Birthdays in History on July 9

  • 1511 Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1571)
  • 1513 John van Hembyze, Flemish calvinist
  • 1535 Emanuel van Meteren, Southern Neth, merchant/historian
  • 1577 Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English Jamestown colonist (d. 1618)
  • 1578 Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia/Hungary/German Emperor (1619-37)
  • 1589 Johannes a Sancto Thoma, [Poinset], Portuguese theologist
  • 1654 Emperor Reigen of Japan (d. 1732)
  • 1686 Philip Livingston, Albany, New York, American businessman and politician (d. 1749)
  • 1689 Alexis Piron, French writer (d. 1773)
  • 1721 Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (d. 1781)
  • 1753 William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1825)
  • 1764 Ann Ward Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (Italian)
  • 1766 J Schopenhauer, writer
  • 1766 Jacob Perkins, Newburyport Massachusetts, American Inventor
  • 1775 Matthew Lewis, English novelist (d. 1818)
  • 1777 Henry Hallam, British lawyer/historian
  • 1786 Sophie Hélène Béatrix, Princess of France (d. 1787)
  • 1800 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician (d. 1885)
  • 1802 Thomas Davenport, invented 1st commercial electric motor
  • 1808 Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (d. 1887)
  • 1809 Frederick Henle, Germany, pathologist
  • 1819 Elias Howe, Spencer Mass, invented sewing machine
  • 1825 Jules Oppert, German Assyriologist (decodes characters)
  • 1828 Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman (d. 1913)
  • 1831 Johan P van der Kellen, Dutch stamp cutter/lithographer/writer
  • 1836 Camille de Renesse, Belgian count (d. 1904)
  • 1848 Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma (d. 1907)
  • 1856 Daniel Guggenheim, US (Guggenheim Museum)
  • 1857 Frederik II W, grandduke of Baden (1907-18)
  • 1858 Franz Boas, anthropologist/linguist (Mind of Primitive Man)
  • 1864 Franz Miller, becomes first Train Murderer
  • 1879 Friedrich Adler, Austria social-democrat/murderer of premier Storgkh
  • 1879 Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician (d. 1934)
  • 1887 Samuel Eliot Morison, historian (Admiral of the Ocean Sea)
  • 1889 Leo Dandurand, American-born Canadian hockey executive (d. 1964)
  • 1894 Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
  • 1898 Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer/journalist (Mary, Revolt in Congo)
  • 1901 Barbara Cartland, romance author (Camfield #69)
  • 1902 Gerhard Pohl, German writer (Crazy Ferdinand)
  • 1906 Beene Dubbelboer, Dutch writer (Secret Resistance)
  • 1908 Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1911 Simon Fraser [Shimi], Lord Lovat, Scottish head of clan Fraser and cattle breeder, born in Inverness (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (d. 1968)
  • 1911 John A. Wheeler, American physicist (d. 2008)
  • 1914 Willi Stoph, president German DR
  • 1916 Edward Heath, (C) British PM (1970-74)
  • 1918 Rowley I Arenstein, South African attorney/communist/ANC'er
  • 1919 Peggy Braithwaite, lighthouse-keeper
  • 1921 Jacob J Hage, Dutch farmer/WW II resistance fighter
  • 1922 Rey Hassan, Morroco, King of Morocco (1961- )
  • 1925 Peter Ludwig, businessman/art collector
  • 1925 Thomas A Luken, (Rep-D-OH, 1973-74, 77- )
  • 1926 Ben Roy Mottelson, American-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1926 Murphy Anderson, American comic artist (DC Comics), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Hassan II, King of Morocco (1961-99), born in Rabat, Morocco (d. 1999)
  • 1932 Donald Rumsfeld, politician (involved in Watergate)
  • 1932 John Paul Getty II, US/British oil magnate/billionaire (Getty Oil)
  • 1933 Oliver Sacks, English Neurologist and author (Awakenings), born in London (d. 2015)

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1934 Michael Graves, American postmodernist architect, born in Indianapolis, Indiana

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  • 1935 Ronnie Burns, Evanston Ill, adopted son of George Burns
  • 1935 Willem Duisenberg, minister of Finance (PvdA)/pres (Nethche Bank)
  • 1936 June Jordan, US playwright/poet (His Own Where)
  • 1937 David Hockney, Bradford England, artist (Pop Art)
  • 1941 James Scott, director (Strike it Rich)
  • 1941 Scotty Baesler, (Rep-D-Kentucky)
  • 1942 Hermann Burger, writer
  • 1942 Paul B Henry, (Rep-R-Michigan, 1985- )
  • 1943 John H Casper, USAF/astronaut (STS 36, 54, 62, 77), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1944 Glen [Charles] Cook, US, sci-fi author (Shadowline, Star's End)
  • 1945 Dean R[ay] Koontz, US, sci-fi author (Star Quest, Beastchild)
  • 1945 Lewis F Payne Jr, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia)
  • 1945 Root Boy Slim, American entertainer (d. 1993)
  • 1948 Hassan Wirajuda, Indonesian current foreign minister
  • 1953 Dave Camp, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • 1953 Irina D Latysheva, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1953 Thomas Ligotti, American author
  • 1955 Sergei Vladimirovich Krichevsky, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1957 Tim Kring, American writer and producer
  • 1959 Clive Stafford Smith, British human-rights lawyer
  • 1960 Christopher J "Gus" Loria, Newton Mass, Major USMC/astronaut
  • 1965 Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (d. 2006)
  • 1967 Gunnar Axén, Swedish politician
  • 1968 Vardis A Fisher, US writer (Darkness & Deep), dies at 73
  • 1968 Lars Gyllenhaal, Swedish author
  • 1970 Masami Tsuda, Japanese manga author
  • 1971 Jill Simon, Miss Iowa USA (1996)
  • 1971 Marc Andreessen, American software developer
  • 1974 Sian Berry, British politician
  • 1982 Alecko Eskandarian, Armenian-American footballer
  • 1986 Dominic Cervi, American footballer