Birthdays in History on December 7

  • 521 Saint Columba, Irish Christian missionary to Scotland (d. 597)
  • 903 Abd Al-Rahman Al Sufi, Persian astronomer (d. 986)
  • 967 Abu Sa'id ibn Aboa al-Chair, Persian mystic
  • 1302 Azzone Visconti lord of Milan (d. 1339)
  • 1545 Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, consort of Mary I of Scotland (d. 1567)
  • 1561 Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician (d. 1625)

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1598 Giovanni Bernini, Italian baroque sculptor (St Teresa in Ecstasy), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1680)

Baroque Sculptor Giovanni Bernini
Baroque Sculptor
Giovanni Bernini
  • 1670 John Aislabie, English director of the South Sea Company (d. 1742)
  • 1731 Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter
  • 1751 Jurrian F de Frederici, governor-General (Suriname)
  • 1754 Jack Jouett, American patriot
  • 1764 Claude Victor-Perrin, duc de Belluno, French marshal (d. 1841)
  • 1784 Allan Cunningham, British poet (d. 1842)
  • 1803 Maria Josepha of Saxony, queen consort of Spain (d. 1829)
  • 1808 Hugh McCulloch, US Treasury Secretary (1884-85, 85-69), born in Kennebunk, Maine (d. 1895)
  • 1810 Theodor Schwann, German co-originator of cell theory
  • 1810 Josef Hyrtl, Austrian anatomist (d. 1894)
  • 1823 Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician (Tensor of Kronecker)
  • 1830 Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician/minister of Education
  • 1839 Redvers H Buller, English general/large landowner: Natal
  • 1842 Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist (schedelmetingen)
  • 1847 James Deacon White, Canton NY, ball player jumped teams in 1876 (Chi)
  • 1847 Solomon Schechter, US Talmudic scholar/Jewish leader
  • 1860 Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1947)
  • 1862 Paul Adam, French writer (La Bataille d'Uhde)
  • 1863 Svetolik Rankovic, Serbian writer (Forest King)
  • 1863 Felix Calonder, Scuol, Swiss politician (Free Democratic Party)
  • 1872 Johan Huizinga, Dutch culture historian (Homo Ludens)
  • 1873 Willa Cather, US, author (My Antonia)
  • 1878 Akiko Yosano, Japan, poet (Tangled Hair)
  • 1888 Hamilton Fish, US congress leader/isolationist
  • 1888 Joyce Cary, Anglo-Irish (male) writer (House of Children)
  • 1888 Matthew Heywood Campbell Broun, 1st President of American Newspaper Guild
  • 1892 Stuart Davis, American modernist painter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • 1901 A F [Tony] Pugsley, British rear-admiral (Walcheren attack (1944))
  • 1903 Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician (d. 1987)
  • 1904 Clarence Nash, Watonga Oklahoma, American voice actor (Donald Duck)
  • 1905 Gerard Kuiper, Dutch/US astronomer (moons of Uranus, Neptune)
  • 1908 Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist
  • 1909 Jacob Kainen, artist/curator
  • 1915 Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], US, sci-fi author (Ginger Star)
  • 1916 Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler (d. 1988)
  • 1920 Tatamkulu Afrika, South African poet and writer (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu spiritual leader (BAPS), born in Chansad, Gujarat (d. 2016)

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1924 Mário Soares, 17th President of Portugal (1986-96) and Prime Minister (1976-78 and 1983-85), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2017)

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares

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1928 Noam Chomsky, American linguist (founded transformational grammar), philospher and political activist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Linguist & Author Noam Chomsky
Linguist & Author
Noam Chomsky
  • 1932 Paul Caponigro, American photographer
  • 1936 Martha Layne Collins, Baghdad Ky, (Gov-D-Ky)
  • 1937 Thad Cochran, (Sen-R-Miss)
  • 1940 Kumar Shahani, writer/director (Kasbam Tarang, Maya Darpan)
  • 1943 Göran Lennmarker, Swedish politician
  • 1943 Bernard C. Parks, Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
  • 1943 James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), born in Kansas City Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Jamiel Chagra, American drug trafficker
  • 1947 Mino Reitano, Italian entertainer
  • 1948 Yoko Morishita, prima ballerina (Baterina No Habataki)
  • 1952 Susan Collins, American politician, junior senator from Maine
  • 1953 Bertin Osborne, Italian entertainer
  • 1954 Gianfranco Jannuzzo, Italian entertainer
  • 1954 Mark Hofmann, American forger and bomber
  • 1955 John Watkins, Australian politician
  • 1957 Tom Winsor, British lawyer and economic regulator
  • 1962 Grecia Colmenares, Italian entertainer
  • 1967 Vaclav Chalupa, Czechoslovakia, rower (Henley Royal Regatta 1989)
  • 1971 Vladimir Akopian, Armenian chess player
  • 1972 Hermann Maier, Austrian skier
  • 1974 Kang Full, South Korean webcomic artist
  • 1975 Nikola Wapzarow, writer
  • 1978 Chad Dukes, Radio Personality
  • 2003 Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands