Birthdays in History on October 15

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70 BC Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro], Roman poet of the Augustan period (Aeneid), born in Andes, Cisalpine Gaul (d. 19 BC)

Roman Poet Virgil
Roman Poet
Virgil
  • 1471 Konrad Mutian, German humanist (d. 1526)

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1542 Akbar, Mughal Emperor in India (1556-1605), born in Umerkot, Sindh (d. 1605)

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
Akbar
  • 1550 Henry, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg/brother of William of Orange
  • 1608 Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist (d. 1647)
  • 1686 Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (d. 1758)
  • 1701 Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, first native Canadian canonized (d. 1771)
  • 1711 Elisabeth Teresa of Lorraine, queen of Sardinia (d. 1741)
  • 1784 Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (d. 1849)
  • 1785 Jose Miguel Carrera, president of Chile (1811-14)
  • 1795 Frederik Willem IV, king of Prussia (1840-61)/Germany (1849-61)
  • 1816 Amiel Weeks Whipple, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • 1818 Irvin McDowell, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1885)
  • 1819 Marinus FAG Campbell, bibliography/literary
  • 1822 Alfred Meissner, Austrian physician/writer
  • 1825 Queen Marie of Prussia (d. 1889)
  • 1829 Asaph Hall, discovered satellites of Mars (Phobos & Deimos)
  • 1831 Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, author (Ramona)
  • 1832 Henry Harrison Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1912)
  • 1833 Klaas Kater, Dutch Christian Worker's Union Leader
  • 1836 Thomas Lafayette Rosser, Mjr General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • 1836 James Tissot, French artist (d. 1902)
  • 1840 Honoré Mercier, politician and premier of Quebec (d. 1894)

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1844 Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher and philologist (Beyond Good and Evil), born in Röcken, Saxony, Prussia (d. 1900)

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche
  • 1851 George F Moore, US theologist (Hebrews, Old Testament)
  • 1856 R G Nivelle, French military man
  • 1859 Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro)
  • 1865 Walther Amelung, German archaeologist
  • 1872 Wilhelm Miklas, Austrian president (d. 1956)
  • 1874 Prince Alfred of Edinburgh (d. 1899)
  • 1878 Paul Reynaud, premier France (May-June 1940)
  • 1881 P. G. Wodehouse, British-American writer (Bertie Wooster novels), born in Guilford (d. 1975)
  • 1884 Arch Hoxsey, pioneer aviator (d. 1910)
  • 1893 Charles II, King of Romania (1930-40)
  • 1894 Moshe Sharett, second Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1965)
  • 1895 Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil)
  • 1896 Melville Cooper, TV panelist (I Got a Secret), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1901 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats)
  • 1901 Hermann Abs, director (Deutsche Bank)/Hitler's advisor
  • 1901 Robert Bromston Thesiger Daniell, soldier
  • 1904 Julian Hodge, British financier/multi-millionaire (Hodge Group)
  • 1905 Charles P Snow, English novelist/scientist (Death Under Sail)
  • 1905 C. P. Snow, British writer (d. 1980)
  • 1906 Hiram Fong, Honolulu U.S. (Sen-R-Hawaii)
  • 1907 John "Cardinal" Dearden, US cardinal (1969-88)/archbishop of Detroit
  • 1907 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1980)
  • 1907 Varian Fry, American journalist (d. 1967)

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1908 John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award), born in Iona Station, Ontario (d. 2006)

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • 1911 James H[enry] Schmitz, Germany, sci-fi author (Lion Game)
  • 1915 Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli politician (Prime Minister 1983–84, 1986–1992, (d. 2012)
  • 1917 Arthur Schlesinger Jr, Ohio, historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson)
  • 1919 Edwin C Tubb, Brits sci-fi writer (Earth is Heaven, Earthfall)
  • 1919 Howard Frank Trayton Smith, diplomat/head (MI5)
  • 1919 Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (d. 1985)

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1920 Mario Puzo, American novelist (The Godfather, Cotton Club, Earthquake), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)

Novelist Mario Puzo
Novelist
Mario Puzo
  • 1922 Agustina Bessa-Luís, Portuguese writer
  • 1923 Italo Calvino, Cuba, author (Winter's Night a Traveler)
  • 1924 Lee A Iacocca, CEO (Chrysler Corp)
  • 1924 Marguerite Andersen, German writer
  • 1926 Evan Hunter, [Ed McBain], American writer (Blackboard Jungle)
  • 1926 Michel Foucault, French philosopher and historian (The History of Sexuality), born in Poitiers (d. 1984)
  • 1927 Mary Perot Nichols, journalist
  • 1927 Oswald Moxley Gibbs, diplomat
  • 1930 Fereydun M. Esfandiary, Iranian philosopher (d. 2000)
  • 1931 [Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen] Abdul Kalam, 11th President of India, born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Riekus Waskowsky, poet
  • 1935 Murdo Alexander MacLeod, minister
  • 1937 Anthony Hopkins, clinical neurologist
  • 1940 Peter Doherty, Australian immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1942 James A Leach, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1977- )
  • 1944 Mac Collins, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • 1944 Sali Berisha, President of Albania
  • 1944 Haim Saban, Egyptian-born American media proprietor
  • 1946 Stewart Stevenson, Scottish politician
  • 1948 Aleksandr S Puchkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1950 Koos van der Vaart, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1953 Betsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier
  • 1955 Cathy Ladman, comedienne (Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead)
  • 1957 Mira Nair, Indian director
  • 1957 Stacy Peralta, American director
  • 1959 Sarah Magaret Fergusson, [Fergie], Duchess of York, born in London, England
  • 1959 Emeril Lagasse, American chef
  • 1964 Roberto Vittori, Italian astronaut

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1964 Jack Ma, Chinese entrepreneur and founder of Alibaba Group, born in Hangzhou

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • 1991 Owen Joseph Kline, son of Phoebe Cates & Kevin Kline
  • 2005 Prince Christian of Denmark