Birthdays in History on July 11

  • 154 Bar Daisan, [Bardesanes], Syrian theologist
  • 1274 Robert Bruce, King of Scots (1306-29)
  • 1366 Anne of Bohemia, consort of Richard II of England (d. 1394)
  • 1540 Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich/Juliana of Stolberg
  • 1558 Robert Greene, Elizabethan dramatist (Friar Bacon)
  • 1561 Luis de Góngora, Spanish poet (d. 1627)
  • 1603 Kenelm Digby, English privateer (d. 1665)
  • 1628 Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
  • 1657 Frederik I, King of Prussia (1701-13)
  • 1662 Maximilian II Emanuel, elect of Bayern
  • 1694 Charles-Antoine Coypel, French carpet designer
  • 1697 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer/cartographer
  • 1709 Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist (d. 1785)
  • 1723 Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (d. 1799)
  • 1738 Albert-Kasimir, duke of Saxon/viceroy of Hungary/Netherlands
  • 1751 Caroline Matilda of Wales, queen consort of Denmark and Norway (d. 1775)
  • 1754 Thomas Bowdler, famous prude, bowdlerized Shakespeare

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1767 John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States (D) (1825-1829), born in Braintree, Massachusetts (d. 1848)

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
  • 1810 Eugene L Simonis, Belgian sculptor
  • 1811 Joseph Lanman, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1874)
  • 1811 William Robert Grove, Swansea, Welsh Physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell
  • 1816 French A Durlet, Belgian sculptor/architect
  • 1825 Edward Henry Hobson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1901)
  • 1826 Alexander Afanasyev, Russian folklorist (d. 1871)
  • 1832 Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician (d. 1896)
  • 1838 John Wanamaker, merchant (Wanamakers Dept Store)
  • 1841 William Paul Roberts, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • 1844 Peter I Karadjordjevic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia
  • 1846 Leon Bloy, French writer (d. 1917)
  • 1850 Annie Armstrong, American missionary leader (d. 1938)
  • 1851 Millie & Christine McCoy, American siamese twins born slaves in Whiteville, North Carolina (d.1912)
  • 1857 Alfred Binet, French child psychologist
  • 1860 Johannis J van Laar, Dutch chemist (thermodynamics)
  • 1861 George William Norris, (Rep/Sen-Neb) (Lame duck-amendement)
  • 1864 Petar Danov, Bulgarian spiritual teacher (d. 1944)
  • 1866 R Beer-Hofmann, writer
  • 1866 Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1953)
  • 1871 Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Farmers' Party)
  • 1885 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor/painter
  • 1886 Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (d. 1939)
  • 1888 Carl Schmitt, German nazi-lawyer (Verfassungslehre)
  • 1888 Lyman Bryson, Valentine Nebr, educator (UN Casebook)
  • 1889 Alfred E Green, Perris CA, director (Copacabana, Jolson Story)
  • 1890 Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WW II)
  • 1890 Georg Annenkov, Russian/French painter
  • 1894 Walter Wanger, [Feuchtwanger], US producer (Stagecoach)
  • 1895 Dolly Wilde, English socialite (d. 1941)
  • 1897 Bull Connor, American law enforcement official (d. 1973)
  • 1898 Hendrik J Pos, Dutch philosopher/CEO (Committee of Watchfulness)
  • 1898 Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], Dutch writer/Radio Orange

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1899 E. B. White, American writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1985)

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • 1902 Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58)
  • 1902 Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Dutch/US phycist
  • 1903 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)
  • 1906 Herbert Wehner, German communist/anti-communist politician (SPD)
  • 1910 John Francis Boyd, journalist
  • 1913 Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, US, sci-fi author (Space Lords)
  • 1913 Cordwainer Smith, American writer (d. 1966)
  • 1915 Colin Purdie Kelly, US, 1st US air hero (during WW II)
  • 1915 George Ivan Smith, diplomat
  • 1916 Gough Whitlam, (ALP) Australia, PM (1972-75)
  • 1924 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, born in Hamburg (d. 1996)
  • 1924 César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Ralph D Abernathy, US, president (SCLC)
  • 1926 Frederick Buechner, American author
  • 1928 Nic Jonk, sculptor/painter (Jonas & the Whale)
  • 1929 David Kelly, actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fawlty Towers), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Harold Bloom, American literary critic
  • 1931 Hans Klein, politician
  • 1931 Herman de Vries, Dutch sculptor
  • 1931 Tullio Regge, Italian physicist
  • 1933 Olga Havlova, political activist

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1934 Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer (American Gigolo), born in Piacenza, Italy

Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani
Fashion Designer
Giorgio Armani
  • 1935 Oliver Napier, Northern Irish politician
  • 1937 Pai Hsien-yung, Taiwanese writer
  • 1939 Seth Gaaikema, Dutch night club performer
  • 1940 Terry Patchett, politician
  • 1940 Yvon Charbonneau, French Canadian union leader and politician
  • 1944 Peter de Savary, English financier/multi-millionaire
  • 1944 Myra Gale Brown, former wife of Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1945 Patrick Joseph McGrath, Catholic bishop
  • 1946 Edward J Markey, (Rep-D-MA, 1976- )
  • 1946 Cuthbert Johnson, Benedictine abbot.
  • 1947 Bo Lundgren, Swedish politician
  • 1950 Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani nuclear physicist
  • 1951 Lawrence J Delucas, PhD/astronaut (STS 50), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1952 John Kettley, English weather forecaster
  • 1964 Kyrill, Prince of Preslav, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • 1968 Michael Geist, Canadian academic
  • 1983 Evan Roberts, American radio broadcaster
  • 1987 Matej Gaspar, Yugoslavia, 5,000,000,000th person (UN)