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Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s

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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
Dec. at 59 (1882-1941)
Adeline Virginia Woolf (; née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and also a pioneer in ...more
Aleister Crowley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 72 (1875-1947)
Aleister Crowley (; born Edward Alexander Crowley; 12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947) was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He founded the ...more
Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 79 (1803-1882)
Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a ...more
Alfred Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 62 (1894-1956)
Alfred Charles Kinsey (; June 23, 1894 – August 25, 1956) was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology, and sexologist who in 1947 founded the Institute for Sex Research at ...more
Isadora Duncan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Isadora Duncan Dec. at 50 (1877-1927)
Angela Isadora Duncan (May 26, 1877 or May 27, 1878 – September 14, 1927) was an American and French dancer who performed to acclaim throughout Europe. Born in California, she lived in Western ...more
Francis Poulenc is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 64 (1899-1963)
Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (French: [fʁɑ̃sis ʒɑ̃ maʁsɛl pulɛ̃k]; 7 January 1899 – 30 January 1963) was a French composer and pianist. His compositions include mélodies, solo piano works, ...more
Bessie Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 43 (1894-1937)
Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer. Nicknamed the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is ...more
Vaslav Nijinsky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 60 (1890-1950)
Vaslav (or Vatslav) Nijinsky (; Russian: Ва́цлав Фоми́ч Нижи́нский, tr. Václav Fomíč Nižínskij, IPA: [ˈvatsləf fɐˈmʲitɕ nʲɪˈʐɨnskʲɪj]; Polish: Wacław Niżyński, IPA: ...more
Rupert Brooke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 28 (1887-1915)
Rupert Chawner Brooke (3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially "The Soldier". He was also ...more
Ethel Waters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 81 (1896-1977)
Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) was an American singer and actress. Waters frequently performed jazz, swing, and pop music on the Broadway stage and in concerts, but she ...more
Claude McKay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 59 (1889-1948)
Festus Claudius "Claude" McKay (September 15, 1889 – May 22, 1948) was a Jamaican writer and poet, who was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote four novels: Home to ...more
Ma Rainey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 53 (1886-1939)
"Ma" Rainey (born Gertrude Pridgett, September 1882 or April 26, 1886 – December 22, 1939) was one of the earliest African-American professional blues singers and one of the first ...more
Ferdinand I of Bulgaria ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 87 (1861-1948)
Ferdinand I (Bulgarian: Фердинанд I; 26 February 1861 – 10 September 1948), born Ferdinand Maximilian Karl Leopold Maria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, was the second monarch of the Third Bulgarian ...more
Alla Nazimova is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Died at 66 (1879-1945)
Alla Nazimova (Russian: Алла Назимова, born Marem-Ides Leventon; June 3 [O.S. May 22] , 1879 – July 13, 1945) was a Russian-American actress. On Broadway, she was noted for her work in the ...more
Harold Nicolson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 82 (1886-1968)
Sir Harold George Nicolson, (21 November 1886 – 1 May 1968), was a British diplomat, author, diarist and politician. He was the husband of writer Vita Sackville-West.
Constantine P. Cavafy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 70 (1863-1933)
Constantine Peter Cavafy (; also known as Konstantin or Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis; Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης [kaˈvafis]; April 29 (April 17, OS), 1863 – April 29, 1933) was an Egyptiot ...more
Lord Alfred Douglas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 75 (1870-1945)
Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas (22 October 1870 – 20 March 1945) was a British poet and journalist best known as the lover of Oscar Wilde. While studying at Oxford, he edited an undergraduate ...more
Spring Byington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 85 (1886-1971)
Spring Dell Byington (October 17, 1886 – September 7, 1971) was an American actress. Her career included a seven-year run on radio and television as the star of December Bride. She was a ...more
Louis Aragon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 85 (1897-1982)
Louis Aragon (French: [lwi aʁaɡɔ̃], pronunciation , 3 October 1897 – 24 December 1982) was a French poet who was one of the leading voices of the surrealist movement in France. He co-founded ...more
Adolf Brand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 71 (1874-1945)
Adolf Brand (14 November 1874 – 2 February 1945) was a German writer, egoist anarchist, and pioneering campaigner for the acceptance of male bisexuality and homosexuality.
William Lygon, 7th Earl ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 66 (1872-1938)
William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp, (20 February 1872 – 14 November 1938), styled Viscount Elmley until 1891, was a British Liberal politician. He was Governor of New South Wales between 1899 and ...more
Alice Dunbar Nelson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 60 (1875-1935)
Alice Dunbar Nelson (July 19, 1875 – September 18, 1935) was an American poet, journalist, and political activist. Among the first generation born free in the South after the Civil War, she was ...more
Djuna Barnes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 90 (1892-1982)
Djuna Barnes (, June 12, 1892 – June 18, 1982) was an American artist, illustrator, journalist, and writer best known for her novel Nightwood (1936), a cult classic of lesbian fiction and an ...more
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 74 (1890-1964)
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (August 7, 1890 – September 5, 1964) was a labor leader, activist, and feminist who played a leading role in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Flynn was a ...more
Alberta Hunter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bisexual Men and Women Born in the 1800s
Dec. at 89 (1895-1984)
Alberta Hunter (April 1, 1895 – October 17, 1984) was an American jazz singer and songwriter who had a successful career from the early 1920s to the late 1950s, and then stopped performing. ...more