Famous People Born in 1849
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profile name: Henry Frick profile occupation: Art Collector, Entrepreneur
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profile name: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov profile occupation: Physiologist
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profile name: Frances Hodgson Burnett profile occupation: Author, Playwright
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profile name: William Ernest Henley profile occupation: Literary Critic, Editor, Poet
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profile name: Luther Burbank profile occupation: Botanist, Journalist
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profile name: Emma Lazarus profile occupation: Poet
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