Birthdays in History on April 30

  • 1245 King Philip III of France (d. 1285)
  • 1309 Kazimierz III de Great, King of Poland (1333-70)
  • 1553 Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont, queen of France (d. 1601)
  • 1602 William Lilly, England, astrologer/author/almanac compiler
  • 1651 Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest/theorist/saint
  • 1662 Queen Mary II of England (d. 1694)
  • 1664 François Louis, Prince of Conti, French general (d. 1709)
  • 1710 Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general (d. 1795)
  • 1723 Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (d. 1806)
  • 1743 Robert Jasper van de Capellen, master of Marsch/politician
  • 1767 Jean Henri Appelius, lawyer/minister of Finance
  • 1770 David Thompson, English/Canadian explorer (Columbia River)

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1777 Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician considered one of the greatest of all time (Gaussian distribution, fundamental theorem of algebra), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1855)

Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • 1790 John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrialist
  • 1797 Andreas V Michiels, Dutch military governor of West-Sumatra
  • 1803 Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (d. 1879)
  • 1805 William Kerley Strong, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • 1812 Kaspar Hauser, German son of grand duke Karel van Bathe
  • 1823 George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll and Secretary of State for India (1868-74, 1880-85), born in Ardencaple Castle, Dunbartonshire (d. 1990)
  • 1830 Davis Tillson, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • 1846 Rosalie Amstein, writer
  • 1853 Alfred Berger, Austrian playwright, born in Vienna (d. 1912)
  • 1857 Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1940)
  • 1858 Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison, 1st lady (1889-1893)
  • 1864 Frans Netscher, Dutch writer/journalist (Studies of nude model)
  • 1864 Juhan Liiv, Estonian poet (d. 1913)
  • 1865 Max Nettlau, German anarchist (d. 1944)
  • 1869 Hans Poelzig, German architect (d. 1936)
  • 1874 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian priest/writer
  • 1876 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (d. 1937)
  • 1877 Alice B. Toklas, American companion of Gertrude Stein (d. 1967)
  • 1882 Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (To the Invisible)
  • 1888 John Crowe Ransom, US poet/critic (God Without Thunder)
  • 1891 Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Swart mar leaflik)

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1893 Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister and war criminal, born in Wesel, Rhine Province, German Empire (d. 1946)

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1895 Philippe Panneton, French Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (d. 1960)
  • 1896 Hans List, Austrian inventor (d. 1996)
  • 1899 Jannetje Fisherman-Roosendaal, author (regional novels)
  • 1901 Simon Kuznets, Ukrainian-born economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1985)

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1905 John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate (Universal Declaration on Human Rights), born in Hampton, New Brunswick (d. 1995)

  • 1908 Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic foreign and later prime minister (d. 1970)
  • 1909 Juliana, Queen of Netherlands (1948-80)
  • 1909 F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor (d. 1992)
  • 1911 John-Baptist J Walgrave, [Henricus/Humanus], Flemish, theologist
  • 1911 Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), born in Pitzling, Bavaria (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Manuel Gutierrez Mellado, soldier/politician
  • 1913 Bernard Charles Sendall, deputy director general (ITA)
  • 1913 Edith Fowke, folklorist
  • 1916 Claude Shannon, information theorist
  • 1916 Dugo D Schenker, Suriname/Antillian producer
  • 1919 Valeer [Valerius V] van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer
  • 1921 Roger Easton, American scientist & inventor (GPS), born in Craftsbury, Vermont (d. 2014)
  • 1923 George Byatt, playwright
  • 1926 Edmund Cooper, UK, sci-fi author (Seed of Light, All Fool's Day)
  • 1928 Hugh Hood, Canadian author (d. 2000)
  • 1930 Raoul de Keyser, [Dekeyser], Flemish painter
  • 1931 William L [Bill] Clay, (Rep-D-MO, 1969- )
  • 1938 Larry [Van Cott] Niven, US, sci-fi author (5 Hugo, Neutron Star)
  • 1939 Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of Dutch Princess Margriet
  • 1943 Robert L Livingston, (Rep-R-Louisiana, 1977- )
  • 1943 Frederick Chiluba, former Zambian president (1991-2001)
  • 1944 Richard Shoff, rocker (Sandpipers)
  • 1945 Annie Dillard, American writer (An American Childhood)
  • 1945 Claude van de Berge, [Rony MF Pauwels], Flemish writer (Graph Theory)
  • 1945 Michael J Smith, Beaufort NC, Cmdr USN, astr (51L-Challenger disaster)
  • 1945 Mike Beacon, rocker (Ox)
  • 1945 Mimi Farina, rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind)
  • 1946 Karl XVI Gustav F H, King of Sweden (1973- )
  • 1946 Bill Plympton, American animator
  • 1947 Robert Scott, (Rep-D-Virginia)
  • 1947 Mats Odell, Swedish politician
  • 1947 Tom Køhlert, Brondby IF coach

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1949 António Guterres, 114th Prime Minister of Portugal (1995-2002) and 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations (2017-), born in Lisbon, Portugal

Prime Minister of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
Prime Minister of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Guterres
  • 1952 Tom Pesek, PC programmer (creator of HAL 9000 program)
  • 1955 Dimitra Papandreau, Greece, wife of Greek PM Andreas Papandreau
  • 1955 Nicolas Hulot, French journalist
  • 1957 Duane G Carey, major USAF/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1957 Aviva Chomsky, American historian, daughter of Noam Chomsky

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1959 Stephen Harper, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada (2006-15), born in Toronto, Ontario

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • 1959 W. Thomas Smith, Jr, American author and columnist
  • 1960 Kerry Healey, American politician
  • 1960 David Miscavige, American cult leader

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1964 Tony Fernandes, Malaysian businessman (AirAsia), born in Kuala Lumpur

Entrepreneur Tony Fernandes
Entrepreneur
Tony Fernandes
  • 1970 Ken Stanton, American Radio Personality
  • 1971 John Boyne, Irish novelist
  • 1971 Darren Emerson, English DJ (Underworld)
  • 1977 Jeannie Haddaway, American politician
  • 1987 Nikki Webster, Australian entertainer
  • 1988 Molloko, SD Zoo, 1st California condor chick conceived in captivity
  • 1997 Ayaan Chawla, Indian entrepreneur