Birthdays in History on March 7

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148 Lucilla, Rome, Roman noblewoman (daughter of Marcus Aurelius and sister of Commodus) (between 148-150 AD), born in Rome

Roman Noblewoman Lucilla
Roman Noblewoman
Lucilla
  • 189 Publius Septimius Geta, Roman Emperor (d. 211)
  • 1481 Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect and painter (d. 1537)
  • 1543 Johan Casimir, count of Rhine (occupied Gent)
  • 1556 Guillaume du Vair, French writer (d. 1621)
  • 1602 Kano Tanju, Japanese painter (palaces, portraits)
  • 1671 Robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (d. 1734)
  • 1678 Filippo Juvara, Italian architect (d. 1736)
  • 1682 Johan W van Ripperda, Dutch diplomat/baron/duke
  • 1687 Jean Lebeuf, French historian (d. 1760)
  • 1693 Clement XIII, [Carlo Rezzonico], Pope (1758-69)
  • 1707 Stephen Hopkins, (Gov-RI) signed Declaration of Independence
  • 1715 Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist (d. 1755)
  • 1715 Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet (d. 1759)
  • 1730 Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (d. 1807)
  • 1762 Sebastiaan C Nederburgh, director-general (East Indies Company)
  • 1765 Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor of photography (d. 1833)
  • 1785 Alessandro Manzoni, Italy, poet/novelist (Betrothed)
  • 1788 Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist who pioneered the study of electric and luminescent phenomena, born in Châtillon-Coligny, France (d. 1878)
  • 1792 John Herschel, Slough England, William Herschel's son, astronomer
  • 1799 Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech poet (national anthem, folk song)

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1816 James Donnelly, Irish-Canadian patriarch of the Donnelly family (Black Donnelly massacre), born in Ireland (d. 1880)

Squatter James Donnelly
Squatter
James Donnelly
  • 1827 Henry DeLamar Clayton, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • 1831 John Bratton, [Old Reliable], US physician/Confederate Brig Gen
  • 1832 Orlando Metcalfe Poe, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • 1837 Henry Draper, Virginia, astro-spectro-photographer (Moon, Jupiter)
  • 1841 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina, poet (El nido de condores)
  • 1841 William Rockhill Nelson, founder of The Kansas City Star and patron of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (d. 1915)
  • 1842 Anne CAI van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist
  • 1844 Anthony Comstock, New Canaan Ct, anti-vice crusader/philatelist

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1849 Luther Burbank, American horticulturist who developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants, born in Lancaster, Massachusetts (d. 1926)

Horticulturist Luther Burbank
Horticulturist
Luther Burbank

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1850 Tomáš Masaryk, Czech philosopher and 1st President of Czechoslovakia (1918-35), born in Hodonín, Austrian Empire (d. 1937)

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • 1850 Champ Clark, American politician (d. 1921)
  • 1856 Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne)
  • 1857 Julius Wagner von Jauregg, Austria, psychiatrist (Nobel 1927)
  • 1866 Paul Ernst, German writer, born in Elbingerode, Kingdom of Hanover (d. 1933)
  • 1869 Ernst J. Cohen, Dutch chemist

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1872 Piet Mondrian, Dutch abstract painter (Broadway Boogie Woogie), born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1944)

Abstract Painter Piet Mondrian
Abstract Painter
Piet Mondrian
  • 1878 Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (d. 1927)
  • 1888 Alidius WLT van Starkenborch Stachouwer, gov of Neth Indies (1936-45)
  • 1891 Marcel Barger, [Meyer Streliskie], cabaret performer (I keep Susy)
  • 1893 Milton Avery, American artist (d. 1965)
  • 1898 Jan Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer
  • 1900 Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter
  • 1900 [Albert] Carel Willink, Dutch painter (magic realism)
  • 1904 Reinhard Heydrich, German governor (Bohemen/Moravia (Lidice))
  • 1905 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki)
  • 1908 Joop [Joseph] van Santen, Dutch 1st chamber member (CPN)
  • 1909 Greta Schoon, German poet, born in Spetzerfehn (d. 1991)
  • 1909 Leo Malet, French crime novelist
  • 1915 Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French politician
  • 1917 Janet Collins, ballerina
  • 1918 June Wayne, artist/lithographer/teacher
  • 1919 Jocelyn Olaf Hambro, financier
  • 1919 Mochtar Lubis, Indonesian writer (Twilight in Jakarta)
  • 1922 Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 2004)
  • 1924 Eduardo Paolozzi, British sculptor (Hydra)
  • 1924 Kobo Abe, playwright (Woman, the Dunes), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1925 Rene Gagnon, US Marine shown in photograph of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (d. 1979)
  • 1927 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Henri Landwirth, Belgian-American hotel owner and philanthropist
  • 1930 Anthony Armstrong-Jones [Lord Snowdon], British photographer and husband of Princess Margaret, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Cornelis T "Cor" van de Molen, director Social Businesses of Press
  • 1934 Willard Scott, weather forecaster (Today Show)
  • 1936 Georges Perec, French writer (Seire Noire, Retour a la bien-aimee)
  • 1937 Don Bonker, (Rep-D-WA, 1975- )
  • 1938 David Baltimore, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1940 Harald Gerlach, writer
  • 1940 Rudi [Rudolf] Dutschke, German student leader (Glasnost Berlin)
  • 1940 Viktor Petrovich Savinykh, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-4, T-13, TM-5)
  • 1942 Michael Eisner, Mt Kisko NY, CEO (Walt Disney)
  • 1942 Paul Preuss, US, sci-fi author (Medusa Encounter, Starfire)
  • 1942 Tommy F Robinson, (Rep-D-AR, 1985- )
  • 1942 Charles R. Boutin, American politician
  • 1944 Elton Gallegly, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1944 Jorgen Theobaldy, writer
  • 1944 Stanley Schmidt, American editor
  • 1947 Robert O'Neill Crossman, politician
  • 1947 Helen Eadie, Scottish politician
  • 1949 Ghulam Nabi Azad, Indian politician
  • 1952 Vivian Richards, West Indian master blaster
  • 1957 Robert Harris, English TV reporter and journalist
  • 1958 Alan Hale, American astronomer (Comet Hale–Bopp), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1962 Peter Manley, English Darts Player
  • 1964 Bret Easton Ellis, American writer
  • 1967 Ai Yazawa, Japanese mangaka
  • 1970 Jacquelyn Doucette, Miss Massachusetts USA (1996)
  • 1970 James Calvin Spivey, Schiller Park Ill, miler
  • 1971 Matthew Vaughn, British producer and director
  • 1982 Erika Yamakawa, Japanese talent
  • 1990 Abigail and Brittany Hensel, American conjoined twins