Birthdays in History on November 2

  • 1082 Emperor Huizong of China (d. 1135)
  • 1475 Princess Anne of York (d. 1511)
  • 1528 Peter S Lotichius, [Peter Lotz], Neo latin poet (Collected Works)
  • 1636 Edward Colston, English merchant and philanthropist (d. 1721)
  • 1667 James Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (d. 1737)
  • 1696 Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Native Americans (d. 1760)
  • 1699 Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (d. 1779)
  • 1709 Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (d. 1759)

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1734 Daniel Boone, American frontiersman and explorer (US Hall of Fame 1915), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1820)

Frontiersman Daniel Boone
Frontiersman
Daniel Boone
  • 1741 Joan Derk van Capellen, leader of Neth Democratic Patriots

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1755 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1774-92) who uttered the phrase "let them eat cake", born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1793)

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • 1766 Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Austrian field marshal (d. 1858)
  • 1777 Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom (d. 1848)

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1795 James Knox Polk, 11th US President (Democrat: 1845-49), born in Pineville, North Carolina (d. 1849)

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk
  • 1808 Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, French writer (d. 1889)
  • 1810 Andrew Atkinson Humphreys, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • 1812 Abraham I van Lier, theater director (Gran Theatre-van Lier)
  • 1815 George Boole, mathematician (Boolean algebra)
  • 1821 Sir George Bowen, British provincial governor (d. 1899)
  • 1822 James Byron Gordon, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1826 Robert Hopkins Hatton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1826 William Haines Lytle, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • 1828 Byron Grimes, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • 1833 Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian doctor (d. 1904)
  • 1837 Émile Bayard, French artist, illustrator (d. (1891)
  • 1847 George Sorel, French Socialist thinker/author (violent revolutions)
  • 1857 Joseph F F Babinski, Polish/French neurologist (Babinski reflex)
  • 1865 Warren Gamaliel Harding, Ohio, (R) 29th pres (1921-23)

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1865 Warren G. Harding, 29th US President (1921-23), born in Blooming Grove, Ohio (d. 1923)

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding

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1877 Aga Khan III, Shia Imam who was one of the founders of the All-India Muslim League and later President of the League of Nations (1937-38), born in Karachi, British India (d. 1957)

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • 1877 Joseph De Piro, Maltese founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul (d. 1933)
  • 1882 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, born in Prague (d. 1957)
  • 1883 Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, cardinal and archbishop of Quebec (d. 1947)
  • 1885 Harlow Shapley, US, astronomer (studied the galaxies)
  • 1886 Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician (d. 1971)
  • 1890 Henry Borginon, Flemish nationalist/senator
  • 1890 Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), born in Vårdnäs, Linköping (d. 1964)
  • 1893 Battista Farina, founder of Pininfarina company (d. 1966)
  • 1894 Alexander Lippisch, German scientist (d. 1976)
  • 1897 Jacob A B "Jack" Bjerknes, Norwegian/US meteorologist (USAF in London)
  • 1899 Eddy [Charles E] du Perron, Dutch author/poet
  • 1902 Gyula Illyes, Hungarian author/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes)
  • 1902 Marius Holtrop, Dutch economist and President of Netherlands Bank, born in Amsterdam (d. 1988)
  • 1905 Fred Lipmann, watchmaker
  • 1906 Luchino Visconti, Italian director (The Leopard, Death in Venice), born in Milan (d. 1976)
  • 1906 Daniil Andreev, Russian poet (d. 1959)
  • 1906 Bengt Edlén, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum
  • 1910 Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1911 Odysseus Elytis Alepoudellis, Greece, poet (Nobel 1979)
  • 1911 Raphael Robinson, US mathematician (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Ivor Roberts-Jones, sculptor
  • 1919 Jorge de Sena, Portuguese engineer/poet (Reino da Estupidez)
  • 1921 Willaim D Schaefer, Maryland, (Gov-D-Md)
  • 1921 Bill Mosienko, National Hockey League player (d. 1994)
  • 1922 John Pinsent, classical scholar
  • 1924 Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer
  • 1927 John Sainsbury, English billionaire
  • 1927 Steve Ditko, American artist
  • 1928 Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer
  • 1928 Paul Johnson, British historian
  • 1930 Denis Gerald Barrington, artist
  • 1932 Henri Namphy, Cap Hatien Haiti, President of Haiti (1986-88)
  • 1932 Romano L Mazzoli, (Rep-D-KY, 1971- )
  • 1932 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), born in New York City
  • 1934 Bill Gothard, American speaker
  • 1936 Rose Elizabeth Bird, California Supreme Court Justice
  • 1938 Patrick Buchanan, conservative political columnist
  • 1938 Ria Beckers-de Bruijn, Dutch MP (PPR)
  • 1938 Queen Sofia, consort of King Juan Carlos I (Spain), born Princess of Greece and Denmark in Athens, Greece
  • 1939 Howard Wolpe, (Rep-D-MI, 1979- )
  • 1939 Pauline Neville-Jones, English diplomat
  • 1940 Gigi Proletti, Italian entertainer
  • 1942 Shere Hite, St Joseph Missouri, sex therapist (Hite Report)
  • 1943 Oldrich Pelcak, Czechoslovakia, cosmonaut
  • 1944 Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, Bkln, PhD/astronaut (STS 51-D, 35, 46, 61, 75)
  • 1949 Simon Augustini, Albanian politician
  • 1951 Thomas Mallon, American novelist and critic
  • 1954 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur
  • 1960 Tihomir Blaškić, Croatian war criminal
  • 1962 David Brock, American political commentator, pundit
  • 1962 Simon Hill, English-Australian Football commentator
  • 1964 Michael D'Asaro II, American fencer-sabre, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Britta Lejon, Swedish politician
  • 1967 Darla Michele Pruett, Canton Georgia, Miss Georgia-America (1991)
  • 1967 Derek Porter, Belfast Ireland, Canadian rower (Oly-gold/silver-92/96)
  • 1967 Scott Walker, US politician (Governor of Wisconsin 2011-), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1972 Samantha Janus, British entertainer
  • 1973 Lee O’Denat, American internet entrepreneur (WorldStarHipHop.com), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1978 Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro, Brazilian mixed-martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion
  • 1990 Natasha Smirnoff, daughter of Yakov Smirnov