Birthdays in History on July 15

  • 1273 Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and religious leader (d. 1352)
  • 1353 Vladimir the Bold, Russian prince (d. 1410)
  • 1471 Eskender, Emperor of Ethiopia (d. 1494)
  • 1553 Archduke Ernest of Austria (d. 1595)
  • 1573 Inigo Jones, architect (Old St Paul's Cathedral, Coven Garden), born in London, England

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1606 Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter (Night Watch), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1669)

  • 1631 Jens Juel, Danish diplomat (d. 1700)
  • 1701 Pierre Joubert, became oldest known Canadian (113 y 124 d at death)
  • 1704 August Gottlieb Spangenberg, founder of Moravian Church in North America
  • 1737 Princess Louise-Marie of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1787)
  • 1779 Clement Clarke Moore, US professor and author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas), born in New York City (d. 1863)
  • 1796 Thomas Bulfinch, mythologist (Bulfinch's Mythology)
  • 1798 Charles H Bell, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1875)
  • 1808 Henry Cole, promotor (Great Exhibition of 1851)
  • 1808 Henry Edward Manning, cardinal/archbishop (Westminster)
  • 1812 Benno Adam, animal painter
  • 1812 James Hope-Scott, English barrister (d. 1873)
  • 1817 John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway)
  • 1837 Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, queen of Portugal (d. 1859)
  • 1848 Vilfredo F D Pareto, Italian economist/sociologist
  • 1850 Francesca Xavier Cabrini, [Mother Cabrini], 1st US saint
  • 1851 Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (d. 1889)
  • 1858 Emmeline Pankhurst, England, found (Women's Social & Political Union)
  • 1865 Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe
  • 1865 Wilhelm Wirtinger, Austrian mathematician (d. 1945)
  • 1867 Maggie Mitchell Walker, 1st woman bank director/philanthropist
  • 1871 Kunikida Doppo, Japanese writer (d. 1908)
  • 1875 Jean van den Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter
  • 1878 Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter/graphic artist
  • 1892 Walter Benjamin, German literature critic/writer
  • 1894 Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer and inventor (d. 1989)
  • 1899 Seán Lemass, Irish leader (d. 1971)
  • 1901 Pyke F C Koch, Dutch surrealistic painter (Dolores' Breakfast)
  • 1902 Jean Rey, Belgium, President of European Commission (1967-70)
  • 1903 Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian politician (d. 1975)
  • 1904 Rudolf Arnheim, German-born author (d. 2007)
  • 1906 Edmund Davies, British lord of appeal
  • 1907 Paterson Fraser, British air marshal
  • 1909 Enid Kathleen Hutchinson, adult educationalist
  • 1911 Juliet Pannett, English portrait painter
  • 1911 Lord Shackelton, explorer/government minister
  • 1911 Edward Shackleton, English explorer (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Ralph Hammond Innes, English author
  • 1913 Abraham Sutzkever, Yiddish language poet and memoirist.
  • 1914 Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Alexander Durie, vice president (British AA)
  • 1915 Ron Smith, union leader (British Postal Workers)
  • 1916 George Maduro, Antillian resistance fighter (Willemsorde/Madurodam)
  • 1917 Robert Conquest, English historian and poet (The Great Terror), born in Great Malvern, Worcestershire (d. 2015)
  • 1919 Iris Murdoch, novelist (Severed Head, Unicorn), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1920 Eldon Rudd, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
  • 1920 Ruthven Wade, British Air Chief marshal
  • 1922 Jef Houthuys, chairman Belgian labor union (ACV 1968-87)
  • 1922 Jeffrey Benson, CEO (600 group)
  • 1922 Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia, journalist/dissident
  • 1924 David Cox, warden (Nuffield College, Oxford)
  • 1924 Jeremiah A Denton, (Sen-R-AL, 1981-86)
  • 1926 John Graham, British ambassador to NATO
  • 1926 Driss Chraïbi, Moroccan author
  • 1926 Leopoldo Galtieri, Argentine dictator (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Carl Woese, American microbiologist
  • 1929 Larry Lamb, newspaper editor
  • 1930 Charles Kelly, chief constable (Staffordshire England)
  • 1930 Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Stephen Smale, American mathematician
  • 1931 Clive Cussler, Aurora Illinois, American writer (Raise The Titanic, Sahara)
  • 1931 Eugene Louw, South African minister of Internal affairs
  • 1933 James Ball, British economist
  • 1934 Simon Gournlay, president (British National Farmer's Union)
  • 1936 George V. Voinovich, US politician (R), Senator and Governor of Ohio, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Carmen Callil, publisher
  • 1939 Ronald Hadfield, chief constable (West Midlands England)
  • 1942 Henry McCubbin, MEP (Labour)
  • 1942 Philip R Sharp, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1975- )
  • 1943 Diligenti quintuplets, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1943 Jocelyn Burnell, astronomer
  • 1945 Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (d. 2003)
  • 1946 Hassabal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah, sultan of Brunei
  • 1949 WiIlliam Faure, producer
  • 1949 Carl Bildt, Swedish politician
  • 1950 Colin Barnett, Australian politician

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1950 Arianna Huffington, Greek-American author, syndicated columnist and creator of The Huffington Post, born in Athens, Greece

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Author and creator of The Huffington Post
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  • 1952 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • 1952 Jill Long, (Rep-D-Indiana)
  • 1952 Judy McGrath, American television executive
  • 1953 Jean-Bertrand Aristide, president of Haiti (1991, 1994- )
  • 1953 John Denham, Seaton, Devon, England, MP (Labour)
  • 1954 Boris Polak, Israel, Men's 50M Free Rifle 3 Positions (Oly-20-1996)
  • 1957 Kate Kellaway, English literary critic
  • 1958 Mac Thornberry, American politician
  • 1960 Alexander W Dunlap, astronaut, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1961 Scott Ritter, UN weapons inspector in Iraq
  • 1965 David Miliband, British politician
  • 1969 Christina Novak, Miss Arizona USA (1996)