Birthdays in History on November 29

  • 1229 Louis II, the Stern, ruler (upper Baveria)
  • 1338 Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Edward III of England (d. 1368)
  • 1427 Zhengtong, Emperor of China (d. 1464)
  • 1484 Joachim Vadian, Swiss humanist (d. 1551)
  • 1627 John Ray, English naturalist (d. 1705)
  • 1690 Christian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst, father of Catherine II of Russia (d. 1747)
  • 1752 Jemima Wilkinson, American preacher (d. 1819)
  • 1762 Pierre André Latreille, French zoologist (d. 1833)
  • 1781 Andres Bello, Venezuela poet/diplomat/scholar (Silvas Americanas)
  • 1798 Alexander Brullov, Russian painter (d. 1877)
  • 1799 Amos Bronson Alcott, US educator/poet (Concord Days)
  • 1802 Wilhelm Hauff, German writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1827)

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1803 Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist (Doppler effect), born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1853)

  • 1803 Gottfried Semper, German architect (d. 1879)
  • 1811 Wendell Phillips, women's suffrage/antislavery/prison reformer
  • 1813 Franz von Miklosich, Slovenian linguist (d. 1891)
  • 1815 Stephen Augustus Hurlbut, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)
  • 1816 Morrison Waite, American jurist (d. 1888)
  • 1818 George Brown, Canada, publisher (Toronto Globe), PM (L) (1858)
  • 1825 Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (d. 1893)

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1832 Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1888)

  • 1833 Louis Douglass Watkins, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • 1834 Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1835 Empress Dowager Cixi, Chinese ruler (d. 1908)
  • 1838 Aeneas Mackay, Baron/Dutch minister of interior/Colonies
  • 1839 Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian playwright (Der Schandfleck)
  • 1849 Ambrose Fleming, inventor (diode)
  • 1856 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, German Chancellor/premier Prussia
  • 1857 Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (d. 1911)
  • 1870 Andre Lichtenberger, French sociologist/writer (Le petit roi)
  • 1874 Antonio Egas Moniz, Portugal, lobotomist (Nobel 1949)
  • 1874 Francis Dodd, British artist (d. 1949)
  • 1888 Joe Slater, Australian Rules footballer (d. 1917)
  • 1891 Julius Raab, Austrian Chancellor (1953-61)
  • 1895 Busby Berkeley, choreographer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1895 William V S Tubman, (Whig), 17th Liberian president (1943-70)
  • 1896 Philip L Carret, Lynn Mass, CEO (Pioneer Fund)
  • 1897 Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Little Emperor)

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1898 C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], British sci-fi author (Silver Chair), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
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  • 1899 Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Carlo Levi, Italy, painter/novelist (Of Fear & Freedom)
  • 1902 Georges Poulet, French/Belgian critic (Temps Humain)
  • 1904 Egon Eiermann, German architect (d. 1970)
  • 1905 Mowbray Henry Gordon Howard, 6th Earl of Effingham
  • 1905 Marcel Lefebvre, French Roman catholic bishop (d. 1991)
  • 1908 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, (Rep-D-NY)/minister
  • 1909 Rupert Davies, methodist Scholar
  • 1911 Klaus E J Fuchs, Rüsselsheim Germany, German/British atomic physicist/spy
  • 1914 Edith Tilton Penrose, American-born British economist (The Theory of the Growth of the Firm), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Taisen Deshimaru, Saga City Japan, found several Zen centers in France
  • 1915 Earl W Sutherland, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971)
  • 1918 Madeleine L'Engle, [Franklin], US, sci-fi author (Ilsa, Love Letters)
  • 1920 Yegor Ligachev, Soviet politician
  • 1922 Benjamin Smit, Curacaos architect (St Elizabeth Hospital)

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1926 Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia's 1st freely elected President (2014-), born in Sidi Bou Said

President of Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi
President of Tunisia
Beji Caid Essebsi
  • 1928 Tahir Salahov, Azerbaijani painter
  • 1928 Paul Simon, American politician (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Jackie Stallone, mother of Sylvester Stallone
  • 1930 Shirley Porter, English politician
  • 1931 Frank T Mdlalose, KwaZulu minister of Internal minister
  • 1932 Jacques Chirac, French politician
  • 1933 David Reuben, author (Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex)
  • 1933 James Rosenquist, American pop artist, born in Grand Forks, North Dakota (d. 2017)
  • 1936 Gerti Tetzner, German writer, born in Thuringia
  • 1937 Johan J Holst, Norwegian minister of Defense/Foreign affairs
  • 1941 Ronald D Coleman, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
  • 1942 Maggie Thompson, American magazine editor
  • 1943 Sue Miller, American author
  • 1946 Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban poet
  • 1947 Petra Kelly, Gunzburg, Bavaria, German politician and activist (German Green Party)
  • 1949 Kenneth D Cameron, Lt Col USMC/astronaut (STS 37, 56, 74), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1950 Kevin O'Donnell Jr, US, sci-fi author (Caverns, Reefs, Lava)
  • 1951 Jonathan Zeitlyn, artist
  • 1953 Alex Grey, American artist
  • 1957 Matthew Rubel, CEO of Collective Brands Licensing
  • 1958 Mario Petrucci, Anglo-Italian Poet and Ecologist
  • 1968 Jiri Veber, Kladno CZE, hockey (Team Czech Rep)
  • 1970 David Beinhoff, mayor
  • 1971 Bernadette Przybycien, Miss Illinois USA (1996)
  • 1971 Gregory Byrne, American college administrator
  • 1973 Sarah Jones, American playwright
  • 1984 Sitti Navarro, Philippine bossa nova artist
  • 1985 Taguchi Junnosuke, Japanese idol (KAT-TUN)