Birthdays in History on September 27

  • 1275 John II of Brabant (d. 1312)

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1389 Cosimo de Medici, Ruler of Florence and patron of the arts, born in Florence (d. 1464)

Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron Cosimo de Medici
Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron
Cosimo de Medici
  • 1507 Guillaume Rondelet, Montpellier, French Naturalist famous for his study of marine animals
  • 1600 John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, baptised
  • 1601 Louis XIII, king of France (1610-43)

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1627 Jacques-Benigne bossuet, French bishop and writer (Louis XIV court preacher), born in Dijon, France (d. 1704)

Bishop and Writer Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
Bishop and Writer
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
  • 1643 Solomon Stoddard, American Puritan clergyman
  • 1657 Sophia, regent of Russia (1682-89)
  • 1696 Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/religious order founder
  • 1719 Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician (d. 1800)

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1722 Samuel Adams, US revolutionary and politician (Lt Gov-Mass, 1789-94), born in Boston, Massachusetts

US Revolutionary Samuel Adams
US Revolutionary
Samuel Adams
  • 1729 Michael Denis, Austrian poet, bibliographer and lepidopterist (d. 1800)
  • 1772 Martha Jefferson Randolph, daughter of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1836)

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1783 Agustin I de Iturbide, General and 1st Emperor of Mexico (1822-23), born in Valladolid, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 1824)

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
  • 1792 George Cruikshank, caricaturist (Oliver Twist), born in London, England
  • 1803 Samuel Francis DuPont, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1865)
  • 1805 George Müller, Prussian orphanage builder (d. 1898)
  • 1809 Raphael Semmes, Rear Admiral (Confederate Navy), (d. 1877)

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1817 Hiram R. Revels, 1st African American US Senator, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1901)

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
  • 1821 Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Grains de Mil)
  • 1824 William Nelson, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1830 William Babcock Hazen, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
  • 1835 John Murray Corse, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1893 [or 4/27])
  • 1838 Antony E J Modderman, Dutch minister of Justice (1879-83)
  • 1840 Alfred Thayer Mahan, US, naval officer (Influence of Sea Power)

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1840 Thomas Nast, German political cartoonist of late 1800s America, born in Landau, Germany (d. 1902)

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast
  • 1842 Alphonse Francois Renard, Belgian geologist (d. 1903)
  • 1843 Gaston Tarry, French mathematician (d. 1913)
  • 1858 Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician, founder of symbolic logic
  • 1858 Porsteinn Erlingsson, Iceland, poet (Pyrnar)
  • 1862 Louis Botha, Greytown South Africa, 1st PM of South Africa (1910-19)
  • 1864 Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist and author
  • 1864 Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and Catholic Priest (d. 1938)
  • 1866 Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Fra Cancelliraadens Dage)
  • 1866 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic Blessed (d. 1932)
  • 1867 Rosa Lewis, society caterer/owner (Cavandish Hotel-England)
  • 1871 Grazia Deledda, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)
  • 1879 Hans Hahn, Austrian mathematician (d. 1934)
  • 1885 Harry Blackstone, Sr., American magician (d. 1965)
  • 1893 Joannes DM Cornelissen, Dutch historian (Hooft & Tacitus)
  • 1894 Lothar von Richthofen German pilot (d. 1922)
  • 1896 George Bender, (Rep/Sen-R-Oh), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1896 Sam Ervin, (Sen-D-NC), Watergate committee chairman (d. 1985)
  • 1902 Miguel Aleman Valdes, Mexican attorney/president (1946-52)
  • 1905 Vjekoslav Kaleb, Yugoslavia, writer (Splendor of the Fabric)
  • 1906 William Empson, English poet/critic (Milton's God)
  • 1906 Jim Thompson, American author (d. 1977)

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1907 Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter, born in Jaranwala Tehsil, Punjab (d. 1931)

