Birthdays in History on July 13

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100 BC Julius Caesar, Roman military and political leader, born in Rome (d. 44 BC), (or July 12)

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar
  • 1396 Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy
  • 1527 John Dee, alchemist/astrologer/mathematician (d. 1609), born in London, England
  • 1579 Arthur Dee, English physician (d. 1651)
  • 1590 Clement X, [Emilio Altieri], Italy, Pope (1670-76)
  • 1607 Václav Hollar, Bohemian-born artist (d. 1677)
  • 1608 Ferdinand III, King of Hungary/Bohemia/German Emperor (1637-57)
  • 1745 Robert Calder, British naval officer (d. 1818)
  • 1770 Alexander Balashov, Russian general (d. 1837)
  • 1773 Wilhelm H Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies about Art)
  • 1776 Caroline of Baden, queen of Bavaria (d. 1841)
  • 1793 John Clare, Northamptonshire peasant poet (Shepard's Calendar)
  • 1798 Alexandra Feodorovna (Charlotte of Prussia), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1860)
  • 1815 James Alexander Seddon, Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1880)
  • 1816 Gustav Freytag, writer

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1821 Nathan Bedford Forrest, American slave trader, Confederate lieutenant general and KKK Grand Wizard, born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee (d. 1877)

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • 1826 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist (Reaction of Cannizzaro)
  • 1841 Otto Wagner, Austrian architect (d. 1918)
  • 1858 Stewart Culin, American ethnographer (d. 1929)
  • 1859 Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter
  • 1863 Emma Mary Wooley, educator (Mary Anna Wells)
  • 1864 John Jacob Astor IV, American entrepreneur (d. 1912)
  • 1872 Alfons van de Perre, Flemish physician/MP
  • 1884 Francis B Young, British physician/writer (White Ladies)
  • 1888 Fernando A N de Seabra Pessoa, Portuguese poet (Mensagem)
  • 1889 Louise of Mountbatten, Queen of Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1894 Isaak Babel, Rus short-story writer/dramatist (Red Calvary) [or 6/13]
  • 1896 Mordecai Ardon, Israeli painter (d. 1992)
  • 1898 Martin David, German/Neth law historian
  • 1898 Julius Schreck, member of the Nazi party (d. 1936)
  • 1900 JH Scheps, Dutch 2nd-Member of parliament (social democratic)
  • 1901 Tillie Ehrlich Lewin, leading industrialist (tomato queen)
  • 1903 Kenneth Clark, English art historian (d. 1983)
  • 1905 Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (d. 1990)
  • 1913 Walter Landor, designer
  • 1913 Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Hellerup Denmark, Danish shipping magnate, (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Hans Blumenberg, philosopher
  • 1921 Friedrich Peter, Austrian poltitician (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Anker Jørgensen, Danish politician, Prime Minister of Denmark (1972-3, 75-82), born in Copenhagen (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Hilary Grover Barratt Brown, conservationist
  • 1927 Karl I Pelgrom, Dutch sculptor
  • 1927 Simone Veil, Pres European parliament (France)
  • 1928 Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (d. 2000)
  • 1932 Hubert Reeves, Canadian astrophysicist
  • 1934 Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)
  • 1934 Wole Soyinka, Nigeria, dramatist (Road, Kongi's Harvest-Nobel 1986)
  • 1935 Jack F Kemp, (Rep-R-NY)/right-wing/US Secretary of Housing (1989-93)
  • 1940 Paul Prudhomme, cajun chef (K-Paul), born in Opelousas. Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1942 Rod Chandler, (Rep-R-WA, 1983- )
  • 1944 Ernő Rubik, Budapest, Hungarian inventor (Rubik's cube)
  • 1945 Jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Duvelsmoer)
  • 1946 Michael Shea, US, sci-fi author (Fat Face, Polyphemus), (d. 2014)
  • 1948 Linda Ann Simon, airline capt
  • 1948 Robert Underwood, (Rep-D-Guam)
  • 1948 Ronald K Machtley, (Rep-R-Rhode Island)
  • 1950 George D "Pinky" Nelson, Iowa, PhD/astro (STS 41C, STS 61-C, STS-26)
  • 1950 Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China, former mayor of Taipei, former chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT)
  • 1951 Rob Bishop, American politician
  • 1953 Mila Mulroney, wife of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney
  • 1957 Cameron Crowe, director (Jerry Maguire, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
  • 1957 Phil Margera, father of Bam Margera
  • 1959 Danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL, Little Man Tate, Limit Up)
  • 1960 Ian Hislop, British writer, satirist and editor of Private Eye, born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1961 Tim Watson, Australian rules footballer
  • 1967 Benny Benassi, Italian disc jockey
  • 1967 Dean Barnett, American Conservative blogger
  • 1969 Oleg Serebrian, Moldovan politician and political scientist
  • 1974 Jean ..., Miss Suriname 1993