Famous Jurists in History

Historical Events

  • 1870-09-10 Dutch Jurist Cooperation forms
  • 1969-06-18 A report published by the International Commission of Jurists on the British government's policy in Northern Ireland is critical of both the British government and the Northern Ireland government

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1994-02-20 Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • 0994-11-07 Muhammad ibn Hazm, historian/jurist/author of Islamic Spain
  • 1360-08-10 Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (d. 1417)
  • 1502-03-20 Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (d. 1575)
  • 1551-01-14 Alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (d. 1608)
  • 1552-02-01 Edward Coke, Mileham Norfolk, jurist/politician (defended common law)
  • 1583-04-10 Hugo Grotius, Holland, jurist, father of international law
  • 1584-12-16 John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654)
  • 1619-06-07 Paulus Voet, Dutch jurist/historian
  • 1625-11-30 Jean Domat, French jurist (d. 1696)
  • 1632-01-08 Samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist
  • 1655-01-01 Christian Thomasius, German jurist (d. 1728)
  • 1664-01-20 Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (d. 1718)
  • 1681-09-11 Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German jurist (d. 1741)

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1723-07-10 William Blackstone, jurist (Blackstone's Commentaries), born in London, England

  • 1746-09-28 Sir William Jones, British Orientalist and jurist born in London (d. 1794)
  • 1758-06-18 Pieter PJQ Ondaatje, Ceylon/Dutch jurist/patriot
  • 1764-05-26 Edward Livingston, American jurist and statesman (d. 1836)
  • 1771-09-17 Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (d. 1816)
  • 1780-02-15 Carel Asser, Dutch jurist
  • 1788-08-25 Cornelis J van Assen, Dutch jurist (Language of the Constitution)
  • 1812-12-24 Karl Eduard Zachariae, German jurist (d. 1894)
  • 1816-11-29 Morrison Waite, American jurist (d. 1888)
  • 1817-03-04 Edwards Pierrepont, American statesman, jurist and lawyer; 34th United States Attorney General (d. 1892)
  • 1829-09-24 Charles S. West, Texas jurist and politician (d. 1885)
  • 1834-02-09 Felix Dahn, German Historian, jurist and poet, born in Hamburg (d. 1912)
  • 1835-01-13 Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian jurist/minister of the Interior
  • 1841-04-06 Karl Binding, German jurist (d. 1920)
  • 1843-04-01 Ludwig Enneccerus, German jurist
  • 1849-11-05 Rui Barbosa, Brazil, statesman/jurist/essayist/civil liberties
  • 1862-12-03 Jules Renkin, Belgian jurist/minister/premier (1931-32)
  • 1863-03-04 John Henry Wigmore, American jurist and expert in the law of evidence (d. 1943)
  • 1867-08-25 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat (d. 1951)
  • 1868-03-05 Prosper Poullet, Belgian viscount/jurist/minister
  • 1870-05-24 Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (d. 1938)
  • 1870-07-20 Vladimir D Nabokov, Russian jurist/minister of Justice (1918-19)
  • 1874-07-07 Erwin Bumke, German jurist (d. 1945)
  • 1878-01-31 Willem J M van Eysinga, Dutch international law jurist

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1878-11-01 Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentine jurist (Nobel Peace Prize 1936), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1959)

Nobel Peace Laureate Carlos Saavedra Lamas
Nobel Peace Laureate
Carlos Saavedra Lamas
  • 1879-06-22 Thibaudeau Rinfret, jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1962)
  • 1881-11-05 George A. Malcolm, American jurist & educator (d. 1961)
  • 1882-03-26 Hermann Obrecht, Swiss jurist (d. 1940)
  • 1882-08-28 Carl W de Vries, Dutch jurist (Unknown Thorbecke)
  • 1889-04-19 Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician (d. 1946)
  • 1891-04-14 B. R. Ambedkar [Baba Saheb], Indian politician, jurist (architect of the Constitution of India) and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement, born in Mhow, India (d. 1956)
  • 1891-06-02 Thurman Arnold, American attorney and jurist (d. 1969)
  • 1891-11-28 Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist & politician (d. 1949)
  • 1901-01-14 Carlos P Romulo, Philippine general/diplomat/jurist
  • 1902-08-19 J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (d. 1994)
  • 1903-06-19 Hans Litten, German jurist (d. 1938)
  • 1905-02-16 José Muñoz Molleda, a Spanish composer, journalist, jurist and politician

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1905-04-30 John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate (Universal Declaration on Human Rights), born in Hampton, New Brunswick (d. 1995)

  • 1906-12-25 Herman J Scheltema, [NEM Pareau], Dutch jurist/poet
  • 1910-05-12 Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (d. 1996)
  • 1913-06-06 Jiri Hajek, Czech jurist/foreign minister
  • 1915-07-24 Enrique Fernando, Philippino jurist (d. 2004)
  • 1918-01-15 Andreas M Donner, Dutch jurist (constitutional law)
  • 1918-04-27 Sten Rudholm, Swedish jurist, member of the Swedish Academy
  • 1921-10-08 Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1921-12-31 Lynn Compton, jurist (Sirhan Sirhan prosecutor) and commissioned officer (Easy Company, 101st Airborne), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1922-05-11 Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1923-06-07 Jules Deschênes, Canadian jurist (d. 2000)
  • 1924-11-18 Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Scottish jurist (d. 2000)
  • 1932-08-09 John Gomery, Canadian jurist
  • 1933-11-19 Jerry Sheindlin, American jurist; husband of Judith Sheindlin
  • 1939-06-12 GAI Schuijt, Dutch jurist (information law)
  • 1939-10-05 Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1939-11-06 Leonardo Quisumbing, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1941-06-19 Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino Supreme Court jurist

