Birthdays in History on September 10

  • 1169 Alexios II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1183)
  • 1487 Julius III, Counter-Reformation pope (1550-55)
  • 1550 Alonso de Guzmán El Bueno, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish Armada commander (d. 1615)
  • 1561 Hernando Arias de Saavedra, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1634)
  • 1624 Thomas Sydenham, English physician (d. 1689)

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1638 Maria Theresa of Spain, Queen of Louis XIV of France, born in El Escorial, Spain (d. 1683)

Queen of Louis XIV Maria Theresa of Spain
Queen of Louis XIV
Maria Theresa of Spain
  • 1645 Romeyn de Hooghe, Haarlem Neth, painter/goldsmith
  • 1736 Carter Braxton, US farmer/signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1753 John Soane, English architect (Bank of England, Soane Museum)
  • 1758 Hannah Webster Foster, American author (d. 1840)
  • 1786 Nicolás Bravo, Mexican politician and soldier (d. 1854)
  • 1786 William Mason, American politician (d. 1860)
  • 1787 John Jordan Crittenden, MC (Union), (d. 1863)
  • 1788 Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (d. 1868)
  • 1801 Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner (d. 1881)
  • 1810 Albert Gallatin Blanchard, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1815 Eleazer Arthur Paine, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1832 Randall Lee Gibson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1836 Joseph Wheeler II, Maj Gen (Confederacy/Cavalry/Army of Tennessee)
  • 1839 Isaac Kauffman Funk, US, publisher (Funk & Wagnalls)
  • 1839 Charles Peirce, American philosopher (d. 1914)
  • 1844 Abel Hoadley, Australian confectioner (d. 1918)
  • 1848 William M Harnett, US painter (Old Violin)
  • 1852 Alice Brown Davis, Seminole chief (d. 1935)
  • 1854 Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman)
  • 1857 James E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn)
  • 1861 Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (d. 1941)
  • 1866 Jeppe Aakjær, Danish writer (d. 1930)
  • 1871 Charles Collett, British mechanical engineer (d. 1952)
  • 1877 Georgia B D Camp Johnson, US, poet/playwright (Autumn Love Cycle)
  • 1883 Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist
  • 1885 Berthold Altaner, German church historian (Patrologie)
  • 1885 Carl Clinton Van Doren, US literary (9th Wave)
  • 1885 Johannes de Jong, cardinal/archbishop of Utrecht (Handbook)
  • 1886 Hilda Doolittle, US, poetess (imagisten)
  • 1887 Giovanni Gronchi, president of Italy
  • 1890 Franz Werfel, Austria, author (40 Days of Musa Dagh)

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1890 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, born in Rome, Italy

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • 1892 Arthur H Compton, US physicist (X-rays)
  • 1893 Maria de Jesus, Portuguese supercentenarian
  • 1895 Kavi Samrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Telugu writer (d. 1976).
  • 1896 Ye Ting, Chinese military leader (d. 1946)
  • 1896 Robert Taschereau, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1897 Nancy Keene Lancaster, designer/Collector
  • 1897 Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)
  • 1898 Adele Marie Astaire, sister of Fred Astaire, entertainer, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1898 Waldo Semon, American inventor (d. 1999)
  • 1902 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Wegwerkers)
  • 1904 Max Shachtman, American politician (d. 1972)
  • 1907 Alva R. Fitch, American army officer (d. 1989)
  • 1908 Waldo Wedel, American Archaeologist (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Brother William Oliver Antoninus Everson, poet
  • 1913 Zeph[ania L] Mothopeng, pres South Afr Pan-African Congress (1986- )
  • 1916 Niall MacDermott, lawyer/politician
  • 1917 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, born in Florence (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Miguel Serrano, Chilean author and diplomat
  • 1918 Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (d. 1932)
  • 1919 John Noorda, resistance fighter
  • 1920 Fabio Taglioni, Italian motorcycle engineer (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Cornelis A H Wagtho, student/resistance fighter
  • 1924 Boyd K. Packer, LDS church apostle, born in Brigham City, Utah (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Beryl Cook, British painter
  • 1928 Leo P[atrick] Kelley, US, sci-fi author (Dead Moon, Vacation in Space)
  • 1928 Jean Vanier, Canadian disabilities advocate
  • 1928 Walter Martin, American Christian apologist (d. 1989)
  • 1929 Pentti Siimes, [Pentti Kalevi Siimes], Helsinki Finland
  • 1930 Kenneth Kweku Sinaman Dadzie, diplomat
  • 1933 David Rowland, English real estate developer/broker/multi-millionaire
  • 1933 Yevgeny Vassilyevich Khrunov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5)
  • 1933 Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer (Chanel), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1934 James L Oberstar, American politician (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1975-2011), born in Chisholm, Minnesota, (d. 2014)
  • 1935 Paul van Vliet, Dutch cabaret performer
  • 1935 Mary Oliver, American poet
  • 1937 Jared Diamond, American biologist and author
  • 1939 Topham Brinton, English carpet magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1940 Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1941 Pyotr I Klimuk, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30)

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1941 Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist and popular science writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould
  • 1941 Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese inventor and video game designer (d. 1997)
  • 1943 Neale Donald Walsch, American author
  • 1945 Rein van den Broek, Dutch trumpeteer (Ekseption)
  • 1945 Richard M Mullane, Tx, USAF/astro (STS 41-D, STS-27, STS-36)
  • 1946 Michèle Alliot-Marie, French politician
  • 1948 Margaret Trudeau, former Canadian 1st lady, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1948 Tony Gatlif, Algerian-born director
  • 1948 Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer
  • 1951 Albert R Wynn, (Rep-D-Maryland)
  • 1952 Gerry Conway, Marvel comics writer (Punisher)
  • 1952 Vic Toews, Canadian politician
  • 1955 Giannina Facio Franco, San Jose Costa Rica, Mrs Phillipe Junot
  • 1958 Chris Columbus, writer/director (Mrs Doubtfire, Nine Months)
  • 1960 Alison Bechdel, American cartoonist
  • 1964 John E. Sununu, American politician
  • 1974 Jill Chartier, Miss Oregon USA (1996)
  • 1975 Jonathan Hoenig, American investment advisor
  • 1986 Hiroki Uchi, Japanese Idol