Birthdays in History on December 29

  • 1586 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona

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1709 Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], Empress of Russia (1741-62) and daughter of Peter the Great, born in Kolomenskoye, Moscow, Russia (d. 1762)

Empress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia
Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of Russia
  • 1721 Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th
  • 1743 Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer
  • 1776 Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric
  • 1788 Christian J├╝rgensen Thomsen, Danish archaeologist, named Stone/Iron/Bronze Ages, born in Copenhagen
  • 1792 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)
  • 1796 Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (d. 1877)

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1808 Andrew Johnson, 17th US President (Unionist: 1865-69), born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1875)

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1808 Gyorgy Apponyi, Hungarian Parliament member
  • 1809 Albert Pike, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)

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1809 William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Liberal: 1868-74, 1880-86, 1892-94), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1898)

British Prime Minister William Gladstone
British Prime Minister
William Gladstone
  • 1816 Carl Ludwig, German physician (d. 1895)
  • 1831 Adam Badeau, American author, diplomat, and Brevet Brigadier General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1895)
  • 1833 John James Ingalls, (Rep-Ks)
  • 1843 Elisabeth of Wied (pen name was Carmen Sylva), queen of Romania and writer (d. 1916)
  • 1856 Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes integral)
  • 1859 Venustiano Carranza, President of Mexico (1915-20)
  • 1866 Joseph Limburg, liberal Second-Member of parliament (1905-19)
  • 1879 Billy Mitchell, aviation hero Gen (WWI)
  • 1888 Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal
  • 1896 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter/muralist (Lib of Chile)
  • 1899 Nie Rongzhen, People's Liberation Army Chief of General Staff (d. 1992)
  • 1902 Nels Stewart, National Hockey League player (d. 1957)
  • 1907 James Gardner, designer
  • 1908 Gerben Sonderman, Dutch test pilot (Fokker)
  • 1910 Ronald Coase, British economist (Nobel Prize in Economics 1991), born in Willesden, London (d. 2013)
  • 1913 Laurence Gower, academic
  • 1914 Albert Tucker, Australian artist (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Charles L[eonard] Harness, American sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead)
  • 1915 John P W Meefout, Dutch sculptor (Laying Woman)
  • 1915 Robert Ruark, American writer (Something of Value)

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1917 Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (D-1973-93), born in Calvert, Texas (d. 1998)

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • 1919 Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist/writer (De dei is forroun/Havank-T)
  • 1920 Syd Dernley, British hangman (1949-54), born in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Dobrica Cosic, Serbian writer and President 1992-93), born in Velika Drenova, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2014)
  • 1921 Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (d. 2006)
  • 1922 William Gaddis, American writer (d. 1998)
  • 1931 Prince Gu of Korea, Korean royalty (d. 2005)
  • 1935 Tony Bramall, England, auto dealer/multi-millionaire (Harrogate)
  • 1939 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- )
  • 1940 Brigitte Kronauer, German author (The Scheik of Aachen), born in Essen, Germany
  • 1943 JHR Maij-Wegge, Dutch traffic minister (19..-94)
  • 1945 Adje Roland, Dutch disc-jockey
  • 1946 Paul Trible, (Sen-R-Va)
  • 1952 Gelsey Kirkland, Bethlehem Pa, ballerina/druggie (Nutcracker)
  • 1953 Stanley Tookie Williams, American author/murderer (executed 2005)
  • 1954 Prince Takamado of Japan (d. 2002)
  • 1959 Paula Poundstone, comedienne (Emmy Awards)
  • 1960 Thomas Lubanga, founder and leader of Union of Congolese Patriots
  • 1961 Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss, journalist/travel writer
  • 1963 Francisco Bustamante, Filipino billiard player
  • 1967 Ashleigh Banfield, Canadian journalist
  • 1968 Carlo H L Ponti Jr, son of Carlo Ponti & Sophia Loren
  • 1970 Yaroslav Ihorovych Pustovyi, Kostroma Ukraine, cosmonaut
  • 1972 Jessica Lee McMinn, Miss North Carolina USA (1996)
  • 1979 Mitsuhiro Ishida, Japanese mixed-martial arts fighter
  • 1979 Ariel Schrag, American Cartoonist
  • 1985 Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel & Christie Brinkley
  • 1994 Princess Kako of Akishino of Japan