Birthdays in History on February 6

  • 1461 Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright who is considered one of the fathers of Croatian literature (d. 1501)
  • 1564 Christopher Marlowe, English poet/dramatist (Dr Faustus)
  • 1577 Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman executed for fratricide (d. 1599)
  • 1608 Antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher

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1611 Chongzhen, 16th and last Ming Emperor of China, born in Beijing (d. 1644)

Chinese Emperor Chongzhen
Chinese Emperor
Chongzhen
  • 1612 Antoine Arnauld, [Grand Arnauld], French lawyer/theologist
  • 1637 Toyotomi Hideyoshi, unified Japan
  • 1639 Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)
  • 1665 Anne Stuart, Queen of England (1702-14)
  • 1695 Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1726)
  • 1732 Charles Lee, General in the American Revolution (d. 1782)
  • 1744 Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)
  • 1748 Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Bavarian Illuminati (d. 1811)
  • 1753 Evariste Desire Desforges chevalier de Parny, French poet

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1756 Aaron Burr, 3rd US Vice President (D-R: 1801-05) who killed Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1836)

3rd Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr
3rd Vice President of the United States
Aaron Burr
  • 1757 Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, Polish scholar and statesman. (d. 1841)
  • 1778 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis)
  • 1797 Joseph Maria von Radowitz, Prussian minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1804 Ragnerus L van Andringa de Kempenaer, Dutch officer/swindler
  • 1811 Henry George Liddell, father of the Alice in Alice in Wonderland (d. 1898)
  • 1818 William Maxwell Evarts, (Union), (d. 1901)
  • 1830 Marcellus Monroe Crocker, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Franklin, Indiana (d. 1865)
  • 1832 John Brown Gordon, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1904)

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1833 J.E.B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Confederate General in the American Civil War, born in Patrick County, Virginia (d. 1864)

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart
  • 1833 José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (d. 1906)
  • 1834 William Dorsey Pender, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1834 Edwin Klebs, German physician and bacteriologist (bacterial theory of infection, diphtheria bacillus), born in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1913)
  • 1838 Yisrael Meir Kagan, Chofetz Chayim (d. 1933)
  • 1853 Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (d. 1901)
  • 1860 Johan [Eliza J] de Meester, Dutch journalist/writer (Geertje)
  • 1864 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author/poet (Anarchists)
  • 1866 Karl T Sapper, German geography/geologist (Vulkankunde)
  • 1872 Theodor Lessing, writer [or Feb 8]
  • 1874 Milton Bennett Medary, American architect (Washington Chapel)
  • 1875 Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)
  • 1876 Wilhelm Schmidtbonn[-Schmidt], German playwright (Der Sprechende Eros)
  • 1879 Carl Ramsauer, professor of physics and a research physicist (Ramsauer-Townsend effect), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1887 Josef Frings, German Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1978)
  • 1888 Ljudmil Stojanow, Bulgarian poet (Metsh i Slowo, Cholera)
  • 1889 Karel Wellens, Flemish painter
  • 1889 Siegfried Kracauer, writer
  • 1892 William Parry Murphy, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1893 Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, President of UN General Assembly (1962-63)
  • 1894 Eric Partridge, New Zealand lexicographer (d. 1979)
  • 1897 Alberto [de Almeida] Cavalcanti, Brazil, director (Nicholas Nickleby)

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1897 Louis Buchalter, Jewish American mobster (Murder, Inc.), born in NYC, New York

  • 1900 Rudolf Vornlund, Swedish playwright (Heliga Familjen)
  • 1902 Louis Nizer, lawyer (defended blacklisted stars in '50s, Catspaw)
  • 1903 Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (Temptation of Poverty)
  • 1905 Władysław Gomułka, Polish communist leader (d. 1982)
  • 1907 Sam Green, industrialist/inventor

  • 1908 Amintore Fanfani, premier of Italy
  • 1908 Thomas Dorrington Tomlinson, national Park Warden
  • 1910 Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)
  • 1910 Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (d. 1993)
  • 1912 Eva Braun, mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler, born Munich Germany

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1913 Mary Leakey, British paleoanthropologist, discovered earliest human footprints ((3.6 million years old), born in London (d. 1996)

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Paleoanthropologist
Mary Leakey
  • 1915 Derk Roemers, Dutch politician (Soc-Dem)
  • 1916 John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)
  • 1918 Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
  • 1919 Louis Heren, journalist/writer (China's Three Thousand Years)
  • 1920 James H Scheuer, (Rep-D-NY, 1965-73, 75- )
  • 1921 Bob Scott [Robert], Ruby player (All Black, 1946-54), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Road to Rome)
  • 1924 Jin yong, Chinese novelist
  • 1926 Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer and director, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan writer
  • 1932 Francois Truffaut, director (Jules & Jim, Fahrenheit 451), born in Paris, France
  • 1932 Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (d. 1959)
  • 1933 Leslie Crowther, English TV-comic/quizmaster
  • 1933 Walter E Fauntroy, (Rep-D-DC, 1971- )
  • 1934 Vernon "Vern" Ehlers, American politician (Michigan House of Representatives), born in Pipestone, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1936 J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman
  • 1937 Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner
  • 1942 Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist, born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1942 James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
  • 1944 Christine Boutin, French politician
  • 1946 Jim Turner, American politician
  • 1949 Frank Rich, US politician (?)
  • 1951 Maria Christina, Belgian princess/daughter of Leopold III
  • 1952 Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach
  • 1958 Cecily Adams, entertainment caster (American Heart), born in Queens, New York
  • 1960 Akinwumi Adesina, Nigerian politician, (African Development Bank President 2015-), born in Ogun State, Nigeria
  • 1961 Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko, Russian major/cosmonaut (Mir, Soyuz TM-23)
  • 1963 Kevin Trudeau, American entrepreneur
  • 1975 Svend-Allan Sørensen, Danish artist
  • 1980 Mamiko Noto, Japanese seiyu
  • 1980 Luke Ravenstahl, American politician
  • 1983 Myron Wolf Child, Canadian politician
  • 2004 Princess Louise of Belgium