Birthdays in History on November 6

  • 1391 Edmund de Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (d. 1425)
  • 1479 Johanna, the Insane, Queen of Castile (1504-20)

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1494 Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman Sultan and the longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1530-1566), born in Trabzon, Ottoman Empire (d. 1566)

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent
  • 1550 Karin Månsdotter, Queen of Sweden (d. 1612)
  • 1558 Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (Spanish Tragedy), born in London (d. 1594)
  • 1661 Charles II, last Habsburg king of Spain (reigns 1665-1700)
  • 1692 Louis Racine, French poet (d. 1763)
  • 1746 African-American abolitionist and clergyman Absalom Jones born into slavery in Delaware
  • 1753 Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian sculptor (d. 1802)
  • 1771 Alois Senefelder, inventor (lithography)
  • 1796 George Back, English sea officer/explorer (North Canada)
  • 1818 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [OS=Oct 25]
  • 1822 Gordon Granger, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876)
  • 1833 Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (d. 1908)
  • 1836 Francis Ellingwood Abbot, theologian (Scientific Theism), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1838 John Grant Mitchell, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • 1841 Nelson W. Aldrich, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island (d. 1915)
  • 1841 Armand Fallières, French president (d. 1931)
  • 1851 Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (co-founded Dow Jones/1st editor of Wall St Journal) (d. 1902)
  • 1855 Ezra Seymour Gosney, American philanthropist and eugenicist (d. 1942)
  • 1856 Nicholas Nikolajevitsj, ruler of Russia
  • 1867 Marie Bregendahl, Danish author (Holger Hauge og hans Hustru)
  • 1875 Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron/diplomat/senator
  • 1879 Eugen Varga, Hungarian/Russian economist/politician
  • 1880 Robert Musil, Austrian novelist (d. 1942)
  • 1880 Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (d. 1959)
  • 1885 Emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor
  • 1892 John Alcock, English pilot (1st non-stop flight across Atlantic Ocean)
  • 1892 Harold Ross, American editor (d. 1951)
  • 1908 Fanny Leys, Flemish author (Ontwijding)
  • 1917 Edgar Whitcomb, American politician and Governor of Indiana (1969-73), born in Hayden, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1921 James Jones, novelist (From Here to Eternity), born in Robinson Illinois (d. 1977)
  • 1924 Jeanette Schmid, Austrian professional whistler, AKA Baroness Lips von Lipstrill (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Dirk de Vroome, [Red Giant], SS'er
  • 1926 Brian Abel-Smith, professor of Social Adminstration
  • 1936 K Schippers, [Gerard Stigter], Dutch author
  • 1936 Mikhail Vladimirovich Sologub, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1937 Bas de Gaay Fortman, Dutch MP (PPR)
  • 1938 Dumitru Rusu, Romanian painter
  • 1939 Leonardo Quisumbing, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1940 Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service
  • 1940 Dieter F. Uchtdorf, LDS apostle
  • 1943 Michael Schwerner, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964
  • 1945 Robert J Mrazek, (Rep-D-NY, 1983- )
  • 1946 Sally Field, we really like her (Gidget, Flying Nun), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1946 Fred Penner, Canadian children's entertainer
  • 1949 Joseph C. Wilson, Vice Chairman of Jarch Capital, LLC
  • 1951 Peter Althin, Swedish politician and attorney
  • 1952 Michael Cunningham, American writer
  • 1954 Catherine Crier, American journalist and author (The Case Against Lawyers, A Deadly Game), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1957 Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist
  • 1961 Kazuhiko Aoki, Japanese game creator
  • 1967 Jana McCoy, Portales NM, Miss NM-America (1991)
  • 1968 Jerry Yang, Chinese American entrepreneur (Yahoo!, Inc.)
  • 1976 Catherine Clark, Canadian journalist; daughter of Joe Clark
  • 1981 Cassie Bernall, American murder victim (d. 1999)
  • 1989 Jozy Altidore, American footballer