Birthdays in History on December 10

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1394 James I, King of Scotland (1406-37), born in Dunfermline Palace, Scotland (d. 1437)

King of Scotland James I
King of Scotland
James I
  • 1452 Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)
  • 1538 Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd)
  • 1588 Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637)
  • 1679 Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders
  • 1691 Cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter/cartoonist
  • 1741 Agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children)
  • 1750 Tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1799)
  • 1751 George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist (d. 1813)
  • 1765 [Izaak J] Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance/patriot
  • 1787 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, pioneer of educating the deaf, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1794 James Wolfe Ripley, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1870)
  • 1804 Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (d. 1851)
  • 1805 John E Feisser, theologist/founder 1st Dutch baptist church

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1805 William Lloyd Garrison, American abolitionist publisher (The Liberator), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1879)

  • 1805 Josef Skoda, Bohemian physician (d. 1881)
  • 1813 Zachariah Chandler, US, merchant/politician (found Republican Party)

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1815 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician considered the first computer programmer, born in London (d. 1852)

Mathematician, Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician, Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • 1820 David Allen Russell, Army Bvt Major General (Union), (d. 1864)
  • 1820 Princess Elizabeth of Clarence (d. 1821)
  • 1821 Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and publisher (Russkije Zjenjshiny)
  • 1822 Thomas Casimer Devin, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1878)
  • 1824 George MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)
  • 1827 Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and brewer (d. 1913)

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1830 Emily Dickinson, American poet (Collected Poems), born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1886)

  • 1831 Alexander Conze, German archaeologist
  • 1851 Melvil[le Louis K] Dewey, created Dewey Decimal System for libraries
  • 1855 Henry Nicholas Ridley, West Harling Hall, Norfolk, U.K., Botanist (Malay Peninsula rubber industry)
  • 1870 Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses)
  • 1870 Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)
  • 1870 Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Der de Wier Us)
  • 1870 Mary Bonaparte, pretender to the French imperial throne (d. 1947)
  • 1872 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (study of graves)
  • 1878 Rajaji, India's freedom fighter and the first Governor General of independent India (d. 1972)
  • 1882 Otto Neurath, Aust/British philosopher (Foundation of Social Sciences)
  • 1883 Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian lawyer/foreign min/UN-ambassador
  • 1884 Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian-born painter (d. 1967)

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1891 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German-Swedish poet (O the Chimneys - Nobel 1966), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1970)

  • 1894 Earnest Haenchen, German new testament expert
  • 1894 Gertrud Kolmar, writer
  • 1897 Karl H Waggerl, Austria writer (Power of Love)
  • 1898 Anton Mauve, Dutch painter
  • 1898 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [NS]
  • 1901 F Fischer, German war criminal (Breda 4)
  • 1903 William Plomer, Transvaal, author (Paper Houses, I Speak of Africa)
  • 1906 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1907 Rumer Godden, England, author (Thursday's Children)
  • 1908 Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist
  • 1912 Philip A. Hart, U.S. Senator (d. 1976)
  • 1917 Sultan Yahya Petra, King of Malaysia (d. 1979)
  • 1920 Clarice Lispector, Ukrainian-Brazilian writer (d. 1977)
  • 1920 Stanko Todorov, Bulgarian communist politician, Prime Minister of Bulgaria (1971-81), born in Klenovik (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Jorge Semprun, French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z)
  • 1925 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985), born in Spokane, Washington, (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Clayton K Yeutter, American trade negotiator and Republican National chairman, born in Eustis, Nebraska (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Calcutta, India, Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K
  • 1934 Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
  • 1939 Barry Cunliffe, English university professor
  • 1940 William Fred Dempster, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1946 Thomas Lux, American poet (Split Horizon), born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Rəsul Quliyev, Azerbaijani politician
  • 1948 Abu Abbas, founder of the Palestine Liberation Front (d. 2004)
  • 1955 Jacquelyn Mitchard, American novelist
  • 1956 Michael VerMeulen, journalist
  • 1957 Prem Rawat, known also as Guru Maharaj Ji and Maharaji, American Indian spiritual leader and speaker
  • 1961 Mark McKoy, Canadian track star (world record 50m indoor)
  • 1964 Bobby Flay, American celebrity chef and restaurateur
  • 1971 Brian Nichols, American spree killer
  • 1978 Donna Williams, co-founder of Neopets
  • 1986 Ryoichi Tsukada, Japanese acrobat