Birthdays in History on September 1

  • 1286 Elisabeth Richeza of Poland, Queen of Poland (d. 1335)
  • 1453 Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general (d. 1515)
  • 1529 Taddeo Zuccari, Italian painter
  • 1549 Charles Philip of Croij, marquis of Havre/earl of Fontenoy, etc
  • 1588 Henry II, Prince of Condé, French nobleman (d. 1646)
  • 1608 Giacomo Torelli, Italian stage designer and engineer, born in Fano, Italy
  • 1651 Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (d. 1694)
  • 1689 Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, Bavarian master builder (Prague)
  • 1711 Willem IV KH Friso, Dutch prince of Orange-Nassau
  • 1712 Simon Fokke, Dutch book illustrator
  • 1724 John Nieuwenhuijzen, theologist/co-founder (Society of It General)
  • 1758 Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch Staatscourant
  • 1791 Lydia Sigourney, US, religious author (How to Be Happy)

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1795 James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), born in Keith, Scotland (d. 1872)

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett
  • 1798 Richard Delafield, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1873)
  • 1803 Jacobus T Abels, Dutch painter
  • 1824 Isaac Hardin Duval, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1902)
  • 1827 Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Overbetuwsche Novellen)
  • 1829 James Conner, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
  • 1845 Paul S Methuen, English fieldmarshal/governor of Natal/Malta
  • 1848 Auguste-Henri Forel, Swiss entomologist (d. 1931)
  • 1849 Elizabeth Harrison, US, educator (National Congress of Parents & Teachers)
  • 1855 Innokenty Annensky, Omsk, Russian Empire, poet, critic and interpreter (poètes maudits)
  • 1856 Sergei Winogradsky, Russian scientist (d. 1953)
  • 1862 Adolphe Appia, Swiss set designer/theorist
  • 1864 Roger David Casement, Irish nationalist (Easter uprising 1916)
  • 1868 Henri Bourassa, French Canadian politician and publisher (d. 1952)
  • 1871 J. Reuben Clark, Jr., American Undersecretary of State (d. 1961)
  • 1874 Ismar Elbogen, German/US rabbi (Encyclopedia Judaica)
  • 1875 Edgar Rice Burroughs, US, sci-fi author (Tarzan of Apes, Mars Saga)
  • 1876 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (d. 1961)
  • 1877 Francis William Aston, Nobel laureate (d. 1945)
  • 1878 Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1942)
  • 1887 Blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Swiss poet/writer
  • 1887 Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar
  • 1888 Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician (d. 1958)
  • 1892 Leverett Saltonstall, 55th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • 1893 Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japans/US painter/etcher/lithographer
  • 1896 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian theologian (d. 1977)
  • 1900 Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht)
  • 1907 Joaquin Balaguer, president Dominican Republic
  • 1907 Walter Reuther, labor leader/president (UAW & CIO)
  • 1908 Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist
  • 1909 E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (d. 1957)
  • 1911 Marinus Ruppert, Dutch chairman (CNV)/trade union leader
  • 1913 Christian Nyby, American director and film editor (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Sydney Dawson Bailey, pacifist/campaigner
  • 1919 Roy John Britten, Washington, molecular biologist (repeated DNA sequences in eukaryotic genomes), (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Hubert Lampo, Flemish writer/essayist (Coming of Joachim Stiller)
  • 1921 Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (Mandarins on Sulfuric Acid)
  • 1922 Melvin Laird, politician (Rep-R-Mich), US Secretary of Defense (1969-73), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Theo H Joekes, journalist/Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1926 Abdur Rahman Biswas, President of Bangladesh
  • 1928 Clifford Lincoln, Canadian politician
  • 1930 Charles Correa, Indian architect (McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT), born in Secunderabad (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Matthew J Rinaldo, (Rep-R-NJ, 1973- )
  • 1931 Cecil Parkinson, British politician (C), born in Carnforth, North Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Tom Vreugdenhil, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1933 Ann W. Richards, Lakeview Texas, American politician
  • 1934 Terepai Maoate, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (1999-2002), (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Alan Dershowitz, American attorney (Claus Von Bulow, O.J. Simpson), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 C[arolyn] J[anice] Cherryh, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Faded Sun Trilogy)
  • 1945 Mustafa Balel, Turkish writer
  • 1946 Roh Moo-Hyun, President of South Korea
  • 1947 Al Green, American politician
  • 1948 Józef Życiński, Polish archbishop and philosopher
  • 1948 James Rebhorn, PA, actor (White Collar, Homeland), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1949 P.A. Sangma, Indian politician
  • 1951 Timothy Zahn, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Cobra Strike)
  • 1953 Chuck Orton, US sysop, (Emerald BBS, Oregon)
  • 1954 Gabor Ormai, viola Player
  • 1955 Billy Blanks, American martial artist
  • 1962 Robert L Haller, coon Dog Trainer
  • 1963 Stephen Kernahan, Australian rules footballer
  • 1967 David Whissell, Quebec politician
  • 1968 Mohammed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (d. 2001)
  • 1974 Jhonen Vasquez, American comic book artist
  • 1978 Lucie Blackman, English murder victim (d. 2000)
  • 1986 H Debehogne discovers asteroid #8265 La Silla