Birthdays in History on November 1

  • 846 Louis the Stammerer, King of West Francia (877-79) (d. 879)
  • 1339 Duke Rudolf IV of Austria (d. 1365)
  • 1351 Duke Leopold III of Austria (d. 1386)
  • 1500 Benvenuto Cellini, sculptor/goldsmith/author (Perseus)
  • 1526 Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, queen of Sweden and duchess of Finland (d. 1583)
  • 1530 Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer (d. 1563)
  • 1539 Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (d. 1596)
  • 1549 Anna of Austria, fourth wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1580)
  • 1567 Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, conde de Gondomar, Spanish diplomat (d. 1626)
  • 1578 Dmitry Pozharsky, Russian prince (d. 1642)
  • 1585 Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (d. 1652)
  • 1607 Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (d. 1658)
  • 1611 François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-born French commander (d. 1656)
  • 1629 St. Oliver Plunkett, last Catholic martyr to die in England. (d. 1681)
  • 1636 Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (d. 1711)
  • 1643 John Strype, English historian and biographer (d. 1737)
  • 1704 Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (d. 1779)
  • 1720 Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (d. 1791)
  • 1727 Ivan Ivanovich Shuvalov, founder of the Moscow University (d. 1797)
  • 1757 Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor, born in Possagno, Republic of Venice (d. 1822)

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1762 Spencer Perceval, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1809-12), born in London (d. 1812)

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval
  • 1778 Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (d. 1837)
  • 1782 Viscount Goderich, (Tory), British PM (1827-28)
  • 1798 Benjamin Lee, Baronet Guinness, Irish brewer/Dublin mayor
  • 1808 John Taylor, American religious leader (d. 1887)
  • 1815 Crawford Williamson Long, surgeon/pioneer (use of ether)
  • 1815 Douglas Hancock Cooper, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1825 Joseph Benjamin Palmer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1890)
  • 1835 Godfrey Weitzel, (Union volunteers Major general, (d. 1884))
  • 1853 Jose Santos Zelaya, (L), ruler of Nicaragua (1893-1910)
  • 1859 Charles Brantley Aycock, (Gov-NC)
  • 1860 Boies Penrose, United States Senator from Pennsylvania (d. 1921)

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1871 Stephen Crane, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1900)

Novelist Stephen Crane
Novelist
Stephen Crane

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1878 Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentine jurist (Nobel Peace Prize 1936), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1959)

Nobel Peace Laureate Carlos Saavedra Lamas
Nobel Peace Laureate
Carlos Saavedra Lamas
  • 1878 Konrad Mägi, Estonian painter (d. 1925)
  • 1879 Pal Teleki-von Szek, geographer/premier Hungary (1920-21, 39-41)

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1880 Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist (continental shift), born in Berlin (d. 1930)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener
  • 1880 Sholem Asch, Poland, Yiddish novelist/playwright (Three Cities)
  • 1886 Hermann Broch, Austria, novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment)
  • 1887 L. S. Lowry, British painter of industrial scenes (d. 1976)
  • 1889 Philip John Noel-Baker, statesman/disarmament advocate (Nobel 1959)
  • 1892 Alexander Alekhine, Russia, world chess champion (1927-35, 37-46)
  • 1896 Edmund Blunden, English poet/critic (Undertones of War)
  • 1897 Naomi Mitchison, author (African Heroes, Return to Fairy Hill)
  • 1902 Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet/dramatist/novelist (The Defeat), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1943)
  • 1903 Gerard "Ge" Nabrink, Dutch anarchist/co-founder (NVSH)
  • 1903 Jean Tardieu, French dramatist, born in St Germain de Joux (d. 1995)
  • 1903 Edward "Carji" Greeves, Australian rules footballer (d. 1963)
  • 1905 Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec painter (d. 1960)
  • 1907 Terence Tenison Cuneo, artist
  • 1911 Henri Troyat, French author and historian (d. 2007)
  • 1911 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron (device to accelerate electron beams), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1915 Carlos A Nicolaas, Bonaire, teacher/poet
  • 1917 Clarence E Miller, (Rep-R-OH, 1967- )
  • 1917 Margaret Taylor Burroughs, US author/house painter (Black Queen)
  • 1917 Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson, US, sci-fi author (Anything Box)
  • 1920 James J Kilpatrick, columnist (60 Minutes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1920 Ted Lowe, English former snooker commentator
  • 1921 Ilse Aichinger, Austria, author
  • 1923 Edward A de Jongh, Antillian author (The Arch)
  • 1923 Gordon R[upert] Dickson, Canada, sci-fi author (Genetic General)
  • 1924 Robert N Rapoport, social anthropologist
  • 1924 Suleyman Demirel, President of Turkey (1993-2000) and Prime Minister, born in Isparta, Atabey (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Nicholas Mavroules, (Rep-D-MA, 1979- )
  • 1929 Rudy [Herman R] Kousbroek, literary (Leopold the Buch)
  • 1930 A. R. Gurney, American playwright
  • 1934 Aat Veldhoen, Dutch artist
  • 1934 Hugh Bidwell, mayor (London)
  • 1934 Umberto Agnelli, Italian CEO (Fiat) and politician
  • 1935 Edward Said, Palestinian-born literary critic (d. 2003)
  • 1935 Charles Koch, American businesman and philanthropist (Koch Industries), - 6th= richest person in the world (2015), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1938 Patrick Buchanan, commentator/politician (Crossfire)
  • 1939 Barbara Bosson, Belle Vernon Pa, actress (Fay-Hill St Blues, Hooperman)
  • 1940 Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, Chief Justice of India
  • 1941 Alfio Basile, Argentine football coach
  • 1942 John M Spratt Jr, (Rep-D-SC, 1983- )

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1942 Larry Flynt, American magazine publisher (Hustler), born in Lakeville, Kentucky

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • 1942 Shere Hite, author/sex therapist
  • 1944 Oscar Temaru, President of French Polynesia
  • 1946 Dennis Muren, American special effects artist
  • 1949 Michael D. Griffin, NASA chief administrator
  • 1950 Tony Hymphris, political activist
  • 1953 N Jan Davis, Cocoa Beach Florida, PhD/astronaut (STS 47, 60, 85)
  • 1956 Charles Moore, British editor-in-chief (Sunday Telegraph)
  • 1958 Jim Steinmeyer, Illusion creator

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1960 Tim Cook, American businessman (CEO of Apple Inc. 2011-), born in Mobile, Alabama

CEO of Apple Tim Cook
CEO of Apple
Tim Cook
  • 1961 Louise Boije af Gennäs, Swedish writer and novelist
  • 1963 Antonella Ella, Italian entertainer
  • 1966 Willie D, American hip hop artist, famous for being a member of The Geto Boys
  • 1967 Carla van de Puttelaar, Dutch photographer
  • 1971 Vikram Chatwal, Indian hotelier
  • 1979 Henry Shefflin, Irish hurler