Birthdays in History on July 14

  • 1454 Poliziano, Florentine humanist (d. 1494)
  • 1486 Andrea del Sarto, Italy, painter (Recollets)
  • 1602 Jules Mazarin, France, cardinal, French 1st Minister (1642-61)
  • 1608 George Goring, Lord Goring, English royalist soldier (d. 1657)
  • 1610 Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1670)
  • 1634 Pasquier Quesnel, French Jansenist theologian (d. 1719)
  • 1671 Jacques D'Allonville, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1732)
  • 1675 Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French soldier (d. 1747)
  • 1676 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (d. 1763)
  • 1696 William Oldys, English antiquarian and bibliographer (d. 1761)
  • 1721 John Douglas, Scottish Anglican bishop and man of letters (d. 1807)
  • 1743 Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (d. 1816)
  • 1756 Thomas Rowlandson, English painter/cartoonist/etcher
  • 1762 Joseph Lakanal, Serres Ariège, French Politician and Educator
  • 1785 Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (d. 1851)
  • 1794 John G Lockhart, [Scorpion], biographer (Life of Sir Walter Scott)
  • 1801 Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist (d. 1858)
  • 1804 Ludwig A Benedek, Austrian general
  • 1816 Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (d. 1882)
  • 1818 Nathaniel Lyon, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1861)
  • 1830 Richard Henry Jackson, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1831 William Dwight, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1888)
  • 1834 James Abbott McNeill Whistler, artist (Whistler's Mother)
  • 1857 Maytag, inventor (washing machine)
  • 1862 Florence Bascom, US, 1st American woman PhD
  • 1862 Gustav Klimt, Austria, Art Nouveau painter
  • 1865 Annie Jones, Virginia, bearded lady

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1868 Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist (Desert & The Sown), born in Washington Hall, County Durham, England (d. 1926)

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
  • 1869 Owen Wister, US, novelist (Virginian)
  • 1874 'Abbas Hilmi II, last khedive (Ottoman viceroy) of Egypt (1892-1914)
  • 1874 Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (Actinium)
  • 1885 King Sisavang Vong of Laos (d. 1959)
  • 1890 Ossip Zadkine, [Zadkin], Russ/French sculptor (Destroyed City)
  • 1893 John G Strijdom, premier of South-Africa (1954-58)
  • 1893 Clarence J. Brown, Newspaper publisher and politician (d. 1965)
  • 1895 Frank Raymond Leavis, British literary critic (Culture & Environment)
  • 1896 Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchist (d. 1936)
  • 1902 Richard Clarkson, aerodynamicist
  • 1902 Truman J Hedding, US vice-admiral (WW II)
  • 1903 Irving Stone, US, author (Love is Eternal, Lust for Life)
  • 1906 Tom Carvel, ice cream mogul (Carvels)
  • 1908 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and novelist, born in Middlesbrough (d. 1994)

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1910 William Hanna, American animator (Hanna-Barbera-Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo), born in Melrose, New Mexico (d. 2001)

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • 1911 J de Graaf, Dutch ethicist/president (Church & Peace)
  • 1912 Northrop Frye, Canadian literary critic (d. 1991)
  • 1913 Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP)

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1913 Gerald Ford [Leslie King], 38th US President (R: 1974-77) and 41st US Vice President (R: 1973-74), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2006)

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1913 Nigel Thomas Loveridge Fisher, politician
  • 1914 Sidney George Gray, company secretary
  • 1916 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian author (Family dictionary)
  • 1916 Phyllis Stedman, politician
  • 1918 Jay Forrester, Engineer, invented random-access magnetic core memory, born near Anselmo, Nebraska (d. 2016)
  • 1921 Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist
  • 1921 Leon Garfield, English children's author (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Robin Olds, American World War II and Vietnam War ace fighter pilot (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Elfriede Rinkel, Nazi concentration camp guard
  • 1923 Frances Lear, Larchmont NY, Woman's magazine publisher (Lears)
  • 1924 James W. Black, Scottish pharmacologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1928 Elizabeth Jane Lloyd, artist/teacher
  • 1931 Donald Eugene Webb, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1933 Robert Bourassa, premier of Quebec (1970-76, 1985- ), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1934 Leo Joseph Koury, Pitts, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1936 Robert F Overmyer, Lorain Ohio, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 5, STS 51B)
  • 1937 Yoshiro Mori, Japanese politician
  • 1938 Jerry Rubin, activist (Chicago 7)/stockbroker
  • 1939 George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer
  • 1940 Susan Howatch, English author
  • 1941 Tatyana Dmitryevna Kuznetsova, cosmonaut
  • 1941 Maulana Karenga, American author and activist
  • 1941 Andreas Khol, Austrian politician
  • 1942 Javier Solana, Spanish European Union foreign policy chief
  • 1946 Maureen O'Connor, Mayor (San Diego)
  • 1947 Claudia Kennedy, U.S. Army officer
  • 1949 Lukas D Barnard, head of South Africa secret service (NIS)
  • 1950 Bruce Oldfield, British mode-designer
  • 1951 Esther Dyson, Zurich Switz, computer publisher (Release 1.0)
  • 1952 Joel Silver, producer (Warriors, Xanadu, Die Hard), born in South Orange, New Jersey
  • 1952 Franklin Graham, American evangelist
  • 1955 L. Brent Bozell, American author and activist
  • 1959 Susana Martinez, American politician (Governor of New Mexico) 1st female Hispanic US governor, born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1960 Anna Bligh, Australian politician
  • 1963 Phil Rosenthal, American newspaper columnist
  • 1966 Brian Selznick, American author and illustrator
  • 1967 Patrick J. Kennedy, politician
  • 1973 Adam Quinn, American bagpipe player
  • 1977 Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
  • 1979 Axel Teichmann, German cross-country skier