Birthdays in History on November 30

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538 St Gregory of Tours, Gallo-Roman chronicler and bishop (Historia Francorum), born in Auvergne, Gaul (d. 594)

Chronicler/Bishop Gregory of Tours
Chronicler/Bishop
Gregory of Tours
  • 1340 John duke of Berry, captain of Paris/art collector
  • 1364 John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (d. 1390)
  • 1373 Ferdinand I, the Righteous, king of Aragon/Sicily
  • 1427 Kazimierz IV, king of Poland (1447-92)
  • 1466 Andrea Doria, Genoese statesman/admiral
  • 1485 Veronica Gambara, Italian poetess
  • 1498 Andrés de Urdaneta, Spanish Augustinian friar, sail-captain and explorer (d. 1568)
  • 1508 Andrea Palladio, [Andrea di Pietro della Gondola], architect
  • 1554 Philip Sidney, England, poet/statesman/soldier (Arcadia)
  • 1594 John Cosin, English clergyman (d. 1672)
  • 1622 Thomas of Apshoven, Flemish painter, baptized
  • 1625 Jean Domat, French jurist (d. 1696)
  • 1637 Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (d. 1698)

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1667 Jonathan Swift, satirist (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1745)

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • 1670 John Toland, Irish philosopher (d. 1722)
  • 1683 Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (d. 1744)
  • 1699 Christian VI, king of Denmark/Norway
  • 1719 Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales (d. 1772)
  • 1722 Theodore Gardelle, Swiss painter and enameler (d. 1761)
  • 1723 William Livingston, revolutionary Governor of New Jersey (d. 1790)
  • 1726 Jacques Aliamet, French etcher/engraver
  • 1756 Ernst Chladni, German physicist (d. 1827)
  • 1768 Jędrzej Śniadecki, Polish writer, physician, chemist and biologist (d. 1838)
  • 1781 Alexander Berry, British adventurer (d. 1873)
  • 1810 Oliver Fisher Winchester, rifle maker (Winchester)
  • 1813 Hermann Kurz, German author/poet
  • 1813 Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet (d. 1890)
  • 1817 Theodor Mommsen, German historian and scholar (Imperial Lives, Nobel 1902), born in Garding, Duchy of Schleswig (d. 1903)
  • 1821 Gustavus Woodson Smith, Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1896)
  • 1821 Frederick Temple, 95th Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1902)
  • 1826 George Washington Deitzler, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania (d. 1884)
  • 1827 Constantine P Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary lawyer/senator
  • 1827 Ernest H Baillon, French botanist (History of Plants)
  • 1828 Jedediah Hotchkiss, Engineer (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)

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1835 Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn), born in Florida, Missouri (d. 1910)

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • 1836 Lord Frederick Cavendish, British politician (d. 1882)
  • 1840 Henry Birks, Canadian businessman (d. 1928)
  • 1843 Jozsef Kiss, Hungarian literary (Zsido Dalok)
  • 1855 Marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of Agriculture/Finance
  • 1858 Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (d. 1937)
  • 1861 French Gailliard, Belgian painter (Zeustempel in Athens)
  • 1863 Andres Bonifacio, leader of 1896 Philippine revolt against Spain

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1869 [Nils] Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist and industrialist (AGA, Nobel Prize in Physics 1912), born in Stenstorp, Sweden (d. 1937)

Industrialist and Inventor Gustaf Dalén
Industrialist and Inventor
Gustaf Dalén
  • 1870 Princess Henriette, Duchess of Vendôme and Alençon (d. 1948)

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1872 John McCrae, Canadian physician, soldier and poet (In Flanders Fields), born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 1918)

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae

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1874 Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1940-45, 1951-55) during World War II and winner of the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature, born in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1965)

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

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1874 Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island (d. 1942)

  • 1885 Albrecht (von) Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Poland/Netherland)
  • 1889 Edgar D Adrian, English physiologist (Nobel 1932)
  • 1890 Oege Bakker, Dutch economist

  • 1900 Korneel Goossens, Flemish literature/art historian
  • 1903 Germaine Emilie Madame Gres Krebs, haute Couturist
  • 1904 Clyfford Still, American abstract painter
  • 1906 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/husband of English prince George
  • 1907 Jacques Barzun, French author (The House of Interlect), (d. 2012)
  • 1915 Angier Biddle Duke, American diplomat and the youngest American ambassador in history, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1915 Henry Taube, chemist (Nobel 1983)
  • 1919 Anne S Wadman, Frisian literary (Fioele & faem, Smearlappen)
  • 1919 Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], Dutch poet (Through the Night)

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1924 Shirley Chisholm, 1st African American congresswoman (Rep-D-NY) and presidential candidate, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm
  • 1928 Chic Hecht, (Sen-R-NV, 1983- )
  • 1930 G[eorge] Gordon Liddy, Watergate felon and radio host, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930 William H Dana, test pilot (X-15), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1932 David Lightbown, British politician and government whip
  • 1932 Cho Namchul, South Korean professional Go player (d. 2006)
  • 1933 Linwood C Ivey, NC, (Mayor-Garysburg NC)
  • 1936 Abbie Hoffman, aka Free, Yippie/activist/author (Steal this Book)
  • 1936 Michael Jinks, child care pioneer
  • 1937 Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese Writer
  • 1940 Glenn English, (Rep-D-OK, 1975- )
  • 1945 Michael Joyce, Irish stage manager and theatre director, born in Galway, Ireland (d. 1994)
  • 1946 Marina Abramović, Belgrade Serbia, US based performance artist
  • 1947 David Mamet, playwright/dir (Speed the Plow, House of Games), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Sergio Badilla Castillo, Chilean poet
  • 1949 Arthur Lee Washington Jr, murderer (FBI Most Wanted), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • 1951 Christian Bernard, mystic
  • 1952 Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1953 Mike Espy, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
  • 1955 Richard Burr, American politician
  • 1957 Joël Champetier, French Canadian author
  • 1958 Juliette Bergmann, Dutch bodybuilder
  • 1959 Lorraine Kelly, British presenter and journalist
  • 1962 Daniel Keys Moran, American writer
  • 1965 Lee Klein, American Writer
  • 1965 Prince Akishino of Japan
  • 1966 Ed Kemper, American serial killer
  • 1966 Wil Mara, American author
  • 1976 Cypher Zero, American circus innovator (New York Circus Arts)
  • 1978 Emil Steiner, American writer
  • 1990 Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess Grandmaster, born in Tønsberg, Norway