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Here is a list of bisexuals born in the 1800s. The people on this list have identified themselves as being bisexual and were born in the 19th century. You will recognize familiar names like writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Virginia Woolf and Aleister Crowley. Feel free to use this list as the foundation for your own list of famous bisexuals. These famous bisexusals had to conceal their sexuality since during that time, gays and lesbians had a tough time finding acceptance by culture.

So who are famous bixsexual men and women born in the 1800s? This list will answer that question and you will some famous people on this list.

Virginia Woolf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Virginia Woolf Died at 59 (1882-1941) - Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society ...more

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Aleister Crowley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Aleister Crowley Died at 72 (1875-1947) - Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley was a British occultist, writer and mystic. He is perhaps best known today for his occult writings, especially The Book of the Law, the central ...more

Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Ralph Waldo Emerson Died at 79 (1803-1882) - Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient ...more

Alfred Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Alfred Kinsey Died at 62 (1894-1956) - Alfred Charles Kinsey was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology, and sexologist who in 1947 founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, now known as the ...more

Isadora Duncan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Isadora Duncan Died at 50 (1877-1927) - Angela Isadora Duncan was an American dancer. Born in California, she lived in Western Europe and the Soviet Union from the age of 22 until her death at age 50. She performed to acclaim ...more

Francis Poulenc is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Francis Poulenc Died at 64 (1899-1963) - Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc was a French composer and pianist. His compositions include mélodies, solo piano works, chamber music, choral pieces, operas, ballets, and orchestral concert ...more

Bessie Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Bessie Smith Died at 43 (1894-1937) - Bessie Smith was an American blues singer. Nicknamed The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest ...more

Vaslav Nijinsky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Vaslav Nijinsky Died at 60 (1890-1950) - Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent, cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. He was celebrated for his virtuosity and for the ...more

Rupert Brooke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Rupert Brooke Died at 28 (1887-1915) - Rupert Chawner Brooke was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially "The Soldier". He was also known for his boyish good ...more

Ethel Waters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Ethel Waters Died at 81 (1896-1977) - Ethel Waters was an African-American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. She frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, although she ...more

Claude McKay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Claude McKay Died at 59 (1889-1948) - Festus Claudius "Claude" McKay was a Jamaican-American writer and poet, who was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote four novels: Home to Harlem, a best-seller that won ...more

Ma Rainey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Ma Rainey Died at 53 (1886-1939) - "Ma" Rainey was one of the earliest known American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to record. She was billed as The Mother of the Blues. She ...more

Ferdinand I of Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Ferdinand I of Bulgaria Died at 87 (1861-1948) - Ferdinand I, born Ferdinand Maximilian Karl Leopold Maria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, was the ruler of Bulgaria from 1887 to 1918, first as knyaz and later as tsar. He was also an author, ...more

Alla Nazimova is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Alla Nazimova Died at 66 (1879-1945) - Alla Nazimova was a Russian-American film and theater actress, screenwriter and film producer. She is perhaps best known as simply Nazimova, but also went under the name Alia Nasimoff. She ...more

Harold Nicolson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Harold Nicolson Died at 82 (1886-1968) - Sir Harold George Nicolson KCVO CMG was an English diplomat, author, diarist and politician. He was the husband of writer Vita Sackville-West.

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Constantine P. Cavafy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Constantine P. Cavafy Died at 70 (1863-1933) - Constantine P. Cavafy was an ethnic Greek poet who lived in Alexandria and worked as a journalist and civil servant. He published 154 poems; dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form. ...more

Lord Alfred Douglas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Lord Alfred Douglas Died at 75 (1870-1945) - Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas, nicknamed Bosie, was an English author, poet and translator, better known as the friend and lover of writer Oscar Wilde. Much of his early poetry was Uranian in theme, ...more

Spring Byington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Spring Byington Died at 85 (1886-1971) - Spring Dell Byington was a professional American actress. Her career included a seven-year run on radio and television as the star of December Bride. She was a key MGM contract player appearing ...more

Louis Aragon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Louis Aragon Died at 85 (1897-1982) - Louis Aragon, was a French poet, novelist and editor, a long-time member of the Communist Party and a member of the Académie Goncourt.

