Birthdays in History on January 10

  • 1480 Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands (d. 1530)
  • 1502 Hendrik Niclaes, German/Dutch merchant/cult leader (Children of God)
  • 1538 Louis of Nassau, Dutch general (d. 1574)
  • 1573 Simon Marius, German astronomer (d. 1624)
  • 1607 Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1646)
  • 1628 Jan Theunisz Blanckerhoff, [Jan Maet], seascape painter)
  • 1638 Nicolas Steno, Danish Scientist and Bishop (d. 1686)
  • 1644 Louis Boufflers, marshall of France
  • 1654 Joshua Barnes, English scholar (d. 1712)
  • 1702 Johannes Zick, German fresco painter (d. 1762)
  • 1715 Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1775)

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1738 Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mountain Boys), born in Litchfield, Connecticut (d. 1789)

American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen
American Revolutionary War Patriot
Ethan Allen
  • 1747 Abraham L Breguet, French clock maker
  • 1750 Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, British Lord Chancellor (d. 1823)
  • 1768 James Varicick, 1st AME Zion Bishop
  • 1769 Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo)
  • 1780 M Heinrich C Lichtenstein, German zoologist
  • 1797 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (d. 1848)
  • 1810 Jeremiah S. Black, American statesman (d. 1883)
  • 1812 Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect (d. 1881)
  • 1814 Aubrey de Vere, Irish writer (Victorian Observer)
  • 1815 Alexander Brydie Dyer, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1874)
  • 1815 Thomas Williams, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York (d. 1862)
  • 1825 Alexander Travis Hawthorn, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Conecuh County, Alabama (d. 1899)
  • 1828 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (d. 1892)
  • 1834 John Acton, English historian/MP
  • 1836 Charles Ingalls, father of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1902)
  • 1840 Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)
  • 1841 George Melville, polar explorer and naval engineer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1912)

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1843 Frank James, American outlaw (member of the James-Younger gang), born in Clay County, Missouri (d. 1915)

Outlaw Frank James
Outlaw
Frank James
  • 1850 John Wellborn Root, American architect (d. 1891)
  • 1855 Peter J Blok, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People)
  • 1858 Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer (d. 1929)
  • 1864 George Washington Carver, agricultural scientist [or Jul 12]
  • 1864 Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (d. 1931)
  • 1865 Mary Ingalls, sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1928)
  • 1871 Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti, Austrian author (Jesse & Maria)
  • 1876 Johannes W "Jan" Eisenloeffel, Dutch goldsmith
  • 1877 Frederick Gardner Cottrell, American inventor (electrostatic precipitator), born in Oakland, California (d. 1948)
  • 1880 Eduard M Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Short Cause)
  • 1880 Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp
  • 1880 Grock [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown and circus director, born in Loveresse, Canton of Bern (d. 1959)

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1880 Manuel Azaña, Prime Minister of Spain (1931-33) and 2nd President of the Spanish Republic (1936-39), born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain (d. 1940)

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • 1883 Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj) [NS]
  • 1887 Robinson Jeffers, US, poet/playwright (Tamar & Other Poems, Medea)
  • 1890 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (d. 1957)
  • 1891 Jos Speybrouck, Flemish painter
  • 1892 Dumas Malone, Miss, historian (Jefferson & His Time)
  • 1893 Albert Jacka, Australian soldier, first Australian World War I Victoria Cross winner (d. 1932)
  • 1894 Reginald Denham, Broadway director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), born in London, England
  • 1909 Grace Mitchell, educator
  • 1910 Dorothy Stroud, garden historian
  • 1911 Jan Boon, [Tjalie Robinson], Dutch East Indies publicist (Tong Tong)
  • 1912 Maria Mandel, Camp leader at Auschwitz (d. 1948)
  • 1913 Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslavakia (1975-89)
  • 1913 Haywood Frank Henry, sax player
  • 1913 Mehmet Shehu, Albanian politician (d. 1981)
  • 1914 Claude Gallimard, France, publisher
  • 1914 Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1918 Arthur Chung, President of Guyana (d. 2008)
  • 1923 Ingeborg Drewitz, writer
  • 1926 Musallam Bseiso, Palestinian journalist, thinker, and politician
  • 1927 Otto Stich, Swiss politician
  • 1928 Donald Brooks, fashion designer (Emmy 1983)
  • 1928 Philip Levine, American poet, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1931 Alexander L "Alex" Boraine, South Africa vicar/MP
  • 1931 Ron Galella, celebrity photographer (sued by Jackie O)
  • 1931 Peter Barnes, English writer (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Leonid Kravchuk, Ukrainian politician
  • 1936 Stephen Ambrose, American historian (d. 2002)
  • 1936 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist and radio astronomer, Nobel laureate
  • 1936 Al Goldstein, American publisher and pornographer
  • 1937 Thomas Penfield Jackson, American judge
  • 1938 Ivan Twigden, English contractor/multi-millionaire (Twigden PLC)
  • 1938 Donald Knuth, American mathematician and computer scientist
  • 1939 Jared Carter, American poet, born in Elwood, Indiana
  • 1939 David Horowitz, American author and political commentator
  • 1939 William Levy, Dutch writer
  • 1940 Ntare VI of Ankole, Omugabe of Nkole
  • 1940 Guy Chevrette, Quebec politician
  • 1942 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1942 Walter Hill, director (48 Hours, Extreme Prejudice)
  • 1944 Rory Byrne, South African racing car designer
  • 1944 Bernard Derome, Canadian news presenter (Le Téléjournal)
  • 1946 Aynsley Dunbar, rocker (Journey, Jefferson Starship)
  • 1947 George Alec Effinger, US, sci-fi author (Nick of Time)
  • 1947 Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur, Black Panther Party member, born in Lumberton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1949 Walter S Browne, US chess champion (1974-78, 1980-84)
  • 1949 James Lapine, American stage director
  • 1956 Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer
  • 1957 Greg Walden, U.S. Congressman from Oregon
  • 1960 Benoît Pelletier, Canadian politician
  • 1962 Michael Fortier, Canadian politician
  • 1963 Mark Pryor, American politician
  • 1965 Butch Hartman, American animator
  • 1966 Steve Kramer, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1967 Johan Laats, Belgian judoka
  • 1968 Lyle Menendez, NY, accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers)

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1981 Jared Kushner, American real estate developer and advisor to Donald Trump, born in Livingston, New Jersey

Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump Jared Kushner
Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump
Jared Kushner
  • 1983 Li Nina, Chinese aerial free-style skier