Birthdays in History on March 14

  • 1638 Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic (d. 1710)
  • 1692 Peter Musschenbroek, Dutch physician/physicist (Leyden jar)
  • 1782 Thomas Hart Benton, (rep), "Old Bullion"
  • 1790 Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (d. 1863)
  • 1800 James Bogardus, US inventor/builder (made cast-iron buildings)
  • 1807 Josephine of Leuchtenberg, queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1876)
  • 1808 Catharinus Putnam Buckingham, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1816 Montgomery Dent Corse, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)

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1820 Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia (1849-61) and Italy (1861-78), born in Torino, Italy (d. 1878)

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II
  • 1821 Jens Worsaae, Denmark, archaeologist
  • 1822 Teresa of the Two Sicilies, Empress of Brazil (d. 1889)
  • 1823 Roswell Sabine Ripley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1887)
  • 1823 Théodore de Banville, French writer (d. 1891)
  • 1829 Charles Charlesworth, England, (dies at 7 of old age)
  • 1833 John Sappington Marmaduke, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1833 Lucy Hobbs Taylor, 1st US woman dentist (1866)
  • 1835 Giovanni V Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (Mars) [or March 4]
  • 1837 Charles Ammi Cutter, US librarian (Expansive classification)
  • 1844 King Umberto I, of Italy (1878-1900)
  • 1847 Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (Espumas Flutuantes)
  • 1853 Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss painter (d. 1918)
  • 1854 Paul Ehrlich, Germany, bacteriologist (Nobel-1908)
  • 1854 Thomas Riley Marshall, (D) 28th VP (1913-21)
  • 1854 Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian writer (d. 1920)
  • 1854 John Lane, British publisher (d. 1925)
  • 1862 Vilhelm FK Bjerknes, Norwegian/US physicist/meteorology
  • 1864 [John] Casey Jones, RR engineer (Ballad of Casey Jones)
  • 1866 Alexey Troitsky, Russian chess problemist (d. 1942)
  • 1869 Algernon Blackwood, British writer (d. 1951)
  • 1873 Johannes Aengenent, sociologist/bishop of Haarlem (1928-35)
  • 1874 Anton F Philips, president-director of Philips
  • 1875 Isadore Gilbert Mudge, US, librarian/author (Thackeray Dictionary)
  • 1878 Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet/writer (Forces of the Future)

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1879 Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate (theory of relativity), born in Ulm, German Empire (d. 1955)

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1882 Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (d. 1969)
  • 1884 Albert Egges van Giffen, Dutch archaeologist
  • 1885 Raoul Lufbery, American World War I pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1887 George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter
  • 1887 Sylvia Beach, American publisher (d. 1962)
  • 1888 Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Quebec painter (d. 1970)
  • 1891 John P Strijbos, Dutch writer (Wandering through South-Africa)
  • 1892 Olive Netta Parsons, co-founder (Collet's Bookshop)
  • 1894 Osa Johnson, American explorer (d. 1953)
  • 1895 Frans Ganshof, Belgian historian
  • 1898 Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (d. 1985)
  • 1899 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (d. 1992)
  • 1903 Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iran, Kurd leader (KDP)
  • 1903 Adolph Gottlieb American painter (d. 1974)
  • 1905 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist
  • 1908 Maurice (Jean Jacques) Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher
  • 1908 Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; d. 1991)
  • 1909 Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (Margin)
  • 1914 Henry Ralph Carr, soldier
  • 1915 Kenneth Rowntree, painter
  • 1917 Macha Louis Rosenthal, critic/poet
  • 1919 Max Shulman, novelist (Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap)
  • 1920 Hank Ketcham, cartoonist (Dennis the Menace)
  • 1921 S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A
  • 1922 Colin Fletcher, author (Walking Through Time)
  • 1925 John Barrington Wain, English novelist/poet (Hurry on Down)
  • 1925 Francis A. Marzen, American Catholic prelate (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Joop F Wolff, Dutch editor (Truth)/Dutch politician (CPN)

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1928 Frank Borman, American astronaut (Gemini 7, Apollo 8) and CEO of Eastern Air Lines (1975-86), born in Gary, Indiana

Astronaut Frank Borman
Astronaut
Frank Borman
  • 1932 Naina Yeltsina, Russia's first First Lady
  • 1933 René Felber, former member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1934 Eugene A Cernan, Capt USN, astronaut (Gemini 9, Apollo 10 17), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1934 Paul Rader, the 15th General of The Salvation Army
  • 1939 William Benjamin Lenoir, astronaut (STS 5), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1942 John Whittaker, English real estate developer (Peel Holdings)
  • 1944 Peter Paul Zahl, writer
  • 1947 Jan [AJ] te Veldhuis, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1947 William Jefferson, (Rep-D-Louisiana)
  • 1947 Pam Ayres, British poet
  • 1948 Tom Coburn, American politician, junior senator from Oklahoma
  • 1949 Michael Stedman, British World War I Historian and Author
  • 1950 Michael Ford, son of US President Gerald & Betty Ford
  • 1951 Rick Dees, radio disc jock (KIIS LA)
  • 1951 Jerry Greenfield, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
  • 1952 J Fred Muggs, chimp (Today show)

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1952 Martin Dempsey, American General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2011-), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Army General Martin Dempsey
Army General
Martin Dempsey
  • 1956 Natalya Dmitriyevna Kuleshova, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1957 Andrew Robinson, British author
  • 1957 Tad Williams, American author

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1958 Danny Meyer, American restaurateur (Shake Shack, Union Square Cafe), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Restaurateur and Founder of Shake Shack Danny Meyer
Restaurateur and Founder of Shake Shack
Danny Meyer
  • 1961 Gary Dell'Abate, producer (Howard Stern Show)
  • 1961 Grigoriy Kornev, Russian speed walker (world record 5 km)
  • 1963 Pedro Duque, engineer/astronaut (STS 78 alt, sk:95), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1967 Edward M Fincke, Capt USAF/astronaut, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1978 Carlo Giuliani, Italian anarchist (d. 2001)
  • 1989 Oliver Bernsen, son of Corbin Bernsen & Amanda Pays