Birthdays in History on October 13

  • 1162 Leonora of England, Queen of Castile (d. 1214)
  • 1244 Jacques de Molay, French last Grand Master of the Knights Templar (d. 1314)
  • 1453 Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales and the only son of King Henry VI of England and Margaret of Anjou, born in London (d. 1471)
  • 1474 Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli, Italian painter
  • 1537 Jane Grey, Queen of England in 1553 for 9 days, born in Bradgate England (d. 1554)
  • 1563 Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint (Caracciolini)
  • 1566 Richard Boyle, Irish politician, 1st Earl of Cork, born in Canterbury, Kent, England (d. 1643)
  • 1613 Luisa of Medina-Sidonia, queen of Portugal (d. 1666)
  • 1696 John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (d. 1743)
  • 1713 Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter (d. 1784)
  • 1714 Pieter Burmann the Younger, Dutch philologist (d. 1778)
  • 1759 Ecco Epkema, Dutch linguist (Frisian, old-Frisian)
  • 1761 Dirk van Hogendorp, Dutch earl/general/minister of War [NS]
  • 1768 Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (d. 1839)
  • 1769 Horace H Hayden, cofounded 1st dental college
  • 1797 William Motherwell, Scottish civil servant/poet
  • 1808 Henry Haywood Bell, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1868)
  • 1810 James Shedden Palmer, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1867)
  • 1815 Jules Quicherat, French historian/archaeologist
  • 1820 John William Dawson, Canadian geologist (d. 1899)

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1821 Rudolf Virchow, German politician, anthropologist and pathologist (cell pathology), born in Schivelbein, Prussia (d. 1902)

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Anthropologist/Pathologist
Rudolf Virchow
  • 1826 Lafayette Curry Baker, American investigator spy, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Stafford, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1862 Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer (d. 1900)
  • 1863 C-E Auguste Rateau, French mining engineer (Rateau steam turbine)
  • 1878 Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian Roman Catholic priest (d. 1952)
  • 1880 Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (d. 1932)
  • 1887 Jozef Tiso, Slovak politician (d. 1947)
  • 1890 Conrad Richter, writer (Light in the Forest)
  • 1895 Kurt Schumacher, German politicial chairman (SPD) [NS]
  • 1901 Benjamin Merkelbach, architect/city builder of Amsterdam

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1902 Arna Bontemps, American poet (100 years of negro freedom), born in Alexandria, Louisiana (d. 1973)

  • 1904 Jutta Hecker, German writer, born in Weimar (d. 2002)
  • 1908 John Grant, British rear-admiral
  • 1908 Werner Reinowski, writer
  • 1909 Herblock, [Herbert L Block], Roosevelt, Utah, political cartoonist
  • 1913 Frances Tustin, child psychologist
  • 1915 Terry Frost, English artist (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Burr Tillstrom, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Frank D Gilroy, American writer (Subject Was Roses)

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1925 Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1979-90), born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2013)

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1930 Peter J Clase, South African minister of Education/Culture (1985- )
  • 1931 Janice Elliott, English novelist (d. 1995)
  • 1933 Raynald Frechette, Quebec politician and judge (d. 2007)
  • 1936 Elizabeth Furse, (Rep-D-Oregon)
  • 1936 John Menzies, Scottish publisher/banker/multi-millionaire
  • 1938 Hugo Young, English journalist (d. 2003)
  • 1939 T. J. Cloutier, American poker player
  • 1943 Mike Barnicle, American newspaper columnist
  • 1945 Dési Bouterse, Surinam politician
  • 1946 Edwina Currie, British politician (C), born in Liverpool
  • 1948 Ted Poe, American politician
  • 1952 Michael "Rich"ard Clifford, Cal, Army/Astronaut (STS 53, 59, 76)
  • 1953 Bill Schuette, (Rep-R-MI, 1985- )
  • 1954 Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician
  • 1954 Claude Ribbe, French historian
  • 1958 Maria Cantwell, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • 1960 Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary
  • 1960 Peter Keisler, acting United States attorney general
  • 1963 Colin Channer, Jamaican writer
  • 1964 Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese astronaut
  • 1967 Javier Sotomayor, Cuban jumper (world record 1989)
  • 1970 Serena Altschul, American reporter
  • 1972 Jaime Bernardo, prince of Netherlands
  • 1972 Margarita Maria Beatriz, princess of Netherlands
  • 1973 Matt Hughes, American mixed martial artist
  • 1993 Tiffany Trump, daughter of Donald Trump & Marla Maples

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1996 Joshua Wong, Chinese activist (Demosistō), born in Hong Kong

Activist Joshua Wong
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Joshua Wong