Birthdays in History on September 28

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551 BC Confucius, Chinese philosopher and founder of Confucianism, born in Zou, Lu state, China (d. ~479 BC)

Philosopher Confucius
Philosopher
Confucius

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58 BC Livia Drusilla [Julia Augusta], Wife and adviser of Roman Emperor Augustus and mother of Emperor Tiberius, probably born in Rome (d. 29)

Roman Empress Livia
Roman Empress
Livia
  • 1330 Nicolas Flamel, French alchemist (d. 1417?)
  • 1493 Agnolo Firenzuola, [Giovannini], Italian monk (Golden Donkey)
  • 1565 Alessandro Tassoni, Modena Italy, political writer (Rape of Bucket)
  • 1596 Vredius, [Olivier de Wree], Flemish historian/poet/mayor
  • 1605 Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer (d. 1694)
  • 1612 Michel Anguier, French sculptor
  • 1667 Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
  • 1698 Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, France, mathematician/astronomer
  • 1705 Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, England, corrupt politician (Chiswick)

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1735 Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, British Prime Minister (1768-70), born in Derbyshire, England (d. 1811)

British Prime Minister Augustus FitzRoy
British Prime Minister
Augustus FitzRoy
  • 1746 Sir William Jones, British Orientalist and jurist born in London (d. 1794)
  • 1761 Budan de Boislaurent, mathematician
  • 1780 Elie Decazes, France, Bourbon Restoration political figure
  • 1785 David Walker, abolitionist (Appeal to Colored Citizens), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1789 Richard Bright, England, physician (Bright's Disease/nephritis)
  • 1793 Denis-Auguste Affre, Franc, archbishop of Paris (1840-48) and opponent of King Louis-Philippe
  • 1803 Prosper Mérimée, French author (d. 1870)
  • 1807 Arnold Henry Guyot, Switzerland, US geologist/geographer/meteorologist
  • 1811 Friedrich Hecker, Baden, German revolutionary republican politician
  • 1819 Jacob G de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch vicar/theologist
  • 1820 Freidrich Engels, German social philosopher
  • 1821 Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (d. 1874)
  • 1823 Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (d. 1889)
  • 1824 Alfred Gilpin Jones, Weymouth NS, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06)
  • 1824 Francis Turner Palgrave, England, poet (Golden Treasury)/prof (Oxford)
  • 1828 Friedrich A Lange, Prussia, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism)
  • 1833 James Deering Fessenden, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1836 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), born in Thorne, Yorkshire (d. 1910)
  • 1839 Frances E C Willard, NY, founder (Woman's Christian Temperance Union)
  • 1840 Alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army)
  • 1840 Rudolf Baumbach, Thuringia [Germany], writer of student drinking songs
  • 1841 Georges Clemenceau, France, PM (1906-09, 17-20, defended Dreyfuss)
  • 1844 Robert Stout, NZ Prime Minister (1884-87), born in Shetland Islands Scotland
  • 1849 Dudley Allen Sargent, US physician and educator (Harvard U gymnasium)
  • 1851 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah)
  • 1852 John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Earl of Ypres/British field marshall

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1852 Henri Moissan, French chemist who isolated the element "fluorine" from its compounds (Nobel 1906), born in Paris (d. 1907)

