Birthdays in History on April 25

  • 1214 Louis IX, King of France (1226-70)
  • 1228 Conrad IV, Andria Italy, King of Germany, Jerusalem and Sicily (d. 1254)
  • 1284 Edward II, King of England (1307-27), Caernarfon Castle Gwynedd,
  • 1287 Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, de facto ruler of England (d. 1330)
  • 1502 Georg Major, German Protestant theologian (d. 1574)

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1599 Oliver Cromwell, Puritan lord protector of England (1653-58), born in Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England (d. 1658)

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1608 Jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general
  • 1614 Hieronymus van Beverningk, chief Dutch treasurer/maecenas
  • 1621 Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist (d. 1679)
  • 1677 Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Chevaux the Marly)
  • 1694 Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect (d. 1753)
  • 1710 James Ferguson, astronomer
  • 1725 Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, British admiral (d. 1786)
  • 1767 Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal (d. 1847)
  • 1769 Mark Isambard Brunel, engineer/inventor
  • 1770 Georg Sverdrup, Norwegian philologist (d. 1850)
  • 1776 Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (d. 1857)
  • 1792 John Keble, Anglican priest/founder (Oxford Movement)
  • 1824 Gustave-Rodolphe-Clarence Boulanger, painter
  • 1825 Charles Ferdinand Dowd, US, standardized time zones
  • 1840 James Dearing, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • 1842 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il santo/Leila)
  • 1843 Alice of the United Kingdom, Grand Duchess of Hesse (d. 1878)
  • 1849 Felix Klein, German mathematician (Evanston Colloquium)
  • 1851 Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. "Clarín", Spanish novelist (d. 1901)
  • 1862 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon/minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1867 Jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist
  • 1868 John Bevins Moisant, pioneer aviator, first to cross English Channel with passenger and a cat, killed in New Orleans whose present day airport was originally name for him. (D. 1910)

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1874 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian radio inventor (Nobel 1909), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1937)

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • 1881 Hans Windisch, German new testament expert
  • 1883 Elsa Maxwell, writer (Jack Paar Show), born in Keokuk, Iowa
  • 1897 VAA Mary, English princess
  • 1900 Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, British politician and diplomat
  • 1900 Wolfgang Pauli, Swiss/Us physicist (Pauli inhibition, Nobel 1945)
  • 1902 Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist (d. 1964)
  • 1903 Andrey Nikolayevich Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1987)
  • 1905 Hugh Willatt, solicitor/public servant
  • 1905 Walter Hassan, engineer
  • 1906 Sally Salminen, writer
  • 1906 William J. Brennan, Jr, American Supreme Court judge (1956-90), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • 1912 Gladys L Presley, mother of Elvis
  • 1913 Earl Bostic, alto sax player (Flamingo, Temptation), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1914 Claude Mauriac, writer
  • 1914 Marcos Perez Jimenez, president/dictator Venezuela
  • 1914 Ross Lockridge, Jr., American writer (d. 1948)
  • 1915 A J A Quintus Bosz, Indonesian/Suriname lawyer
  • 1915 William Goyen, American writer, born in Trinity, Texas (d. 1983)
  • 1918 Gerard Henri de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer (d. 1995)
  • 1920 Marre, reformer of the bar
  • 1921 Jean Mogin, Belgian poet
  • 1921 Karel Appel, painter (Vragende Children)
  • 1923 Francis Graham-Smith, British astronomer
  • 1923 Melissa Hayden, ballerina (1961 Silver Bowl), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1925 Anthony Christopher, British trade unionist
  • 1926 Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (d. 2008)
  • 1927 Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist
  • 1929 Jose Angel Valente, Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza)
  • 1930 Paul Mazursky, American writer/director (Moscow on the Hudson), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1931 David Shepherd, painter
  • 1931 Felix Berezin, Russian mathematician (d. 1980)
  • 1933 Helen Paling, British circuit judge
  • 1934 David de Peyer, cancer research campaigner
  • 1937 Thomas Faber, publisher
  • 1938 Ton Schulten, Dutch artist
  • 1938 Roger Boisjoly, aerodynamicist (anticipated challenger disaster), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1939 Richard earl of Lichfield, English photographer
  • 1939 Veronica Sutherland, British diplomat
  • 1939 Ted Kooser, American poet and US Poet Laureate
  • 1941 Lawrence J Smith, (Rep-D-FL, 1983- )
  • 1941 Princess Muna al-Hussein, of Jordan
  • 1942 Jon Kyl, Oakland, Nebraska, US Senator (Rep-R-Arizona)
  • 1944 John Bryant, editor (Europeans)
  • 1946 Peter Sutherland, CEO (Allied Irish Banks)
  • 1946 Vladimir Zhirinovsky, [Edelstein], Russian nationalist/anti-semite
  • 1948 Yu Shyi-kun, former Premier of Taiwan
  • 1949 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician
  • 1949 James Fenton, British poet
  • 1951 Ian McCartney, Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom, British MP (1987-2010)
  • 1951 Linda Stone, pharmacist
  • 1953 Ron Clements, American animation director
  • 1955 John Nunn, British chess player
  • 1957 Eric Bristow, "Crafty Cockney
  • 1961 Dinesh D'Souza, American author
  • 1967 Angel Martino, Americus GA, 50m/100m freestyle (Oly-gold/2 br-92, 96)
  • 1969 Jon Olsen, US, 100m freestyle/400m/800m medley (Olymp-gold-1992, 96)
  • 1972 Sara Baras, Spanish ballerina
  • 1980 Kazuhito Tadano, Japanese basaball player
  • 1981 Anja Pärson, Swedish skier
  • 1981 Dwone Hicks, National Football League runningback
  • 1983 DeAngelo Williams, National Football League runningback

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1989 Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, 11th Panchen Lama, born in Lhari County, Tibet, China

11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
11th Panchen Lama
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima