Birthdays in History on October 23

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63 BC Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Roman general (Battle of Actium) (or 64 BC), born in an uncertain location but possibly in Arpino, Istria or Asisium (d. 12 BC)

Roman General Marcus Agrippa
Roman General
Marcus Agrippa
  • 1503 Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (d. 1539)
  • 1516 Charlotte de Valois, princess of France (d. 1524)
  • 1543 Juan de la Cueva, Spanish dramatist
  • 1634 Hedvig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden (d. 1715)
  • 1698 Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde)
  • 1705 Maximilian Ulysses Count Browne, Austrian field marshal (d. 1757)
  • 1713 Peter Burmannus Secundus [Pieter Burman the Younger], Dutch classicist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1778)
  • 1715 Peter II Aleksejevitsj, Saint Petersburg, tsar of Russia (1727-30)
  • 1762 Samuel Morey, American inventor (d. 1843)
  • 1766 Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (d. 1847)
  • 1767 H Benjamin Constant, [de Rebeque], French politician/writer
  • 1771 Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (d. 1813)
  • 1788 Sarah Hale, founder (Seaman's Aid Society of Boston)
  • 1790 Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman (d. 1860)
  • 1796 Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1857)
  • 1797 John J Rochussen, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1845-51)
  • 1805 Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Nachsommer)
  • 1805 John Russell Bartlett, American linguist (d. 1886)

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1813 Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer, born in Sabrodt

Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt
Explorer and Naturalist
Ludwig Leichhardt
  • 1815 João Maurício Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (d. 1889)
  • 1817 Pierre Athanase Larousse, French lexicographer (d. 1875)
  • 1820 James Monroe Goggin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • 1824 Thomas Gamble Pitcher, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Rockport, Indiana (d. 1895)
  • 1828 Turner Ashby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1835 Adlai Stevenson, (D) 23rd VP (1893-97)

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1844 Louis Riel, Canadian politician, founder of the province of Manitoba and leader of the Métis people of the Canadian prairies, born in Red River Colony, Rupert's Land, British North America (d. 1885)

Politician Louis Riel
Politician
Louis Riel
  • 1844 Robert S Bridges, England, poet laureate (Eros & Psyche)
  • 1844 Robert Bridges, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1913-30), born in Walmer, Kent (d. 1930)
  • 1852 Jean-Louis Forain, French etcher/lithographer
  • 1865 Neltje Blanchan, American writer (d. 1918)
  • 1868 Rama V, [Chulalongkorn], leader of Thailand (-1910)
  • 1868 Frederick Lanchester, , English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896), born in London, England
  • 1870 Francis Kelley, Catholic Bishop of Oklahoma (d. 1948)
  • 1873 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (d. 1975)
  • 1875 Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist (d. 1946)
  • 1876 Franz Schlegelberger, German judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1885 Lawren Harris, Canadian painter (d. 1970)
  • 1888 Onésime Gagnon, Canadian politician (d. 1961)
  • 1893 Ernest Julius Öpik, Kunda, Estonian Astronomer and Astrophysicist known for his studies of meteors and the structure and evolution of the cosmos
  • 1896 André Lévêque, French engineer (d. 1930)
  • 1905 Felix Bloch, Swiss/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1952)
  • 1908 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Saint Petersburg, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation)
  • 1909 Zellig S. Harris, Russian-American linguist, born in Balta, Russia (d. 1992)
  • 1919 Manolis Andronicos, Bursa, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece
  • 1920 Ted Fujita, Japanese meteorologist (d. 1998)
  • 1921 Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus)
  • 1922 Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot
  • 1927 Edward Kienholz, US sculptor (Roxy)
  • 1927 Leszek Kolakowski, Polish philosopher (Conversations with the Devil)
  • 1932 Vasily Belov, Northern Krai, USSR, author (Business as Usual, Everything's Ahead), (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Philip Kaufman, director (Right Stuff, Henry & June)
  • 1938 John Heinz, (Sen-R-PA, 1977- )
  • 1941 Igor Smirnov, Moldovan politician
  • 1942 Anita Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop)

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1942 Michael Crichton, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)

  • 1946 Mel Martinez, American politician
  • 1948 Hermann Hauser, Austrian-born entrepreneur
  • 1948 Brian Ross, American journalist
  • 1949 Nick Tosches, American writer
  • 1951 Fatmir Sejdiu, President of Kosovo
  • 1957 Paul Kagame, Rwandan leader, head of Rwandan Patriotic Front, President of Rwanda (2000-), born in Tambwe, Ruanda-Urundi
  • 1958 Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, professor, author
  • 1960 Randy Pausch, American computer science professor, author
  • 1961 Laurie Halse Anderson, American writer
  • 1962 Daria Scagliola, Italian/Dutch photographer (vuurtorenpostzegels)
  • 1965 Augusten Burroughs, American writer
  • 1968 Maggie Philgence, St Lucia Castries VI, WPVA (Oly Fest-gold-91)
  • 1970 Grant Imahara, American TV Mythbuster
  • 1974 Derek Landy, Lusk, Irish author (Skulduggery Pleasant series)
  • 1975 Jessicka, American artist
  • 1983 Josh Strickland, American entertainer
  • 1985 James Kotecki, American political blogger
  • 1991 Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan