Birthdays in History on July 27

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1452 Ludovico Sforza [il Moro], Italian duke of Milan (1494-1508) who commissioned The Last Supper, born in Vigevano (Modern day Lombardy), Italy (d. 1508)

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza
Duke of Milan
Ludovico Sforza
  • 1518 Elizabeth Talbot, countess of Shrewsbury/builder of country houses
  • 1612 Murad IV, sultan of Turkey (1623-40)/conquered Baghdad
  • 1625 Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, English soldier, admiral and patron to Samuel Pepys, born in Barnwell (d. 1672)
  • 1667 Jean Bernoulli, mathematician
  • 1733 Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer (d. 1779)
  • 1740 Jeanne Baré, French explorer (d. 1803)
  • 1752 Samuel Smith, American politician
  • 1768 Charlotte Corday d'Armont, murdered Jean-Paul Marat in bath
  • 1773 Jakob Aall, Norwegian journalist and statesman (d. 1844)
  • 1777 Thomas Campbell, poet (Hohenlinden, Battle of the Baltic)
  • 1784 Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (d. 1839)
  • 1801 George Biddle Airy, 7th Astronomer Royal
  • 1812 Thomas Lanier Clingman, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • 1820 John Franklin Farnsworth, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1824 Alexandre Dumas fils, France, playwright/novelist (Camille)
  • 1833 Thomas George Bonney, English geologist (d. 1923)
  • 1835 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1907)
  • 1840 Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1848 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1848 Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Guttstadt, Province of Prussia (now Warmia in Poland), German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium
  • 1849 John Hopkinson, Manchester, U.K., British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson's Law)
  • 1853 Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer (d. 1921)
  • 1857 Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge, orientalist/museum curator
  • 1857 Jose Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rico, found Federalist Party in 1900
  • 1870 Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, England, author (Path to Rome)
  • 1878 Th to de Weeme, painter
  • 1879 Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Il Libro Della Giovinezza)

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1881 Hans Fischer, German physicist (Nobel 1930), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Hans Fischer
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Hans Fischer
  • 1882 Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (d. 1965)
  • 1886 Ernst May, German architect (d. 1970)
  • 1894 Gerald F Bogan, US vice-admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)
  • 1896 Henri Longchambon, French politician (d. 1969)
  • 1898 Audley Moore, civil rights activist, humanitarian [Queen Mother]
  • 1900 Charles Vidor, Budapest Hungary, direct (Rhapsody, Gilda, Cover Girl)
  • 1903 Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician (d. 2002)
  • 1904 Agnes Yarnall, sculptor, artist, author laa, 1987
  • 1904 Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge, physicist
  • 1906 Herbert Jasper, Canadian physiologist and neurologist (d. 1999)
  • 1906 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and activist (d. 2000)
  • 1907 Denis Rickett, private secretary to Clement Attlee
  • 1908 Lord Jenkins of Putney, British MP of Arts (Labour)
  • 1910 Bea Marcia Anastasia verbrook Christoforides, writer
  • 1910 Julien Gracq, [Louis Poirier], French writer (Andre Breton)
  • 1911 Wilfrid Ewart Oulton, airman
  • 1911 Rayner Heppenstall, British novelist (d. 1981)
  • 1912 Hilde Domin, [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, born in Cologne (d. 2006)
  • 1913 Eva Jones, poet/novelist
  • 1913 Mary Green, headmistress (Kidbrooke School)
  • 1913 Vittorio Sereni, Italian poet (Diario d'Algeria)
  • 1913 George L. Street III American Navy Submariner (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Asfa Wossen, Crown prince of Ethiopia/son of emperor Haile Selassi
  • 1917 John Cunningham, executive director (British Aerospace)
  • 1917 Robert Cowans, executive director (British Aerospace)
  • 1920 James Munn, commissioner (British University)
  • 1922 Adolfo Celi, Sicily Italy, director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue)
  • 1923 Masutatsu Oyama, Japanese Kyokushin founder (d. 1994)
  • 1924 Vincent Canby, critic (NY Times)
  • 1926 Peter Coker, English painter, born in London (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Sat Mahajan, Indian politician
  • 1927 Allen Breed, USA, American inventor of the first automotive airbag sensor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1929 Jack Higgins, [Harry Patterson], novelist
  • 1930 Ronald Dearing, chairman (British Post Office)
  • 1930 Shirley Williams, co-founder (Social Democratic Party)/labour minister
  • 1931 Khieu Samphan, Cambodian politician
  • 1932 Beverly B Byron, (Rep-D-MD, 1979- )
  • 1932 Curnick M Ndlovu, Jailed South Africian worker's union leader
  • 1932 Robert Cowan, CEO (Highlands & Islands Enterprises)
  • 1933 Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer (d. 1995)
  • 1934 John Pardoe, CEO (Sight & Sound Education)/Liberal MP
  • 1936 J. Robert Hooper, American politician
  • 1937 Anna Dawson, British comedienne (Violet-Keeping Up Appearances)
  • 1937 Robert Gibb, zoo/theme park creator
  • 1938 Gary Gygax, American role-playing game creator (d. 2008)
  • 1939 James McGee, pathologist/professor (Morbid Anatomy at Oxford)
  • 1944 Aleksandr Ivanovich Dedkov, cosmonaut
  • 1946 Toktar Ongarbajewitch Aubakirov, Kazakhstan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
  • 1947 Wayne Dowdy, (Rep-D-MS, 1981- )
  • 1953 Wim G J M van de Camp, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • 1954 G. S. Bali, Indian politician
  • 1955 Cat Bauer, American novelist
  • 1960 Reinaldo de Carvalho, carnival King
  • 1961 Daniel C Burbank, Lt cmdr USCG/astronaut, born in Manchester, Connecticut
  • 1977 Foo Swee Chin, Singaporean comic book artist
  • 1986 Ryan Griffen, Australian rules footballer
  • 1994 Princess Mafalda-Ceceilia of Bulgaria