Birthdays in History on April 7

  • 1506 Francis Xavier, saint/Jesuit missionary to India, Malaya, & Japan
  • 1534 Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary (Brazilian Tupi-Indians)
  • 1613 Gerard Dou, Dutch painter (Night School) (d. 1675)
  • 1622 Louise Hollandine, daughter of King Frederik V & Elizabeth Stuart
  • 1629 Juan Jose, of Austria, Spanish general/governor of Netherlands
  • 1644 François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (d. 1730)
  • 1648 Ferdinand van Kessel, Flemish painter
  • 1648 John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (d. 1721)
  • 1652 Pope Clement XII (d. 1740)
  • 1718 Hugh Blair, Scottish preacher and man of letters (d. 1800)
  • 1727 Michel Adanson, French botanist (d. 1806)
  • 1756 Charles Felix, King of Sardina (1821-31)

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1770 William Wordsworth, English poet laureate (The Prelude), born in Cockermouth, Cumberland (d. 1850)

  • 1772 F M Charles Fourier, French socialist
  • 1775 Francis C Lowell, founded 1st raw cotton-to-cloth textile mill
  • 1780 William Ellery Channing, US, Unitarian clergyman
  • 1786 William Rufus DeVane King, (D) 13th VP (1853)
  • 1801 Henry Eagle, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1882)
  • 1803 Flora Tristan, French writer and social activist, born in Paris (d. 1844)
  • 1803 James Curtiss, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1859)
  • 1805 Francis Wilkinson Pickens, (Gov-SC, Confederacy), (d. 1869)
  • 1822 Gershom Mott, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1841 Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanicus
  • 1841 Joseph H "Jozef" Neuhuys, painter
  • 1847 J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), born in Thisted, Jutland (d. 1885)
  • 1848 Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1930)
  • 1858 Adrien H Gerhard, Dutch socialist politician (SDAP)
  • 1860 Will Keith Kellogg, American cereal manufacturer (d. 1951)
  • 1869 David Grandison Fairchild, US, botanist/explorer, brought plants to US
  • 1870 Gustav Landauer, German socialist
  • 1872 William Monroe Trotter, Hyde Park, Massachusetts, newspaper editor and African-American rights activist
  • 1878 Jozef C Bittremieux, Flemish theologist (Virgin & Mother of God)
  • 1882 Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (12/2/32-1/28/33)
  • 1883 Gino Severini, Italian painter (d. 1966)
  • 1884 Charles Dodd, English new testament authority
  • 1884 Louis H N Bosch van Rosenthal, Dutch politician/resistance fighter
  • 1890 Marjory Stoneman Douglas, environmentalist (1st Lady of Everglades)
  • 1891 Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor (d. 1958)
  • 1893 Allen Dulles, American Central Intelligence Agency director (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Gerald Brenan, English writer
  • 1895 Lewis B Combs, naval commander/civil engineer
  • 1897 Erich Loewenhardt, German flying ace of World War I (d. 1918)
  • 1908 Le Duan, Vietnamese politician
  • 1909 Robert Charroux, French writer (d. 1978)
  • 1911 Kenneth Oakley, Amersham Buckinghamshire, English Anthropologist, Palaeontologist, and Geologist whose method for the relative dating of fossils using fluorine content was instrumental in exposing the Piltdown Man hoax
  • 1912 John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman
  • 1913 Charles Vanik, American politician (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Sydney Thompson, rock climber
  • 1915 Henry Kuttner, US, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were)
  • 1920 Terence Armstrong, British polar geographer (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer
  • 1926 Johannes Rood, Dutch immunologist (Eurotransplant)
  • 1928 Alan J Pakula, director (All the President's Men, Klute)
  • 1928 James White, UK, sci-fi author (Star Surgeon, Star Healer)

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1929 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, born in Brooklyn, New York

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  • 1929 Bob Denard, French mercenary (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Daniel Ellsberg, whistleblower (Pentagon Papers)/patriot
  • 1931 Donald Barthelme, American writer (Snow White, Sadness), born in Philadelphia, Pa (d. 1989)
  • 1934 Swami Shantananda, Hindu Saint, Philosopher, Disciple of Swami Sivananda, Founder of Temple of Fine Arts
  • 1935 Hodding Carter III, press secretary (Jimmy Carter)
  • 1935 Yvonne Fedderson, co-founder (Childhelp USA)
  • 1936 Jean-Pierre Changeux, French neuroscientist
  • 1936 Tariq Aziz, Iraqi politician and close adviser to Saddam Hussein, born in Tel Keppe, Iraq (d. 2015)

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1938 Jerry Brown, Governor of California (D-1975-83, 2011-), born in San Francisco, California

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  • 1939 Donald L Holmquest, astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1944 Gerhard Schröder, Chancellor of Germany
  • 1945 Martin Lewis, British newsreader
  • 1945 Joël Robuchon, French chef
  • 1947 Eliseo Soriano, Philippine evangelist
  • 1955 Andrea Fisher, American artist, born in New York (d. 1997)
  • 1956 Annika Billström, Swedish politician
  • 1956 Christopher Darden, American O.J. Simpson prosecutor
  • 1962 Bonny Warner, Mount Baldy California, lugist
  • 1963 Jaime de Marichalar, duke of Lugo, Spanish royalty
  • 1965 Alison Lapper, British artist
  • 1966 Gary Wilkinson, English snooker player
  • 1973 Carole Montillet, French skier
  • 1986 Brooke Brodack, American internet celebrity