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Moissan
  • 1854 Adam Sedgwick, Norwich England, English zoologist (Peripatus)
  • 1855 Thomas F Tout, historian (Manchester school of historiography), born in London, England
  • 1856 Edward Herbert Thompson, Mass, archaeologist (Mayan civilization)
  • 1856 Kate Douglas Wiggins, author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)
  • 1860 Paul Ulrich Villard, Lyon, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays
  • 1861 Amélie of Orléans, queen of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • 1863 Charles, Lisbon Portugal, king (1889-1908)
  • 1864 Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch)
  • 1867 Hiranuma Kiichirō, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1952)
  • 1871 Pietro Badoglio, Grazzano Monferrato, Italy, General/Libyan Governor (1928-33) and Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44)
  • 1872 Tom Terriss, director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), born in London, England
  • 1873 Julian Lowell Coolidge, Mass, mathematician (Study-Segre school)
  • 1873 Waclaw Rawicz, [Berent], biologist/writer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1880 Ralph Edward Flanders, Barnet VT, (Sen-VT)
  • 1882 Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Barcelona Spain, essayist/philosopher
  • 1888 Herman McNeile, soldier, novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), born in Cornwall, England
  • 1889 Carlos I King of Portugal, Lisbon (1889-1908)
  • 1892 Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot/air pioneer
  • 1893 Marie V Felix, prince of Luxemburg/Bourbon-Parma
  • 1895 Charles Petrie, historian, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1895 Wallace K Harrison, US architect (UN, Lincoln Center), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1897 Muchtar Auesow, writer
  • 1898 Carl Clauberg, Nazi concentration camp doctor (d. 1957)
  • 1901 Friedrichs, mathematician
  • 1901 Ed Sullivan, TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show), born in New York City
  • 1904 Hendrik J Hofstra, Dutch minister of Finance (PvdA)
  • 1907 John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist
  • 1907 Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (d. 1931)
  • 1909 Al Capp, [Alfred Gerald Caplin], cartoonist (Li'l Abner), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1909 Stephen Spender, poet [or Feb 28]
  • 1910 Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65)
  • 1913 Edith Mary Ellis Peters Pargeter, author
  • 1913 Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss artist and illustrator
  • 1914 Harold Taylor, Canada, educator (Art & the Future)
  • 1914 Lord Abinger [James Richard Scarlett], Datchet, Berkshire, English Conservative peer, campaigned for reform of the ancient law on treasure trove
  • 1916 Lord Cockfield, Horsham, United Kingdom, British politician (European Commissioner)
  • 1919 Lenn Hjortzberg, Karlskrona Sweden, director (Persona, Devil's Eye)
  • 1922 Phyllis Friend, chief nursing officer (DHSS)
  • 1923 Duke of Buccleuch, British large landowner/art collector
  • 1923 Fred Robbins, Balt Md, DJ (Coke Time with Eddie Fisher, Robbins Nest)
  • 1924 Antonio Jacinto, Portuguese West Africa, Angolan poet
  • 1925 Seymour Cray, inventor (Cray I computer)
  • 1927 Thomas J J Altizer, Mass, US Radical theologian (God is Dead)
  • 1929 Nigel Althaus, British government broker
  • 1929 Nikolay Ryzhkov, Premier of USSR (1985-1991)
  • 1930 Robin Buchanan, CEO (NHS Supplies Auth, Wessex Regional Health Auth)
  • 1932 Michael G[reatrex] Coney, Canada, sci-fi author (Cat Karina)
  • 1933 Madeleine M Kunin, Switzerland (Gov-D-Vt), 1st Jewish gov of Vermont
  • 1933 Miguel Berrocal, Sculptor (d. 2006)
  • 1934 Brigitte Bardot, sex kitten (And God Created Women), born in Paris, France
  • 1936 Sherwood L Boehlert, (Rep-R-NY, 1983- )
  • 1937 Colin Berry, professor (morbid anatomist)
  • 1939 Stuart Kauffman, American biologist
  • 1940 Alekander Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 29/31, T-6)
  • 1940 Aleksandr Y Kalery, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1940 George Greenstein, author (Secret of a Jewish Baker)
  • 1941 Edmund Stoiber, German politician
  • 1943 Mike Kreidler, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • 1943 Warren Lieberfarb, American media executive
  • 1947 Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer
  • 1947 Jon Snow, British TV journalist (Channel 4)
  • 1947 Bob Carr, Australian politician
  • 1947 Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi politician
  • 1951 Wei Chen, Canadian journalist
  • 1955 Stéphane Dion, Canadian politician
  • 1958 Lory Del Santo, Verona Italy, Miss Italy (1980)
  • 1959 Billy Montana, Country/Western performer (No Yesterday, Angelia)
  • 1961 Anne White, Charleston WV, tennis (Wore spandex in '85 Wimbledon)
  • 1961 Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • 1962 S C Grant, British Lt-General
  • 1965 Joel Rane, author (Step on Up)
  • 1966 Erno Das, lighting tech/gaffer (Spiegels, Lovely Liza)
  • 1969 Mark Everett, American fugitive
  • 1969 Ben Greenman, American author
  • 1972 Dita Von Teese, American burlesque artist
  • 1976 Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist
  • 1996 Celeste & Johnny Edison, Assyria & Pele's twins, boy & girl