Birthdays in History on November 16

  • 1436 Leonardo Loredan, Doge of the Republic of Venice (d. 1521)
  • 1587 Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet/dramatist (Jephtha), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1603 Augustyn Kordecki, Polish prior (d. 1673)
  • 1609 Henrietta Maria, French-born, Queen Consort of England (d. 1669)
  • 1642 Cornelis Evertsen the Younger, Dutch buccaneer/lt admiral of Zeeland
  • 1643 Jean Chardin, French explorer (d. 1703)
  • 1653 Joan van Hoorn, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1707-09)
  • 1684 Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet/playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg)

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1717 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French Enlightenment philosopher and mathematician (Encyclopédie), born in Paris (d. 1783)

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
  • 1730 Gualtherius "Wouter" van Doeveren, Zealand-Flanders physician
  • 1758 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841)
  • 1762 Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess
  • 1793 Francis Danby, Irish painter
  • 1822 Charles Smith Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)
  • 1835 Elliott Warren Rice, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
  • 1835 Eugenio Beltrami, Cremona Lombardy, Italian Mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)
  • 1836 David Kalakaua of Hawaii, Hawaiian king (d. 1891)
  • 1839 Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (d. 1908)
  • 1841 Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923)
  • 1847 Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (d. 1927)
  • 1854 Jules van de Heuvel, Belgian lawyer/politician
  • 1880 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [NS=11/28]
  • 1885 Michael Gonzi, Maltese archbishop (d. 1984)
  • 1887 Philip Frohman, US architect
  • 1888 Clinton Golden, Penn, founder (United Steelworkers of America)
  • 1888 Henri [Ferdinand M J] Bosco, French author/poet (Gogol)
  • 1889 August Croegaert, Flemish liturgist
  • 1889 George S Kaufman, playwright (This is Show Business), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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1890 Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines (d. 1956)

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • 1890 George Seldes, journalist
  • 1892 Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978)
  • 1893 Cornelis J van der Klauw, Dutch biologist/zoologist
  • 1894 Count Richard Coudenhove Kalergi, Austrian politician
  • 1894 Mabel Normand, [Muriel Fortescue], comedienne (Mickey), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1895 Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzhubin], Russ poet/journalist (South-West)
  • 1895 Michael Arlen, Armenia, English author (An American Verdict)
  • 1896 Oswald Mosley, British politician and founder of British Union of Fascists, born in London (d. 1980)
  • 1896 Joan Lindsay, Australian author (d. 1984)
  • 1897 Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (d. 1951)
  • 1899 Mary Margaret McBride, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC), born in Paris, Missouri
  • 1904 Frederik van der Meer, Dutch archaeologist/art historian
  • 1904 Nnamdi Benjamin "Zik" Azikiwe, politician
  • 1905 Astrid SLT Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden
  • 1912 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, author (Weird White)
  • 1916 Daws Butler, animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1922 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist (designed IMB mainframe), born in Flandreau, South Dakota (d. 2015)

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1922 José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate, born in Azinhaga, Santarém, Portugal (d. 2010)

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • 1924 Joep J P de Boer, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1929 Renate Rubinstein, [Tamar], German/Ned's author/columnist (Tamar)
  • 1930 Alice Adams, American sculptor, born in New York City

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1930 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra), born in Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria (d. 2013)

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe
  • 1930 Salvatore Riina, Sicilian mafioso
  • 1931 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (d. 2006)
  • 1935 Elizabeth Drew, journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption)
  • 1935 France-Albert Rene, president of Seychelles (1977- )
  • 1936 John Moore, Australian politician
  • 1938 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1941 Ann Dore McLaughlin, US Secretary of Labor (1987- )
  • 1944 Hugo Dittberner, writer
  • 1944 Oliver Braddick, British psychologist
  • 1945 Martine van Hamel, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1948 Aline Issermann, director (Amant Magnifiquew)
  • 1948 Bonnie Greer, American playwright and critic
  • 1950 Carl J Meade, Illinos, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64)
  • 1952 Robin McKinley, American writer
  • 1952 Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist, Biblioteca Marciana
  • 1952 Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer
  • 1954 Andrea Barrett, American author
  • 1954 Dick Gross, Australian politician
  • 1955 Pierre Larouche, Canadian National Hockey League player
  • 1957 Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II, VP (Microsoft Desktop)
  • 1958 Roberto Guerrero, Medelin Colombia, Indy racer (Rookie of Year 1984)
  • 1958 Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic
  • 1966 Tricia Cast, Medford NY, actress (Amanda-Bad News Bear, Young & Restless)
  • 1966 Tahir Shah, British travel writer and explorer
  • 1967 Craig Arnold, American poet
  • 1968 Vlado Šola, Croatian handball goalkeeper
  • 1971 Donald Wolf, computer game creator
  • 1971 Koshi Rikdo, Japanese mangaka
  • 1974 Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer
  • 1976 Danny Wallace, British author
  • 1979 Tony Frias, American footballer
  • 1980 Nicole Gius, Italian alpine skier
  • 1980 Carol Huynh, 2008 Canadian Gold Medalist,48 kg. wrestling