Birthdays in History on September 29

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106 BC Pompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman political and military leader (1st Triumvirate and Consul), born in Picenum, Italy (d. 48 BC)

Roman Military and Political Leader Pompey the Great
Roman Military and Political Leader
Pompey the Great
  • 1240 Margaret of England, Queen consort of Scotland, (d. 1275)
  • 1321 John of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (d. 1387)
  • 1328 Joan of Kent, wife of Edward, the Black Prince (d. 1385)
  • 1388 Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Henry IV of England (d. 1421)
  • 1402 Ferdinand, the Saint, Portuguese slave of Fez/saint
  • 1511 Michael Servetus, Spanish physician (Christianism Rostituta)
  • 1518 Tintoretto, Italian Mannerist painter and notable exponent of the Renaissance school, born in Venice, Republic of Venice (d. 1594)
  • 1548 William V, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1626)
  • 1561 Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician, born in Leuven (d. 1615)
  • 1571 Caravaggio [Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio], Italian painter, (Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy), born in Milan [d. 1610] [date disputed]
  • 1583 Johan VIII, the Younger, count of Nassau-Siegen/field marshall
  • 1620 John L baron of Elderen, 63rd prince-bishop of Luik (1688-94)
  • 1636 Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1715)
  • 1639 Lord William Russell, English politician and plotter against Charles II (d. 1683)
  • 1640 Antoine Coyzevox, French sculptor, baptized
  • 1678 Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (d. 1766)
  • 1691 Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (d. 1781)
  • 1703 François Boucher, French painter (d. 1770)
  • 1714 Peter A van de Parra, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1761-75)
  • 1718 Nikita I Panin, Russian earl/diplomat (plot against Peter III)
  • 1725 Robert Clive, English explorer and founder (British empire in India), born in Styche, England (d. 1773)

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1758 Horatio Nelson, British admiral and hero of Trafalgar, born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk (d. 1805)

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • 1786 Guadalupe Victoria, 1st President of Mexico (d. 1843)
  • 1803 Charles-Francois Sturm, French mathematician (Sturm's Theorem)
  • 1803 Mercator Cooper, American sea captain (d. 1872)
  • 1810 Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, novelist, born in London, England
  • 1812 Adolph Gopel, German mathematician, born in Rostock
  • 1815 Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver
  • 1829 Bradley Tyler Johnson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1903)
  • 1829 Giles Alexander Smith, American Major General (Union Army), born in Jefferson County, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1830 John Parker Hawkins, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1914)
  • 1831 John McAlister Schofield, American Major General (Union Army), born in Gerry, New York (d. 1906)
  • 1838 Henry Hobson Richardson, St James LA, Romanesque revival architect
  • 1842 Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trial of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1902)
  • 1843 Mikhail Skobelev, Russian general (d. 1882)
  • 1848 Caroline Yale, American educator who revolutionized the teaching of hearing-impaired students, born in Charlotte, Vermont (d. 1943)
  • 1853 Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1933)
  • 1857 Conrad T van Deventer, lawyer/2nd-Member of parliament
  • 1863 Franz Zorell, German RC exegetist/lexicographer
  • 1863 Hugo Haase, German SPD-German parliament/revolutionary
  • 1864 Miguel de Unamuno Jugo, Bilbao Spain, philosopher (Ensayos, Teatro)
  • 1867 Philip Kleintjes, people's rights leader
  • 1881 Ludwig von Mises, Austrian Economist
  • 1895 Joseph Banks Rhine, Penn, parapsychologist (Extra-Sensory Perception)
  • 1895 Louise Granville, Australian entertainer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1895 Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (d. 1970)
  • 1897 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980)
  • 1898 Trofim Lysenko, Soviet biologist and agronomist, born in Karlovka, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1976)
  • 1899 Billy Butlin, South Africa, holiday camp promoter
  • 1899 Jolie Gabor, mother of Magda, Zsa Zsa, & Eva

  • 1900 Miguel Alemán Valdés, President of Mexico (d. 1983)

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1901 Enrico Fermi, Italian-American nuclear physicist, gone fission, fermium (Nobel 1938), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1954)

