Birthdays in History on July 28

  • 1165 Ibn al-'Arabi, Muslim mystic/philosopher
  • 1347 Margherita of Durazzo, queen of Naples (d. 1412)
  • 1456 Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (Arcadia), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1530)
  • 1514 Maximilian of Burgundy, viceroy of Holland
  • 1609 Judith J Leyster, Dutch house painter, baptised
  • 1659 Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1715)
  • 1719 Jan Nepveu, governor-general of Suriname (1769-79) [or Aug 27]
  • 1745 Piotr A von der Pahlen, milt governor (St Petersburg)
  • 1746 Thomas Heyward, signed Declaration of Independence, born in St. Luke's Parish, South Carolina (d. 1809)
  • 1750 Fabre d'Églantine French dramatist and politician, creator of the French Republican calendar (d. 1794)
  • 1778 Charles Stewart, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1869)
  • 1804 Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man is what he eats)
  • 1809 Ormsby McKnight Mitchel, American astronomer and Union Major General, born in Union County, Kentucky (d. 1862)
  • 1815 Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (d. 1889)
  • 1825 William Duncan Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1833 James Henry Lane, Brigadier General during Civil War (Confederate), born in Mathews Court House, Virginia (d. 1907)
  • 1844 Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (Windhover), born in Stratford, London (d. 1889)
  • 1857 Ballington Booth, Brighouse, England, Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • 1860 Elias M. Ammons, governor of Colorado, born in Macon County, North Carolina (d. 1925)
  • 1860 Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1922)
  • 1863 Hussein Khan Nakhichevanski, Russian general (d. 1919)

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1866 Beatrix Potter, English children's author and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit"), born in London (d. 1943)

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1867 Charles Dillon Perrine, American-born astronomer, born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1951)
  • 1868 George Morren, Flemish painter/sculptor, born in Antwerp (d. 1941)
  • 1868 Thomas P. Krag, Norwegian author and novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), born in Kragerø, Norway (d. 1913)
  • 1870 Henri Jaspar, Premier of Belgium (1927-31), born in Schaerbeek, Belgium (d. 1939)
  • 1872 Albert P Sarraut, Fren gov-gen of Indo-China (1911..19)/PM (1933/36)
  • 1874 Ernst Cassirer, German philosopher and educator (Essay on Man), born in Silesia, Prussia (d. 1945)

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1887 Marcel Duchamp, French sculptor and painter (Nude Descending a Staircase), born in Blainville-Crevon, France (d. 1968)

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp
  • 1898 Charles William Mayo, American surgeon (Mayo Clinic), born in Rochester, Minnesota (d. 1968)

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1902 Karl Popper, Austro-British philosopher (Logic of Forschung), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper
Philosopher and Professor
Karl Popper
  • 1902 Kenneth F. Fearing, American poet (Dead Reckoning), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • 1904 [John] Selwyn [Brooke] Lloyd, British statsman
  • 1905 Charles William Hutton, architect
  • 1907 Earl Tupper, American-born Costa Rican inventor and businessman (Tupperware), born in Berlin, New Hampshire (d. 1983)
  • 1909 Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (Under the Volcano)
  • 1910 Bill Goodwin, announcer (Jolson Story, Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1910 Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot
  • 1915 Charles Hard Townes, American Physicist and inventor (Nobel Prize 1964 for mazer-lazer principle), born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Jacques Piccard, Swiss undersea explorer (bathyscaph Trieste)
  • 1923 Kent L Lee, US vice-admiral (WW II-Marianas/Palau)
  • 1923 Mary Jane Odell, Iowa, secretary of state
  • 1923 Michio Watanabe, politician
  • 1924 Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)
  • 1925 Bruce Matthews, newspaper executive
  • 1925 Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West
  • 1925 Baruch S. Blumberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1927 John Ashbery, American poet (Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2017)

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1929 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American First Lady (1961-63), born in Southampton, New York (d. 1994)

  • 1929 Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch literary/poet/son of Jan Campert
  • 1930 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (Boule et Bill), born in Schaerbeek, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Natalie Babbitt, American children's writer (Tuck Everlasting), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Norman D Shumway, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )
  • 1938 Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)

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1938 Alberto Fujimori, President of Peru (1990-2000), born in Lima, Peru

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori

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1945 Jim Davis, American cartoonist and creator of the comic strips "Garfield" and "U.S. Acres", born in Marion, Indiana

Garfield Cartoonist Jim Davis
Garfield Cartoonist
Jim Davis
  • 1946 Douglas H Bosco, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • 1946 Jonathan Edwards, rocker
  • 1946 Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani writer and feminist, born in Meerut, India
  • 1947 Alexei Sergeyevich Borodai, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1948 Sergei Bodrov, Russian director (Katala, Somebody to Love), born in Khabarovsk, Russia
  • 1950 Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian poet
  • 1951 Anthony A. Williams, Mayor of Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect
  • 1952 Maha Vajiralongkorn [Bodindradebayavarangkun], King of Thailand (2016 - Present), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1952 Yoshitaka Amano, Japanese artist

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1954 Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela (1998-2013), born in Sabaneta, Barinas State, Venezuela (d. 2013)

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • 1954 Gerd Faltings, German mathematician, born in Buer, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • 1960 Yōichi Takahashi, Japanese mangaka of Captain Tsubasa and Hungry Heart Wild Striker
  • 1961 Scott E Parazynski, MD/astronaut (STS 66, 86, sk:95), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1969 Alexis Arquette, American transgender performer (Last Exit to Brooklyn), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1969 Dana White, UFC President

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1971 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Leader of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), born in Samarra, Iraq

Leader of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Leader of Islamic State
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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1974 Alexis Tsipras, Greek politician (Greek President 2015), born in Athens

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister of Greece
Alexis Tsipras