Helene Smith, painted by Victor Brauner. Smith was born December 9, 1861. She was a psychic medium who claimed to be the reincarnate of a Hindu princess and Marie Antoinette, as well as able to speak and write in Martian.
Singer Emma Abbott was born December 9, 1850.
Horminum tingitanum, an illustration by Rivinus, from Salvia tingitana.
German physicist and botanist Augustus Quirinus Rivinus was born December 9, 1652.
Dutch astronomer Metius was born December 9, 1571.
Gilda Gray, born October 24, 1901.
Cyclist Octave Lapize, born October 24, 1887.
Artist and naturalist Marianne North, born October 24, 1830, photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron.
French opera singer Marie Fel, born October 24, 1713.
Microscopic Section through one year old ash (Fraxinus) wood; drawing by
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, born October 24, 1632. He is considered the first microbiologist.
Chemist Emil Fischer, born October 9, 1852.
French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, born October 9, 1835.
Queen of Heaven,painting by Nicholas Roerich.
Russian painter Nicholas Roerich, born October 9, 1874.