Birthdays in History on September 5

  • 1187 Louis VIII [Coeur-de-Lion], King of France (1223-26), born in Paris (d. 1226)
  • 1319 Peter IV, King of Aragon (1336-87), born in Perpignan, France (d. 1387)
  • 1567 Date Masamune, Renowned Samurai and Daimyo in Japan, born in Yonezawa, Yamagata, Japan (d. 1636)
  • 1568 Tommaso Campanella, Italian theologian, philosopher, and poet, born in Stignano, Kingdom of Sicily (d. 1639)
  • 1621 Juan Andrés Coloma, Spanish noble, born in Elda, Spain (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) (D. 1703)
  • 1667 Giovanni Gerolamo Saccheri, Italian mathematician, born in Sanremo, Italy (d. 1733)
  • 1688 Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Fight of Kings & Mice)
  • 1695 Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1770)
  • 1722 Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony, born in Dresden Castle, Dresden, Germany (d. 1763)
  • 1725 Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician, born in Lyon, France (d. 1799)
  • 1750 Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (Scottish poems), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1774)
  • 1771 Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1847)
  • 1775 Juan Martín Díez, El Empecinado (The Undaunted), Spanish guerrillero, born in Valladolid, Spain (d. 1825)
  • 1787 François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist, born in Paris (d. 1850)
  • 1792 Pierre-Armand Dufrénoy, French geologist and mineralogist, born in Sevran, France (d. 1857)
  • 1806 Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general, born in Nantes, France (d. 1865)
  • 1809 Manuel Montt Torres, President of Chile (851-61), born in Petorca, Chile (d. 1880)
  • 1815 Tyree Harris Bell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Covington, Kentucky (d. 1902)
  • 1817 Aleksei K. Tolstoi, Russian poet and writer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1875) [NS]
  • 1827 Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1849)
  • 1836 Justiniano Borgoño, President of Peru (1894), born in Trujillo, Peru (d. 1921)
  • 1846 John W Cromwell, American lawyer and civil right activist (American Negro Academy), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1927)

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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, born in Tunis, Tunisia (d. 1944)
  • 1876 Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal, born in Landsberg am Lech, Germany (d. 1956)
  • 1877 Albert Roelofs, Dutch painter and etcher, born in Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1920)
  • 1881 Otto Bauer, Austrian Social Democrat, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1938)
  • 1885 John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (National monument on the Dam), born in Amsterdam (d. 1956)
  • 1888 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, President of India (1962-67), born in Thiruttani, Madras Presidency, British India (d. 1975)
  • 1890 Albert H Edelkoort, theologist (Zondebesef)
  • 1902 Darryl F. Zanuck, American film producer and President (20th Century Fox), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 1979)
  • 1905 Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-British writer (Arrow in Blue), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1983)
  • 1905 Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician, born in Tanza, Cavite, Philippines (d. 2005)
  • 1906 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli), born in Odessa, Ukraine [NS=Sept 18]
  • 1912 Frank Thomas, American animator, born in Fresno, California (d. 2004)
  • 1913 Connie Stuart [Cornelia van Meygard], Dutch cabaret performer, born in Wijhe, Netherlands (d. 2010)
  • 1914 Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet (Defense of Violeta Parra), born in San Fabián de Alico, Chile
  • 1916 Frank Yerby, American novelist (The Foxes of Harrow), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • 1920 Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Anna & her Father), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1921 Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1923 Arthur C. Nielsen, American businessman and market researcher (TV's Nielsen's Ratings), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • 1925 Jos Vandeloo, Flemish journalist and playwright (Cola Drinkers), born in Zonhoven, Belgium (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Justin Kaplan, editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Price 1967), born in NYC, New York (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), born in Shorshely, Russia (d. 2004)
  • 1933 Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Chilean catholic archbishop, born in Santiago, Chile
  • 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, American politician (Sen-R-Missouri, 1976-95), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1936 Jonathan Kozol, American writer and sociologist, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1942 Werner Herzog, German director (Burden of Dreams, Stroszek, Woyzeck), born in Munich, Germany
  • 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, born in Salzburg, Austria
  • 1950 Cathy Guisewite, American cartoonist (Cathy), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1950 Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer, born in Wales
  • 1954 Frederick Kempe, American author, journalist, and executive, born in Utah
  • 1965 Christopher Nolan, Irish handicapped writer (Under Eye of Clock), born in Mullingar, Ireland (d. 2009)
  • 1965 César Rincón, Colombian matador, born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1967 Michele Ebadi, Miss Nebraska-America (1991), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1977 Joseba Etxeberria, Spanish football winger, born in Elgoibar, Spain
  • 1978 Zhang Zhong, Chinese-Singaporean chess player, born in Chongqing, China
  • 1987 Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Monaco, born in Princess Grace Hospital Centre, Monaco