Birthdays in History on September 5

  • 1187 Louis VIII, [Coeur-de-Lion] king of France (1223-26)
  • 1319 Peter IV, King of Aragon (1336-87), dies at 67
  • 1567 Date Masamune, Renowned Samurai and Daimyo in Japan (d. 1636)
  • 1568 Tommaso Campanella, Italian theologian, philosopher, and poet (d. 1639)
  • 1621 Juan Andrés Coloma, Spanish noble (d. 1694)

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1638 Louis XIV [Sun King], King of France (1643-1715), born in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1715)

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1644 Gillis Schey, Dutch admiral (battle at Lowestoft)
  • 1667 Giovanni Gerolamo Saccheri, Italian mathematician (d. 1733)
  • 1688 Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Fight of Kings & Mice)
  • 1695 Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician (d. 1770)
  • 1722 Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (d. 1763)
  • 1725 Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician (d. 1799)
  • 1750 Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (Scots poems)
  • 1767 August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet/translator/critic
  • 1771 Charles L J, archduke of Austria/Gov (Austria Netherland)
  • 1775 Juan Martín Díez, el Empecinado (the undaunted), Spanish guerrillero (d. 1825)
  • 1787 François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist (d. 1850)
  • 1792 Pierre-Armand Dufrénoy, French geologist and mineralogist (d. 1857).
  • 1806 Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general (d. 1865)
  • 1807 Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish Anglican clergyman and philologist (d. 1886)
  • 1809 Manuel Montt Torres, President of Chile (d. 1880)
  • 1815 Tyree Harris Bell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • 1817 Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [NS]
  • 1827 Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer (d. 1849)
  • 1836 Justiniano Borgoño, President of Peru (d. 1921)
  • 1846 John W Cromwell, Secy (American Negro Academy)

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1847 Jesse James, American outlaw, son of a clergyman, born in Kearney, Missouri (d. 1882)

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • 1876 Abdelaziz Thâalbi, Tunisian politician. (d. 1944)
  • 1876 Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal (d. 1956)
  • 1877 O W Albert Roelofs, Dutch painter/etcher
  • 1881 Otto Bauer, Austrian social-democrat
  • 1885 John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (National monument on the Dam)
  • 1888 Sarvepalli Radhakrishan, president (India)/philosopher
  • 1890 Albert H Edelkoort, theologist (Zondebesef)
  • 1902 Darryl F Zanuck, film magnate/president (20th Century Fox)
  • 1905 Arthur Koestler, Hungary, British writer (Arrow in Blue)
  • 1905 Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician (d. 2005)
  • 1906 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli) [NS=Sept 18]
  • 1912 Frank Thomas, American animator (d. 2004)
  • 1913 Connie Stuart, [Cornelia van Meygard], Dutch cabaret performer
  • 1914 Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet (Defense of Violeta Parra)
  • 1916 Frank Yerby American novelist (d. 1991)
  • 1920 Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Anna & her Father)
  • 1921 Jack Valenti, Pres (Motion Picture Association of America)
  • 1923 Arthur C Nielsen, market researcher (TV's Nielsen's Ratings)
  • 1925 Jos Vandeloo, Flemish journalist/playwright (Cola Drinkers)
  • 1925 Justin Kaplan, editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Price 1967), born in New York City (d. 2014)

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1927 Paul Volcker, American economist and Chairman of the US Federal Reserve (1979-87), born in Cape May, New Jersey

Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist Paul Volcker
Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist
Paul Volcker
  • 1929 Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Vostok III, Soyuz 9)
  • 1933 Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Chilian catholic archbishop
  • 1935 Mikhail Ivanovich Lisun, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1935 Werner Erhard, founded EST, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1936 Alcee Hastings, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • 1936 John C Danforth, (Sen-R-Missouri, 1977- )
  • 1936 Jonathan Kozol, American writer, sociologist
  • 1942 Werner Herzog, director (Burden of Dreams, Stroszek, Woyzeck)
  • 1943 Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary. (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • 1948 Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Austrian diplomat and politician
  • 1950 Cathy Guisewite, US cartoonist (Cathy)
  • 1950 Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer
  • 1954 Frederick Kempe, American author, journalist, and executive
  • 1965 Christopher Nolan, Ireland, handicapped writer (Under Eye of Clock)
  • 1965 César Rincón, colombian matador
  • 1967 Michele Ebadi, Miss Nebraska-America (1991), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1977 Joseba Etxeberria, Spanish football winger
  • 1978 Zhang Zhong, Chinese chess player
  • 1987 Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Monaco