Birthdays in History on July 30

  • 1511 Giorgio Vasari, Italy, painter/art historian (Vasari's Lives)
  • 1549 Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1609)
  • 1641 Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1673)
  • 1763 Samuel Rogers, English poet (Italy, a poem)
  • 1809 Charles Chiniquy, Quebec-born excommunicated Catholic priest (d. 1899)
  • 1815 Thomas Jackson Rodman, Salem Indiana, Bvt Brigadier General (Union volunteers) was an American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder

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1818 Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire (d. 1848)

Novelist Emily Brontë
Novelist
Emily Brontë
  • 1818 John Heemskerk Azn, Dutch minister of Internal minister (1866..88)
  • 1825 Chaim Aronson, inventor and academic (d. 1893)
  • 1831 Helene P Blavatsky, founder (Theosophist Cooperation)
  • 1837 Elon John Farnsworth, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • 1838 Eugen Richter, German parliament member (Liberal)
  • 1855 James Edward Kelly, US, sculptor "Sculptor of American History"
  • 1856 Richard B Haldane, British viscount/lord-chancellor (Life of A Smith)
  • 1857 Thorstein Veblen, US, economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899)
  • 1859 Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian (d. 1939)
  • 1859 Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, born in Greensboro, North Carolina

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1863 Henry Ford, American industrialist and auto maker (Ford Model T), born in Dearborn Township, Michigan (d. 1947)

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • 1868 Alfred Weber, German economist/sociologist
  • 1872 Clementine, Princess of Belgium, wife of Prince Napoleon Bonaparte
  • 1880 Robert Rutherford McCormick, US, editor/publisher (Chicago Tribune)
  • 1881 Smedley Butler, American Marine general (d. 1940)
  • 1882 Leo van Puyfielde, Flemish art historian
  • 1887 Felix A Vening Meinesz, Dutch geophysicist (gravity)
  • 1888 Raden Sutomo, Indonesian freedom fighter
  • 1889 Vladimir K Zworykin, USSR, electronics engineer/inventor, father of TV
  • 1893 Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani Mother of the Nation (d. 1967)
  • 1897 Jacques de Kadt, Dutch politician/writer (Fascism is War!)
  • 1898 Henry Moore, England, sculptor (Vertebrae)
  • 1899 Henricus Moorman, Dutch vice-admiral (KVP)
  • 1904 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer (d. 1974)
  • 1909 Cyril Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress)
  • 1910 Edgar de Evia, American photographer (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Lord Killanin, Irish IOC president (d. 1999)
  • 1916 Robert van Spaendonk, Dutch resistance fighter
  • 1919 Berniece Baker Miracle, half-sister of Marilyn Monroe
  • 1921 Jacques Vander Schueren, Belgium, minister of Economic Affairs
  • 1922 Henry W. Bloch, American co-founder of H&R Block
  • 1923 Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian communist/leader of PKI (1951-65)
  • 1923 John Richard Brinsley Norton, landowner
  • 1924 William Gass, Fargo ND, novelist/philosopher (Omensetter's Luck)
  • 1926 Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money)
  • 1929 Sid Kroft, Athens Greece, puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show)
  • 1930 Thomas Sowell, author/activist
  • 1936 John Burton-Hall, Dorset England, captain (QE2)
  • 1936 Infanta Pilar of Spain
  • 1938 Hervé de Charette, French politician
  • 1939 Eleanor Smeal, leader (National Organization for Women)
  • 1940 Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum)
  • 1940 Patricia Schroeder, (Rep-D-Colorado, 1973- )
  • 1940 Pat Schroeder, American politician
  • 1941 Count Desmond, [Edward Benjamin], Binghamton NY, sword swallower
  • 1943 Henri-François Gautrin, Quebec politician
  • 1945 Patrick Modiano, French novelist
  • 1947 Jonathan Mann, AIDS activist (d. 1998)
  • 1953 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-9)
  • 1956 Anita Hill, professor of law, Clarence Thomas' nemesis
  • 1956 Soraida Martinez, American Painter, Creator of Verdadism.
  • 1962 Andy Green, UK, 1st to break sound barrier on land
  • 1962 Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov, Rus lt-colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-21)
  • 1962 Jay Feaster, American National Hockey League executive
  • 1971 Sagi Kalev, Bodybuilder
  • 1975 Graham Nicholls, English artist
  • 2002 Prince Hridayendra of Nepal, Nepalese royal