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List of famous people born in 1891, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1891 is loosely ordered by popularity, so the most well-known people are at the top. All sorts of men and women are featured on this list, including actors, singers, musicians and athletes born in 1891. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1891, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1891 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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Cole Porter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1891
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Cole Albert Porter was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre. After a slow start, he began to achieve success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage. Unlike many successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote the lyrics as well as the music for his songs. After a serious horseback riding accident in 1937, Porter was left disabled and in constant pain, but he continued to work. His shows of the early 1940s did not contain the lasting hits of his best work of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 73 (1891-1964)

Birthplace: Peru, Indiana, United States of America

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Carl Panzram is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1891
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Carl Panzram was an American serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar. He is known for his confession to his only friend, prison guard Henry Lesser. Panzram confessed to 21 murders and to having sodomized over 1,000 males. Imprisoned a number of times, he was finally hanged for having murdered a prison employee at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary in 1930. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 39 (1891-1930)

Birthplace: Minnesota, United States of America

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Karl Dönitz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1891
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Karl Dönitz, sometimes spelt Doenitz in English, was a German admiral who played a major role in the Naval history of World War II. He began his career in the Imperial German Navy before World War I. In 1918, while he was in command of UB-68, the submarine was sunk by British forces and Dönitz was taken prisoner. While in a prisoner of war camp, he formulated what he later called Rudeltaktik. At the start of World War II, he was the senior submarine officer in the Kriegsmarine. In January 1943, Dönitz achieved the rank of Großadmiral and replaced Grand Admiral Erich Raeder as Commander-in-Chief of the Navy. On 30 April 1945, after the death of Adolf Hitler and in accordance with Hitler's ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 89 (1891-1980)

Birthplace: German Empire

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Earl Warren is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1891
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Earl Warren was an American jurist and politician, who served as the 30th Governor of California and later the 14th Chief Justice of the United States. He is best known for the decisions of the Warren Court, which ended school segregation and transformed many areas of American law, especially regarding the rights of the accused, ending public school-sponsored prayers, and requiring "one man–one vote" rules of apportionment of Congressional, state and local legislative districts. He made the Supreme Court a power center on a more even basis with Congress and the Presidency, especially through four landmark decisions: Brown v. Board of Education, Gideon v. Wainwright, Reynolds v. Sims, and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 83 (1891-1974)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

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