Birthdays in History on November 9

  • 1389 Isabella of Valois, queen consort of England (d. 1409)
  • 1414 Albrecht III Achilles, elector of Brandenburg (d. 1486)
  • 1467 Charles of Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen [or Nov 10]
  • 1522 Martin Chemnitz, German theologian (d. 1586)
  • 1541 Menso Alting, Dutch reformed vicar/theologist
  • 1656 Paul Aler, French jesuit/poet (Gradus ad Parnassum)
  • 1710 Reynier de Klerk, governor-general of Dutch-Indies, baptized
  • 1721 Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (d. 1770)

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1731 Benjamin Banneker, African American mathematician and surveyor of Washington D.C., born in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland (d. 1806

Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author Benjamin Banneker
Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author
Benjamin Banneker
  • 1732 Julie de Lespinasse, French aristocrat, hostess and writer (d. 1776)
  • 1795 Walter Geikie, Scottish painter
  • 1799 Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden (d. 1877)

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1801 Gail Borden, American manufacturer and inventor of condensed milk, born in Norwich, New York (d. 1874)

Inventor and Manufacturer of Condensed Milk Gail Borden
Inventor and Manufacturer of Condensed Milk
Gail Borden
  • 1802 Elijah P Lovejoy, American newspaper publisher/abolitionist
  • 1809 Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Asst Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1877)
  • 1810 Thomas Bragg, Atty Gen (Confederacy), (d. 1872)
  • 1810 Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon (d. 1887)
  • 1812 Paul Abadie, French master builder (renovated Notre Dame)
  • 1817 Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, American Major General (Union Army), born in Piatt's Landing, Kentucky (d. 1873)
  • 1818 Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Fathers & Sons), born in Oryol, Russian Empire (d. 1883)
  • 1820 Matthias de Vries, Dutch linguist (spelling)
  • 1823 William Henry Forney, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • 1825 Ambrose Powell Hill, Lt Gen (Confederate 3rd Army Corp), (d. 1865)
  • 1832 Émile Gaboriau, French writer (d. 1873)
  • 1833 Sally Louisa Tompkins, American nurse and philanthropist, only woman commissioned in Confederate army during US Civil War, born in Mathews City, Virginia (d. 1916)
  • 1835 Emile Gaboriau, author (father of French detective novels)
  • 1837 Gerrit Jan van Heek, textile factory/politician
  • 1840 Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, French Canadian lawyer (d. 1898)
  • 1841 [Albert] Edward VII, King of England (1901-10)
  • 1850 Lewis Lewin, Germany, toxicologist/father of psychopharmacologist
  • 1853 Stanford White, American architect (d. 1906)
  • 1864 Dmitry Ivanovsky, Russian Botanist who discovered the organisms that came to be known as viruses
  • 1868 Emmanuel K de Bom, Flemish author (Wrakken)
  • 1871 Florence Sabin, American Scientist who was the first woman to graduate from Johns Hopkins and the first lifetime woman member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 1872 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (d. 1941)
  • 1873 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist (d. 1941)
  • 1874 Albert Francis Blakeslee, Geneseo New York, American Botanist
  • 1877 Allama Iqbal, Pakistani poet/philosopher
  • 1877 Sergei US Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
  • 1877 Enrico De Nicola, Italian politician (d. 1959)
  • 1879 Milan Šufflay, Croatian politician (d. 1931)
  • 1885 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian writer (d. 1922)
  • 1885 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician (d. 1955)
  • 1885 Theodor Kaluza, German scientist (d. 1954)
  • 1886 S. O. Davies, Welsh politician (d. 1972)
  • 1888 Jean Monnet, French economist/EG-pioneer/chairman (EGKS)
  • 1897 Ronald G W Norrish, British chemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1967), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1978)
  • 1898 Owen Barfield, philosopher of language
  • 1898 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1953-1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1901 John Norrie McArthur, malariologist/microscopist
  • 1902 Anthony Asquith, British director (Carrington V C (Court martial))
  • 1903 Gregory Pincus, inventor (birth control pill) [or Apr 9]
  • 1903 Leon-Etienne Duval, archbishop/Cardinal
  • 1904 Viktor Brack, Nazi physician (d. 1948)
  • 1905 Erika Mann, German/US author (Other Germany)/daughter of Thomas Mann
  • 1905 James William Fulbright, (Sen-D-Mo)
  • 1906 Arthur Rudolph, rocket engineer
  • 1907 Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, prince
  • 1909 Hendrik van Randwijk, Dutch author/founder (Vrij Netherland)
  • 1911 Tabish Dehlvi, Pakistani poet (d. 2004)
  • 1913 Thelma Hulbert, English painter (Le Sacre du Printemps)
  • 1914 Colin Gray, New Zealand fighter ace of the Second World War
  • 1915 Sargent Shriver, MD, Dem VP candidate (1972)/directed Peace Corp
  • 1915 André François, French cartoonist (d. 2005)

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1918 Spiro Agnew, American politician (Vice President, 1969 until resignation over corruption allegations in 1973), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1996)

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • 1918 Choi Hong Hi, Founder of Taekwon-Do (d. 2002)
  • 1918 Thomas Ferebee, Enola Gay bombardier over Hiroshima (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Byron de la Beckwith, American assassin, white supremacist (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Silvio O Conte, (Rep-R-MA, 1959- )
  • 1922 Imre Lakatos, Hungarian philosopher (d. 1974)
  • 1924 Robert Frank, Swiss Photographer
  • 1925 Sir Alistair Horne, British historian
  • 1926 Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Carel W H Boshoff, South African head (Broederbond/Volkswag)
  • 1928 Anne Sexton, poet (Live or Die; Pulitzer 1967), born in Newton, Massachusetts

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1929 Imre Kertész, writer (Nobel Laureate 2002) and concentration camp survivor, born in Budapest (d. 2016)

Author and Nobel Laureate Imre Kertész
Author and Nobel Laureate
Imre Kertész
  • 1932 Marian Christy, Ridgefield Ct, author (Invasions of Privacy)
  • 1934 Carl Sagan, astronomer, author, professor (Cosmos, Broca's Brain), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1934 Ingvar Carlsson, PM of Sweden (1986-91, 94- )
  • 1934 Ronald Harwood, [Horwitz], South African playwright (Dresser)
  • 1936 Daniel Robert Graham, American politician
  • 1937 Roger McCough, British poet
  • 1937 Clyde Wells, Canadian politician
  • 1938 Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author
  • 1939 Paul Cameron, American psychologist
  • 1942 Stuart Lipton, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • 1944 Bill Hendon, (Rep-R-NC, 1981-83, 85-87)
  • 1945 Roger Lee Jones, WV, child molester (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1948 Bille August, director (Best Intentions, Twist & Shout)
  • 1948 Henrik S. Järrel, Swedish politician
  • 1951 Hetty de Boer-Jongkind, founder (Vakvereniging Medical Astrology)
  • 1951 Bill Mantlo, American comic book writer
  • 1952 Sherrod Brown, American politician (Rep-D-Ohio 1993-2007, Senate 2007-), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • 1955 Bob Nault, French Canadian politician
  • 1959 Nick Hamilton, American wrestling referee
  • 1963 Fulvio Fantoni, Italian bridge player
  • 1970 Domino (Hip Hop Producer), American Hip Hop Producer
  • 1972 Doug Russell, American radio personality
  • 1978 Steven Lopez, American taekwondo martial artist
  • 1996 Cheyenne Pyle, California, youngest heart transplant patient (90 mins old)