. James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield was born on November 19, 1831 in Moreland Hills, Ohio, USA as James Abram Garfield. He was married to Lucretia Rudolph. He died on September 19, 1881 in Elberon, New Jersey, USA.

74. Aleksandr Borodin

Soundtrack | Peggy Sue Got Married

Aleksandr Borodin was born on November 12, 1833 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was in fact the illegitimate son of the Georgian Prince, Lukas Gedevanishvili, who registered his son under the name of his serf and payed for Borodin's private education in music, languages and sciences.

Young Borodin ...

76. Anna Leonowens

Writer | Anna and the King

Anna Edwards was born in India in 1834, the daughter of a cabinetmaker who died three months before her birth. Her mother then remarried to officer in the Engineers who sent Anna and her sister, Eliza, to a school in England. The girls returned to India as teenagers and Anna escaped her ...

79. Émile Gaboriau

Writer | Thou Shalt Not Steal

Emile Gaboriau has been described both as the father of the detective novel and the Edgar Allan Poe of France. His fictional detective, Monsieur Lecoq, is thought to have been based on the "Mémoires" (1828-29) of François-Eugène Vidocq, a reformed petty criminal who helped establish the Police de ...

80. Fitzhugh Lee

Self | Gen. Fitzhugh Lee and Staff

Fitzhugh Lee was born on November 19, 1835 in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. He died on April 28, 1905 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

83. Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Writer | Her Condoned Sin

Poet, essayist, editor (of the Atlantic Monthly from 1881 to 1890), and author of three rather Gothic mystery volumes: "Out of His Head" (1862), "Marjorie Daw and Other People" (1873), and "The Stillwater Tragedy" (1880).

84. W.S. Gilbert

Soundtrack | Star Trek: Insurrection

William Schwenck Gilbert was born in London on November 18, 1836, to William Gilbert, a retired naval surgeon, and his wife Anne. The Gilberts would add three younger girls to the brood: Jane, Maud and Florence. His parents were cold and distant, with prickly characters. Stern and unyielding, they ...

85. Edward M. Alfriend

Writer | The Great Diamond Robbery

Prior to the outbreak of American Civil War, Edward Morrison Alfriend was working as an insurance underwriter at his father's firm in Richmond, Virginian. On 10 June, 1861 he was commissioned a 1st lieutenant in Company E of the 44th Virginia Infantry Division. Less than a year later, on 1 May, ...

86. Whitelaw Reid

Self | Pathé's Weekly, No. 48

Whitelaw Reid was born on October 27, 1837 in Xenia, Ohio, USA. He was married to Elisabeth Mills. He died on December 15, 1912 in London, England.

88. Captain Bates

Self | Freaks Uncensored!

Captain Bates was born on November 9, 1837 in Letcher County, Kentucky, USA as Martin Van Buren Bates. He was married to Lavonne Weatherby and Anna Swan. He died on January 7, 1919 in Seville, Medina County, Ohio, USA.

89. Robert Henry Hall

Self | Funeral of Major-General Henry W. Lawton

Robert Henry Hall was born on November 15, 1837 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He died on December 29, 1914 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA.

91. Georges Bizet

Soundtrack | Match Point

Georges Bizet was a child prodigy. Entering the Paris Conservatory at the age of nine, he counted among his teachers Antoine Marmontel, François Benoist and Jacques Halévy. At nineteen Bizet won a Prix de Rome. That same year he wrote his first opera, 'Le Docteur Miracle', a one-act comedy. After ...

92. John Davis Long

Self | Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee

John Davis Long was born on October 27, 1838 in Buckfield, Maine, USA. He died on August 28, 1915 in Hingham, Massachusetts, USA.

94. Rufus W. Peckham

Rufus W. Peckham was born on November 8, 1838 in Albany, New York, USA as Rufus Wheeler Peckham Jr. He was married to Harriette Maria Arnold. He died on October 24, 1909 in Altamont, New York.

95. Joseph F. Smith

Self | Pathé's Weekly, No. 44

Joseph F. Smith was born on November 13, 1838 in Far West, Missouri, USA as Joseph Fielding Smith JR. He was married to Jessie Ella Evans and Ethel Georgina Reynolds. He died on November 19, 1918 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

98. Andrew Sheridan Burt

Self | The Attack on Magalang

Andrew Sheridan Burt was born on November 21, 1839 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He died on January 12, 1915 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

99. Auguste Rodin

Of Human Bondage

Auguste Rodin was a prominent French sculptor best known for "The Thinker."

He was born Francois-Auguste-Rene Rodin, on November 12, 1840, in Paris, France. His father, Jean-Baptiste Rodin, was a detective in the Paris police department. His mother, Marie Cheffer, was a former seamstress. Rodin was ...

100. Claude Monet

Art Department | Monet's Palate: A Gastronomic View from the Gardens of Giverny

Oscar-Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840, in Paris, France. His father, named Adolphe Monet, was a grocer. His mother, named Louise-Justine Monet, was a singer. Young Monet grew up in Le Havre, Normandy. There he developed a reputation for the caricatures he loved to draw. He studied ...


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