Birthdays in History on July 22

  • 1210 Joan of England, Queen consort of Scotland, wife of Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1238)
  • 1478 Philip I, (the Handsome), 1st Habsburg King of Spain (1504-06)
  • 1510 Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (d. 1537)
  • 1535 Katarina Stenbock, wife of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1621)
  • 1559 Lawrence of Brindisi, Italian monk (d. 1619)
  • 1621 Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury/minister (1660-73)
  • 1647 Margaretha M Alacoque, French mystic/saint
  • 1649 Clement XI, [Giovanni F Albani], Italy, Pope (1700-21)
  • 1711 Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (d. 1753)
  • 1713 Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (d. 1780)
  • 1722 Jean-Noel/Joannes Natalis Paquot, Belgian priest/historian
  • 1733 Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1790)
  • 1755 Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (d. 1839)
  • 1763 James Geddes, American Engineer (Erie Canal), born in Carlisle Pennsylvania (d. 1838)
  • 1784 Friedrich W Bessel, German astronomer (star parallax, Bessel Function)
  • 1807 Karolina Pawlowa, writer
  • 1820 Louis Powell Harvey, Governor (Union), (d. 1862)
  • 1822 Hamilton Prioleau Bee, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1897)
  • 1822 John George Walker, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1893)
  • 1830 William Sooy Smith, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1916)
  • 1834 Daniel McCook Jr, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • 1844 William Archibald Spooner, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms), born in London, England
  • 1848 Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1914)

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1849 Emma Lazarus, poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty), born in New York City

  • 1872 David D Salas, Antillian writer (Josefina)
  • 1878 Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un destin: Martin Luther)
  • 1882 Edward Hopper, US painter (House by the Railroad)
  • 1887 Gustav Hertz, German quantum physicist (Nobel 1925)
  • 1888 Kirk Bryan, American geologist (d. 1950)

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1890 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mom of JFK, RFK & Ted, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)

Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kennedy Family Matriarch
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • 1892 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s)/war criminal
  • 1894 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, born in Berg, Bavaria (d. 1967)
  • 1895 James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman
  • 1898 Alexander Calder, sculptor (mobiles, stabiles), born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • 1898 Stephen Vincent BenĂ©t, American author (d. 1943)
  • 1908 Amy Vanderbilt, American authority on etiquette (Complete Book of Etiquette, Complete Cook Book), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 Edith Abbo, daughter of Mien Wenneker/Dutch Prince Henry
  • 1915 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author. (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Hipolito M Ocalia, Curacao, landscape painter
  • 1918 Pim [Albrecht W] Lyre, Dutch lawyer/son of prince Henry
  • 1920 Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman
  • 1920 Malcolm Hughes, British artist, born in Manchester
  • 1921 William V Roth Jr, (Sen-R-Delaware, 1971- )
  • 1923 Robert J Dole, (Sen-R Kansas, 1969-95)/presidential candidate (R-1996)
  • 1923 Bob Dole, American politician
  • 1926 Peter Michael Grayson, showman
  • 1931 Charles Huxtable, General commander (English ground armies)
  • 1932 Oscar de la Renta, Dom Rep, designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973)
  • 1932 William Wilkinson, businessman/conservationist
  • 1933 Chuck Cassey, choral director (Jimmy Dean Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936 Tom Robbins, American author

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1940 Alex Trebek, Canadian-American TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy), born in Sudbury, Ontario

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • 1940 Judith Walzer Leavitt, American college professor
  • 1943 Yoran Ben Ami, Israel, producer/president (Triumph Pictures)
  • 1943 Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator from Texas
  • 1946 Paul Schrader, director (Blue Collar) and writer (Taxi Driver), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1947 Curt Weldon, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • 1947 Gilles Duceppe, Canadian politician
  • 1948 S. E. Hinton, American author
  • 1949 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and PM of UAE
  • 1964 Don Van Natta, Jr., American journalist
  • 1967 Lauren Booth, British journalist
  • 1972 Seth Fisher, American comic book artist and penciller (d.2006)
  • 1973 Ronald Ray Howard, American murderer (d. 2005)
  • 1978 Martyn Lee, English radio presenter
  • 1989 Caroline Giuliani, daughter of Rudy (Mayor-R- 1994- ), born in NYC, New York
  • 2002 Prince Felix of Denmark
  • 2013 Prince George of Cambridge, son of Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, England (3rd in line to the English throne), born in London, England