Birthdays in History in November 1885

  • Nov 2 Harlow Shapley, American astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), born in Nashville, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • Nov 5 Will Durant, American author and historian (The Story of Philosophy, The Story of Civilization), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 1981)
  • Nov 6 Emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor
  • Nov 8 Hans Cloos, German geologist (d. 1951)
  • Nov 8 Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (d. 1946)
  • Nov 8 Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect (d. 1966)
  • Nov 9 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright, born in Tundutov, Russia (d. 1922)
  • Nov 9 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician and philosopher, born in Elmshom, Germany (d. 1955)
  • Nov 9 Theodor Kaluza, German mathematician and physicist (Kaluza–Klein theory), born in Silesia, Germany (d. 1954)

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Nov 11 George S. Patton, American WWII general (Sicily, Italy and Normandy) known as "Old Blood & Guts", born in San Gabriel, California (d. 1945)

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Nov 14 Sonia Delaunay, Russian-born French artist (Orphism), born in Hradyzk, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • Nov 16 Michael Gonzi, Maltese archbishop (d. 1984)
  • Nov 17 Henry de Man, Belgian sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party)
  • Nov 26 Heinrich Brüning, German politician (d. 1970)
  • Nov 30 Albrecht (von) Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Poland/Netherland)