Birthdays in History on March 13

  • 1372 Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans, brother of Charles VI of France (d. 1407)
  • 1548 Sasbout Vosmeer, Dutch Catholic theologist/apostole
  • 1585 Federico Cesi, Italian Naturalist and founder of the first modern scientific society, the Accademia dei Lincei, 1603, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1599 Johannes Berchmans, Dutch Jesuit/saint
  • 1615 Innocent XII, [Antonio Pignatelli], Pope (1691-1700)
  • 1683 John Theophilus Desaguliers, French-British philosopher (d. 1744)
  • 1696 Louis F A D Duke de Richelieu, French marshal
  • 1719 John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal (d. 1797)
  • 1720 Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and writer (d. 1793)
  • 1741 Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1764-90) (d. 1790)
  • 1744 David Allan, Scottish painter
  • 1763 Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, French marshal (d. 1815)

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1764 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1830-34), born in Fallodon, Northumberland, England (d. 1845)

British Prime Minister Charles Grey
British Prime Minister
Charles Grey
  • 1768 Charles Louis WJ van Keverberg, Dutch civil servant
  • 1770 Daniel Lambert, England, giant (weighed 739 lbs (334 kg) at death)
  • 1781 Karl F Schinkel, German architect/painter/writer (Schloss Tegel)
  • 1798 Abigail Fillmore, American 1st lady (1850-53), born in Stillwater, New York (d. 1853)
  • 1815 James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist (d. 1911)
  • 1818 Albion Parris Howe, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1897)
  • 1820 Louis Herbert, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • 1822 Moritz Grave von Strachwitz, German poet

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1855 Percival "Percy" Lowell, American astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1916)

Astronomer Percival Lowell
Astronomer
Percival Lowell
  • 1858 Maximilien Luce, French painter
  • 1864 Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter (d. 1941)
  • 1870 Albert Meyer, member of the Swiss Federal Council in the 1930s (d. 1953)
  • 1872 Oswald Garrison Villard, American journalist
  • 1875 Maria E G "Lizzy" Ansingh, Dutch painter (Caught Sultane)
  • 1881 Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer
  • 1884 Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Bluthochzeit)
  • 1884 Hugh S Walpole, NZ, novelist/playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40)
  • 1884 Oskar Loerke, German writer (Longest Day-1926)
  • 1892 Janet Flanner, journalist (New Yorker)
  • 1896 Dorothy Aldis, American children's writer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • 1897 Marcel Thiry, Belgian poet (Statue of Fatigue)
  • 1899 Jan Lechoń, Polish poet (d. 1956)
  • 1899 John Van Vleck, Middletown Connecticut, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism
  • 1904 Henry Iliffe Cozens, pilot
  • 1907 Mircea Eliade, religious historian (Le Yoga) [O.S. 02-28]
  • 1907 Albert Hughes Williams, teacher/historian
  • 1907 Dona Maria Pia de Braganca, pretender to the Portuguese throne
  • 1907 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), born in Berlin (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Walter Annenberg, publisher (Triangle-TV Guide)/Amb to GB, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1909 Gilbert Inglefield, Mayor of London (1967-68)
  • 1911 L. Ron Hubbard, American sci-fi writer (Death Quest) and founder of the Scientology cult, born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1986)
  • 1912 James Friell, political cartoonist

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1913 William J. Casey, American head of the CIA during the Iran-contra scandal (1981-87), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey
  • 1913 Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer
  • 1914 Tessie O'Shea, Welsh stage and screen entertainer, born in Cardiff (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Edward O'Hare, American pilot (d. 1943)
  • 1914 W.O. Mitchell, Canadian writer (d. 1998)
  • 1916 Corinne Boggs, political administrator
  • 1916 Lindy Boggs, (Rep-D-LA, 1973-1991), (d. 2013)
  • 1916 Jacque Fresco, American industrial designer and founder of the Venus Project, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1917 Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author
  • 1918 Faye Glenn Abdellan, US government official (health services)
  • 1920 Frans van der Elst, Flemish attorney/MP (Volksunie)
  • 1921 Allan Jaffee, comic strip cartoonist/illustrator (MAD Magazine)
  • 1923 William F. Bolger, 65th Postmaster General of the United States (d. 1989)
  • 1926 Frederick Hemming McClintock, criminologist
  • 1927 Charles Sickman Corsen, Dutch Antillean poet
  • 1927 Robert Denning, American interior designer (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Jim Slater, British financier and writer, born in Heswall, Cheshire (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Marc Dessauvage, Flemish architect
  • 1933 Frank H Murkowski, (Sen-R-AK, 1981- )
  • 1933 Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), born in Florence County, South Carolina (d. 1991)
  • 1934 Barry Hughart, American author
  • 1935 Michael Walzer, American philosopher
  • 1935 David Nobbs, English comedic writer (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in Petts Wood, Kent (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Fofo I F Sunia, (Rep-D-Amer Samoa, 1981- )
  • 1938 Patricia W Amicone, educator/midwife
  • 1941 Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer of prose.(d. 2008)
  • 1942 Dave Cutler, American software engineer
  • 1945 Anatoly Timofeevich Fomenko, Russian mathematician
  • 1946 Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli soldier who died leading rescue operation Entebbe in Uganda (d. 1976)
  • 1950 Charles Krauthammer, American political commentator
  • 1954 Robin Duke, comedienne (SNL, SCTV, Club Paradise), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1955 Patricia J Engfer, general manager (Hyatt Regency-Orlando)
  • 1957 John Hoeven, American politician, governor of North Dakota
  • 1958 Rick A Lazio, (Rep-R-NY)
  • 1959 Kathy Hilton, socialite-Hilton Hotels, mother of Nikki Hilton and Paris Hilton
  • 1960 Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist
  • 1960 Joe Ranft, American animator (d. 2005)
  • 1971 Robert Lanham, American author and satirist
  • 1981 Stephen Maguire, Scottish snooker player
  • 1982 Jeremy Curl, British explorer
  • 1984 Yuuka Nanri, Japanese seiyū
  • 1986 Chiaki Kyan, Japanese gravure idol
  • 1989 Peaches Geldof, English columnist and daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, born in London (d. 2014)