Birthdays in History on March 25

  • 1133 Henry II, King of England (1154-89)
  • 1252 Conradin, Duke of Swabia (d. 1268), son of Conradin IV
  • 1259 Andronikos II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1332)
  • 1297 Andronicus III Palaeologus, Byzantine emperor (d. 1341)
  • 1297 Arnost of Pardubice, Archbishop of Prague (d. 1364)
  • 1345 Blanche of Lancaster, wife of John of Gaunt (d. 1369)
  • 1347 Catherine of Siena, Italian saint (d. 1380)
  • 1404 John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English military leader (d. 1444)
  • 1539 Christopher Clavius, German mathematician (d. 1612)
  • 1541 Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1587)
  • 1593 Jean de Brébeuf, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
  • 1594 Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, Dutch writer
  • 1643 Louis Moréri, French encylopedist (d. 1680)
  • 1653 Joseph Sauveur, French physicist/mathematician
  • 1661 Paul de Rapin, French historian (d. 1725)
  • 1702 Pieter Teyler Van der Hulst, Dutch silk merchant (Teyler's Museum)
  • 1723 Kaat Mussel, [Catharina Mulder], Dutch demonstrater
  • 1767 Joachim Murat, marshal of France/King of Naples (1808-15)
  • 1782 Caroline Bonaparte, Queen of Naples (d. 1839) and sister of Napoleon
  • 1786 Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist
  • 1797 John Winebrenner, US, clergyman, founded Church of God
  • 1800 Paulin Paris, French historian
  • 1808 Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet (Cortes)
  • 1818 Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1820 Xavier F M G, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister to Pope (in Rome)
  • 1823 William Thompson Martin, Mjr General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • 1824 Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (d. 1900)
  • 1839 William Bell Wait, US, educated the blind
  • 1840 Myles Keogh, U.S. Soldier in U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment & Irish Soldier of Fortune (d. 1876)
  • 1848 William Keith Brooks, American marine zoologist (anatomy and embryology of marine animals), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1863 Simon Flexner, American pathologist (d. 1946)
  • 1865 Pierre Weiss, Mulhouse, France, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism)
  • 1867 John Gutzon Borglum, sculptor (Mt Rushmore)
  • 1869 Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer
  • 1872 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument in Argentina)
  • 1873 Rudolf Rocker, German/US anarchist
  • 1877 Walter Little, Canadian politician (d. 1961)
  • 1878 Henry graaf de Baillet-Latour, Belgian President of IOC (1925-42)
  • 1881 Louis Dosfel, Flemish lawyer/writer (Assault!)
  • 1881 Mary Gladys Webb, English writer (d. 1927)
  • 1884 Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist (d. 1950)
  • 1885 Veit Valentin, German/US historian (Deutsche Revolution)
  • 1886 Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • 1890 Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Friesan author (De ljochte kimen)
  • 1893 Edward Hart, (Rep-D-NJ)/1st chairman of Com on Un-American Activities
  • 1895 Siegfried Handloser, German physician (d. 1954)
  • 1899 Bella Spewack, Hungary, playwright (Kiss Me Kate)
  • 1899 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Race of Men)
  • 1903 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (d. 1990)
  • 1906 Alan J P Taylor, British historian (English history 1914-1915)
  • 1906 Howard Pyle, (Gov-R-Az, 1951-55)
  • 1908 Bridget D'Oyly Carte, British theater & hotel director
  • 1911 Willy Anthoons, Flemish sculptor (Mystic verheffing)

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1911 Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald, born in Chicago, Illinois

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
  • 1913 Sir Reo Stakis, Anglo-Cypriot hotel magnate (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Marthe Robert, essayist/translator
  • 1914 Norman E Borlaug, US agriculture scientist (Nobel 1970)
  • 1921 Simone Signoret, Weisbaden Germany, (Casque d'Or, Room at the Top)
  • 1921 Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Queen of Yugoslavia (d. 1993)
  • 1922 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer, born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Lee Hale, choral director (The Entertainers), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1925 Flannery O'Connor, GA, novelist (A Good Man is Hard to Find)
  • 1926 Hans Rausing, Swedish/British industrial/billionaire (Tetra Pak)
  • 1928 James A Lovell Jr, American astronaut (Gemini 7, 12, Apollo 8, 13), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1928 Hilton Kramer, Gloucester, Massachusetts, art critic, (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Harris W Fawell, (Rep-R-IL, 1985- )

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1934 Gloria Steinem, American feminist and publisher (Ms Magazine), born in Toledo, Ohio

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Journalist
Gloria Steinem
  • 1937 Tom Monaghan, Ann Arbor Michigan, founder of Dominos pizza
  • 1939 Toni Cade Bambara, director
  • 1941 Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian politician
  • 1944 Terry L Bruce, (Rep-D-IL, 1985- )
  • 1946 Maurice Krafft, French vulcanologist (d. 1991)
  • 1946 Gerard John Schaefer, American serial killer (d. 1995)
  • 1947 Claudine Schneider, (Rep-R-RI, 1981- )
  • 1952 Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician
  • 1955 Daniel Boulud, French chef and restaurateur
  • 1958 Sisy Chen, Taiwanese politician and television commentator
  • 1958 Åsa Torstensson, Swedish politician
  • 1967 Matthew Barney, American media artist
  • 1986 Megan Gibson, American softball player
  • 1989 Chicken Kentucky, 1st partial birth in space (chicken)