Birthdays in History on September 2

  • 1243 Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford, English politician (d. 1295)
  • 1548 Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (d. 1616)
  • 1675 William Somervile, English poet (d. 1742)
  • 1731 Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Olint und Sophronia)
  • 1753 Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, queen of France (d. 1810)
  • 1763 Caroline von Schelling, [Michaelis], German author
  • 1778 Leopold FJJJ van Sassen Ysselt, Dutch politician
  • 1778 Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (d. 1846)
  • 1798 Thomas Holliday Hicks, (Union Gov) (d. 1865)
  • 1805 Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (d. 1851)
  • 1810 William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (d. 1897)
  • 1814 Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian
  • 1830 William P. Frye, American politician (d. 1911)
  • 1837 James Harrison Wilson, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1925)
  • 1838 Liliuokalani, [Lydia Paki], last queen of Hawaii (1891-93)
  • 1839 Henry George, land reformer/writer (Progress & Poverty)
  • 1840 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)
  • 1847 Roger Wolcott, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1900)
  • 1850 Eugene Field, author/journalist (Little Boy Blue)
  • 1850 Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1852 Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935)
  • 1853 Wilhelm Ostwald, Germany, physical chemist (Nobel 1909)
  • 1854 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)
  • 1856 Yang Hsiu-ch'ing, commander in chief of Taiping Rebellion
  • 1866 Hiram Johnson, Progressive politician, US Senator, Governor of California (1911-17), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1945)
  • 1870 Marie Ault, [Mary Cragg], Wigan England
  • 1870 Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (d. 1947)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1877 Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel laureate, (d. 1956), born in Eastbourne, Sussex (d. 1956)

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy
  • 1878 Werner von Blomberg, German minister of Reichswehr
  • 1879 An Jung-geun, Korean nationalist and assassin of Itō Hirobumi (d. 1910)
  • 1883 Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, "The Red Archduchess" (d. 1963)
  • 1884 Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, educator, taught reading through phonetics
  • 1894 Joseph Roth, Austria, journalist/writer (Hotel Savoy)
  • 1901 Andreas Embirikos, Greek surrealist poet (d. 1975)
  • 1911 Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
  • 1912 Johan Daisne, [Herman Thiery], Belgian writer (magic realism)
  • 1915 Benjamin Aaron, American labor law expert (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Cleveland Amory, Nahant Mass, conservationist/TV reviewer (TV Guide)
  • 1918 Allen Drury, author (Advise & Consent-1960 Pulitzer Prize)
  • 1918 Martha Mitchell, wife of Attorney General John Mitchell
  • 1923 Rene Thom, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Daniel arap Moi, President of Kenya
  • 1928 Peter Mansfield, British politial journalist and author (d. 1996)
  • 1931 Alan K Simpson, minority whip (Sen-R-WY, 1979- )
  • 1931 Pierre Huyskens, Dutch radio host
  • 1933 Mathieu Kérékou, Dictator and President of Benin (1973-91, 1996-2006), born in Kouarfa, French Dahomey (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Hilla Becher (née Wobeser), German artist, worked collaboratively with husband Bernd Becher, born in Potsdam Germany (d. 2015)
  • 1935 Jim Moody, (Rep-D-WI, 1983- )
  • 1936 Joan Kennedy, 1st wife of Mass Senator, Ted
  • 1944 Claude Nicollier, Swiss astronaut (STS 61-K, 46, 61, 75), born in Vevey, Switzerland
  • 1948 Christa McAuliffe, American teacher who died in Challenger space shuttle disaster, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1951 Jim DeMint, American politician
  • 1952 Earl Pomeroy, (Rep-D-North Dakota)
  • 1953 Gerhard P J Thiele, Brenz Germany, astronaut
  • 1953 Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander and a war hero (d. 2001)
  • 1956 Angelo Fusco, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
  • 1959 Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil
  • 1960 Kristin Halvorsen, Norwegian politician
  • 1960 John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist
  • 1962 Jon Berkeley, author and illustrator
  • 1969 Chris Kuzneski, American bestselling author
  • 1971 Kjetil André Aamodt, Norwegian skier
  • 1980 Dany Sabourin, French Canadian Goaltender in the National Hockey League