Birthdays in History on May 7

  • 1328 Louis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1365)
  • 1530 Louis I Condé, French prince/leader of hugenots

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1553 Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia (1568–1618), born in Konigsberg, Duchy of Prussia (d. 1618)

Duke of Prussia Albert Frederick
Duke of Prussia
Albert Frederick
  • 1643 Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician (d. 1700)
  • 1700 Gerard van Swieten, Dutch botanist
  • 1724 Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Austrian general (d. 1797)
  • 1740 Nikolai Arkharov, Russian general (d. 1814)
  • 1748 Olympe de Gouges, playwright and feminist revolutionary (d. 1793)
  • 1763 Józef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish general/marshal of France (d. 1813)
  • 1767 Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia, Duchess of York and Albany (d. 1820)
  • 1774 William Bainbridge, American Commodore (d. 1833)
  • 1787 Jacques Viger, French Canadian politician, first mayor of Montreal (d. 1858)
  • 1795 Gerhard M Roentgen, industrialist (founder dockyard Fijenoord)

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1812 Robert Browning, poet (Pied Piper), born in London, England

  • 1826 Varina Howell Davis, 1st lady (Confederacy), (d. 1905)
  • 1827 Francis Engle Patterson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1832 Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist (Neumann-functions)
  • 1845 Jacob van Stolk Azn, timber merchant/art collector

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1847 Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1894-95), born in London (d. 1929)

British Prime Minister Archibald Primrose
British Prime Minister
Archibald Primrose
  • 1857 William A. MacCorkle, American politician (d. 1930)
  • 1866 Cornelis J K van Aalst, president (Dutch Trading Company)
  • 1882 Willem Elsschot, [Alfons J de Ridder], Flemish writer (Mend)
  • 1883 Martin Albertz, German theologist (Church Jesus Christ)
  • 1887 Henri Pourrat, French writer (Gaspard of the Montagnes)
  • 1891 Harry McShane, Scottish socialist (d. 1988)
  • 1892 Archibald MacLeish, Glencoe Ill, polit essayist/poet/dramatist (JB)
  • 1892 Josip Broz Tito, WW II partisan, leader of Yugoslavia (1943-80)
  • 1896 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (topology), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1898 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, born in Bournemouth (d. 1996)
  • 1900 Bauke Tuinstra, Dutch/Frisian notary/author (Earste Keur)
  • 1901 L T Coggeshall, medical scientist/ US Secretary of HEW (1956-58)
  • 1903 Basil Nield, judge/politician

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1909 Edwin Land, American inventor of instant photography and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1991)

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • 1912 Paul H F Brenneker, Neth/Antillian photographer/folklorist
  • 1914 Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (d. 1996)
  • 1917 William Geoffrey Biddle, bomb disposal expert
  • 1922 Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer, photojournalist (d. 2007)
  • 1923 Anne Baxter, Mich City Ind, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel)
  • 1923 Pete V Domenici, (Sen-R-NM, 1973- )
  • 1927 Jim Lowe, DJ (WNEW) "King of Trivia", born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1928 Marvin Mitchelson, attorney
  • 1929 Sally L Smith, educator/founder (Lab School of Wash)
  • 1930 Aviard Gavrilovich Fastovets, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1930 Horst Bienek, German poet
  • 1930 Totie Fields, American comedienne (d. 1978)
  • 1931 Gene [Rodman] Wolfe, US, sci-fi author (Soldier of Arete)
  • 1931 Nel J Ginjaar-Maas, Dutch under-secretary of Education (VVD)
  • 1932 Pete Domenici, Republican senator from New Mexico
  • 1934 Willard Scott, weatherman (Today)
  • 1935 Isobel Warren, Canadian author
  • 1939 Rudolphus FM "Ruud" Lubbers, director Dutch/CDA-premier (1982-94)
  • 1939 Volker Braun, German writer (Provocation for me), born in Dresden
  • 1939 Sidney Altman, Canadian molecular biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1940 Angela Carter, English novelist and journalist (d. 1992)
  • 1940 Jim Connors, American Radio personality, born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (d. 1987)
  • 1943 Peter Horak, jetboat jumper
  • 1943 Peter Carey, Australian author (True History of the Kelly Gang), born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
  • 1945 Wim A Mateman, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1945 Christy Moore, Irish folk artist
  • 1946 Richard L Brodsky, US lawyer/NY State Assemblyman (D) (1983- )
  • 1946 Brian Turner, English celebrity chef
  • 1949 Stuart Marshall, director (Desire)
  • 1951 David Whitton, campaigner
  • 1952 Amy Heckerling, dir (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1953 Pat McInally, American National Football League player
  • 1953 Ian McKay, British soldier (VC recipient) (d. 1982)
  • 1954 Philippe Geluck, Belgian cartoonist
  • 1954 Amy Heckerling, American director
  • 1955 Kevin Reed, American theologian
  • 1956 Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  • 1959 Tamara E Jernigan, Chattoonaga, PhD/astro (STS 40, 52, 67, 80)
  • 1960 Arnon Ohad, co-pilot (El Al) plane that crashed on Bijlmer Amsterdam
  • 1960 Almudena Grandes, Spanish novelist
  • 1962 Robbie Knievel, daredevil, son of Evel (Chips Something Special)
  • 1964 Mustapha Zerqti, Moroccan/Neth writer (Ihtidaar hub fi el-mahd)
  • 1967 Joe Rice, legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado
  • 1969 Rick Porras, American co-producer
  • 1971 Thomas Piketty, French economist and author ("Capital in the Twenty-First Century"), born in Clichy
  • 1972 Frank Trigg, American Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
  • 1975 Zee, American hip hop artist
  • 1978 Brian Clevinger, American author
  • 1987 Katie Danza, daughter of Tony & Tracy Danza