Birthdays in History on April 11

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146 Lucius Septimius Severus, Roman Emperor (193-211), born in Leptis Magna, modern day Libya (d. 211)

Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
Roman Emperor
Septimius Severus
  • 1370 Frederick I the Warlike, elector of Saxony
  • 1374 Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (d. 1398)
  • 1492 Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (d. 1549)
  • 1661 Antoine Coypel, French painter/poet
  • 1721 David Zeisberger, Moravian missionary (d. 1808)
  • 1722 Christopher Smart, English poet & journalist (Ceremony of Carols)
  • 1755 James Parkinson, English physician geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (d. 1824)

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1770 George Canning, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1827) and Foreign Secretary, born in London, England (d. 1827)

British Prime Minister George Canning
British Prime Minister
George Canning
  • 1772 Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author/poet (El Duque de Viseo)
  • 1793 Nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist
  • 1794 Edward Everett, Dorchester Mass, (Gov-Mass), statesman/orator
  • 1798 Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (d. 1854)
  • 1801 Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin)
  • 1810 Henry Rawlinson, English scholar (d. 1895)
  • 1825 Ferdinand Lassalle, French politician/founder (Allgemeiner)
  • 1837 Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth, Col (Union Army), (d. 1861)
  • 1856 Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India
  • 1862 Charles Evans Hughs, 11th Chief Justice of Supreme Court (1930-41)
  • 1862 William W Campbell, US astronomer/director Lick Observatory
  • 1866 Carla Ford, wife of Henry Ford
  • 1866 Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet (d. 1953)
  • 1867 John P Lotsy, Dutch botanist/geneticist (Genetics)
  • 1867 Mark Keppel, Superintendent of Schools of Los Angeles County (d. 1928)
  • 1869 Kasturba Gandhi, Wife of Mohandas Gandhi (d. 1944)
  • 1869 Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor (d. 1943)
  • 1873 Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1955)
  • 1876 Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (d. 1958)
  • 1879 Leendert Round, Dutch sculptor (entrance Rotterdam Zoo)
  • 1890 Donna Rachele Mussolini, wife of Benito Mussolini (d. 1979)
  • 1893 Dean G Acheson, statesman/US Secretary of State (1949-53)
  • 1893 Johannes T Thijsse, Dutch founder (Waterloopkundig lab Delft)
  • 1896 Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Quebec novelist (d. 1967)
  • 1897 Caspar Neher, German set designer/librettist

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1899 Percy Lavon Julian, African American chemist who received 130 patents, pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants, born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1975)

  • 1900 Sandor Marai, Hungarian writer (d. 1989)
  • 1901 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer (typewriter)
  • 1901 Glenway Wescott, US writer (Apartment in Athens)
  • 1904 Arthur Ernest Mourant, haematologist
  • 1905 József Attila, Hungarian poet (d. 1937)
  • 1906 Dale Messick [Dalia Messick], American cartoonist (Brenda Starr), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2005)
  • 1907 Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer, entrepreneur and inventor (d. 2001)
  • 1908 Masura Ibuka, industrialist
  • 1910 António de Spínola, Portuguese general and conservative President of Portugal (1974), born in Estremoz, Portugal (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Henry William Collins, artist
  • 1913 Oleg Cassini, fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy), born in Paris, France
  • 1914 Norman McLaren, Canadian film animator and director (d. 1987)
  • 1917 David Westheimer, American novelist (d. 2005)
  • 1918 Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber, journalist
  • 1918 Richard Wainwright, English politician (d. 2003)
  • 1918 William Perrie, British prison governor
  • 1919 Hugh Carey, (Gov-D-NY)
  • 1919 Sir Raymond Carr, English historian and warden (St Antony's College Oxford), born in Bath, Somerset
  • 1920 Marlen Haushofer, writer
  • 1920 Emilio Colombo, Potenza, Italy, Prime Minister (1970-2), (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Martin Buckmaster, 3rd Viscount Buckmaster, British diplomat
  • 1922 Antoine Blondin, writer

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1925 Ethel Kennedy, American human-rights campaigner (wife of Bobby Kennedy), born in Chicago, Illinois

Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy
  • 1925 Johan van Zonderen, painter
  • 1925 Oscar De Ville, CEO (Meyer International)
  • 1925 Rik Kuijpers, Belgian director (Sea gulls die in the harbor)
  • 1925 Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman and newspaper editor (Quebecor) (d. 1997)
  • 1929 Lawrence Coughlin, (Rep-R-PA, 1969- )
  • 1930 Clive Exton, scriptwriter & playwright
  • 1930 James Alan Ferman, secretary (British Board of Film Classification)
  • 1930 Joseph Burnett-Stuart, CEO (Robert Fleming Holdings)
  • 1930 Nicholas F Brady, US Secretary of Treasury (1988-93)
  • 1930 W G [Bill] Hefner, (Rep-D-NC, 1975- )
  • 1930 Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • 1932 F Gregory Neubeck, USAF pilot
  • 1933 Tony Brown, Charleston WV, newsman (Tony Brown's Journal)
  • 1934 Dame Anne Poole, chief nursing officer (Department of Health)
  • 1934 Mark Strand, American poet/editor/translator (Another Republic)
  • 1934 Richard A Garland, artist/photographer

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1935 Richard Kuklinski, American mafia hit-man, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • 1936 Janet Allen, Headmistress (Benenden School)
  • 1938 Michael Deaver, politician/influence peddler (S&L scandal)
  • 1941 David Lyle Boren, (Sen-D-OK, 1979- )
  • 1941 Frederick "Rick" Hauck, astr (STS-7, STS 51-A, STS-26), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1941 Ellen Goodman, American political columnist
  • 1942 Anatoly Nikolayevich Berezovoi, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-5)
  • 1943 E J Dommering, Dutch lawyer
  • 1943 John Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich, British entrepreneur, politician and nobleman
  • 1943 Elmer R Wilsoe, Island mayor (Curacao)
  • 1944 John Milius, writer (Red Dawn, 1941, Big Wednesday)
  • 1944 R J B Knight, deputy director (National Maritime Museum)
  • 1947 Michael Hindley, British MEP
  • 1947 Michael Wright, Vice-Chancello, (Aston University)
  • 1947 Lev Bulat, Russian physicist
  • 1948 Ellen Goodman, syndicated columnist (or 1941)
  • 1948 Marcello Lippi, Italian football coach
  • 1951 Doris McGowen Beck Angleton, American socialite (d. 1997)
  • 1951 James Patrick Kelly, American author
  • 1953 Andrew Wiles, British mathematician
  • 1953 Guy Verhofstadt, Prime Minister of Belgium
  • 1955 Piers J Sellers, English astronaut and climate scientist, born in Sussex (d. 2016)
  • 1955 Kevin Brady, American politician (Rep Texas (R) 1997-), born in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • 1958 Brynn Hartman, American murderer (d. 1998)
  • 1960 Jeremy Clarkson, British journalist
  • 1963 Chris Ferguson, American poker player
  • 1967 Stefan Johnstown, Norwegian speed walker (world record 20 km)
  • 1968 Sergey Lukyanenko, Russian author
  • 1975 Walid Soliman, Tunisian author
  • 1985 Will Minson, Australian rules footballer