Birthdays in History on June 10

  • 1213 Fakhruddin 'Iraqi, Persian philosopher
  • 1613 Johann Georg II, elect of Saxon (1656-80)
  • 1630 Willem van Bemmel, Dutch painter/etcher
  • 1632 Esprit Fléchier, French writer and bishop (d. 1710)
  • 1637 Jacques Marquette, jesuit/missionary founder (Chicago)
  • 1657 James Cragg the Elder, British politician (d. 1721)
  • 1688 James Francis Edward Stuart 'The old Pretender', claimed thrones of England and Scotland as James III/James VIII (d. 1766)
  • 1706 John Dollond, owner of 1st patent for achromatic lens
  • 1710 James Short, Scottish mathematician (d. 1768)
  • 1735 John Morgan, American physician-in-chief of Continental Army
  • 1753 William Eustis, 12th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)
  • 1782 Amable-G-P B de Barante, French politician/historian
  • 1803 Henry Darcy, French scientist (d. 1858)
  • 1804 Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (d. 1884)
  • 1808 Friedrich Kaiser, Dutch astronomer (Kaiser compass-card)
  • 1819 J D Gustave Courbet, French realist painter (Demoiselles the la Seine)
  • 1825 Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier (d. 1897)
  • 1825 Princess Hildegard of Bavaria d. 1864
  • 1832 Edwin Arnold, English writer (Light of India)
  • 1832 Nikolaus A Otto, German technician (gas motor, otto motor)
  • 1834 Hendrik Pierson, Dutch theologist (HP Foundation)
  • 1835 Constant A Serrure, Flemish historian
  • 1835 Ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ, ruler of Toscane
  • 1835 Rebecca Latimer Felton, U.S. Senator (d. 1930)
  • 1836 Yamaoka Tesshu, Japanese swordsman/master of kendo
  • 1839 Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Council President of Denmark (d. 1912)
  • 1840 Thomas Fentress Toon, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • 1840 Theodor Philipsen Danish painter (d. 1920)
  • 1844 J Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter (Haagse school)
  • 1844 Karl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren und Menschen)
  • 1859 Jacques F H Perk, Dutch poet (Iris, Wood Song)
  • 1861 Josephus T J Cuypers, Dutch architect (St Bavo, Haarlem)
  • 1861 Pierre M M Duhem, French naturalist/philosopher/historian
  • 1863 Louis M A Couperus, Dutch poet/writer (Eline Vere)
  • 1865 Frederick A Cook, US, explorer (claimed falsely to be at North Pole)
  • 1865 Frederick Cook, American explorer, claimed to have 1st discovered North Pole, born in Callicoon, New York (d. 1940)
  • 1869 Gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary/headed La Gazette
  • 1880 Margit Kaffka, Hungarian writer (Colors and Years), born in Nagykároly (d. 1918)
  • 1882 Neville Henderson, British diplomat
  • 1886 Baron Josse Emile van Dievoet, Flemish lawyer
  • 1888 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Der Reiter der Apocalypse)
  • 1890 Paul J M Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author
  • 1895 Immanuel Velikovsky, writer (Worlds in Collision)
  • 1899 Raoul Salan, Fr/Indochina/Algeria (leader OAS)
  • 1900 Henri Bruning, Dutch literary
  • 1902 J Wouterus van Dieren, Dutch biologist (Terschelling)
  • 1907 Fairfield Porter, American painter (d. 1975)
  • 1908 Brinsley Ford, CEO (National Art Collections Fund)
  • 1908 Ernst B Chain, German chemist/bacteriologist (penicillin, Nobel 1945)
  • 1911 Terence Rattigan, playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version)
  • 1912 Leslie Brown, Bishop (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich)
  • 1912 William Gordon Harris, civil engineer
  • 1912 Jean Lesage, Premier of Quebec (d. 1980)
  • 1913 Van Carlyle Wilton-Davies, archdeacon Emeritus (Oxford)
  • 1913 Wilbur J. Cohen, American pioneer of social security, worked on the New Deal, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1914 Polly Hill, Dr/anthropologist

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1915 Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2005)

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  • 1917 William Barr, rector (Exeter College, Oxford)
  • 1919 Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian Negotiator and community leader (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Philip Mountbatten, Greece, Duke of Edinburgh/Prince, Mr Elizabeth II
  • 1922 Rose Mofford, American politician, 1st female Governor of Arizona (1988-1991), born in Globe, Arizona (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Robert Maxwell, [Jan Hoch], Czech, billionaire/CEO (NY Daily News)
  • 1925 Nat Hentoff, columnist/novelist (Village Voice, The Cold Society)
  • 1926 Willem Oltmans, Dutch journalist (Outlawed, Free as a Bird)
  • 1927 Lin Yang-kang, Chinese politician
  • 1928 Asher Wallfish, journalist
  • 1928 Maurice Sendak, American author/illustrator (Where The Wild Things Are), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1929 James McDivitt, Brig Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4, Apollo 9), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1929 Ian McCahon Sinclair, Australian politician
  • 1932 J Bennett Johnston, (Sen-D-LA, 1972- )
  • 1933 F Lee Bailey, Waltham Mass, attorney (Sam Shepard case, OJ case)
  • 1933 Georgi Atanasov, Bulgarian Prime Minister
  • 1934 Paul Gibson, British high court judge
  • 1935 Tom Pendry, MP (Labour)
  • 1935 Elio Fiorucci, Italian fashion designer, born in Milan (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Graham Carleton Greene, British literary agent
  • 1937 Richard Foreman, American theatrical director (Daily Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 Soraya Khashoogi, Leicester England, wife (Adrian Khashoogi)
  • 1942 Preston Manning, Canadian politician
  • 1943 Jeff Greenfield, American media commentator (Firing Line, Nightline), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Simon Jenkins, editor (Times)
  • 1944 Rick Price, rocker (Move)
  • 1946 Mensje F van Keulen-van der Steen, Dutch writer (Bleeker's Summer)
  • 1949 John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
  • 1953 John Edwards, American politician and lawyer
  • 1956 Georg Borwin, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • 1957 Lindsay Hoyle, British politician
  • 1957 Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect
  • 1959 Eliot Spitzer, American politician (Governor of New York 2007-8), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1959 Carlo Ancelotti, A.C. Milan coach
  • 1962 Akie Abe, current First Lady of Japan
  • 1963 Brad Henry, American politician (current Oklahoma governor)
  • 1968 Jimmy Shea, American skeleton racer
  • 1969 Kate Snow, American TV journalist
  • 1971 Bobby Jindal, American politician; Louisiana Congressman, Governor
  • 1972 Radmila Šekerinska, Macedonian politician
  • 1976 Hadi Saei Bonehkohal, Persian taekwondoka
  • 1976 Esther Ouwehand, Dutch politician, parliamentarian for the Party for the Animals
  • 1981 Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein, of Jordan
  • 1982 Princess Madeleine of Sweden
  • 1984 Dirk Van Tichelt, Belgian judoka
  • 1994 Nicholas Santo Pietro, son of Vanna White