Birthdays in History on January 14

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83 BC Mark Antony [Marcus Antonius], Rome, Roman Politician and General (Battle of Actium) (d. 30 BC)

Roman Politician and General Mark Antony
Roman Politician and General
Mark Antony
  • 1131 King Valdemar I of Denmark (d. 1182)
  • 1467 Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, German gov/viceroy of Frisia
  • 1477 Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (d. 1552)
  • 1507 Catherine of Habsburg, Infanta of Spain and queen of Portugal (d. 1578)
  • 1551 Alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (d. 1608)
  • 1592 Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan, leader of India
  • 1615 John Biddle, English minister (Unitarian)
  • 1618 Jan Six, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1664 Simon van Slingelandt, Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36)
  • 1684 Jean-Baptiste Vanloo, French painter
  • 1684 Johann Matthias Hase, German scientist (d. 1742)
  • 1702 Nakamikado Emperor of Japan (d. 1737)
  • 1705 Jean-Baptiste C Bouvet de Lozier/Lozier-Bouvet, governor (Reunion Is)
  • 1730 William Whipple, merchant/judge (Declaration of Independence signer)

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1741 Benedict Arnold, Norwich Connecticut, US general turned traitor (American Revolutionary War)

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
Benedict Arnold
  • 1791 Calvin Phillips, became shortest known adult male (67 cm; 2' 2")
  • 1792 Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general (d. 1865)
  • 1793 John C. Clark, American politician (d. 1852)
  • 1798 Isaac da Costa, Dutch writer/lawyer
  • 1798 Johan R Thorbecke, Premier of Netherlands (Lib-1849..72)
  • 1806 Matthew Fontaine Maury, Naval Commander (Confederacy)
  • 1806 Sir Charles Hotham, Governor of Victoria (d. 1855)
  • 1817 Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna)
  • 1818 Zacharias Topelius, Finnish historical novelist (Surgeon's Stories)
  • 1819 Frederick Steele, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • 1831 John Bullock Clark Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1903)
  • 1836 [Hugh] Judson Kilpatrick, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1881)
  • 1836 Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter (d. 1904)
  • 1841 Berthe M P Morisot, French painter/aquarellist
  • 1845 Henry C K Petty-Fitzmaurice 5th marquess of Landsdowne/gov-gen Canada
  • 1850 Pierre Loti, French writer (d. 1923)
  • 1851 Theophile EA de Bock, Dutch painter/etcher/drawer
  • 1856 J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher (d. 1919)
  • 1857 Alice Pike Barney, American painter
  • 1861 Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)
  • 1863 Pieter Oosterlee, Dutch educator
  • 1868 Catharina A M de Savornin Lohman, Dutch author (Belief)
  • 1870 Sir George Pearce, Australian politician (d. 1952)
  • 1874 Thornton Waldo Burgess, author (Peter Rabbit)
  • 1878 Victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French writer
  • 1882 Hendrik W van Loon, Netherland, commentator/writer (Story of America)
  • 1886 Hugh Lofting, England, writer & illustrator (Dr Dolittle)
  • 1892 Martin Niemöller, clergyman (German Protestant); imprisoned by Hitler
  • 1895 George Richard Samways, children's writer
  • 1896 John dos Passos, novelist (1919, Big Money, 42nd Parallel)
  • 1897 Hasso von Manteuffel, German general and politician (d. 1978)
  • 1899 Fritz Bayerlein, German lt-general (WW I, Poland, Libya, St-Lo)
  • 1899 Carlos Romulo, Filipino diplomat and author (d. 1985)
  • 1901 Carlos P Romulo, Philippine general/diplomat/jurist
  • 1902 Alfred Tarski, mathematician/logician, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1902 F C Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog)
  • 1904 Cecil Beaton, England, royal family photographer
  • 1904 Emily Hahn, American writer (d. 1997)
  • 1905 Takeo Fukuda, 67th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Derek Richter, British neuro chemist (Aspects of learning & memory)
  • 1907 Sophie Redmond, Suriname's 1st female physician
  • 1907 Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician (d. 1985)
  • 1909 Joseph Walton Losey, Wisconsin, director (Damned, Accident)
  • 1911 Anatoly Rybakov, Russian writer (d. 1998)
  • 1913 Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle)
  • 1915 Andre Frossard, Catholic columnist
  • 1915 Mark Goodson, American game show producer (d. 1992)
  • 1916 John Oliver Killens, novelist
  • 1919 Giulio Andreotti, 7 x premier (Italy), (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Charles Gaupp, German/Dutch painter
  • 1921 Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Yukio Mishima, Japan, novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion)
  • 1926 Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/Soth African activist
  • 1926 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer and activist, born in Dhaka, British India (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Gerald Arpino, choreographer, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1928 Garry Winogrand, American photographer (d. 1984)
  • 1931 Frank Costigan, Australian lawyer
  • 1935 Lucille Wheeler, Canadian alpine skier
  • 1940 Julian Bond, American civil rights leader and politician (D-Ga), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Milan Kučan, Slovenian statesman
  • 1942 Amichand Rajbansi, South African politician
  • 1942 Carol Bellamy, Planfield NJ, (City Council Pres-D- 1978-85), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Shannon Lucid, Shanghai China, astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76/79)
  • 1944 Marjoe Gortner, American evangelist
  • 1944 Nina Totenberg, American journalist
  • 1945 Einar Hakonarson, Icelandic painter
  • 1945 Vonetta McGee, American actress, born in San Francisco, California, (d. 2010)
  • 1946 Harold Shipman, British serial killer (d. 2004)
  • 1947 Bill Weberniuk, Canadian snookers player
  • 1949 Mary Robison, American writer
  • 1952 Sydney Biddle Barrow, madam/autohr (Mayflower Madam)
  • 1952 Maureen Dowd, American writer
  • 1952 Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Prime Minister of Romania
  • 1957 Anchee Min, Chinese writer
  • 1958 Colin Ferguson, murderer (6 people on the LIRR on Dec 7, 1993)
  • 1961 Robert Edwin Hall, mountaineer/businessman
  • 1962 Michael McCaul, American politician
  • 1963 Steven Soderbergh, American producer, director, writer (Ocean's Eleven, Traffic), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1964 Shepard Smith, American news anchor
  • 1965 Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel (d. 2006)
  • 1965 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British chef
  • 1971 Lasse Kjus, Norwegian skier
  • 1975 Ricardo López, Uruguayan-born stalker of Björk, born in Uruguay (d. 1996)
  • 1978 Just Blaze, American hip hop producer
  • 1979 John Reuben, American hip hop artist
  • 1980 Sosuke Sumitani, Japanese announcer
  • 1981 Abdelmalek Cherrad, Algerian football
  • 1982 Víctor Valdés, Spanish goalkeeper
  • 1986 Gary Brolsma, American internet celebrity
  • 1988 Jamie Altman, son of Lynda Carter & Robert Altman
  • 1989 Sextuplets, (to a 29-year-old woman), born in Paris, France
  • 1994 Samir Patel, American spelling bee winner