Birthdays in History on October 25

  • 1102 William Clito, Count of Flanders (d. 1128)
  • 1330 Louis II of Flanders (d. 1384)
  • 1360 Louis, founder of house of Anjou
  • 1510 Renée of France, French princess and Duchess of Ferrara (d. 1574)
  • 1528 Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman/soldier/politician
  • 1612 James Graham, Marquis of Montrose "the Great Montrose", Scottish general and poet (d. 1650)
  • 1683 Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician (d. 1757)
  • 1692 Elisabeth Farnese, princess of Parma/queen of Spain
  • 1709 John Wagenaar, Amsterdam merchant/historian, baptised
  • 1735 James Beattie, Scotland, poet/philosopher (Essay on Truth)

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1759 William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1806-07), born in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1834)

British Prime Minister William Grenville
British Prime Minister
William Grenville
  • 1759 Maria Fyodorovna of Russia, wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia (d. 1828)
  • 1782 Levi Lincoln, Jr., 13th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1868)
  • 1800 Thomas Babington Macaulay, England, poet/historian (Ivry, Naaseby)
  • 1802 Joseph Montferrand, Canadian logger and strong man (d. 1864)
  • 1803 Maria van Ackere-Doolaeghe, Flemish poetess (Daisies)
  • 1806 Max Stirner, [Johann C Schmidt], German philosopher (Der Einzige)
  • 1811 Évariste Galois, French mathematician (d. 1832)
  • 1814 Louis CPR van Orleans, French duke of Nemours
  • 1818 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [NS=Nov 6]
  • 1819 Zachariah Cantey Deas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1882)
  • 1843 Gleb Uspensky, Russia, author (Power of the Soil)
  • 1856 Dragutin Gorjanovic-Kramberger, Croatian paleontologist (d. 1936)
  • 1859 Stephanie H [Lapidoth-]Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers)
  • 1864 John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (d. 1920)
  • 1867 Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general (d. 1937)
  • 1877 Henry Norris Russell, astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)
  • 1878 Nico van Suchtelen, Dutch publisher

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1881 Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist (3 Dancers, Guernica), born in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain (d. 1973)

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 1884 Eduardo Barrios, Chile, novelist (The Love-Crazed Boy)
  • 1888 Francois Pauwels, Dutch writer/attorney

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1888 Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (1st to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air - disputed), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1957)

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • 1888 Nils von Dardel, Swedish painter (d. 1943)
  • 1891 Father Coughlin, Roman Catholic priest and pro-Fascist radio broadcaster (d. 1979)
  • 1895 Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], Israeli PM (MWP) (1963-69), born in Oratov, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1898 Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician
  • 1902 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1903 Katharine Byron, U.S. Congresswoman (d. 1976)
  • 1903 Harry Shoulberg, American painter (d. 1995)
  • 1908 Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (d. 2004)
  • 1909 Philleo Nash, US Bureau of Indian Affairs (1961-67)
  • 1910 William Higinbotham, American physicist (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Minnie Pearl, [Sarah Ophelia Colley], Tenn, (Grand Old Opry, Hee-Haw)
  • 1913 Klaus Barbie, gestapo chief (Lyon)
  • 1914 John Berryman, American poet (Friends & Associates)
  • 1915 Ivan M. Niven, Canadian mathematician (d. 1999)

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1919 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (1941-79), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 1980)

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
  • 1921 Brian Malzard Foss, psychologist
  • 1921 Michael I, King of Romania (1927-30, 40-47)
  • 1923 Bobby Thomson, HR hitter (Giants win the pennant)
  • 1926 Ismail Gulgee, Pakistani painter
  • 1927 Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Uruguayan politician, President of Uruguay (2000-2005), born in Montevideo (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Peter Rohmkorf, writer
  • 1929 Roger John Tayler, astrophysicist
  • 1932 Lev Nikolayevich Smirenny, cosmonaut
  • 1933 Larry J Hopkins, (Rep-R-KY, 1979- )
  • 1935 Russell Luis Schweickart, astronaut (Apollo 9), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • 1936 Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), born in London, England
  • 1941 Anne Tyler, American writer (Accidental Tourist)
  • 1943 Selly Fernandes, Curacao poetess (Winking with Selly)
  • 1944 James Carville, American political stategist and commentator
  • 1945 David Norman Schramm, physicist
  • 1948 Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and biographer
  • 1956 Danny Gans, American entertainer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • 1960 Scott Anthony Haneline, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1986 DJ Webstar, American disc jockey
  • 1986 Eddie Gaven, American footballer
  • 2001 Princess Elisabeth of Belgium