Birthdays in History on March 10

  • 1415 Vasili II of Russia (d. 1462)
  • 1452 Ferdinand II, the Catholic, King of Aragon/Sicily (expelled Jews)
  • 1503 Ferdinand I, German emperor (1558-64)
  • 1538 Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk; executed by Queen Elizabeth (1572)
  • 1628 Constantine Huygens Jr, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist
  • 1628 Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician (d. 1694)
  • 1656 Adolf H van Rechteren, Dutch diplomat/politician
  • 1709 Georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746)
  • 1745 John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (d. 1807)
  • 1748 John Playfair, Scotland, clergyman/geologist/mathematician
  • 1749 Lorenzo da Ponte, Italian librettist (d. 1838)
  • 1769 Joseph Williamson, English philanthropist and tunnel builder (d. 1840)
  • 1771 Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian (Idea und Probe)
  • 1772 Friedrich von Schlegel, Germany, romantic writer/critic (Lucinde)
  • 1776 Luise, Queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III
  • 1787 William Etty, English painter (nudes)
  • 1788 Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (Das Marmorbild)
  • 1809 William David Porter, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1864)
  • 1810 John McCloskey, 1st American cardinal and Archbishop of New York, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1885)
  • 1810 Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet (d. 1886)
  • 1812 Victor Tesch, Belgian lawyer/min of Justice
  • 1818 George Wythe Randolph, Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1867)
  • 1822 Willem Roelofs, Dutch painter/lithographer
  • 1824 Thomas James Churchill, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
  • 1832 William Henry Penrose, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
  • 1842 Ina Donna Coolbrith, US, poet laureate of Calif
  • 1845 Alexander III A Romanov, Russian tsar (1881-94)
  • 1846 Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (d. 1850)

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1847 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1934)

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
  • 1850 Mary Mills Patrick, US, 1st President of Istanbul Woman's College
  • 1867 Lillian D Wald, US, sociologist/organizer (Visiting Nurses)
  • 1873 Jakob Wassermann, Germany, novelist (My Life as German & Jew)
  • 1877 David M Chumaceiro, Curacao, poet
  • 1878 Karel van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God at Sea)
  • 1881 Thomas Quinlan (impresario) (d. 1951)
  • 1885 Hans Luther, politician and German Chancellor (1925-6), born in Berlin (d. 1962)
  • 1887 Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Grandmaster of Ninjutsu (d. 1972)
  • 1891 Jacob van Gelderen, economist/sociologist/Dutch 2nd Chamber (SDAP)
  • 1892 Gregory La Cava, American director (d. 1952)
  • 1896 Nancy Cunard, British writer and activist, born in London (d. 1965)
  • 1899 Robert Meier, German WW1 veteran, formerly Germany's oldest man. (d. 2007)
  • 1900 Sherman Billingsley, Enid Ok, talk show host (Stork Club)
  • 1908 Carl Albert, US speaker of house (1971-77)
  • 1909 Gerard Croiset, Dutch paragnost
  • 1915 Harry Bertoia, Italian artist (d. 1978)
  • 1917 Frank Perconte, American sergeant from Easy Company during WWII.
  • 1918 Heywood Hale Broun, TV commentator and sports correspondent, born in New York City (d. 2001)
  • 1918 Günther Rall, German ace fighter pilot
  • 1920 Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Paul Coates, American columnist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 Ed van der Elsken, movie photographer (Een liefdesgeschiedenis)
  • 1925 M J J A [Sef] Imkamp, Dutch politician (D66)
  • 1925 Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (d. 2005)
  • 1927 Paul Wunderlich, German lithographer/painter/sculptor
  • 1928 James Earl Ray, American assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1935 Graham Farmer, Australian rules footballer
  • 1935 Ivan Calin, Ribneta, Moldova, President and Prime Minister 1980-1990 (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Alfredo Zitarrosa, Uruguayan Vocals and journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1937 Oscar Abrams, community organizer
  • 1940 David Rabe, Dubuque Iowa, playwright (Streamers)
  • 1945 Birgitta Sellén, Swedish politician
  • 1945 Elizabeth Brumfiel, [Elizabeth Stern], American feminist archaeologist, former president of the American Anthropological Association
  • 1946 Mike Hollands, Australian animator

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1947 [Avril] Kim Campbell, Canada's 1st female Prime Minister and 19th overall (1993), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

19th Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell
19th Prime Minister of Canada
Kim Campbell
  • 1947 Laurie Langenbach, Dutch author
  • 1947 Paul Condon, Baron Condon, former Commissioner of The Metropolitan Police
  • 1947 Bob Greene, American journalist
  • 1952 Oupa J Gqozo, South African warden/army commandant (Ciskei)
  • 1952 Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe politician

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1957 Osama bin Laden, Islamic militant and founder of al-Qaeda, born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (d. 2011)

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 1961 Laurel B Clark, Ames Iowa, Lt cmdr USN/astronaut

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1964 Prince Edward [Edward Anthony Richard Louis], Prince of Britain and son of Elizabeth II, born in Buckingham Palace, London

Earl of Wessex Prince Edward
Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward
  • 1964 David Faber, American television reporter
  • 1967 Omer Tarin [Omer Salim Khan], Peshawar, Pakistan, poet, scholar and activist
  • 1968 Felice Arena, Australian children's author
  • 1968 Thio Li-ann, Singaporean law academic and Nominated Member of Parliament
  • 1972 Takashi Fujii, Japanese television performer
  • 1977 Colin Murray, British radio DJ
  • 1983 Reena Virk, Canadian murder victim (d. 1997)
  • 1985 Kim Leclerc, Canadian politician