Birthdays in History on February 24

  • 1103 Emperor Toba of Japan (d. 1156)
  • 1304 Muhammad ibn Battutah, Arab travel writer (Travels in Asia & Africa)
  • 1463 Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italy, scholar/platonist

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1500 Charles V, King of Spain (1516-56) and Holy Roman Emperor (1519-56), born in Ghent, Flanders, Habsburg Netherlands (d. 1558)

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1501 Sixt(us) Birck [Xystus Betulius], German writer (Suzanna)
  • 1536 Clement VIII, [Ippolito Aldofireini], Fano Italy, Pope (1592-1605)
  • 1545 Don John of Austria, Spanish military leader (d. 1578)
  • 1547 Jan of Austria, Spanish military man/land guardian of the Netherland
  • 1557 Matthias, Holy Roman emperor (1612-19), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1595 Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet
  • 1597 Vincent Voiture, French poet (d. 1648)
  • 1619 Charles Le Brun, French artist (d. 1690)
  • 1622 Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (d. 1665)
  • 1684 Catherine I, Empress of Russia 1725-27, Dorpat, Estonia
  • 1684 Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (d. 1738)
  • 1697 Bernard S Albinus, [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist
  • 1709 Jacques de Vaucanson, French inventor (d. 1782)
  • 1721 John McKinly, Ulster Ireland, American physician
  • 1723 John Burgoyne, British general (d. 1792)
  • 1774 Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (d. 1850)

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1786 Wilhelm Karl Grimm, German story teller (Grimm's Fairy Tales), born in Hanau, Hesse-Cassel, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1859)

  • 1786 Martin W. Bates. U.S. Senator from Delaware (d. 1869)
  • 1809 Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, governor/viceroy (Elzas-Lutherian)
  • 1811 Daniel A Payne, Bishop/reformer/educator of AME Church
  • 1811 Edward Dickinson Baker, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1861)
  • 1824 John Crawford Vaughn, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1875)
  • 1827 Charles Davis Jameson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1831 Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor/premier of Prussia
  • 1833 Eduard earl von Taaffe, Austrian premier (1868..93)
  • 1836 Winslow Homer, US, painter (Gulfstream)
  • 1837 Rosalía de Castro, Santiago de Compostela Galician writer and poet ('Séculos Escuros') (d. 1885)
  • 1838 Thomas Benton Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1923)
  • 1848 C Grant B Allen, Canadian writer (Woman Who Did)
  • 1848 Andrew Inglis Clark, Tasmanian politician (d. 1907)
  • 1852 George A Moore, Ireland, painter/novelist (Esther Waters)
  • 1854 Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Golden Rain)
  • 1860 Daniel Berkeley Updike, printer/publisher/writer (Printing Types)
  • 1866 Arthur Pearson, Wookey Somerset England, newspaper proprietor
  • 1866 Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev, Russian physicist (d. 1912)
  • 1877 Ettie Rout, New Zealand activist (d. 1936)
  • 1879 Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Sun)

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1885 Chester Nimitz, American admiral who commanded the US Pacific fleet in World War II, born in Fredericksburg, Texas (d. 1966)

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • 1885 Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israeli Knesset (1949-59)
  • 1885 Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski, Polish novelist/satirist (Black Wings)
  • 1885 Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1939)
  • 1887 Mary Ellen Chase, US linguistic/author (White Gate)
  • 1896 Richard Thorpe, American director (Jailhouse Rock), born in Hutchinson, Kansas (d. 1991)
  • 1898 Kurt Tank, German WW II aircraft designer
  • 1899 Jacob Presser, Dutch historian/writer (Down-fall)
  • 1905 Eric Boyland, English biochemist (Cancer research), born in Manchester (d. 2002)
  • 1906 Alexis Curvers, Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)
  • 1909 August William Derleth, Sauk City Wisc, writer (Judge Peck Mysteries)
  • 1909 Max Black, Dutch/British/US philosopher (analytical philosophy)
  • 1909 Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist
  • 1913 Richard Murphey Goodwin, economist
  • 1914 David Langdon, cartoonist/illustrator
  • 1914 Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin, trade unionist
  • 1916 Gene Mitchell, museum director
  • 1917 William Fairbank, physicist (superconductivity), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1919 Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist
  • 1919 Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
  • 1920 Frank Rogers, CEO (NPA Telegraph)
  • 1921 Ludvig Aschkenazy, writer
  • 1922 Richard Hamilton, painter
  • 1924 Lionel Dakers, director (Royal School of Church Music)
  • 1924 William Pillar, British admiral
  • 1926 Reginald Freeson, British MP
  • 1927 David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician
  • 1928 Michael Harrington, socialist/author (Fragments of Century), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1929 David Houston, Major-General/Lord Lieutenant of Sutherland
  • 1931 Inge Bernstein, British judge
  • 1931 Lev Vasilyevich Vorobyov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1931 Maezumi Hakuyu Taizan Koun, teacher Rinzai/Soto lines of Zen Buddhism
  • 1931 Marta Marzotto, Italian countess and designer, born in Reggio Emilia (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Andrew Jacobs Jr, (Rep-D-IN, 1965-73, 75- )
  • 1932 Everard Goodman, English real estate developer (TOPS Estates)
  • 1933 Judah Folkman, American cancer researcher
  • 1934 Bettino Craxi, Italy's 1st socialist premier (1983-87)
  • 1934 Bingu wa Mutharika, Thyolo, Nyasaland (Malawi), Malawi President (2004-2012), (d. 2012)
  • 1937 Jerry Wiggin, British MP
  • 1938 Kathleen Richardson, president (Methodist Conference)
  • 1939 George Bain, principal (London Business School)
  • 1940 Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist/architect (Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam)
  • 1942 David K Williamson, Australian screenplay/playwright (Removalists)
  • 1942 Joe Lieberman, (Sen-D Connecticut)
  • 1942 Stuart Henry, British disc jockey
  • 1943 Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer
  • 1943 Terry Semel, American business executive
  • 1946 Anthony Mayer, chief executive (Housing Corporation)
  • 1946 Michael Radford, director (1984, White Mischief)
  • 1946 Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician
  • 1948 Peter Mond, 4th Baron Melchett
  • 1948 J. Jayalalithaa, Indian politician
  • 1950 G J M Gazdar, computational linguist
  • 1954 Constantine Phipps, 5th Marquess of Normanby

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1955 Steve Jobs, American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple (d. 2011), born in San Francisco, California

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • 1956 Judith Butler, American philosopher
  • 1965 Jane Swift, former acting Governor of Massachusetts
  • 1970 Kienast quintuplets, American quintuplets
  • 1973 Chris Fehn, American percussionist (Slipknot)
  • 1975 Ashley MacIsaac, Canadian fiddler
  • 1975 Maurizio Giuliano, writer and traveller
  • 1977 Jason Akermanis, Australian rules footballer
  • 1978 Louise Woodward, ELton England, nanny who killed Matthew Eappen
  • 1987 Daniel Reilly, British entrepreneur