Birthdays in History on January 11

  • 347 Emperor Theodosius I "The Great" of Rome (d. 395)
  • 889 Abd-ar-Rahman III, Emir and Caliph of Cordoba (d. 961)
  • 1322 Emperor Komyo of Japan (d. 1380)
  • 1359 Emperor Go-En'yu of Japan (d. 1393)
  • 1395 Michelle of Valois, Duchess of Burgundy (d. 1422)
  • 1403 Jan IV, Duke of Brabant/Limburg
  • 1449 Domenico Ghirlandajo, Italian renaissance painter
  • 1503 Francesco Parmigianino, Italian artist (Madonna with the Long Neck)
  • 1591 Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English Civil War general (d. 1646)
  • 1630 John Rogers, American President of Harvard in the US (d. 1684)
  • 1671 François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (d. 1745)
  • 1720 Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Utrechts regent
  • 1723 Prithvi Narayan Shah, began the unification of modern Nepal (d. 1774)
  • 1746 William Curtis, English botanist/publisher (Botanical Magazine)

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1755 Alexander Hamilton, US Founding Father and 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (1789-95), born in Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies (d. 1804)

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton
  • 1757 Samuel Bentham, English mechanical engineer (d. 1831)
  • 1786 Joseph Jackson Lister, British optician who perfected the optical microscope by designing the achromatic objective lens, born in London, England
  • 1788 William Thomas Brande, English chemist (d. 1866)
  • 1800 Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (d. 1895)
  • 1807 Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1807 Ezra Cornell, founder (Western Union Telegraph, Cornell University)
  • 1808 Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist
  • 1814 James Paget, English surgeon (disease of Paget)
  • 1814 Richard Griffith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)

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1815 John A. Macdonald, First Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • 1816 Fitz Henry Warren, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Brimfield, Massachusetts (d. 1878)
  • 1818 John Reese Kenly, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1891)
  • 1825 Bayard Taylor, U.S. poet and writer (d. 1878
  • 1831 James Ronald Chalmers, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Halifax County, Virginia (d. 1898)
  • 1839 Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rico, patriot/scholar

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1842 William James, American psychologist/philosopher (Pragmatism), born in NYC, New York

Father of American psychology William James
Father of American psychology
William James
  • 1843 Charles Yelverton O'Connor, Irish-Australian engineer (d. 1902)
  • 1849 Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (bath house)
  • 1850 J C Arthur, botanist (studied rusts), born in Lowville, New York
  • 1850 Philipp la Renotiere von Ferrary, famous philatelist
  • 1852 Konstantin Fehrenbach, German chancellor (1920-21)
  • 1853 Gustav Falke, German author/poet (Der Mann im Nebel)
  • 1853 Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter (d. 1926)
  • 1858 Harry Gordon Selfridge, American retailer (d. 1947)
  • 1859 [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Nog bij mother, Ot & Sien)
  • 1860 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian/French painter/author (Journal)
  • 1864 Thomas Dixon, US attorney/playwright (Flaming Sword)
  • 1867 Edward B. Titchener, British psychologist. (d. 1927)
  • 1868 Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (d. 1940)
  • 1870 Alexander Stirling Calder, American sculptor (d. 1945)
  • 1872 George Washington Pierce, American physicist (d. 1956)
  • 1873 John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (d. 1949)
  • 1878 Theodoros Pangalos, Greek general and dictator (1926), born in Salamis, Greece (d. 1952)
  • 1879 Antonio Beltramelli, writer

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1885 Alice Paul, American suffragist (National Woman's Party), born in Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey (d. 1977)

Suffragist Alice Paul
Suffragist
Alice Paul
  • 1887 Aldo Leopold, American conservationist, professor and co-founder of the Wilderness Society, born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1949)

  • 1889 Calvin Bridges, American geneticist (d. 1938)
  • 1890 Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (d. 1954)
  • 1897 August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (d. 1979)
  • 1898 Hans Rudolf Krik, Danish writer/critic (Fiskerne, Slaven)
  • 1901 Andries D Copier, Dutch glass manufacturer (Gildeglass)
  • 1901 Kwon Ki-ok, Korean pilot (d. 1988)
  • 1903 Alan Paton, South African writer (Cry, the Beloved Country)
  • 1904 Frederick Boland, Irish diplomat/president (UN General Assembly)
  • 1905 John Henry Jacques, Northumberland, England, co-operative retailer
  • 1905 Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
  • 1906 Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist (discovered LSD)
  • 1906 Robert Nesbitt, impresario
  • 1907 Pierre Mendès-France, French Premier (1954-55) (d. 1982)
  • 1907 Abraham Joshua Heschel, Jewish American rabbi and theologian (d. 1972), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1910 Trygve Bratteli, Norwegian Prime Minister (Labour: 1971-72, 1973-76), born in Nøtterøy, Norway (d. 1984)
  • 1910 Sir Shane Paltridge, Australian politician (d. 1966)
  • 1911 Nora Heysen, Australian artist (d. 2003)
  • 1911 Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2004)
  • 1912 Roger Lewis, aviation exec (Lockheed, Curtiss Wright, Pan Am)
  • 1914 Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer
  • 1915 Robert Blair Mayne, British soldier, co-founder Special Air Service (d. 1955)
  • 1916 James H [Jimmy] Quillen, (Rep-R-TN, 1963- )
  • 1920 John Powell, campaigner
  • 1922 Neville Duke, English test pilot
  • 1922 Tony Charmoli, Minn, choreographer (Cher, Julie Andrew)
  • 1922 Ernle Bradford, English historian and writer (d. 1986)
  • 1924 Sam B. Hall, American politician (d. 1994)
  • 1926 Lev Stepanovich Demin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • 1928 David L Wolper, producer (Devil's Brigade)
  • 1930 Ron Mulock, Australian politician
  • 1931 Betty Churcher, director of the National Gallery of Australia
  • 1934 Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare, Computer scientist

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1934 Jean Chrétien, 20th Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1993-2003), born in Shawinigan, Quebec

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien
  • 1936 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish-American sculptor. , born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1938 Fischer S Black Jr, financial theorist
  • 1938 Michael Fenn, docker/socialist
  • 1938 Arthur Scargill, Socialist Labour Party (UK) leader
  • 1944 Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (d. 1989)
  • 1944 Shibu Soren, Indian politician
  • 1945 Samdech Preah Sanghareach Bour Kry, Supreme Patriarch of the Cambodian Dhammayutt Order
  • 1946 Tony Kaye, rocker (Yes)
  • 1946 John Piper, American theologian
  • 1952 Michael Forshaw, Australian politician
  • 1953 Anna Marchesini, Italian entertainer
  • 1958 Diego León Montoya Sánchez, former Colombian crime boss
  • 1961 Jasper Fforde, British author
  • 1962 Susan Lindauer, American peace activist and accused spy
  • 1965 Karl Van Calcar, Torrance California, 3k steeplechase
  • 1965 Roland Scholten, Dutch Darts Player
  • 1966 Kelley Law, Canadian curler
  • 1972 Yang Wenyi, Chinese swim star (WR/OR 50m freestyle)
  • 1975 Matteo Renzi, Italian politician, Prime Minister of Italy (2014-), born in Florence
  • 1980 Lovieanne Jung, American softball player
  • 1988 Alexandria L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • 1988 Danielle L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • 1988 Erica L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • 1988 Raymond L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • 1988 Veronica L'Esperance, quintuplet