Birthdays in History on November 22

  • 1428 Richard Neville [16th Earl of Warwick], English nobleman and military commander known as Warwick the Kingmaker (d. 1471)
  • 1511 Erasmus Reinhold, Germany, mathematician (calculated planetary table)
  • 1515 Marie Guise, French wife of king James V of Scotland
  • 1535 John, the Old, earl of Nassau/tribal father Neth royal family
  • 1564 Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator (d. 1610)
  • 1602 Elisabeth of Bourbon, Queen of Philip IV of Spain (d. 1644)
  • 1606 Pieter II de Jode, Flemish engraver/publisher
  • 1635 Francis Willughby, English biologist (d. 1672)
  • 1643 René R Cavelier sieur de La Salle, French explorer
  • 1698 Pierre de Rigaud, Canadian-born French Governor (d. 1778)
  • 1721 Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres, Swiss-born Canadian statesman (d. 1824)
  • 1722 Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet (d. 1794)

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1744 Abigail Adams, 2nd US First Lady (1797-1801) (11/11 O.S.), born in Weymouth Massachusetts (d. 1818)

2nd First Lady of the United States Abigail Adams
2nd First Lady of the United States
Abigail Adams
  • 1767 Andreas Hofer, Tirol nationalist
  • 1771 Paul R Cantzlaar, gov of Saba/St-Eustatius/Curacao/Dutch-West Indies
  • 1780 Jose Cecilio del Valle, Honduran Politician (d. 1834)
  • 1805 Benjamin Hugur, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1877)
  • 1808 Thomas Cook, founder (Cook travel bureau)
  • 1814 Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (d. 1893)
  • 1818 Samuel Gibbs French, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • 1819 George Eliot, [Mary Anne Evans], English author (Middlemarch, Silas Marner), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire (d. 1880)
  • 1823 Nathan Kimball, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1898)
  • 1832 George Henry Chapman, Bvt Maj Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)
  • 1835 Frank Crawford Armstrong, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1849 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German historian (Germany & the Next War)
  • 1849 Christian Rohlfs, German artist (d. 1938)
  • 1852 Paul H B d'Estornelles de Constant, French diplomat/pacifist
  • 1856 Heber J Grant, Salt Lake City, 7th President of Mormon church
  • 1857 George Gissing, English author (Thyrza, Crown of Life)
  • 1868 John Nance Garner, (D) 32nd VP (1933-41)

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1869 Andre Gide, French writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947), born in Paris (d. 1951)

Writer André Gide
Writer
André Gide
  • 1873 Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), born in Gorakhpur, British India (d. 1955)
  • 1875 Georges Rency, Belgian poet
  • 1877 Joan Gamper, Swiss-born businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (d. 1930)
  • 1884 Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani biographer of Muhammad (d. 1953)
  • 1888 Tarzan, of the Apes, according to Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel

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1890 Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), born in Lille, France (d. 1970)

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1891 Edward Bernays, PR expert
  • 1891 Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Theory of Money & Capital)
  • 1893 M Kaganovitsj Kogan, people's commissioner for Stalin
  • 1893 Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (d. 1969)
  • 1896 Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [OS]
  • 1897 Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (d. 1989)
  • 1898 Wiley Post, Grand Plain Tx, aviator/parachutist (crashed in Alaska)
  • 1900 Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (d. 1980)
  • 1902 Sir Humphrey Gibbs, Rhodesian politician (d. 1990)
  • 1903 Herbert Sally Frankel, economist
  • 1905 James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism)
  • 1907 Dora Maar, Tours France, French painter and photographer and lover of Picasso
  • 1908 Michael Balfour, English historian, born in Oxford (d. 1995)
  • 1909 Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop of Haarlem Netherlands (1966-83)
  • 1909 Mikhail Mil, Russian aviation designer (d. 1970)
  • 1912 Doris Duke, multi-millionaire (American Tobacco heiress), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912 Eric Stuart Woord, archaeologist
  • 1913 Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (d. 2006)
  • 1914 Peter Woolridge Townsend, war hero courtier writer
  • 1917 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter, born in Paris, France
  • 1918 Claiborne Pell, (Sen-D-RI, 1961- )
  • 1919 Wilfred Norman Aldridge, biochemist/toxicologist
  • 1928 Timothy Beaumont, Baron Beaumont of Whitley (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Aleksandar Popović, Serbian dramatist (d. 1996)
  • 1930 John P. Schiffer, American nuclear physicist, born in Budapest
  • 1930 Owen Kay Garriott, Enid Oklahoma, astronaut (Skylab 3, STS 9)
  • 1932 Keith Wickenden, British politician (d. 1983)
  • 1937 Zenon Jankowski, Poland cosmonaut (Soyuz 30 backup)
  • 1938 Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist
  • 1939 Tom West, American astrophysicist
  • 1939 Mulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician (Samajwadi Party), born in Etawah district, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1942 Guion Bluford, Col USAF, NASA astronaut (STS 8, 61A, 39, 53) 1st African American in space, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 George W [Buddy] Darden, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )
  • 1944 Robert Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph)
  • 1946 Hans Kombrink, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Finance (PvdA)
  • 1947 Alfredo Cristiani, president of El Salvador (1989-94)
  • 1947 Valerie Wilson Wesley, American author
  • 1949 Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-06), born in New York City
  • 1953 Billy M. Sprague, American rocket scientist
  • 1954 Paolo Gentiloni, Italian politician, Prime Minister (2016-), born in Rome
  • 1961 Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer
  • 1962 Cleo Fields, (Rep-D-Louisiana)
  • 1962 Victor Pelevin, Russian writer
  • 1963 Corinne Russell, comedienne (Benny Hill Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1968 Rasmus Lerdorf, Greenlandic computer programmer
  • 1969 Katrin Krabbe, Neubrandenburg German DR, 100m/200m (World Champ 1991)
  • 1969 Marjane Satrapi, Iranian graphic novelist
  • 1970 Stel Pavlou, British novelist
  • 1980 Shawn Fanning, American Internet entrepreneur (Napster)
  • 1982 Alasdair Duncan, Australian novelist
  • 1988 Suresh Guptara and Jyoti Guptara, British-Indian novelists