Birthdays in History on December 14

  • 1009 Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045)
  • 1363 John Van [Jean C] Gerson, French theologist

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1503 Nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, astrologist/prophet (Les Propheties), (d. 1566)

Astrologer/Prophet Nostradamus
Astrologer/Prophet
Nostradamus

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1546 Tycho Brahe, Knudstrup Denmark, astronomer (Golden nose), (d. 1601)

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
Tycho Brahe
  • 1553 Henri IV the Bourbon, King of Navarra (Henri III)/France
  • 1625 Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (d. 1695)
  • 1631 Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway, English philosopher (d. 1679)
  • 1640 (baptism date) - Aphra Behn, English playwright and novelist (d. 1689)
  • 1678 Daniel Neal, English historian (d. 1743)
  • 1720 Justus Möser, German statesman (d. 1794)
  • 1775 Philander Chase, American founder of Kenyon College (d. 1852)
  • 1775 Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British admiral (d. 1860)
  • 1777 Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos the mayo)
  • 1780 Karl Robert von Nesselrode, Germ/Russian minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1784 Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, Princess of Asturias (d. 1806)
  • 1787 Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1816)
  • 1791 Charles Wolfe, Irish poet (d. 1823)
  • 1794 Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (d. 1872)
  • 1812 Charles J Canning, English earl/1st viceroy of British-Indies
  • 1824 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898)
  • 1829 John Mercer Langston, 1st African American to hold US political office
  • 1830 Allen Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • 1832 Daniel Harris Reynolds, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • 1837 William Wells, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1853 Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas)
  • 1862 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [OS]
  • 1862 John M Acket, Dutch literary (Grammatic Conceptions)
  • 1866 Roger Fry, English artist and art critic (d. 1934)
  • 1870 Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40)
  • 1870 Karl Renner, Austrian Chancellor/president (1918-20, 45-50)
  • 1883 Morihei Ueshiba "the founder" founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido
  • 1884 Regina Ullmann, writer
  • 1895 Paul Eluard, French poet (d. 1952)

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1895 King George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) Reigned 1936-52.

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI

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1896 James Doolittle, Alameda California, USAF General (Raid on Tokyo 1942)

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle
  • 1897 Margaret Chase Smith, (Rep/Sen-R-Maine)
  • 1897 Kurt Schuschnigg, Austrian politician (d. 1977)
  • 1901 Paul I, King of Greece (1947-64)
  • 1908 Mária Szepes, Hungarian authoress (d. 2007)
  • 1909 Edward L Tatum, US, molecular geneticist (Nobel 1958)
  • 1909 Phia [Sophia R] Berghout, harpist/founder Eduard of Beinumstichting
  • 1911 Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust)
  • 1911 Hans von Ohain, German/American aerospace engineer (d. 1998)
  • 1914 Karl Carstens, German (CDU)/pres Germany (1979-84)
  • 1914 Attila Petschauer, Hungarian fencer (d. 1943)
  • 1915 Clay Warnick, choral director (Jimmie Rodgers Show), born in Tacoma, Washington

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1916 Shirley Jackson, writer (Road Through the Wall), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1965)

  • 1917 June Taylor, American choreographer (d. 2004)
  • 1918 James T. Aubrey, American television executive (d. 1994)
  • 1918 B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga advocate
  • 1920 Albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter
  • 1920 Quinton Hazell, businessman
  • 1923 Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys)
  • 1923 Leonardus S van Egeraat, Dutch travel expert
  • 1927 Jacobus G Rietkerk, Dutch internal minister (VVD) (1982-86)
  • 1931 Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1934 Petrus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist
  • 1936 Robert Alan Ridley Parker, American PhD/astronaut (STS 9, STS 35), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Leonardo Boff, Italy, Brazilian Catholic theologian
  • 1940 Lex Gold, Scottish football administrator
  • 1941 Ellen Willis, American journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1942 David Band, British banker (BZW) (d. 1996)
  • 1946 Anthonius A M "Ton" Kors, Dutch writer (Hannie Schaft)
  • 1946 Michael Ovitz, president (Walt Disney Co)
  • 1947 Linda Sutton, English artist
  • 1947 Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian politician, President of Brazil (2011-16), born in Belo Horizonte
  • 1948 Kim Beazley, Australian politician
  • 1951 Jan Timman, Dutch chess player
  • 1953 Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician
  • 1953 Mikael Odenberg, Swedish politician
  • 1954 Hans William Schlegel, Oberlingen Germany, Astronaut (STS 55)
  • 1954 Steven Glenwood MacLean, astronaut (STS 52), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1957 Gary Ferris, American author
  • 1960 Catherine G Coleman, Phd/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 73), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1960 Bob Paris, American bodybuilder and gay rights advocate
  • 1967 Ewa Białołęcka, Polish writer
  • 1976 Leland Chapman, American bounty hunter
  • 1985 Paul Rabil, professional lacrosse player
  • 1995 Princess Olimpia Preslavska of Bulgaria