Famous People Born in 1857
Writer / 1857 - 1924
The British writer Joseph Conrad is remembered for novels like Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, which drew on his experience as a mariner and addressed profound themes of nature and existence.
William Howard Taft
Academic, Supreme Court Justice, U.S. President / 1857 - 1930
William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the United States, fulfilled a lifelong dream when he was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court, becoming the only person to have served as both a U.S. chief justice and president.
Illustrator, Painter, Military Leader, Journalist / 1857 - 1941Robert Baden-Powell was a British military leader who is best known as the founder of the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides Movement (later the Girl Scouts).
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