Adolf Brand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Adolf Brand Died at 71 (1874-1945) - Adolf Brand was a German writer, individualist anarchist, and pioneering campaigner for the acceptance of male bisexuality and homosexuality.

William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauch... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp Died at 66 (1872-1938) - William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp KG, KCMG, KStJ, PC, styled Viscount Elmley until 1891, was a British Liberal politician. He was Governor of New South Wales between 1899 and 1901, a member of ...more

Alice Dunbar Nelson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Alice Dunbar Nelson Died at 60 (1875-1935) - Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar Nelson was an American poet, journalist and political activist. Among the first generation born free in the South after the Civil War, she was one of the prominent ...more

Djuna Barnes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Djuna Barnes Died at 90 (1892-1982) - Djuna Barnes was an American poet, playwright, journalist, visual artist and short-story writer whose work continues to “beguile, excite and inspire readers”. Best known for her novel Nightwood, ...more

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Died at 74 (1890-1964) - Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was a labor leader, activist, and feminist who played a leading role in the Industrial Workers of the World. Flynn was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties ...more

Alberta Hunter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Alberta Hunter Died at 89 (1895-1984) - Alberta Hunter was an American blues singer, songwriter, and nurse. Her career had started back in the early 1920s, and from there on, she became a successful jazz and blues recording artist, ...more

Sylvia Townsend Warner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Sylvia Townsend Warner Died at 85 (1893-1978) - Sylvia Townsend Warner was an English novelist and poet.

Beatrice Hastings is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Beatrice Hastings Died at 64 (1879-1943) - Beatrice Hastings was the pen name of Emily Alice Haigh an English writer, poet and literary critic. Much of her work was published in The New Age under a variety of pseudonyms, and she lived ...more

Dora Carrington is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dora Carrington Died at 39 (1893-1932) - Dora de Houghton Carrington, known generally as Carrington, was a British painter and decorative artist, remembered in part for her association with members of the Bloomsbury Group, especially ...more

Romaine Brooks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Romaine Brooks Died at 96 (1874-1970) - Romaine Brooks, born Beatrice Romaine Goddard, was an American painter who worked mostly in Paris and Capri. She specialized in portraiture and used a subdued palette dominated by the color ...more

Eleonora Duse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Eleonora Duse Died at 66 (1858-1924) - Eleonora Duse was an Italian actress, often known simply as Duse. She was the subject of the 1947 biographical film Eleonora Duse.

Christa Winsloe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Christa Winsloe Died at 56 (1888-1944) - Christa Winsloe was a 20th-century German-Hungarian novelist, playwright and sculptor, best known for her play Gestern und heute, filmed in 1931 as Mädchen in Uniform and the 1958 remake.

Nancy Cook is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Nancy Cook Died at 78 (1884-1962) - Nancy Cook was an American suffragist, teacher, co-owner of the Todhunter School and an intimate friend of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Elsie de Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Elsie de Wolfe Died at 85 (1865-1950) - Elsie de Wolfe, also known as Lady Mendl, was an American actress, interior decorator, nominal author of the influential 1913 book The House in Good Taste, and a prominent figure in New York, ...more

Hannah Höch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Hannah Höch Died at 89 (1889-1978) - Hannah Höch was a German Dada artist. She is best known for her work of the Weimar period, when she was one of the originators of photomontage.

Anita Berber is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Anita Berber Died at 29 (1899-1928) - Anita Berber was a German dancer, actress, and writer who was the subject of an Otto Dix painting. She lived during the Weimar period.

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven Died at 53 (1874-1927) - Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven was a German-born avant-garde, Dadaist artist and poet who worked for several years in Greenwich Village, New York City, United States. Her provocative ...more