Birthdays in History on July 26

  • 1030 Stanislaus of Szczepanów, St. Stanislaw, born in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland (d. 1079)
  • 1467 Ferdinand II, King of Naples
  • 1678 Joseph I Habsburg, German king and Roman Catholic emperor (1705-11), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1711)
  • 1739 George Clinton, NY, (D-R) 4th VP (1805-12)
  • 1794 Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist, born in Husum, Denmark (d. 1865)
  • 1796 George Catlin, American author and painter (American Indian scenes), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1872)
  • 1799 Isaac Babbitt, American goldsmith who invented babbitt's metal for bearings, born in Taunton, Massachusetts (d. 1862)
  • 1801 John Drake Sloat, Ret Major General Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1867)
  • 1802 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English politician and poet, born in London, England (d. 1839)
  • 1802 Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (1851-53), born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico (d. 1855)
  • 1805 Constantine Brumidi, artist (Myrtle Murdock)
  • 1813 Isaac Baumann, Jewish pioneer and trader in Bloemfontein, South Africa, born in Kassel Hesse, Germany (d. 1881)
  • 1820 John Marshall Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1829 August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94) (Nobel-1909)
  • 1842 Alfred Marshall, economist, born in London, England
  • 1855 Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist and philosopher, born in Oldenswort, Germany (d. 1936)

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1856 George Bernard Shaw, dramatist (Pygmalion-Nobel 1925), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)

  • 1860 Philippe J Bunau-Varilla, French engineer (Colombia-Panama), born in Paris (d. 1940)
  • 1865 Philipp Scheidemann, German Parliament (SPD)/mayor of Kassel
  • 1872 George Louis Beer, American historian (authority on British colonies), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1920)

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1875 Carl Jung, Swiss Psychiatrist (founded analytic psychology), born in Kesswil, Switzerland (d. 1961)

Psychiatrist Carl Jung
Psychiatrist
Carl Jung
  • 1875 Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (Campos de Castilla), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1939)
  • 1880 Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1951)
  • 1881 Alexander J. Kropholler, Dutch architect and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1973)
  • 1885 Andre Maurois [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac), born in Elbeuf, France (d. 1967)
  • 1888 Marcel Jouhandeau, French writer, born in Guéret, France (d. 1979)
  • 1890 Daniel J. Callaghan, US Admiral (Medal of Honor), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1942)
  • 1891 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian
  • 1893 George Grosz, German painter (Gott mit uns)

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1894 Aldous Huxley, English author (Brave New World, Island), born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1963)

  • 1894 Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Henric van Veldeken)
  • 1895 Jane Bunford, Britain's tallest-ever person (d. 1922)
  • 1897 Paul Gallico, American novelist (The Snow Goose), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1899 Carel C van Essen, Dutch archaeologist (Italian & Roman art)
  • 1899 Danton Walker, American columnist (Broadway Spotlight), born in Mariette, Georgia (d. 1960)
  • 1906 Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1943)

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1908 Salvador Allende, President of Chile (1970-73) and the 1st Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through an open election, born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1973)

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende
  • 1909 Peter Thorneycroft, British politician, born in Dunston, Staffordshire (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Derek Riches, diplomat
  • 1919 James Lovelock, scientist and environmentalist, born in Letchworth, Hertfordshire
  • 1919 Kenneth Snowman, antiquarian
  • 1922 Blake Edwards, American writer and director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • 1922 Frank Price, CEO (British Waterways Board)
  • 1923 Peter Carey, permanent secretary (DTI)
  • 1923 Jan Berenstain [Janice Marian Grant], American author (The Berenstain Bears), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Elias Motsoaledi, South African Umkhonto we Sizwe-commandant
  • 1924 John Kilgour, director of prison medical services (Home Office)
  • 1925 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (d. 2000)
  • 1926 Ana María Matute, Spanish author (Fiesta al noroeste), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1927 M H W Wells, CEO (Charterhouse Japhet)
  • 1928 Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (d. 1980)

  • 1928 Peter Lougheed, Canadian politician
  • 1929 Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician
  • 1930 Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes
  • 1931 A M F (Sandy) Ross, managing-director (Mary Quant)
  • 1938 Keith Peters, physician
  • 1939 John W. Howard, 25th Prime Minister of Australia, born in Earlwood, Australia
  • 1939 Wopko Jensma, South African poet and graphic designer, born in South Africa
  • 1940 Brian Mawhinney, British Conservative Party politician, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1940 Mary Jo Kopechne, Ted Kennedy's car passenger
  • 1942 Vladimír Mečiar, Slovak prime minister
  • 1943 Peter Hyams, director (2010, Capricorn 1, Relic, Timecop)
  • 1944 Rimantas Antanas-Antonovich Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1946 Anne Wright, Vice-Chancellor (Sunderland U)
  • 1947 Pauline Clare, Chief Constable (Lancashire)
  • 1949 William M Shepherd, Oak Ridge Tn, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 27, 41, 52)
  • 1950 Paul McHale, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1951 William Surles "Bill" McArthur Jr, NC, astro (STS 58, 74, sk: 92)
  • 1952 Scott David Cook, CEO (Intuit-Quicken), born in Glendale, California
  • 1954 Lawrence Watt-Evans, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Sword of Bheleu), born in Arlington, Massachusetts
  • 1959 Rick Bragg, American journalist and writer, born in Piedmont, Alabama
  • 1962 Galina Chistyakova, Russian jumper (world record 1988)
  • 1964 Anne Provoost, Belgian author (In the Shadow of the Ark)
  • 1964 Ralf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer, born in Aachen, Germany
  • 1967 Tim Schafer, American computer game designer
  • 1973 Lenka Šarounová, Czech astronomer
  • 1976 Brad Wilkins, American architect