Birthdays in History on March 6

  • 1340 John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (d. 1399)
  • 1405 King John II of Castile (d. 1454)
  • 1459 Jacob Fugger, German banker/merchant

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1475 Michelangelo, Italian painter (David), born in Caprese, Tuscany (d. 1564)

Painter Michelangelo
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Michelangelo
  • 1483 Francesco Guicciardini, Italian attorney/president of Romagna
  • 1492 Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer
  • 1495 Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Opere Toscane, La Coltivazione)
  • 1619 Cyrano de Bergerac, French playwright (Voyage to the Moon), known for his large nose
  • 1663 Francis Atterbury, English man of letters and priest, born in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire (d. 1732)
  • 1698 John Alberti, Dutch theologist/philologist
  • 1706 George Pocock, British admiral (d. 1792)
  • 1716 Pehr Kalm, Swedish explorer and naturalist (d. 1779)
  • 1740 Giovanni Meli, Siclian poet (Buccolica)
  • 1761 Antoine-Francois Andreossy, French General and diplomat (d. 1828)
  • 1765 Jan Kops, Dutch agronomist/vicar
  • 1787 Joseph von Fraunhofer, Germany, physicist (studied Sun's spectrum)
  • 1791 Anna Claypoole Peale, painted miniatures

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1806 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet ("Sonnets from the Portuguese"), born in Kelloe, Durham (d. 1861)

  • 1812 Aaron Lufkin Dennison, father of American watchmaking
  • 1817 Princess Clémentine of Orléans (d. 1907)
  • 1818 William Claflin, 27th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1905)
  • 1820 Horatio Gouverneur Wright, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1831 Friedrich C K von Bodelschwingh, German theologist (Home Mission)
  • 1831 Philip Henry Sheridan, Major General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York
  • 1834 George du Maurier British illustrator and writer (d. 1896)
  • 1835 Charles Ewing, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • 1882 F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (d. 1980)
  • 1890 Fernand Ansseau, Belgian operator/theory (Orfeo)
  • 1893 Kathleen Smoothy, housewife (last link to Siege of SIdney Street)
  • 1900 John Henry Pyle Pafford, librarian (University of London)
  • 1901 Mark Donskoy, Odessa Russia, director (Heart of a Mother)
  • 1903 Empress Kōjun of Japan (d. 2000)
  • 1904 José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (d. 1960)
  • 1909 Obafemi Awolowo, Nigeria, President of Nigeria (1979-83)
  • 1911 Charles Frank, physicist
  • 1912 Madge Adam, astronomer
  • 1913 David Bowman, trade unionist
  • 1915 Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, 52nd Da'i al Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohras
  • 1917 J A Mommersteeg, Dutch asst sect of Defense (KVP)
  • 1917 Will Eisner, American illustrator and cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Oliver Wright, British Ambassador (To US)
  • 1921 Ross Hunter, producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1922 Ruben Ayala, Chino, California, politician (California State Senator 1974-1998) (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Raymond "Bill" Hoffenberg, college president (Wolfson at Oxford)
  • 1924 William H Webster, US, judge/head FBI/CIA

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1926 Alan Greenspan, American economist, presidential advisor and Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States (1987-2006), born in New York City

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • 1926 Elwood H [Bud] Hillis, (Rep-R-IN, 1971- )
  • 1927 John Fairchild, CEO (Fairchild publishing), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1927 Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr, Shawnee Oklahoma, USAF/astronaut (Mer 9, Gem 5)
  • 1929 Hal Miller, British MP
  • 1929 Ho Dam, North Korean secretary of State (1970-83)
  • 1929 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2013)
  • 1931 David Haddon Whitaker, British publisher (Whitaker's Almanack)
  • 1931 Hal Needham, American stuntman, (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Heiko Wierenga, Dutch soc-dem mayor of Enschede (1977-94)
  • 1935 Ron Delany, Irish athlete
  • 1936 A "Bram" Stemerdink, Dutch minister of Defense (PvdA)
  • 1936 Marion S Barry, (Mayor-D-Washington, D.C., 1979-90, 95- ), drug indictment
  • 1937 Ivan Boesky, stockbroker inside trading, born in Detroit, Michigan

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1937 Valentina Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonaut and 1st woman in space (Vostok 6), born in Maslennikovo, Russia

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova
  • 1938 Pauline Boty, English artist, born in London (d. 1966)
  • 1939 Christopher Bond, (Sen-R Missouri)
  • 1939 Infanta Margarita of Spain, duchess of Soria
  • 1941 Ann Winterton, British MP
  • 1946 Patrick Pierre Roger Baudry, Cameroon, astronaut (STS 18)
  • 1947 Teru Miyamoto, Japanese author
  • 1948 James FCS "Jim" Woude, cartoonist
  • 1952 Lyn Perrin, executive administrator (WIC)
  • 1953 Jan Kjærstad, Norwegian author
  • 1959 Saul Anuzis, American politician
  • 1962 Valerie French, American animatronics art director
  • 1984 Becky, Japanese-British entertainer