Birthdays in History on August 10

  • 1267 King James II of Aragon (d. 1327)
  • 1296 John the Blind, King of Bohemia/Count of Luxembourg
  • 1360 Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (d. 1417)
  • 1397 Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439)
  • 1489 Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (d. 1553)
  • 1520 Madeleine de Valois, wife of James V of Scotland (d. 1537)
  • 1602 Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (d. 1675)
  • 1645 Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (d. 1711)
  • 1652 Peterus I Scheemaeckers, Flemish sculptor (tomb stones)
  • 1654 Bernard Nieuwentyt, Dutch physician/theologist
  • 1657 Cornelis Chastelein, Dutch colonial director
  • 1708 John Stinstra, baptist vicar
  • 1737 Anton Losenko, Russian painter (d. 1773)
  • 1744 Alexandrine-Jeanne d'Étiolles (nicknamed "Fanfan"), daughter of the courtesan Madame de Pompadour (d. 1754)
  • 1782 Charles Napier, soldier, born in London, England
  • 1794 Leopold Zunz, German scientist (Synagogical Poetry)
  • 1801 Robert Woodward Barnwell, MC (Confederacy), (d. 1882)
  • 1810 Camilio Benso di Cavour, Turin Italy, PM
  • 1810 Cornelis Outshoorn, Dutch architect
  • 1814 John Clifford Pemberton, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1881)
  • 1814 William Lowndes Yancey, MC (Confederacy), (d. 1863)
  • 1814 Henri Nestlé, Swiss industrialist (d. 1890)
  • 1821 Jay Cooke, American financier (d. 1905)
  • 1823 Charles Keene, Hornsey, artist
  • 1823 Charles Thomas Campbell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1823 Hugh Stowell Brown, Manx preacher (d. 1886)
  • 1839 Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (d. 1896)
  • 1854 J Scott Lidgett, theologist, born in London, England

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1856 Edward L. Doheny, American oil tycoon, born in Fond du lac, Wisconsin

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny
  • 1861 Almroth Wright, Yorkshire England, bacteriologist

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1868 Hugo Eckener, German inventor and commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin during its record-setting flights, born in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1954)

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • 1869 Lawrence Binyon, poet (Symbolic Wounds), born in Vienna, Austria

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1874 Herbert Hoover, 31st US President (R: 1929-1933), born in West Branch, Iowa (d. 1964)

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1877 Rudolf Hilferding, German economist/SPD-minister of Finance
  • 1877 Frank Marshall, American chess player (d. 1944)
  • 1878 Alfred Döblin, German writer (d. 1957)
  • 1880 Robert L. Thornton, American businessman, philanthropist, and Mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1964)
  • 1881 Albrecht M Sprenger, landbuilder
  • 1884 Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (d. 1935)
  • 1886 Hilda Doolittle, poet/prominent member of imagist movement
  • 1889 Charles Darrow, Inventor (d. 1967)
  • 1890 Angus L. MacDonald, Canadian politician (d. 1954)
  • 1893 Viscount Dunrossil, Scotland, Gov Gen of Australia (1959-61)
  • 1893 Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slovenian author (Samorastniki)
  • 1894 Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (d. 1980)
  • 1895 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1958)
  • 1897 Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch novelist (Ciske the Rat)
  • 1897 John Galbreath, American businessman (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Curt Siodmak, German-born author (d. 2000)
  • 1902 Arne Tiselius, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1905 Bernard Benjamin Gillis, British judge
  • 1905 Richard F Kahn, baron of Hampstead/British economist
  • 1909 Frank Bowden, industrialist/landowner
  • 1909 George W Crockett Jr, (Rep-D-MI, 1980- )
  • 1909 Julio A Abraham, president (Democratic Party Bonaire)
  • 1909 Mohammed V ibn Yusuf, King of Morocco (1953, 1955-61)
  • 1910 Angus Campbell, US, psychologist (Elections & Political Order)
  • 1911 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (d. 1993)
  • 1912 Izaak Samkalden, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA)/mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1912 Jorge Amado, Brazilian writer (O Pais do Carnaval)
  • 1913 Steven Nagy, bowler, 1st to bowl 300 on TV (1954)
  • 1918 Eugene Wilkinson, naval officer (first nuclear sub commander), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2013)
  • 1919 Elizabeth Thomas, literary consultant
  • 1919 Sacha Vierny, French cinematographer (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Leonard Lickorish, dir-gen (British Tourist Authority)
  • 1923 Gillian Brown, diplomat
  • 1925 Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher
  • 1925 George Cooper, general
  • 1925 Lawrence Byford, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • 1926 Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner (1984-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1930 Barry Unsworth, novelist (Pascali's Island), (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Alan Hardcastle, chairman (Lloyds Regulatory Board)
  • 1933 Butler-Sloss, British Lady Justice
  • 1933 David Rowland, chairman (Lloyd's)
  • 1933 Doyle Brunson, American poker player
  • 1933 Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; d. 2005)
  • 1935 Jerrie Anthony Hulme, British major-general
  • 1936 Leendert-John Schalm, Dutch banker on Curacao
  • 1937 Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician
  • 1939 Charles Rose, (Rep-D-North Carolina, 1973- )
  • 1940 Barbara Mills, QC, British Director of Public Prosecutions
  • 1940 Richard Wells, Chief Constable (South Yorkshire)
  • 1940 Sid Waddell, Darts Commentator for the PDC
  • 1942 Betsy Johnson, fashion designer (1971 Winnie Award)
  • 1945 Harry Thomas, Dutch founder (Schlager Festival Gay Party)
  • 1945 Larry Larden, rocker (Every Mother's Son)
  • 1945 Harriet Miers, White House counsel
  • 1950 A L Harris, clinicaloncologist
  • 1952 Nikolai Alekseyevich Pushenko, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1952 Pepsi Nunes, marine biologist
  • 1953 Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer
  • 1959 Mark Price, bass/vocals (All About Eve, Tin Huey-Contents Dislodged)
  • 1960 Todd David Hess, First USAF Member inducted into Army's Order of Military Medical Merit.
  • 1963 Andrew Sullivan, English-born journalist
  • 1963 Phoolan Devi, Indian bandit and revolutionary (d. 2001)
  • 1971 Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist
  • 1972 Julann Vadnais, Miss Maine USA (1996)
  • 1980 Kaysar Ridha, Iraqi-American reality TV contestant