Birthdays in History on November 11

  • 995 Gisela of Swabia, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1041)

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1050 Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1084–1105), born in Goslar, Kaiserpfalz (d. 1106)

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • 1154 Sancho I, King of Portugal (1185-1212)
  • 1155 Alfonso VIII, the Noble One, king of Castilia
  • 1220 Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (d. 1271)
  • 1493 Bernardo Tasso, Italian poet (d. 1569)

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1493 Paracelsus, Swiss physician and alchemist (Zinc, laudanum), born in Einsiedeln, Switzerland (d. 1541)

Physician/Alchemist Paracelsus
Physician/Alchemist
Paracelsus
  • 1523 Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician
  • 1569 Martin Ruland the Younger, German physician and alchemist (d. 1611)
  • 1579 Frans Snyders, Flemish animal painter
  • 1599 Ottavio Piccolomini, Italian/Spanish marshal
  • 1633 George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax/author (Character of a Trimmer)
  • 1636 Yen Jo-chu, Chinese scholar of Ch'ing dynasty
  • 1657 Guido Starhemberg, Austria earl/fieldmarshal (Turkish Wars)
  • 1668 Johann Albert Fabricius, German scholar and bibliographer (d. 1736)
  • 1675 Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, 9th sikh guru
  • 1679 Firmin Abauzit, French huguenot/scientist
  • 1724 Willem A Alting, governor-general of Neth-Indies (1780-97)
  • 1736 Johann H Schepp, German/Neth engraver
  • 1743 Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (d. 1828)
  • 1748 King Charles IV of Spain (d. 1819) Reigned 1788-1808
  • 1771 Ephraim McDowell, surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery)
  • 1791 Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1855)
  • 1792 Mary Anne Evans, English wife of Benjamin Disraeli (d. 1872)
  • 1811 Ben McCulloch, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)

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1821 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime and Punishment), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1881)

  • 1836 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, US, author/editor (Story of a Bad Boy)
  • 1852 Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (d. 1925)
  • 1858 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian painter (d. 1884)
  • 1863 Paul Signac, French painter (d. 1935)
  • 1864 Alfred Hermann Fried, Germany, pacifist (Nobel 1911)
  • 1864 George Washington Crile, Chili Ohio, American Surgeon who conducted the first direct blood transfusion and studied the effects of surgical shock
  • 1868 Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist
  • 1869 Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia
  • 1869 Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist (d. 1901)
  • 1870 Nils Kjaer, Norwegian playwright (Det evige Savn)
  • 1872 David I. Walsh, 46th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1947)
  • 1875 Vesto Slipher, Mulberry Indiana, American Astronomer who provided the first evidence to support the expanding-universe theory
  • 1882 King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (d. 1973)

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1885 George S. Patton, American WWII general (Sicily, Italy and Normandy) known as "Old Blood & Guts", born in San Gabriel, California (d. 1945)

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • 1888 Maulana Azad, 1st minister of education in independent India
  • 1893 Alceu Amoroso Lima, Brazilian author
  • 1895 Beulah Ecton Woodard, US sculptor
  • 1897 Gordon W Allport, US, psychologist (personalities)
  • 1898 Father Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, Germany, Jesuit priest/Zen teacher
  • 1898 Rene Clair, director (I Married a Witch, It Happened Tomorrow)
  • 1900 Hugh Scott, (Sen-R-Penn), minority whip
  • 1901 Sam Spiegel, producer (On the Waterfront, Bridge over River Kwai)
  • 1901 F. Van Wyck Mason, American author (d. 1978)
  • 1903 Charles Bruce Perry, professor of medicine
  • 1903 Thomas Edward Allibone, Sheffield South Yorkshire, English Physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration)
  • 1904 Alger Hiss, State Department official hid papers in a pumpkin
  • 1904 J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (d. 1960)
  • 1905 Israel Aaron Maisels, lawyer

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1907 Joseph Hamilton, American physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, (d. 1957)

  • 1910 Arnold D W Tilanus, Dutch MP (CHU)
  • 1910 Yisrael Eldad, British extremist politician

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1910 Raemer Schreiber, American physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki, born in McMinnville, Oregon (d. 1998)

Physicist Raemer Schreiber
Physicist
Raemer Schreiber
  • 1912 Cissie Elizabeth Charlton, football matriarch
  • 1912 Thomas C. Mann, American diplomat (d. 1999)
  • 1914 Daisy Bates, publisher/head (Arkansas NAACP)
  • 1914 Perry Bass, Texas billionaire
  • 1914 Henry Wade, American lawyer (d. 2001)
  • 1915 Bernhard Heiliger, sculptor
  • 1915 William Proxmire, (Sen-D-WI, 1957-88) (Golden Fleece Awards)
  • 1916 Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman
  • 1917 [Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, US, sci-fi author (Earth War)
  • 1919 Kalle Päätalo, Finnish novelist (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Roy Jenkins, British MP (Labour)
  • 1921 Terrell Bell, American politician (d. 1996)

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1922 Kurt Vonnegut Jr, American author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2007)

  • 1924 Piet J A van der Sanden, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1927 Lord Wolfson, English multi-millionaire
  • 1928 Edward Zorinsky, (Sen-D-NB, 1976-88)
  • 1928 Carlos Fuentes, Panama City, Panama, author (The Death of Artemio Cruz), (d. 2012)
  • 1929 H M Enzensberger, writer
  • 1930 Kenneth Fleetwood, fashion designer
  • 1930 Hank Garland, American guitar virtuoso (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Hugh Everett, American physicist (d. 1982)
  • 1931 Fortney H [Pete] Stark, (Rep-D-CA, 1973- )
  • 1937 Stephen Lewis, Canadian politician and diplomat
  • 1943 Jan Adamski, Poland, International Chess Master (1976)
  • 1945 Daniel Ortega Saavedra, president of Nicaragua (1984-90)
  • 1946 Corrine Brown, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • 1946 Vladimir Alekseyevich Soloviyov, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10, T-15, TM-10)
  • 1947 Callum Alexander MacDonald, historian
  • 1950 Mircea Dinescu, Romanian poet
  • 1951 Kim Peek, American megasavant
  • 1953 Kostas Skandalidis, Greek politician
  • 1954 Mary Gaitskill, American novelist
  • 1955 Jigme Singye Wangchuk, king of Bhutan (1972- )
  • 1959 Lee Haney, American bodybuilder
  • 1965 Brian Wilson, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in NYC, New York
  • 1966 Benedicta Boccoli, Milan Italy
  • 1970 Lee Parkin Starsky, daughter of Ringo
  • 1970 Lee Battersby, Australian author
  • 1981 Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
  • 1982 Brittny Gastineau, American socialite
  • 1987 Yuya Tegoshi, Japanese Idol (member of NEWS and Tegomass)