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • 1901 Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher and activist (d. 1981)
  • 1904 Dorothy Emmet, philosopher
  • 1905 Francis Joseph Quinn, academic
  • 1908 James Norman Dalrymple Anderson, lawyer
  • 1909 Andrew Herron, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • 1911 Reginald Victor Jones, CH, FRS natural philosopher
  • 1912 Michelangelo Antonioni, Ferrara Italy, director (Blow-up, Red Desert)
  • 1915 Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Carl Ronald Giles, cartoonist
  • 1920 Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1921 Miklos Jancso, Vac Hungry, director (Muzsika, Aube, Pacifist)
  • 1923 Ellen Malcolm, painter
  • 1923 O A "Bum" Phillips, football coach (Houston Oilers/New Orlean Saints)
  • 1924 David Atkinson, British air marshal
  • 1925 John Balcombe, Lord Chief Justice of Appeal
  • 1925 John Tower, (Sen-R-Tx)
  • 1925 Trevor Hughes, water engineer
  • 1926 Phyllis Taylor, educationist
  • 1927 Paul McCloskey, (Sen-R-California)
  • 1928 Ankie [Johanna A Hoving-]Peypers, Dutch author/poet
  • 1928 Lord Avebury [Eric Reginald Lubbock], English politician (Liberal MP for Orpington 1962-70)
  • 1929 Murray McLaggan, British Lord-Lieutenant (Mid Glamorgan)
  • 1930 Colin Dexter, English crime writer (Inspector Morse), born in Stamford, Lincolnshire (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Morag Timbury, director (Central Public Health Laboratory)
  • 1930 Peter Miller, CEO (Lloyd's of London)
  • 1931 E S Orr Ewing, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtown
  • 1931 James Cronin, nuclear physicist (Physics Nobel Prize 1980), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Joseph M. McDade, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963-1999), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Canon Paul Oestreicher, CEO (British section, Amnesty International
  • 1932 Mary Moon, Headmistress (Manchester High School for Girls)
  • 1932 Peter Stormonth Darling, CEO (Mercury Asset Management Group)
  • 1932 Robert Benton, American writer/director (Kramer vs Kramer), born in Waxahachie, Texas
  • 1932 Ronald B Kitaj, US/British painter/graphic artist (pop art)
  • 1933 Samora Machel, president Mozambique (1975-86)
  • 1934 Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Psychology professor
  • 1935 David Hannay, diplomat
  • 1936 Michael Partridge, British civil servant
  • 1936 Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy
  • 1937 Alice Mahon, British MP
  • 1937 R B Heywood, director (British Antarctic Survey)
  • 1938 Henry Keswick, British businessman (CEO-Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd)
  • 1938 Wim Kok, NVV/FNV-chairman/Dutch soc-dem party-premier (1994- )
  • 1939 Eberhard Koellner, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31 backup)
  • 1940 Jimmy Knapp, trade unionist
  • 1941 Colin Niven, Headmaster (Alleyn's School)
  • 1942 William Nelson, (Rep-D-Fla, 1979- )/astronaut (STS 61C)
  • 1942 Bill Nelson, American politician

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1943 Lech Wałęsa, Polish Solidarity movement leader (Nobel 1983) and President of Poland (1990-95), born in Popowo, Poland

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • 1943 Peter Rigby, CEO (Specialist Computer Holdings)
  • 1943 Mohammad Khatami, former President of Iran
  • 1943 Gary Boyd Roberts, American genealogist
  • 1945 Sarah Tyacke, Keeper of British Public Records
  • 1945 Tatiana Tauer, harpist
  • 1947 R J Evans, FBA, historian
  • 1948 John M McHugh, (Rep-R-NY)

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1951 Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile (2006-10, 2014-present), born in Santiago, Chile

President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet
  • 1951 Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (d. 1977)
  • 1952 R A Hodges, archaeologist
  • 1952 Gabor Csupo, Hungarian-born animator
  • 1952 Max Sandlin, American politician
  • 1954 Stephen Platt, editor (New Statesman & Society)
  • 1955 Gwen Ifill, journalist and writer, 1st African American woman to host US public affairs program, born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1956 James Donald Halsell Jr, Monroe La, astronaut (STS 65, 74, 83, 94)
  • 1961 Julia Gillard, Australian politician, 1st female Prime Minister (2010-2013), born in Barry, Wales
  • 1981 Siarhei Rutenka, Belarusian handball player
  • 1988 Emily Evelyn Chase, daughter of Jayni & Chevy
  • 1999 Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal
  • 2008 Emma Tallulah Behn, member of the extended Norwegian royal family