Birthdays in History on November 28

  • 1118 Manuel I Komnenos, Greek Byzantine Emperor (d. 1180)
  • 1489 Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (d. 1541)
  • 1570 James Whitelocke, English judge (d. 1632)
  • 1598 Hans Nansen, Danish statesman (d. 1667)
  • 1607 Pietro Sforza, Italian theologist: Istoria del Concilio di Trento
  • 1628 John Bunyan, England, cleric/author (Pilgrim's Progress)
  • 1640 Willem de Vlamingh, Flemish sea captain (c. 1648)
  • 1650 John Palfijn, Flemish physician/inventor (forceps) [or Nov 25]
  • 1661 Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British Governor of New York and New Jersey (d. 1723)
  • 1681 Jean Cavalier, French Protestant rebel leader (d. 1740)
  • 1700 Nathaniel Bliss, Astronomer Royal (d. 1764)
  • 1700 Sophia Magdalen of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1770)
  • 1704 Jacob Mossel, governor-general (Dutch East Indies)

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1757 William Blake, English poet and artist (Songs of Innocence & Experience), born in London, England (d. 1827)

Poet/Artist William Blake
Poet/Artist
William Blake
  • 1770 F Louise W, daughter of viceroy Willem V & Wilhelmina of Prussia
  • 1772 Luke Howard, British meteorologist (d. 1864)
  • 1777 Georg A Kestner, German art collector/diplomat
  • 1785 Achille-Charles, duc de Broglie, French PM (1835-36)
  • 1792 Victor Cousin, French philosopher/minister of Education
  • 1805 John Stephens, US archaeologist; founded study of Central America
  • 1810 William Froude, England, engineer/naval architect
  • 1811 Maximilian II Jozef, king of Bayern (1848-64)
  • 1820 Freidrich Engels, German social philosopher (Communism), born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1820 Friedrich Engels, German social philosopher; Marx's collaborator
  • 1820 Lawrence O'Bryan Branch, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1837 John Wesley Hyatt, inventor (celluloid)
  • 1853 Helen Magill White, first American woman to earn a Ph.D. (d. 1944)
  • 1854 Gottlieb J Haberlandt, Hungarians/German botanist
  • 1857 Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85)
  • 1864 Carel A Lion Cachet, lithographer/wood carver
  • 1864 James Allen English writer (d. 1912)
  • 1864 Lindley M. Garrison, American Secretary of War (d. 1932)

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1866 Henry Bacon, American architect (Lincoln Memorial), born in Watseka, Illinois (d. 1924)

Architect Henry Bacon
Architect
Henry Bacon
  • 1878 Jozef van Mierlo, Belgian Jesuit/literary (Hadewych)
  • 1880 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [OS=11/16]
  • 1880 Marinus van Meel, 1st Dutch aviator
  • 1881 Stefan Zweig, Austrian poet, essayist and dramatist (Beware of Pity), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1942)
  • 1887 Ernst Rohm, German staff member/Bolivian leader/SA
  • 1891 Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist & politician (d. 1949)
  • 1894 Brooks Atkinson, drama critic (Broadway theater namesake)
  • 1896 Dawn Powell, American writer (d. 1965)
  • 1897 Uno Chiyo, Japanese writer (Confessions of Love), born in Iwakuni (d. 1996)
  • 1898 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [OS]
  • 1904 James O Eastland, (Sen-D-Miss)
  • 1904 Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a Cold Climate), one of the Mitford sisters, born in London (d. 1973)
  • 1907 Alberto Moravia, [Pincherle], Italian author (Indifferent Ones)
  • 1908 Arturo Frondizi, president Argentina (1958-62)
  • 1908 Claude Lévi-Strauss, French social anthropologist and ethnologist (structuralism), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2009)
  • 1909 Aleksandar Rankovic, Yugoslavic partisan/vice-premier
  • 1911 Václav Renč, Czech poet (d. 1973)
  • 1912 Heinz Galinski, President (Central council for Jews in Germany)

  • 1912 Morris Louis, US painter (post abstract)
  • 1913 Hugo Pos, Suriname/Neth WW II prosecutor of minor war crimes Tokyo
  • 1915 Evald Okas, Estonian painter
  • 1916 Lilian Baels, English 2nd wife of Belgian king Leopold III
  • 1922 Helen Kinney Copley, newspaper publisher
  • 1923 Helen Delich Bentley, American politician (Rep-R-MD, 1985-95 ), born in Ruth, Nevada (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Phyllis Jenkins, literary & theatrical agent community activist
  • 1923 Ted Stevens, (Sen-R-AK, 1968- )
  • 1928 Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng
  • 1928 Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (d. 1980)

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1929 Berry Gordy, record company owner (Motown), born in Detroit, Michigan

Record Company Owner Berry Gordy
Record Company Owner
Berry Gordy
  • 1931 Dervla Murphy, travel author (Full Tilt, In Ethiopia with a Mule)
  • 1931 Ian Skipper, English businessman/multi-millionaire (Heritage Projects)
  • 1931 Rinus Ferdinandusse, editor/author (Nude on Fence)
  • 1931 Thomas Enders, diplomat
  • 1933 Joe Knollenberg, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • 1935 Randolph Stow, author/poet (Suburbs of Hell)
  • 1935 Prince Hitachi, Japanese royalty
  • 1936 Gary Hart, (Sen-D-Co, 1975-86)
  • 1942 Manolo Blahnik, Santa Cruz de La Palma Spain, shoe designer
  • 1944 Timothy Krajcir, American serial killer
  • 1946 Joe Dante, director (Matinee, Twilight Zone, Police Squad, Gremlins)
  • 1946 Susan Spencer, American correspondent (48 Hours) [1946 approx], born in Memphis Tennessee
  • 1949 Victor Ostrovsky, Canadian/Israel, Mossad agent (By Way of Deception)
  • 1955 Adem Jashari, Albanian freedom fighter
  • 1958 Georges Rutaganda, Rwandan war criminal
  • 1959 R Glynn Holt, Plainveiw Texas, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)
  • 1959 Stephen Roche, bicylist
  • 1960 John Galliano, Gibraltar, British fashion designer
  • 1964 Cornelia Guest, debutante (Debutante's Guide to Life)
  • 1965 Erwin Mortier, Belgian author
  • 1975 Eka Kurniawan, Indonesian writer
  • 1978 Ryan Leslie, American producer