Birthdays in History on June 13

  • 40 Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman general and Governor of Britain, conquered Wales and Northern England
  • 823 Charles II, the Bald, King of France (843-77)/emperor (875-77)
  • 1539 Jost/Jobst/Jodocus Amman, Swiss cartoonist/graphic artist/illustrator
  • 1649 Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (d. 1706)

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1731 Martha Washington, 1st US First Lady (1789-97), born in Kent County, Virginia (d. 1802)

1st US First Lady Martha Washington
1st US First Lady
Martha Washington
  • 1752 Fanny Burney, England, author (Camille, Evelina)
  • 1763 Jose B de Andrada e Silva, premier of Brazil
  • 1773 Thomas Young, British philologist/physician (light interference)
  • 1786 Winfield Scott, army general (Union)/presidential candidate
  • 1790 Jose Antonio Peez, president of Venezuela
  • 1795 Thomas Arnold, English educator/historian (History of Rome)
  • 1806 Bernard ter Haar, Dutch vicar/poet/church historian
  • 1809 George Philip St Cooke, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1895)
  • 1820 WF Hendrik, the Navigator, prince of the Netherlands/admiral
  • 1821 Albert, duc de Broglie, France, premier (1873-74, 1977)
  • 1821 Navy Gustavus Vasa Fox, Asst Secy (Union), (d. 1883)
  • 1822 Carl Schmidt, German chemist (d. 1884)
  • 1823 Gustave Paul Cluseret, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1900)
  • 1825 Benjamin Jefferson Hill, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • 1827 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (d. 1882)
  • 1831 James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist (electromagnetic theory, speed of light)
  • 1854 Charles Algernon Parsons, British inventor (steam turbine)
  • 1863 Lady Lucy Duff Gordon, English fashion designer (d. 1935)
  • 1864 Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist (d. 1922)
  • 1864 Dwight B. Waldo, American educator and historian (d. 1939)
  • 1865 William Butler Yeats, Ireland, poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923)
  • 1866 Lambertus Zijl, sculptor (Trade scholarship)
  • 1870 Jules JBV Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (syphillis, Nobel 1919)
  • 1874 Leopoldo Lugones, Argentina, writer
  • 1876 William Sealey Gosset, English chemist, statistician (d. 1937)
  • 1879 Johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar
  • 1884 Anton Drexler, founder of the German Worker's Party (d. 1942)
  • 1884 Gerald Gardner, British occultist (d. 1964)
  • 1884 Etienne Gilson, French philosopher (d. 1978)
  • 1887 Bruno Frank, German-born writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1945)
  • 1888 Fernando A Nogueira de Seabra Pessoa, Portuguese poet
  • 1893 Dorothy Leigh Sayers, English novelist (9 Taylors)
  • 1894 Isaak E Babel, Russian writer (Konarmija, Marija) [or Jul 13]
  • 1894 Jacques-Henri Lartigue, France, photographer
  • 1894 Mark van Doren, Ill, author (Happy Critic, Transients)
  • 1894 Dr. Leo Kanner, Austrian-American physician (d. 1981)
  • 1901 Lode Zielens, Flemish author/journalist (Obscure Blood)
  • 1901 Tage F Erlander, Swedish premier (1946-69)
  • 1906 Bruno de Finetti, Italian mathematician (d. 1985)
  • 1908 Maria E Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Infinite Passage)
  • 1910 Mary Whitehouse, British campaigner (d. 2001)
  • 1910 Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Galician writer (d. 1999)
  • 1911 Albert Cleage, famous African
  • 1911 Luis W Alvarez, physicist (Nobel-1968) [or Jan 17]
  • 1912 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (d. 1943)
  • 1913 Etienne Leroux, major Afrikaans author.
  • 1918 Helmut Lent, German night fighter pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1925 Hans Fellner, bookseller
  • 1926 Geoffrey Finsberg, politician
  • 1928 Jean Villain, Swiss writer, born in Zurich (d. 2006)
  • 1929 Alan Civil, English French horn player (d. 1989)
  • 1930 Ryszard Kukliński, Polish colonel (d. 2004)
  • 1931 Lachlan Macleay, USAF/pilot
  • 1931 Irvin D. Yalom, psychotherapist, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University
  • 1933 Tom King, British politician and minister (C), born in Rugby
  • 1934 Lady Annabel Goldsmith, English socialite
  • 1935 Aleksandr Alekseyevich Kiselyov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1935 Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebonnt, French artist
  • 1935 Samak Sundaravej, Thai 25th Prime Minister (former)
  • 1937 Eleanor Holmes Norton, lawyer/(Rep-D-DC), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1938 Peter Michael, English electronic manufacturer (UEI, Paintbox)
  • 1944 Joe Amato, NHRA top fuel drag racing champion (1991)

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1944 Ban Ki-moon, South Korean politician and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-16), born in Injō, Japanese Korea

8th Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ban Ki-moon
  • 1945 Ronald J Grabe, American Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-J, 30, 42, 57), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Whitley Strieber, American author
  • 1947 Daniel P A "Danie" Schutte, South African underminister of Justice
  • 1947 Jerrold Nadler, (Rep-D-NY)
  • 1947 Peter Holm, boyfriend of Joan Collins
  • 1952 Tony Bruno, American talkshow host
  • 1952 Jean-Marie Dedecker, Belgian politician and former judoka
  • 1953 Bo Donaldson (Billy Don't Be a Hero)
  • 1954 Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician
  • 1954 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian economist (Minister of Finance 2011-15), born in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State
  • 1955 Alan Hansen, Scottish football pundit
  • 1959 Steve Georganas, Australian politician
  • 1965 Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca
  • 1966 Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician
  • 1971 Broderick nonuplets, Sydney Australia
  • 1975 Johannes Grenzfurthner, Austrian artist, writer, curator and director
  • 1981 David Madden, 4th-ranked Jeopardy! champion of all-time
  • 1992 Tyler Davison, was world's smallest baby at 6 inches, 11 ounces