Birthdays in History on July 2

  • 419 Valentinian III, Roman emperor (425-55)
  • 1029 Caliph Al-Mustansir of Cairo (d. 1094)

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1262 Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (1305-1312) (d. 1312)

Duke of Brittany Arthur II
Duke of Brittany
Arthur II
  • 1363 Mary, Queen of Sicily (d. 1401)
  • 1489 Thomas Cranmer, England, archbishop/reformer/martyr
  • 1492 Elizabeth Tudor, English princess (d. 1495)
  • 1644 Abraham a Santa Clara, [Johann Megerle], German court vicar
  • 1647 Daniel Finch 2nd earl of Nottingham, English min of foreign affairs
  • 1652 Guillielmus "Willem" Kerricx, Flemish sculptor (Rozenkrans)
  • 1665 Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian (d. 1726)
  • 1667 Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (d. 1740)
  • 1698 Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena (d. 1780)
  • 1724 Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet
  • 1756 Christian G Korner, German lawyer/father of Karl
  • 1810 Robert Augustus Toombs, Secy State (Confederacy), (d. 1885)
  • 1819 Thomas Anderson, Scottish Chemist (discovered pyridine)
  • 1820 George Law Curry, Newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon (d. 1878)

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1821 Charles Tupper, 6th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 69-day term), born in Amherst, Nova Scotia (d. 1915)

6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper
6th Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper
  • 1822 Douglas Strutt Galton, English engineer (rails/trains)
  • 1830 John Bordenave Villepigue, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1834 Hendry P G Quack, lawyer/economist/secr Dutch Bank
  • 1836 Henry Eugene Davies, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • 1847 Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer (tectonic geology)
  • 1849 Maria Theresia of Austria-Este, queen of Bavaria (d. 1919)
  • 1862 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1942)
  • 1865 Lili Braun, Prussia, feminist/socialist writer (Im Schatten Titanen)
  • 1876 Wilhelm Cuno, German ship owner/republic chancellor (1922-23)

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1877 Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), born in Calw, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1962)

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • 1881 Royal H. Weller, American politician (d. 1929)
  • 1884 Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (d. 1931)
  • 1887 Marcel Tabuteau, Compiègne France, oboist (Philadelphia Orch 1915-54)
  • 1888 Selman Waksman, Russ/US microbiologist (Nobel 1951)
  • 1890 Earl Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer (d. 1980)
  • 1893 Ralph Hancock, Welsh garden designer (Rockefeller Center) (d. 1950)
  • 1896 Lydia Mei, Estonian artist (d. 1965)

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1903 Alec Douglas-Home, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1963-64), born in London (d. 1995)

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
  • 1903 Olav AFEC of Schleswig-Holstein-S-G, King Olav V of Norway (1957-91)
  • 1904 Gerarda "Meik" Rueter, Dutch (sculptress, if that word exists)
  • 1905 Jean-Rene Lacoste, France, US Open (1926)/alligator shirt designer
  • 1906 Hans Bethe, physicist (Nobel 1967), peace worker
  • 1907 Eppo Doeve, Dutch cartoonist/painter
  • 1908 Jean Sinclair, teacher/campaigner

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1908 Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American Supreme Court justice (1967-91), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • 1909 Hermann Bengtson, German historian (Greeks Ancient Times)
  • 1910 Hans Gunther Adler, German writer
  • 1911 Diego Fabbri, Italian, playwright/leader (Vatican movie bureau)
  • 1914 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (d. 1990)
  • 1915 8th duke of Wellington, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1915 Bert Decorte, Flemish poet
  • 1916 Barry Gray, [Bernard Yaroslaw], interviewer (started call-in radio)
  • 1916 Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982)
  • 1917 Pierre Dubois, Dutch literary
  • 1918 Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Jean Craighead George, American writer
  • 1920 Eliseo Diego, latin American poet
  • 1923 Wislawa Szymborska, Prowent, Poland, poet referred to as the 'Mozart of Poetry' (Nobel 1996), (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Patrice E Lumumba, Zaire, revolutionary/1st premier of Congo
  • 1925 Patrice Emery Lumumba, Katakokombe region of the Kasai Province of Belgian Congo, first Prime Minister of an independent Congo,
  • 1926 Octavian Paler, Romanian writer, journalist, (d. 2007)

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1929 Imelda Marcos, Filipino politician and First Lady of the Philippines (1965-86) who famously collected over 1,000 pairs of shoes, born in Manila, Philippines

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • 1929 John A. Cade, American politician
  • 1930 Carlos Saul Menem, President of Argentina (1989- )
  • 1932 Dave Thomas, founder (Wendy's Restaurants)
  • 1933 Kalim Siddiqui, islamic campaigner
  • 1935 Dick Dolman, economist/Dutch politician 2nd Chamber
  • 1935 Ed Bullins, playwright, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1936 Omar Suleiman, Qena, Egypt, army general and intelligence officer, (d. 2012)
  • 1939 John H Sununu, US Secretary of State (R, 1989-91)
  • 1939 M[ichael] A[nthony] Foster, US, sci-fi author (Gameplayers of Zan)
  • 1939 Michael N Castle, (Rep-R-Delaware)
  • 1939 Valeri Vasilyevich Illarianov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1939 Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet
  • 1942 Georgi Ivanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)
  • 1942 Vicente Fox, Former Mexican president
  • 1946 Richard Axel, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1947 Luci Baines Johnson Nugent Turpin, daughter of Pres LBJ
  • 1951 Michele Santoro, Italian TV journalist
  • 1952 Linda M Godwin, Cape Girardeau Mo, PhD/astronaut (STS 37, 59, 76)
  • 1955 Kevin Michael Grace, Canadian journalist
  • 1958 Thomas Bickerton, American Methodist bishop
  • 1959 Wendy B Lawrence, astronaut (STS 67, 86, sk:91), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1964 Charles Robinson, American wrestling referee
  • 1969 Matthew Cox, American convicted felon
  • 1971 Evelyn Lau, Canadian author
  • 1972 Darren Shan, Irish children's author
  • 1976 Ivan Tomić, Croatian buissnesman
  • 1978 Jüri Ratas, Estonian politician
  • 1981 Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American youth rights activist