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1942-10-21 Judith Sheindlin, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jurist/TV Personality Judith Sheindlin
Jurist/TV Personality
Judith Sheindlin
  • 1945-05-08 Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, jurist (Holland's secret service)
  • 1972-07-20 Erik Ullenhag, Swedish jurist and politician

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1734-02-16 Jurist William Allen (29) weds Margaret Hamilton

Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen
Mayor of Philadelphia
William Allen

HeartWedding of Interest

1761-05-05 Jurist William Blackstone (37) weds Sarah Clitherow

HeartWedding of Interest

1872-06-17 Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr (31) weds childhood friend Fanny Bowditch Dixwell

HeartWedding of Interest

1925-10-04 Jurist Earl Warren (34) weds Nina Elisabeth Palmquist Meyers

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren

Famous Deaths

  • 0820-01-20 Muslim jurist Abu Abdallah M ibn Idris al-Sjafi'i, dies
  • 1265-12-03 Odofredus, Italian jurist
  • 1357-07-13 Bartolus de Saxoferrato Italian jurist (b. 1313)
  • 1417-09-26 Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (b. 1360)
  • 1548-12-27 Francesco Spiera, Italian Protestant jurist (b. 1502)
  • 1575-12-31 Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (b. 1502)
  • 1608-06-19 Alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (b. 1551)
  • 1634-08-09 William Noy, English jurist (b. 1577)
  • 1654-11-30 John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (b. 1584)
  • 1661-03-01 Richard Zouch, English jurist (b. 1590)
  • 1685-10-12 Christoph Ignaz Abele, Austrian jurist (b. 1628)
  • 1696-03-14 Jean Domat, French jurist (b. 1625)
  • 1718-01-06 Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (b. 1664)
  • 1728-09-23 Christian Thomasius, German jurist (b. 1655)
  • 1741-08-31 Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German jurist (b. 1681)
  • 1744-03-03 Jean Barbeyrac, French jurist
  • 1748-09-06 Edmund Gibson, English jurist (b. 1669)
  • 1771-11-06 Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch jurist, dies at 69
  • 1794-04-27 William Jones, British Orientalist and jurist, dies at 47
  • 1806-09-09 William Paterson, American jurist and statesman (b. 1745)
  • 1816-08-09 Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (b. 1771)
  • 1843-03-27 Karl Salomo Zachariae von Lingenthal, German jurist (b. 1769)
  • 1885-10-23 Charles S. West, Texas jurist and politician (b. 1829)
  • 1897-11-15 John Mercer Langston, US African American jurist, dies at 67
  • 1903-03-16 Roy Bean, American jurist
  • 1911-04-14 Henri Elzéar Taschereau, French Canadian jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)
  • 1912-01-03 Felix Dahn, German histrian, jurist and poet, dies at 77
  • 1915-09-27 Conrad T van Deventer, Dutch jurist/MP (liberal), dies at 57
  • 1920-04-07 Karl Binding, German jurist (b. 1841)

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1935-03-06 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, American jurist, dies of pneumonia at 93

  • 1938-02-05 Hans Litten, German jurist (b. 1903)
  • 1938-07-09 Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (b. 1870)
  • 1938-07-29 Nikolai Krylenko, Russian/Soviet jurist and politician (b. 1885)
  • 1945-02-10 Anacleto Diaz, Filipino jurist (b. 1878)
  • 1945-02-12 Antonio Villa-Real, Filipino jurist (b. 1880)
  • 1946-11-22 Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist (b. 1889)
  • 1949-08-17 Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist & politician (b. 1891)
  • 1951-09-06 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat (b. 1867)
  • 1961-05-16 George A. Malcolm, American jurist & educator (b. 1881)
  • 1962-07-25 Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian jurist and Chief Justice (b. 1879)
  • 1989-06-23 Werner Best, German jurist and nazi leader (b. 1903)
  • 1990-01-09 Sir Edward McTiernan, Australian jurist, lawyer and politician (b. 1892)
  • 1992-08-24 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74
  • 1993-10-25 Mary C Lawton, jurist (CIA's Agency Seal Medallion), dies at 58
  • 1994-12-27 J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (b. 1902)

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1995-03-14 John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate, dies at 89

  • 1996-05-15 Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (b. 1910)
  • 2000-04-01 Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist (b. 1924)
  • 2004-02-15 Jens Evensen, Norwegian minister and jurist (b. 1917)
  • 2006-08-30 Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon, New Zealand jurist and member of the British House of Lords (b. 1926)
  • 2010-06-17 K. S. Rajah, Singaporean jurist (b. 1930)
  • 2010-11-12 Karl Plutus, Estonian jurist and centenarian (b. 1904)
  • 2010-12-18 James Pickles, English jurist and columnist (b. 1925)
  • 2012-02-25 Lynn Compton, American jurist and commissioned officer, dies from heart attack at 90
  • 2012-12-19 Robert Bork, American legal scholar/jurist, dies from heart disease at 85