Birthdays in History on June 19

  • 1301 Prince Morikuni, Japanese shogun (d. 1333)
  • 1507 Annibale Caro, Italian poet (d. 1566)

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1566 James Stuart, King James VI of Scotland (1567-1625) and James I of England and Ireland (1603-25), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1625)

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1606 James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish statesman (d. 1649)
  • 1608 Thomas Fuller, England, literary (History of the Holy War)

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1623 Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist and Christian philosopher (Pascal's Law, Pascal's Wager), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France (d. 1662)

Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher Blaise Pascal
Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher
Blaise Pascal
  • 1633 Philippus van Limborch, remonstrants theologist/vicar
  • 1741 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver/art collector
  • 1749 Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, France, chairman (National Convention)
  • 1764 John Barrow, England, founded Royal Geographical Society
  • 1764 Jose Gervasio Artigas, general/father of Uruguay
  • 1771 Joseph Gergonne, French mathematician (d. 1859)
  • 1782 Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer (L'avenir)
  • 1783 Thomas Sully, US portrait painter (Queen Victoria)
  • 1790 John Gibson, British (?) sculptor
  • 1792 Gustav Schwab, German writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1850)
  • 1810 Ferdinand David, violist/compser (Hohe Schule des Violinspiels)
  • 1811 Henry Prince, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1814 Johannes H Weissenbruch, landscape painter
  • 1815 Cornelius Krieghoff, Canadian painter (d. 1872)
  • 1816 William Henry Webb, American industrialist (d. 1899)
  • 1834 Charles Spurgeon, English preacher (d. 1892)
  • 1846 Antonio Abetti, Italian astronomer (d. 1928)
  • 1850 David Jayne Hill, American diplomat (d. 1932)
  • 1856 Elbert Hubbard, US, editor/publisher/author (Message to Garcia)
  • 1858 Dirk Fock, governor-general of Neth Indies (1921-26)
  • 1861 Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan, WW I)

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1861 José Rizal, Filipino nationalist, author ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') and ophthalmologist, born in Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines (d. 1896)

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1865 Alfred Hugenberg, German RC pres-dir of Krupp/media magnate
  • 1867 Eduard Jacobs, Dutch cabaret artist
  • 1874 Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer (d. 1941)
  • 1878 James M Kilroe, priest of St Mary Star of the Sea, in the Bronx
  • 1880 Johann Sigurjonsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung)
  • 1884 Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer (d. 1974)
  • 1889 Enrico Celio, president (Switzerland)
  • 1893 Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch family dr/co-founder (Union National Arubano)

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1896 Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], American divorcee whom British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry, born in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
  • 1898 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (d. 1968)
  • 1899 George Calinescu, Romania, literature (Enigma Otilei)
  • 1901 Edward Lambert, British diplomat
  • 1903 Hans Litten, German jurist (d. 1938)
  • 1906 Ernst Boris Chain, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1906 Walter Rauff, German colonel (d. 1984)
  • 1907 Clarence Wiseman, 10th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1985)
  • 1908 Quentin N Burdick, (Sen-D-ND, 1960-91)
  • 1909 Osamu Dazai, Japan, novelist (Tsugaru, No Longer Human)
  • 1910 Frederick Harry Baines, painter
  • 1914 Alan Cranston, (Sen-D-CA, 1969- )
  • 1914 Morgan Morgan-Giles, Brits Lt admiral/MP
  • 1914 Lester Raymond Flatt, TN, bluegrass (Earl-Ballad of Jed Clampett)
  • 1914 Anthony Bloom, Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Julius Schwartz, American editor and agent (d. 2004)
  • 1917 Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabwan minister (ZAPUA)
  • 1918 Evelle Jansen Younger, prosecutor (Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan)
  • 1921 Allan Davis, (mayor-London)
  • 1921 Herman Berserik, Dutch painter/graphic artist
  • 1921 Howell T Heflin, (Sen-D-Alabama, 1979- )
  • 1921 Rosalyn Yalow, famed award winning medical physicist
  • 1924 David Scott, British priest, Chaplain to the Queen (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, born in Bytschki, Vitebsk Region (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Alfred B Nzo, South African sec-gen ANC (1969- )
  • 1925 Charlie Drake, British comic (Plank, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Splish Splash)
  • 1928 Raymond Powell, British MP
  • 1930 Bryan Kneale, British sculptor
  • 1931 "Against Iain" duke of Atholl, English large landowner
  • 1932 Pier Angeli, Italy (Sodom & Gomorrah, Vintage, Battle of the Bulge)
  • 1933 Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11)
  • 1934 Terence Clark, British diplomat
  • 1938 Charles Gwathmey, architect (5 Architects)
  • 1938 John Sheil, Northern Irish High Court judge
  • 1939 Peter Duffell, Brits lt-general/minister of Defense
  • 1941 Václav Klaus, Czech politician and President
  • 1941 Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1942 Neil Chalmers, director (National History Museum, London)
  • 1942 Robert [Bob] W Kasten Jr, (Sen-R-WI, 1981- )

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1945 Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, leader of the National League for Democracy and human rights activist (1991 Nobel Peace Prize), born in Rangoon, British Burma

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • 1945 Tobias Wolff, US writer (This Boy's Life)
  • 1945 Radovan Karadžić, Serbian-Bosnian politician
  • 1947 James T Walsh, (Rep-R-NY)
  • 1947 Salman Rushdie, British Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1951 Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian terrorist
  • 1952 Robert Ainsworth, British MP
  • 1954 Jim Cooper, (Rep-D-TN, 1983- )
  • 1954 Michael O'Brien, British MP
  • 1957 Anna Lindh, Swedish politician (d. 2003)
  • 1959 Kimberley Leston, journalist
  • 1960 Heike Walpot, German, cosmonaut
  • 1964 Boris Johnson, British politician
  • 1965 Luc Donckerwolke, Belgian car designer
  • 1966 Joichi Ito, Japanese entrepreneur
  • 1967 Bjørn Dæhlie, Norwegian skier
  • 1968 Alastair Lynch, Australian rules footballer
  • 1969 Thomas Breitling, American entrepreneur
  • 1970 Rahul Gandhi, Indian politician
  • 1978 Garfield the Cat, animated character "Big fat hairy deal"
  • 1979 John Ford, American software engineer
  • 1983 Mark Selby, British snooker player
  • 2008 Maddie Aldridge, daughter of Jamie Lynn Spears