Birthdays in History on August 29

  • 1387 Henry V, King of England (1413-22) and France (1416-19)
  • 1434 Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator
  • 1476 Kano Motonobu, co-founder (Kano school of painting), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1561 Bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry)
  • 1609 Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna)
  • 1619 Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron
  • 1628 John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)

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1632 John Locke, English empiricist philosopher; influential Enlightenment thinker and "Father of Liberalism" (Two Treatises of Government), born in Wrington, England (d. 1704)

Philosopher John Locke
Philosopher
John Locke
  • 1694 Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1715)
  • 1725 Charles Townshend, English politician (d. 1767)
  • 1728 Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1797)
  • 1756 Heinrich Graf von Bellegarde, Austrian field marshal and statesman (d. 1845)
  • 1756 Jan Śniadecki, Polish mathematician (d. 1830)
  • 1777 Nikita Yakovlevich Bichurin, founder of Sinology (d. 1853)
  • 1780 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather)
  • 1805 Frederick Maurice, English theologian (d. 1872)
  • 1808 Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer
  • 1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes, physician/author (Old Ironsides), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1811 Henry Bergh, 1st president of SPCA
  • 1815 Anna Ella Carroll, US, civil war writer (Reconstruction)
  • 1821 Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, Meylan, French Anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs
  • 1843 David B. Hill, Governor of New York (d. 1910)
  • 1844 Edward Carpenter, English poet (d. 1929)
  • 1849 Titus A J van Asch van Wijck, Dutch governor Suriname (1891-97)
  • 1851 Willem M d'Ablaing, Dutch lawyer

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1862 Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1949)

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • 1862 Andrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1928)
  • 1871 Albert Lebrun, French politician (d. 1950)
  • 1876 Charles F Kettering, Ohio, inventor (auto self-starter)
  • 1876 Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (d. 1949)
  • 1877 Alfred DPR Pound, British admiral/1st Sealord (Jutland, WW II)
  • 1879 Han Yong-woon, Hongsung County Korea, Zen teacher
  • 1880 Marie-Louise Meilleur, Canada, lived past 117
  • 1881 Valery Nicolas Larbaud, France, novelist/translator (Enfantines)
  • 1884 Ehm Welk [Thomas Trimm], German writer, born in Biesenbrow, Brandenburg (d. 1966)
  • 1894 E Franklin Frazier, sociologist, (d. 1962)
  • 1898 Preston Sturges, [Edmund P Biden], Chic, director (Sullivan's Travels)
  • 1899 Lyman L Lemnitzer, Marine Corps general (WW II)
  • 1900 Oscar Nitzchke, German architect (Alcoa building/Centre Pompidou)
  • 1903 Ernst Kreuder, German writer (The Attic Pretenders), born in Zeitz (d. 1972)
  • 1903 Olive Ann Beech, aircraft industry executive
  • 1904 Werner Forssman, German urologist (Nobel 1956)
  • 1905 Martinus A Jansen, Bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70)
  • 1907 Joseph Wechsberg, Austria/US writer (Looking For a Bluebird)
  • 1909 Francis Henry Smith, librarian
  • 1909 Roy Reuther, Wheeling WV, labor leader
  • 1912 Emil Schumacher, German painter (Tangible Objects)
  • 1912 Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian/Polish cinematographer
  • 1915 Denys Hay, British historian (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist (d. 1985)
  • 1918 Jelle Zijlstra, economist/minister/pres Netherlands Bank
  • 1920 Joseph Lesniewski, Erie, Pennsylvania, Easy Company soldier in 101st Airborne, (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Emile Habibi, Palestinian Israeli writer (The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist), born in Haifa (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic
  • 1923 Reinier Braams, Dutch biophysicist/MP (VVD)
  • 1924 James W. Wood, American astronaut (Dynasoar), born in Paragould, Arkansas (d. 1990)
  • 1929 Thom Gunn, Kent England, poet (The Wound)
  • 1930 Marius J J van Amelsvoort, Dutch undersecretary (CDA)
  • 1930 Jacques Bouchard, Canadian advertising executive (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Lise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist
  • 1933 Jehan Sadat, Widow of Anwar Sadat and 1st Lady of Egypt, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1933 Arnold Koller, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1934 David H Pryor, (Sen-D Arkansas, 1979-97), born in Camden, Arkansas
  • 1935 Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch essayist/mathematician
  • 1936 John McCain, (Rep-R-Arizona, 1983-86)
  • 1937 James J Florio, (Rep-D-NJ, 1975-90/Gov-D-NJ, 1990-94)
  • 1938 Robert Rubin, United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • 1940 James Brady, press secretary (wounded during Reagan assassin attempt)
  • 1942 James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
  • 1942 John Heuser, Electron microscopist
  • 1943 Mohamed Amin, cameraman
  • 1947 Temple Grandin, American animal welfare and autism expert
  • 1948 Charles David Walker, astronaut (STS 12 STS 16 STS 23)
  • 1950 Dave Reichert, American politician and sheriff
  • 1952 Karen Hesse, American children's writer
  • 1953 James Quesada, Nicaraguan/American anthropologist
  • 1954 Michael P[aul] Kube-McDowell, US, sci-fi author (Enigma, Empery)

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1959 Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut (STS 74, sk: 99), born in Sarnia, Ontario

Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Astronaut
Chris Hadfield
  • 1959 Timothy Perry Shriver, member of the Kennedy Family
  • 1963 Elizabeth Brown, minister healer/writer
  • 1969 Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player
  • 1973 Adam Sessler, American TV show host
  • 1977 John Patrick O'Brien, American footballer
  • 1979 Chieu Luu, Canadian journalist

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1981 Brian Chesky, American internet entrepreneur (CEO of Airbnb), born in Niskayuna, New York

Co-founder of Airbnb Brian Chesky
Co-founder of Airbnb
Brian Chesky
  • 1990 Sam Stern, British chef and author