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • 1908 Shiv Verma, Indian revolutionary soldier
  • 1910 Donald Lindsay, headmaster (Malvern College)
  • 1910 Giles William Playfair, writer
  • 1911 Peter Muir Doig, politician
  • 1912 Gerben Wagenaar, resistance fighter/Dutch Communist MP
  • 1912 Mary Grierson, Bangor, Wales, botanical artist, (d. 2012)
  • 1913 Albert Ellis, American psychologist (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Samuel S Stratton, (Rep-D-NY, 1959- )
  • 1916 Frank Handlen, American artist
  • 1917 Louis Auchincloss, Lawrence NY, lawyer/novelist (Watchfires)
  • 1918 Malcolm Shepherd [2nd Baron Shepherd], Politician (L) and Leader of the House of Lords (1974-76), born in Blackburn, Lancashire (d. 2001)
  • 1918 Martin Ryle, Britain, radio astronomer/astronomer royal (1972-82)
  • 1919 Charles H Percy, (Sen-R-Ill)
  • 1919 Jayne Meadows, Wu Chang China, Mrs Steve Allen, actress (Dark Delusion)
  • 1919 James H. Wilkinson, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1920 J K Gill, president (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • 1921 Dennis Nineham, British theologian, (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Arthur Penn, director (Miracle Worker, Bonnie & Clyde), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1924 Bernard Waber, American author, (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Josef Skvorecky, Czechoslovakia, writer and publisher (End of the Nylon Age, The Cowards) (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate (Daily Mail, Evening News)
  • 1925 Robert Edwards, Batley, Yorkshire, physiologist (IVF pioneer, Nobel 2010), (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Eli van der Merwe Louw, South African minister of Transport/Manpower
  • 1927 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1928 G H Martin, British keeper of Public Records
  • 1928 Margaret Rule, consultant (Mary Rose Trust)
  • 1930 Roger Birch, Chief Constable (Sussex)
  • 1931 Gerald Warner, deputy secretary (Cabinet Office)
  • 1932 Peter Holmes, CEO (Shell Transport & Trading Company
  • 1932 Oliver E. Williamson, American economist
  • 1932 Yash Chopra, Indian director, (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Rodney Cotterill, Danish-English physicist (d. 2007)
  • 1934 DAER Peake, CEO (Kleinwort Benson Group)
  • 1936 Yuri Nikolayevich Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1938 Alexander Graham, Lord Mayor of London
  • 1939 Jim Ross Lightfoot, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1985- )
  • 1939 Nicholas Haslam, interior designer
  • 1939 Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer
  • 1941 Serge Ménard, Québécois politician
  • 1942 Tessa Blackstone "the Red Baroness", British politician and educator, born in Bures
  • 1943 Anna Gael, [Gyarmarthy], Budapest Hungary, Lady Weymouth
  • 1943 Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat
  • 1944 IDG Garnett, British Vice-Admiral, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (NATO)
  • 1945 Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (d. 2003)
  • 1945 Kay Ryan, American poet
  • 1946 Peter H Kostmayer, (Rep-D-PA, 1977-81, 83- )
  • 1946 Ronald Fox, senior partner (Fox Williams)
  • 1946 T.C. Cannon, Kiowa/Caddo artist (d. 1978)
  • 1947 Jacques Wallage, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Education
  • 1947 Mary Jo White, American lawyer and Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1948 Michael Houlihan, director (Horniman Museum & Gardens)
  • 1948 John K. Reed, American coral biologist
  • 1949 Graham Richardson, Australian politician
  • 1951 Jim Shooter, American comic book writer
  • 1951 Paul Craig, British law professor
  • 1952 Doemitri Dorin Prunariu, Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40)
  • 1952 Didier Dubois, French mathematician
  • 1953 Diane Abbott, British politician (L) 1st black woman elected to UK parliament, born in London
  • 1953 Heather Watts, ballerina (Dancing on My Grave), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953 Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader
  • 1954 Ray Hadley, Australian radio broadcaster
  • 1960 Nick della Casa, British/Brazillian/Argentine cameraman (Emmy Award)
  • 1960 Barron Lerner, American physician and historian
  • 1961 Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
  • 1965 Alexis Stewart, American radio personality
  • 1965 Bernard Lord, Premier of New Brunswick
  • 1966 Stephanie D Wilson, astronaut, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese professional shogi player
  • 1972 Craig L. Rice, American Politician
  • 1976 Matt Harding, American video game developer
  • 1981 Sophie Crumb, American comics artist
  • 1984 Paul Bevan, Australian rules footballer
  • 1996 Iman bint Al Abdullah II, princess of Jordan