Birthdays in History on August 1

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10 BC Claudius, Roman Emperor (41-54), born in Lugdunum, Gaul (d. 54AD)

Roman Emperor Claudius
Roman Emperor
Claudius
  • 126 Pertinax [Publius Helvius Pertinax], Alba Pompeia, Roman emperor (Year of the Five Emperors)
  • 1313 Emperor Kogon of Japan (Ashikaga Pretenders)
  • 1322 Peter van Herentals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian
  • 1377 Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan, 100th emperor of Japan
  • 1495 Jan van Scorel, Schoorl Holland, Dutch painter/architect
  • 1520 Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland (1548-72), born in Kraków, Poland
  • 1545 Andrew Melville, Baldovie, Scottish theologian and religious reformer
  • 1555 Edward Kelley, Worcester, English spirit medium
  • 1579 Luís Vélez de Guevara, Écija, Spanish writer
  • 1626 Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement
  • 1630 Thomas Clifford, Ugbrooke, English statesman (1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh)
  • 1642 Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95) [or Feb 25, 1643]
  • 1713 Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1780)
  • 1714 Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter
  • 1738 Jacques François Dugommier, French general (d. 1794)

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1744 Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, French naturalist (Lamarckian evolution), born in Paris, France

French Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
French Naturalist
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
  • 1753 Charles, 3rd earl Stanhope, England, radical politician/scientist
  • 1766 Jeffrey Wyatville, architect

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1770 William Clark, American explorer, soldier, Indian agent and territorial governor who lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-06 and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States, born in Ladysmith, Virginia (d. 1838)

Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition
William Clark
  • 1779 Lorenz Oken, German naturalist (d. 1851)
  • 1786 Louis C Luzac, judge/Dutch Internal minister
  • 1808 Henry Darwin Rogers, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1814 Maxcy Gregg, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1815 Richard Henry Dana, novelist/lawyer spent 2 years before mast
  • 1818 Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer on Nantucket Island

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1819 Herman Melville, author (Moby-Dick, Billy Budd),born in New York City (d. 1891)

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville
  • 1837 Mother Jones, American labor organizer (d. 1930)
  • 1843 Robert Todd Lincoln, Capt (Union volunteers), (d. 1926)
  • 1858 Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist
  • 1858 Gaston Doumergue, French President (d. 1937)
  • 1862 Montague Rhodes James, scholar/author/editor
  • 1863 Gaston Doumergue, premier/President of France (1913..34)
  • 1870 Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Russian Biologist who perfected the artificial insemination of animals and showed that his technology allowed one stallion to fertilize up to 500 mares
  • 1877 Charlotte Hughes, 1990 (oldest person in Great Britain)
  • 1877 Jan van den Tempel, Dutch MP (SDAP)
  • 1881 Emilie Rose Macaulay, English writer
  • 1885 George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1966)
  • 1886 Isaac Keesing, Dutch publisher/founder (System Keesing)
  • 1889 John Friend Mahoney, American physician who pioneered the treatment of syphilis with penicillin, born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (d. 1957)
  • 1889 Walther Gerlach, Biebrich, German Physicist who, with Otto Stern, co-discovered spin quantization in a magnetic field (Stern–Gerlach effect)
  • 1890 George II, king of Greece
  • 1892 Constantly Burniaux, Belg, art historian (Temps Inquiets)
  • 1895 Benjamin E Mays, SC, African American educator (Morehouse, Howard University)
  • 1902 Hendrik J Kruls, Neth, general/chief military authority (1944-46)
  • 1902 Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor
  • 1903 Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan, novelist
  • 1906 William Hayter, Oxford, Oxfordshire, British diplomat and Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-1957)
  • 1909 Nigel Henderson, British admiral (d. 1993)
  • 1910 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), photojournalist , born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1911 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), born in Quetta, India (d. 2005)
  • 1911 Jackie Ormes, American cartoonist (d. 1985)
  • 1912 Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist
  • 1912 Masaya Hanai, businessamn
  • 1916 Viscount Hanworth, barrister
  • 1916 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert (London School of Economics) (d. 2011)
  • 1918 Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist, born in Carmarthenshire (d. 1999)
  • 1919 Stanley Middleton, Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, British novelist (Holiday, Three Wise Men)
  • 1921 Vic Marshall, chemist
  • 1922 Frank Hauser, British theatrical director (Oxford Playhouse), born in Cardiff (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992), born in Paris, France
  • 1925 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer (Otto's Pug), born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • 1926 Burton Stein, historian
  • 1927 Andre Cools, Belgium, minister of Budget/vice-premier
  • 1927 Franklyn Perring, English Botanist (co-author of Atlas of the British Flora, 1962), born in London, England
  • 1929 Ann Calvello, Roller Derby Queen (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Karoly Grosz, politician
  • 1930 Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (d. 2002)
  • 1931 Lucien E Blackwell, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1931 Monty Losowsky, prof of medicine (St James University England)
  • 1932 Meir Kahane, American founder of the Jewish Defense League (d. 1990)
  • 1933 Erwin Nypels, Dutch economist/minister of Housing (D66)
  • 1933 Richard Lloyd Jones, British secretary, Welsh Office
  • 1933 Ko Un, South Korean poet, born in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province
  • 1936 Yves Saint-Laurent, Oran Algeria, fashion designer (Opium, Obsession)
  • 1937 Alfonse M D'Amato, (Sen-R-NY 1981- ), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939 Stephen Sykes, Bishop of Ely
  • 1941 Ronald Harmon Brown, chairman (Democratic Party)
  • 1944 Elske Terveld, Dutch undersecretary Social Affairs (PvdA)
  • 1944 Yuri Viktorovich Romanenko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 26, 38, TM-2)
  • 1945 Douglas D. Osheroff, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1946 Frederick C Boucher, (Rep-D-Virginia, 1983- )
  • 1946 J Guillermo, ex-husband of princess Christina of Netherlands
  • 1946 Richard O Covey, Fayetteville Ar, USAF/astro (STS 51I, 26, 38, 61)
  • 1946 Tom Loeffler, (Rep-R-TX, 1979- )
  • 1946 Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist
  • 1947 Dennis Zine, Los Angeles City Councilman
  • 1948 Robert [Bob] Spink, British MP
  • 1949 Kurmanbek Bakiyev, President of Kyrgyzstan
  • 1950 Doug Tract, radio DJ (Greaseman), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 David Jasper, British theologian (University of Glasgow)
  • 1952 Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2003)
  • 1956 Tom Leykis, American radio personality
  • 1963 Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut (STS 72, sk: 92), born in Ōmiya, Saitama, Japan
  • 1964 Rob Camilletti, Cher's boyfriend
  • 1966 James St. James, American author and nightlife personality