Birthdays in History on September 23

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480 BC Euripides, Greek playwright (Medea), born in Salamis, Greece (d. 406 BC)

Greek Playwright Euripides
Greek Playwright
Euripides

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63 BC Augustus Caesar [Gaius Octavius], First Roman Emperor (27BC-14AD), born in Rome (d. 14)

Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar
Roman Emperor
Augustus Caesar
  • 1158 Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1186)
  • 1161 Emperor Takakura of Japan (d. 1181)

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1215 Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire, born in Monoglia (d. 1294)

Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty Kublai Khan
Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty
Kublai Khan
  • 1434 Yolande of Valois, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1478)
  • 1555 Louise de Coligny, French 4th wife of Willem of Orange
  • 1596 Joan Blaeu, cartographer/publisher
  • 1598 Eleonore Gonzaga, wife of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1655)
  • 1605 Daniel von Czepko, German poet
  • 1641 Adrian "Aart" van Wijck, theologist (against jansenisme)
  • 1647 Joseph Dudley, American statesman (d. 1720)
  • 1650 Jeremy Collier, English bishop (d. 1726)
  • 1712 Ferdinand VI, the wise, King of Spain (1746-59)
  • 1740 Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1813)
  • 1745 John Sevier, Tennessee, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn)
  • 1768 William Wallace, Scottish mathematician (Rights of Wallace)
  • 1771 Emperor Kokaku of Japan (d. 1840)
  • 1781 Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (d. 1860)
  • 1791 Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Encke Comet)
  • 1791 Karl T Korner, German poet (Zriny, Leyer und Schwerdt)
  • 1795 Alexander Twilight, minister and politician, first African American to graduate and to hold public office, born in Corinth Vermont (d. 1857)
  • 1800 William H McGuffey, educator (McGuffey Readers)
  • 1804 David Van de Kellen, coin engraver
  • 1805 Matthew Adams Stickney, Rowley Mass, numismatist
  • 1816 Elihu Benjamin Washburne, MC (Union), (d. 1887)
  • 1816 Julius White, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
  • 1819 Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist (d. 1896)
  • 1820 Thomas Kilby Smith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1838 Victoria Woodhull, in Ohio US, feminist/reformer - first woman to be nominated for US presidency
  • 1852 William Stewart Halsted, established 1st US surgical school
  • 1853 Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar
  • 1854 Cornelis W Lely, Dutch engineer/gov of Suriname (1902-05)
  • 1856 William Archer, Scotland, writer (Green Goddess)
  • 1861 Edmond H H Allenby, British field marshal
  • 1861 Robert Bosch, German inventor and industrialist (d. 1942)
  • 1863 Alexandre EJ Yersin, Swiss/French bacteriologist (bacteria plague)
  • 1863 Mary Church Terrell, civil rights activist
  • 1864 Draga Mašin, Queen of Serbia (d. 1903)
  • 1865 Emmuska Orczy, Tarnaörs Hungary, Hungarian-born British writer (Scarlet Pimpernel)

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1869 Mary Mallon, Irish-American patient ('Typhoid Mary') 1st person in the US known to be immune to typhoid, and carrier of the disease (infected at least 51 people in New York City), born in Cookstown, Ireland (d. 1938)

  • 1871 Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer
  • 1880 John Boyd Orr, nutritionist, UN's FAO (Nobel 1949)
  • 1888 Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semitic theologist (Die Oden Salomons)

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1889 Walter Lippmann, American journalist/political writer (Public Opinion), born in NYC, New York

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann
  • 1890 Friedrich Paulus, German Generalfieldmarshal (Stalingrad). Dies 1957.
  • 1894 Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (Edda & Thora)
  • 1895 Miron Merzhanov, Soviet architect (d. 1975)
  • 1897 Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (surrealist)
  • 1899 Louise Nevelson, Kiev, Russia, sculptor (Sky Cathedral)
  • 1900 Bill Stone, British serviceman; one of the last surviving veterans of World War I
  • 1901 Adriaan Pitlo, Dutch lawyer, born in Antwerp (d. 1987)
  • 1901 Jaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984)
  • 1902 Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (d. 2003)
  • 1904 Meyer Schapiro, Lithuanian-born American art historian, born in Šiauliai, Russian Empire
  • 1907 Dominique Aury, French novelist (d. 1998)
  • 1907 Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, heir to the throne of Portugal (d. 1976)
  • 1909 Marianne Straub, weaver
  • 1910 Elliot Roosevelt, son of FDR/writer (Murder in the Oval Office)
  • 1911 Frank Moss, United States Senator from Utah (d. 2003)
  • 1912 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani researcher, critic and linguist (d. 2005)
  • 1912 Tony Smith, American sculptor (d. 1980)
  • 1914 Omar Ali Saifuddin III, Sultan of Brunei (d. 1986)
  • 1915 Ian Dawson-Shepherd, campaigner

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1916 Aldo Moro, Italian Prime Minister (1963-68 and 1974-76), born in Maglie, Italy (d. 1978)

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • 1920 Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon
  • 1922 Philip Owen Arnould Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator
  • 1925 Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Pyotr Ivanovich Kolodin, cosmonaut (Soyuyz 7, 10, 11 backup)
  • 1930 Sehba Akhtar, poet of Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • 1931 Gerald Stairs Merrithew, Canadian educator (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Per Olov Enquist, Swedish writer (Hour of the Lynx)
  • 1936 Valentín Paniagua, Peruvian politician
  • 1942 Sila María Calderón, Puerto Rican politician
  • 1943 Bob Clement, (Rep-D-Tennessee)
  • 1944 Loren J Shriver, Iowa, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-C, STS 31, STS 46)
  • 1945 Igor Ivanov, Russian politician
  • 1946 Franz Fischler, Austrian politician
  • 1948 Rob van Koningsbruggen, sculptor
  • 1951 Ron Klink, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1956 Peter David, American writer
  • 1961 William C McCool, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in San Diego, California
  • 1972 Karl Pilkington, British radio personality
  • 1975 Chris Hawkins, British radio personality
  • 1984 Nathan Jendrick, American author
  • 1985 Jared High, American victim of bullying (d. 1998)