Birthdays in History on July 10

  • 1419 Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (d. 1471)
  • 1452 King James III of Scotland (d. 1488)

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1509 John Calvin [Jehan Cauvin], Protestant religious reformer and theologian (Calvinism), born in Picardy, France (d. 1564)

Protestant Reformer and Theologian John Calvin
Protestant Reformer and Theologian
John Calvin
  • 1517 Odet de Coligny, Cardinal of Châtillon/bishop
  • 1526 Philip III van Croij, duke of Aarschot/earl of Porcien
  • 1592 Pierre d'Hozier, French historian (d. 1660)
  • 1614 Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, English royalist statesman (d. 1686)
  • 1625 Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer (d. 1703)
  • 1638 David Teniers III, Flemish painter (carpet cartons)
  • 1666 John Ernest Grabe, German-born Anglican theologian (d. 1711)
  • 1682 Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg, German Lutheran missionary to India (d. 1719)
  • 1682 Roger Cotes, English mathematician (d. 1716)
  • 1711 Princess Amelia Sophia of Great Britain (d. 1783)

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1723 William Blackstone, jurist (Blackstone's Commentaries), born in London, England

  • 1736 Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (d. 1807)
  • 1792 George Mifflin Dallas, (D) 11th VP (1845-49)
  • 1797 Pieter L Uys, South African pioneer (Great Pull)
  • 1804 Emma Smith Inaugural President of the Women's Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1879)
  • 1808 Solomon Northup, American abolitionist and author (12 Years a Slave), born Minerva, New York (or 10 Jul 1807) (d. 1863)
  • 1809 Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist (d. 1889)
  • 1818 John Stuart "Cerro Gordo" Williams, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1820 Andrew Porter, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (d. 1872)
  • 1821 Christopher Columbus Augur, American Major General (Union Army), born in Kendall, New York (d. 1898)
  • 1824 Rudolf von Benningsen, German lawyer/politician

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1830 Camille Pissarro, Danish Antillean and French painter (Impressionism), born in Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands) (d. 1903)

  • 1832 Alvan Graham Clark, American telescope maker and astronomer (d. 1897)
  • 1833 Lucius Eugene Polk, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1834 James A McNeill Whistler, US/British painter (Whistler's Mother)
  • 1839 Adolphus Busch, German-born brewer (d. 1913)
  • 1852 Alfred von Kiderlen-Waechter, German foreign minister

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1856 Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist, electrical engineer and inventor, developed alternating current and the Tesla Coil, born in Smiljan, Austrian Empire (now Croatia) (d. 1943)

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Nikola Tesla
  • 1865 Jan "Pa" van der Steur, Dutch philanthropist (Steurtjes)
  • 1867 Max Prinz von Baden, German chancellor (Oct-Nov 1918)
  • 1870 Maurice Lugeon, Swiss geologist (nappism)
  • 1871 Marcel Proust, French intellectual and novelist (Remembrance of Things Past), born in Paris, France (d. 1922)
  • 1874 Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor (d. 1971)
  • 1875 Mary McLeod Bethune, SC, educator (Bethune-Cookman College)
  • 1879 Harry Nicholls Holmes, American chemist (crystallized vitamin A), born in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania (d. 1958)
  • 1883 Johann Blaskowitz, German general
  • 1886 John SSPV Gort, viscount of Limerick/fieldmarshal of Palestine
  • 1888 Giorgio De Chirico, Greece, Metaphysical painter (Soothsayer)
  • 1888 Toyohiko Kagawa, Christian social reformer, born in Kobe, Japan
  • 1895 Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/member High Court
  • 1895 Nahum Goldmann, Israeli-Zionist leader (Zionist World Organization), born in Wisznewo, Lithuania (d. 1982)
  • 1896 Thérèse Casgrain, French Canadian politician and senator (d. 1981)
  • 1897 Lloyd Goodrich, American Arts Museum director
  • 1897 Karl Plagge, German officer (d. 1957)
  • 1897 Jack "Legs" Diamond", American bootlegger (d. 1931)
  • 1900 Sampson Sievers, Russian Orthodox Christian monk, priest and wonder-worker (d. 1979)
  • 1902 Günther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistance fighter, born in Velbert (d. 1969)
  • 1902 Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950)

  • 1903 John Wyndham P L B Harris, American sci-fi author (Day of the Triffids)
  • 1905 Wolfram Sievers, Nazi physician (d. 1948)
  • 1909 Donald William Sinclair, co–proprietor of the Gleneagles Hotel and the inspiration for the character Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers (d. 1981)
  • 1911 Djuanda Kartawidjaja, premier of Indonesia
  • 1912 Francis Showering, brewer
  • 1913 Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (d. 1985)
  • 1914 Joe Shuster, Canadian-born cartoonist (d. 1992)
  • 1917 Reg Smyth, English cartoonist (Andy Capp)
  • 1920 Owen Chamberlain, physicist/co-discoverer (antiproton, Nobel-1959)
  • 1921 Harvey Ball, American inventor (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Earl Hamner Jr, creator and narrator of TV show "The Waltons", born in Schuyler, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Jean Kerr, novelist (Please Don't Eat the Daisies), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1923 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (d. 1987)
  • 1923 John Bradley, United States Navy corpsman, one of six who raised flag on top of Mt. Suribachi(see Iwo Jima) (d. 1994)
  • 1927 David Dinkins, (1st African American Mayor-D- 1990-93), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician
  • 1928 Moshe Greenberg, American-Israeli Bible scholar
  • 1928 Bernard Buffet, French painter (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Winnie Ewing, Scottish politician
  • 1931 Alice Munro, author (Dance of the Happy Shades)
  • 1931 Del Insko, harness racer (toothpick in mouth, 1969 money leader)
  • 1931 Julian May, American sci-fi author (Golden Torc, Magnificat)
  • 1932 Jorgen Becker, German writer, born in Cologne
  • 1934 Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer, (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Wilson Whineray, All Black (1957-65), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Barbara B Kennelly, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1982- )
  • 1938 Paul Andreu, French architect
  • 1939 Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Turkish politician, journalist, and educator (d. 1999)
  • 1940 Dawid J "Dawie" de Villiers, South African minister of energy (1989- )
  • 1940 Tom Farmer, Scottish entrepreneur
  • 1941 Pyotr Ilyich Klimuk, Polish cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30)
  • 1941 David G. Hartwell, American editor and anthologist
  • 1944 Beaky, rocker (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich)
  • 1947 John Trevor Key, photographer
  • 1950 Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Greek politician
  • 1952 Peter van Heemst, Dutch politician
  • 1956 Tom McClintock, American politician
  • 1957 Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war/political activist
  • 1965 Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark
  • 1974 Idalmis Marina Vidal, Miss Florida USA (1996)
  • 1976 Brendon Lade, Australian rules footballer
  • 1977 Schapelle Corby, Australian convicted drug smuggler
  • 1977 Vivek Murthy, Vice-Admiral and 19th US Surgeon General (2014-17), born in Hudderfield, UK