Birthdays in History on July 25

  • 975 Thietmar, bishop of Merseburg, German chronicler
  • 1016 Casimir I, Duke of Poland (d. c. 1058)
  • 1109 Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85)
  • 1336 Albert, Count of Holland (d. 1404)
  • 1404 Philips van Saint-Pol, Duke of Brabant
  • 1421 Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (d. 1461)
  • 1517 Jacques Peletier (du Mans), French poet/scientist
  • 1562 Kiyomasa Kato, Japanese warlord (d. 1611)
  • 1575 Christoph Scheiner, Germany, astronomer
  • 1626 Geeraerdt Brandt, Dutch theologist/poet/historian
  • 1639 Thomas Tompion, Northill Bedfordshire, English clock maker (cylinder tunnel)
  • 1658 Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish privy councillor (d. 1703)
  • 1683 Pieter Langendijk, painter/etcher/playwright (Wiskunstenaars)
  • 1691 Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini)
  • 1715 Immanuel J Pyra, German poet (Temple of Real Poetry)
  • 1750 Henry Knox, American general (d. 1806)
  • 1761 Charlotte von Kalb, German writer
  • 1775 Anna Symmes Harrison, Ohio, 9th 1st lady (1841)
  • 1795 James Barry, female disguised as a man, surgeon general (British army)
  • 1797 Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge (d. 1889)
  • 1799 David Douglas, Scottish botanist (d. 1834)
  • 1804 Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Education
  • 1816 Christian B Freiherr von Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition)
  • 1822 Schuyler Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
  • 1824 Richard James Oglesby, Union (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • 1839 Francis Garnier, French explorer (d. 1873)
  • 1840 Flora Adams Darling, founded Daughters of American Revolution

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1844 Thomas Eakins, American artist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Painter Thomas Eakins
Painter
Thomas Eakins

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1848 Arthur Balfour, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1902-05) and Foreign Secretary (Balfour Declaration), born in Whittingehame House, East Lothian, Scotland (d. 1930)

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • 1857 Frank Sprague, Milford Connecticut, American Inventor who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system in Richmond, Virgina
  • 1860 Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught (d. 1917)
  • 1861 Andrew Cowper Lawson, Anstruther Scotland, Scottish-Canadian Geologist who was the first person to identify and name the San Andreas Fault
  • 1865 Jac[obus] P Thijsse, Dutch biologist/educator (Contact with Plants)
  • 1866 Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist
  • 1867 Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Ewige Hochzeit)
  • 1867 Alexander Rummler, American painter (d. 1959)
  • 1870 Jan D Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Dutch vicar (Young Flanders)
  • 1870 Maxfield Parrish, American illustrator (d. 1966)
  • 1874 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Lublin Poland, Russian Chemist who invented the first commercially viable and mass-produced synthetic rubber
  • 1882 George S. Rentz, Navy Chaplain, Navy Cross (d. 1942)

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1884 Davidson Black, Canadian paleoanthropologist and doctor of anatomy who identified "Peking Man", born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1934)

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Paleoanthropologist
Davidson Black
  • 1885 Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida)
  • 1896 Richard N Gale, English general/airborne commander (Normandy)
  • 1900 Enrique Amorim, Uruguayan author (La victoria no viene sola)
  • 1901 Walter Breedveld/Reinier de Muntel, writer (Een ship vergaat)
  • 1902 Eric Hoffer, longshoreman/author (True Believer)
  • 1905 Elias Canetti, Bulgarian/British novelist (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981)
  • 1905 Denys Watkins-Pitchford, writer and illustrator (d. 1990)
  • 1908 Joseph Mitchell, writer
  • 1913 John Cairncross, linguist (5th Man)
  • 1915 David Napley, solicitor
  • 1916 Lucien Saulnier, Quebec politician (d. 1989)
  • 1918 Jane Frank, American artist (d. 1986)
  • 1919 Hubert Booi, Bonairian poet (Golgotha/Muchila)

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1920 Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, born in London (d. 1958)

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin
  • 1921 John Christopherson, artist/collector
  • 1923 Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Frank Church, (Sen-D-Id, 1957-81)
  • 1927 Midge Decter, anti woman's lib (Liberated Woman...), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1927 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (d. 2000)
  • 1929 Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader
  • 1930 Alice Parizeau, Polish-born Quebec writer and essayist (d. 1990)
  • 1931 Cornelis P van Dijk, Dutch minister of the Interior
  • 1932 Paul Joseph Weitz, Erie Pennsylvania, astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6)
  • 1935 Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman/billionaire/arms dealer
  • 1935 Lars Werner, Swedish communist leader
  • 1936 Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect
  • 1937 Colin Renfrew, English archeologist
  • 1941 Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer

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1941 Emmett Till, American lynching victim, born in Chicago, Illinois

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till
  • 1942 Felix Ph Ingold, writer
  • 1944 Molly Bennett Aiken, founder (riding for the handicapped)
  • 1946 John Gibson, American media host
  • 1948 Brian M[ichael] Stableford, UK, sci-fi author (Day of Wrath)
  • 1955 Bantubonke Holomisa, minister of Defense of Transkei (1988- )
  • 1955 Kike Elomaa, Finnish bodybuilder
  • 1957 Daniel W Bursch, Bristol PA, Lt Cmdr USN/Astronaut (STS 51, 68, 77)
  • 1957 Ray Billingsley, comic strip cartoonist (Curtis)
  • 1960 Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player
  • 1963 Denis Coderre, French Canadian politician
  • 1963 Julian Hodgson, English chess player
  • 1965 Torey Lovullo, infielder (Oakland A's), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1966 Christine C. Quinn, American politician
  • 1967 Tommy Skjerven, Norwegian football referee
  • 1970 Nicholas CEJ Windsor, son of the English Duke of Kent
  • 1973 Mur Lafferty, American podcaster and writer
  • 1974 Lysa Jackson, Miss South Carolina USA (1996)
  • 1976 Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet
  • 1978 Louise Brown, English, 1st person born through in vitro fertilisation (IVF), born in Oldham
  • 1978 Louise Joy Brown, Oldham England, world's first test tube baby
  • 1979 Allister Carter, English professional snooker player