Birthdays in History on October 9

  • 1201 Robert de Sorbon, founded Sorbonne University, Paris
  • 1221 Salimbene di Adam, Italian chronicler
  • 1261 Dionysius, the Justified, king of Portugal (1279-1325)
  • 1328 King Peter I of Cyprus (d. 1369)
  • 1581 Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/theologist
  • 1586 Jan III van Foreest, lawyer/poet/mayor of Hoorn
  • 1586 Archduke Leopold V of Austria (d. 1632)
  • 1663 Gian M Crescimbeni, Italian literary/critic (Arcadia)
  • 1704 Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1777)
  • 1757 Charles X, reactionary king of France (1824-30); deposed
  • 1771 Frederik Willem, duke of Brunswick (1813-15)
  • 1782 Lewis Cass, (Gov-Mich)
  • 1796 Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English Egyptologist (d. 1878)
  • 1813 John Jones Pettus, Confederate governor (D-Miss, 1859-63)
  • 1819 Samuel McGowan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • 1822 George Sykes, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1880)
  • 1823 Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher ('Provincial Freeman'), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1830 Harriet Hosmer, sculptor
  • 1840 Simeon Solomon, British artist (d. 1905)
  • 1847 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburg's coal basin)
  • 1847 Stephanus J du Toit, South Africa theologist/journalist (Afr Bond)

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1852 Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist,Fischer esterification (Nobel Prize 1902), born in Euskirchen, Rhine Province (d. 1919)

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Hermann Emil Fischer
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Hermann Emil Fischer
  • 1858 Gerard L F Philips, Dutch engineer/manufacturer (Philips)
  • 1859 Alfred Dreyfus, accused Jewish French officer (Dreyfus Affair)
  • 1871 Gerrit Bolkestein, minister of Education (1939-4-)
  • 1871 George Gauthier, Bishop of Montreal and rector of the Université de Montréal (d. 1940)
  • 1871 Didak Buntić, Croatian monk and scholar.
  • 1873 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (Schwarzschild effect)
  • 1874 Nicholas Roerich, Russian painter (d. 1947)
  • 1884 Helene Deutsch, [Rosenbach], psychoanalyst (Boston)
  • 1884 Martin Elmer Johnson, explorer/photographer
  • 1888 Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician (d. 1938)
  • 1890 Aimee Semple McPherson, evangelist (Pentecostal)/radio preacher
  • 1892 Ivo Andric, Yugoslavia, novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel Prize for Literature 1961)
  • 1892 Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (d. 1941)
  • 1893 Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer, photographer and modernist, born in São Paulo (d. 1947)
  • 1899 Bruce Catton, US, historian/writer (Civil War)
  • 1902 Freddie Young, British cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • 1904 J Dito, Dutch dominican/broadcast chairman (KRO, 1938-45)
  • 1906 13th earl of Stair, English lt-colonel/large landowner
  • 1906 Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician (d. 2001)
  • 1907 Quintin Hogg, British politician (d. 2001)
  • 1908 Jacques Tati[scheff], La Pecq France, director (Traffic, Playtime)
  • 1908 James E Folsom, (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59)
  • 1908 Harry Hooton, Australian poet (d. 1961)
  • 1910 Donald Coggan, English archbishop of York/Canterbury (Glory of God)
  • 1911 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • 1915 Clifford M. Hardin, United States Secretary of Agriculture
  • 1918 E Howard Hunt, Hamburg NY, involved in Watergate break-in
  • 1920 Jens Bjorneboe, Norway, poet/writer (Dikt, Jonas)
  • 1920 Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)
  • 1924 Robert A Rushworth, Madison Maine, test pilot (X-15)
  • 1925 Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (d. 1958)
  • 1927 Ivan Metropolitan Ioann Snychev, Russion Orthodox Priest
  • 1933 Bill Tidy, English cartoonist (Fosdyke Saga)
  • 1934 Jacobo Majluta Azar, politician
  • 1934 Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author
  • 1935 Don[ald] McCullin, British photographer
  • 1935 Edward GNPP, English prince/duke of Kent
  • 1938 Heinz Fischer, Austrian politician
  • 1939 Pierre Mertens, French/Belgian writer (Lettres Clandestines)
  • 1940 Gordon J. Humphrey, US Senator (R) New Hampshire (1979-90), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1941 Trent Lott, (Rep-R-MS, 1973- )
  • 1941 Brian Lamb, Founder of c-span
  • 1942 Shukri Ghanem, Libyan Prime Minister (2003-2006), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Mike Peters, American cartoonist
  • 1947 William E. McAnulty, Jr., American lawyer (d. 2007)
  • 1950 Jody Williams, American teacher and aid worker, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1957 Yuri Vladimirovich Usachyov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-18, TM-23)
  • 1959 Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician, born in Sochi, Soviet Union (assassinated 2015)
  • 1966 Christopher Östlund, Swedish publisher and entrepreneur

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1966 David Cameron, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 2010-16), born in London

British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister
David Cameron
  • 1971 Simon Atlee, British photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1975 Sean Ono Lennon, Son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's, born in NYC, New York
  • 1980 Ibrahim Fazeel, Maldivian Ffotballer