Birthdays in History on December 27

  • 1390 Anne de Mortimer, claimant to the English throne (d. 1411)
  • 1555 Johann Arndt, German Lutherian theologist

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1571 Johannes Kepler, Weil der Stadt, Germany, astronomer (planetary Motion), (d. 1630)

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
Johannes Kepler
  • 1645 Giovanni Adb Viscardi, Swiss architect, baptized
  • 1654 Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician
  • 1683 Conyers Middleton, English minister (d. 1750)
  • 1709 Pieter de Swart, Dutch architect (Royal Palace, Hague)
  • 1715 Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (d. 1794)
  • 1717 Pope Pius VI (d. 1799)
  • 1721 Franciscus "French" Hemsterhuis, Frisian philosopher
  • 1755 Antons Klemens Theodor, king of Saksen (1827-36)
  • 1761 Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Scot/Russ minister of War
  • 1773 George Cayley, England, found science of aerodynamics
  • 1776 Nikolay Kamensky, Russian general (d. 1811)
  • 1796 Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (d. 1869)
  • 1801 Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49)
  • 1802 Thomas Fearnley, Norway, landscape painter
  • 1803 John ACA van Nispen Sevenaer, Member of Dutch 2nd parliament (1848-75)
  • 1814 James Henry Carleton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1873)
  • 1816 Eliakim Parker Scammon, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • 1821 Jane Wilde, Irish poet, nationalist and mother of Oscar Wilde, born in Wexford (d. 1896)

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1822 Louis Pasteur, Dole, France, bacteriologist (pasturization), (d. 1895)

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur

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1823 Mackenzie Bowell, Rickinghall England, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (1894-1896)

5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell
5th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie Bowell
  • 1829 James Clay Rice, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • 1831 Lucius Fairchild, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1896)
  • 1832 Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and patron of art, born in Moscow (d. 1897)
  • 1836 Henricus Oort, Dutch theologist (Leidse translation)
  • 1855 Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist
  • 1864 René Georges Hermann-Paul, French artist (d. 1940)

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1883 Cyrus S. Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, born in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia (d. 1979)

Steel Magnate Cyrus S. Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus S. Eaton
  • 1892 Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian World War One flying ace (d. 1917)
  • 1896 Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright
  • 1896 Ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security Board)
  • 1896 Louis Bromfield, Mansfield Ohio, writer (Early Autumn, Pulitzer-1926)
  • 1897 Iwan S Konew, Russ marshal/supreme commander pact of Warsaw
  • 1906 Ivan Mark Waller, mountaineer
  • 1907 Emile de Strijker, Belgian philosopher
  • 1907 Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and writer (d. 1999)
  • 1907 Conrad L. Raiford, Goodwill Ambassador (d. 2002)
  • 1908 Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
  • 1910 Jack Massey, groundsman
  • 1910 Charles Olson, American poet (d. 1970)

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1913 Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1914 Giuseppe Berto, Italian writer (Heaven Sees Red)
  • 1914 Ivan Sutton, British concert promoter
  • 1915 William Howell Masters, sex author/physician
  • 1916 Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (d. 1953)
  • 1917 Earl of Inchcape, English large landowner/industrialist (P&O)
  • 1917 Onni Palaste, Finnish writer
  • 1918 John Celardo, American comic strip artist
  • 1922 Larry Osborne, navigator air traffic controller/supply specialist
  • 1924 James A McClure, (Sen-R-Idaho)
  • 1924 Mokta Ould Daddah, president Mauritania (1961-78)
  • 1924 Wouter Eijkelemboom, Dutch architect (Holy-hospital, Vlaardingen)
  • 1927 Antony Gardner, British politician
  • 1930 Meg Greenfield, US politician(?)
  • 1930 Wilfrid Sheed, England, writer (Boys of Winter, Hack)
  • 1951 William Waldorf 4th viscount Astor/English large landowner
  • 1951 Ernesto Zedillo, President of Mexico
  • 1952 Jay Hill, Canadian politician
  • 1955 Barbara Olson, American political commentator (d. 2001)
  • 1958 Steffen Mensching, writer
  • 1959 Gerina Dunwich, American author
  • 1962 Barbara Crampton, Levittown NY, actress (Body Double, Young & Restless)
  • 1963 Gaspar Noé, Argentinian-born director
  • 1965 Chris Mainwaring, Australian rules footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1966 Fabian Núñez, American politician
  • 1966 Wendy Coakley-Thompson, American writer
  • 1969 Sarah Vowell, American author and journalist
  • 1973 Dee Ferris, British painter