Birthdays in History on September 8

  • 801 Ansgar, German Catholic archbishop (d. 865)
  • 828 Ali al-Hadi, Shia Imam (d. 868)

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1157 Richard I [Richard the Lion Hearted], King of England (1189-99), born in Oxford, England (d. 1199)

  • 1207 Sancho II, king of Portugal
  • 1271 Charles Martel d'Anjou, son of Charles II of Naples (d. 1295)
  • 1380 Bernardinus of Siena, Italian saint
  • 1474 Ludovico Ariosto, Italy, poet (Orlando Furioso)
  • 1515 Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (d. 1585)
  • 1591 Jacqueline M A de Sainte Madeleine Arnauld, French abbess
  • 1611 Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (d. 1671)
  • 1621 Louis II Condé, [Great Condé], duke of Bourbon (Rocroy)
  • 1633 Ferdinand IV of Germany (d. 1654)
  • 1718 Francois-Thomas the Baculard d'Arnaud, sentimental writer
  • 1749 Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (d. 1793)
  • 1749 Marie-Louise, Princesse de Lamballe, French aristocrat (d. 1792)
  • 1774 Anna K Emmerick/Emmerich, German poet
  • 1778 Clemens Brentano, German poet (d. 1842)
  • 1779 Mustafa IV, sultan of Turkey (1807-08)
  • 1783 Nicolai Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (d. 1872)
  • 1804 Eduard Mörike, German poet (d. 1875)
  • 1814 Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (d. 1874)
  • 1815 Alexander Ramsey, Gov (Union), (d. 1903)
  • 1821 Henry Baxter, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1873)
  • 1828 Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1829 George Crook, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
  • 1829 Seth Maxwell Barton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1900)

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1830 Frederic Mistral, French Provencal poet (Nobel 1904), born in Maillane, France (d. 1914)

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral
  • 1831 Wilhelm Raabe, [Jakob Corvinus], German author (Der Hungerpastor)

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1841 Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of US President James A. Garfield, born in Freeport, Illinois (d. 1882)

  • 1852 Emperor Gwangmu of Korea (d. 1919)
  • 1854 Willem M van Rossum, Dutch cardinal/prefect of Propaganda File
  • 1857 Georg Michaelis, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1857 Ida Henrietta Hyde, Davenport Iowa, American physiologist who invented the micro-electrode. She was the first woman allowed to do research at Harvard Medical School and to be elected to the American Physiology Society.
  • 1865 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (Amore & Amore, Top)
  • 1873 David O McKay, Huntsville, Utah, 9th President of Mormon church
  • 1873 Max Reinhardt, Austria, theatrical director (Oedipus Rex)
  • 1873 Alfred Jarry, French absurdist playwright (d. 1907)
  • 1880 Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic chairman (1st Chamber)
  • 1886 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack)
  • 1887 Prince George of Yugoslavia (d. 1972)
  • 1888 Louis Zimmer, Flemish clock maker (Jubelklok/Wonder Clock)
  • 1889 Robert A Taft, (Sen-R-Ohio, Taft-Hartley Act)
  • 1900 Claude D Pepper, (Rep-D-FL, 1963- ), old people's advocate
  • 1901 Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister (1958-66) who was assassinated in 1966, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1902 Anthonie Donker, [Prof N Donkersloot], Dutch literary
  • 1906 Andrei P Kirilenko, Russian member of Central Committee of CP
  • 1908 Geoffrey Hodges, bomb disposal expert
  • 1912 Alexander Mackendrick, director (Man in the White Suit, Mandy), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1912 Leo Cherne, American economist/commentator (All Star News), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Dimitrios I, patriarch (primus interparis orthodox Christians)
  • 1914 Hillary Brooke, Abbott & Costello's neighbor (Hillary)
  • 1918 Derek Barton, British chemist (Nobel 1969)
  • 1918 John F Seiberling, (Rep-D-OH, 1971-86)
  • 1919 Richard Pool, naval Officer
  • 1919 Gianni Brera, (Giovanni Luigi Brera), Italian journalist and writer (d. 1992)
  • 1922 Lyndon LaRouche, American presidental candidate (1980)
  • 1924 Wendell H Ford, (Sen-D-Kentucky, 1974- )
  • 1924 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Marie-Claire Kirkland, Quebec politician
  • 1930 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, media tycoon
  • 1930 Nguyen Cao Ky, Premier of South Vietnam
  • 1930 Robert W. Firestone, Author, Artist, Clinical Psychologist
  • 1931 John Garrett, British politician (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Paul M. Fleiss, American pediatrician; father of Heidi Fleiss
  • 1933 Michael Frayn, British playwright
  • 1934 Rodrigue Biron, Canadian politician
  • 1938 Sam Nunn, American politician (Sen-D-Georgia, 1972 - 1997)
  • 1938 Kenichi Horie, Japanese adventurer
  • 1940 Quentin L. Cook, LDS apostle

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1941 Bernie Sanders, American politician and Senator (Independent - Vt), born in Brooklyn, New York

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • 1942 Nancy Ann Dibble, Netherlands, sci-fi author (Summerfair)
  • 1943 Adelaide C. Eckardt, American politician
  • 1947 Amos Biwott, Uasin Gishee Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Oly-gold-1968)
  • 1947 Ann Beattie, short story writer (NYer Magazine), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948 Lynn/Marilyn [Lorraine] Abbey, US, sci-fi author (Black Flame)
  • 1950 Mike Simpson, American politician
  • 1951 Randy T Odle, Port Arthur Texas, astronaut
  • 1954 Mark Foley, American politician (R) (US Rep Florida 1995-2006), resigned after texting scandel
  • 1956 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • 1960 Stefano Casiraghi, husband of princess Caroline of Monaco
  • 1961 Paul Zanetti, Australian political cartoonist
  • 1962 Christopher Klim, American novelist
  • 1964 Michael Johns, American business executive
  • 1972 Phil Laak, Ireland-born professional poker player
  • 1974 Tanaz Eshaghian, Iranian-born American documentarian
  • 1988 Caitlin Hill, Australian internet personality