Birthdays in History on September 14

  • 1388 Claudius Clavus, Danish geographer
  • 1486 Agrippa von Nettesheim, German occultist/alchemist/royal astrologer
  • 1531 Philipp Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German geography/cartographer
  • 1543 Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit (d. 1615)
  • 1547 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch Grand Pensionary
  • 1580 Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish writer (d. 1645)
  • 1644 Gijsbert Cuper, Dutch classicist/regent
  • 1656 Thomas Baker, English antiquarian (d. 1746)
  • 1713 Johann Kies, German mathematician (d. 1781)
  • 1721 Eliphalet Dyer, American statesman and judge (d. 1807)
  • 1742 James Wilson, Scot/US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

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1769 Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist and explorer (Kosmos), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1859)

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • 1771 Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman (d. 1829)
  • 1792 Gino Capponi, Italian marquis/literary/premier of Toscane
  • 1804 John Gould, British ornithologist (d. 1881)
  • 1804 Louis Desiré Maigret, French Catholic prelate (d. 1882)
  • 1817 Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Imense China)
  • 1819 Henry Jackson Hunt, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1889)
  • 1835 Joseph Hayes, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1912)
  • 1835 Y de Smit-Rog, oldest citizen of Netherlands (d. 1940 at 104)
  • 1836 Abraham PC Van Karnebeek, Dutch Foreign Minister (Liberal, 1918-27)
  • 1837 Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (d. 1903)
  • 1838 John Pelham, Major (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1847 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, born in London, England

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1849 Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and pioneer in psychology (Nobel 1904), born in Ryazan, Russia (d. 1936)

Physiologist Ivan Pavlov
Physiologist
Ivan Pavlov
  • 1860 Hamlin Garland, American writer (d. 1940)
  • 1864 Lord Robert Cecil, Viscount of Chelwood, UK, helps form League of Nations (Nobel 1937)
  • 1867 Charles Dana Gibson, illustrator, drew "Gibson Girl"

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1879 Margaret Sanger, American nurse, birth control proponent and feminist, born in Corning, New York (d. 1966)

  • 1880 Paul Fechter, German writer (Der Zauberer Gottes)
  • 1880 Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer (d. 1961)
  • 1883 Martin Dibelius, German theologist (Die Lade Jahwes)
  • 1886 Jan Garrique Masaryk, Czech, statesman/minister to London (1918-35)
  • 1887 Karl Taylor Compton, physicist/atomic bomb scientist
  • 1891 Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (d. 1983)
  • 1898 Ernest Nash, German-born archaeologist (d. 1974)
  • 1900 Sidney Marion, MA, entertainer
  • 1904 Anton Zischka, Austrian writer (Lebendiges Europa)
  • 1907 A Cecil Snyder, Chief Justice of Puerto Rico
  • 1909 Peter Scott, British naturalist and explorer (d. 1989)
  • 1910 Gaston Deferre, French politician
  • 1910 Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon (d. 2003)
  • 1913 Jacobo Arbenz, president of Guatemala (1951-54); overthrown by CIA
  • 1914 Robert McCloskey, American author (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Robert S. Dietz, Westfield New Jersey, American Geophysicist who proposed a theory of seafloor spreading in 1961
  • 1916 Eric Bentley, England, critic/writer (In Search of Theater)
  • 1920 Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician (d. 1998)
  • 1920 Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist, novelist and poet, born in Paso de los Toros, Uruguay (d. 2009)
  • 1924 John Michael Grimes, set Designer
  • 1924 Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat and author (d. 1994)
  • 1925 M L de Braauw, Dutch minister (DS'70)
  • 1925 Ruth Mompati, South African sec of Nelson Mandela/W Sisulu
  • 1926 Michel Butor, French novelist and essayist, born in Mons-en-Baroeul (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Martin Caidin, American aviation writer (d. 1997)
  • 1928 Albert Shanker, American labor leader (Amer Fed of Teachers)
  • 1928 Sir Angus Ogilvy, husband of English princess Alexandra, born in London, England
  • 1928 John Reginald "Nat" Allen, planning enforcement officer/climber

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1929 John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), born in New York City (d. 2016)

Investment Banker John Gutfreund
Investment Banker
John Gutfreund
  • 1929 Mel Hancock, (Rep-R-Missouri)
  • 1929 Larry Collins, American writer (d. 2005)
  • 1930 Allan Bloom, American academic (d. 1992)
  • 1932 John Tembo, Malawian politician
  • 1934 Hans Faverey, Dutch poet
  • 1934 Kate Millett, feminist/author (Sexual Politics), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1934 Sarah Kofman, philosopher
  • 1935 Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese cartoonist (d. 2008)
  • 1936 Terence Daniel Donovan, photographer
  • 1936 Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1936 Harry Danielsen, Norwegian politician
  • 1937 Renzo Piano, Italian architect
  • 1939 Piet R Stoffelen, Dutch ambassador/MP (PvdA)
  • 1940 Leo H Ferrier, Suriname writer (Atman)
  • 1942 Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer
  • 1946 Jim Angle, American television reporter
  • 1947 Joan Thirkettle, journalist
  • 1950 Michael Nifong, American attorney
  • 1951 Eugene H Trinh, Saigon Vietnam, PhD/astronaut (STS 50)
  • 1956 Kostas Karamanlis, Greek prime-minister
  • 1956 Lefteris Zagoritis, Greek politician
  • 1958 John Bennett Herrington, Wetumka OK, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
  • 1961 Antonia De Sancha, lover of British MP David Mellor, born in London, England

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1965 Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician (President and Prime Minister of Russia), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union

Russian politician Dmitry Medvedev
Russian politician
Dmitry Medvedev
  • 1976 Jeremy Dunham, video game journalist