Birthdays in History in November 1885

  • Nov 2 Harlow Shapley, US, astronomer (studied the galaxies)
  • Nov 5 Will Durant, US, author/historian (Story of Civilization)
  • Nov 6 Emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor
  • Nov 8 Hans Cloos, German geologist (d. 1951)
  • Nov 8 Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (d. 1946)
  • Nov 8 Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect (d. 1966)
  • Nov 9 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian writer (d. 1922)
  • Nov 9 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician (d. 1955)
  • Nov 9 Theodor Kaluza, German scientist (d. 1954)

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Nov 11 George S. Patton, American WWII general (Sicily, Italy and Normandy) known as "Old Blood & Guts", born in San Gabriel, California (d. 1945)

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Nov 14 Sonia Delaunay, Russian born French artist
  • Nov 16 Michael Gonzi, Maltese archbishop (d. 1984)
  • Nov 17 Henry de Man, Belgium, sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party)
  • Nov 26 Heinrich BrĂ¼ning, German politician (d. 1970)
  • Nov 30 Albrecht (von) Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Poland/Netherland)