Birthdays in History on January 10

  • 1480 Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands, born in City of Brussels, Belgium (d. 1530)
  • 1502 Hendrik Niclaes, German mystic & founder of Christian sect "Familia Caritatis", born in Münster, Germany (d. 1570)

Louis of NassauLouis of Nassau (1538-1574)

Dutch nobleman and general who led the Dutch revolt against Spanish rule, born in Dillenburg, Germany

  • 1573 Simon Marius, German astronomer, born in Gunzenhausen, Germany (d. 1624)
  • 1607 Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary & martyr, born in Orléans, France (d. 1646)
  • 1628 Jan Theunisz Blanckerhoff [Jan Maet], Dutch painter, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1669)
  • 1644 Louis Boufflers, French soldier & marshal of France, born in Crillon, Oise, France (d. 1711)
  • 1654 Joshua Barnes, English scholar, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1712)
  • 1702 Johannes Zick, German fresco painter, born in Lachen, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1715 Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian, born in Leuna, Germany (d. 1775)

Ethan AllenEthan Allen (1738-1789)

American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mountain Boys), born in Litchfield, Connecticut

  • 1747 Abraham Louis-Breguet, French clock maker, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1823)
  • 1750 Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, British Lord Chancellor, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom (d. 1823)
  • 1768 James Varicick, founder and first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1827)
  • 1769 Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo), born in Saarlouis, Germany (d. 1815)
  • 1780 Heinrich Lichtenstein, German physician & explorer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1857)
  • 1800 Lars Levi Laestadius, Swedish botanist & founder of Laestadianism, born in Jäckvik, Arjeplog, Sweden (d. 1861)
  • 1810 Jeremiah S. Black, American statesman & lawyer, born in Stony Creek, Pennsylvania (d. 1883)
  • 1812 Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect & educator, born in Torgau, Germany (d. 1881)
  • 1814 Aubrey de Vere, Irish poet & critic (Victorian Observer), born in Toreen, Republic of Ireland (d. 1902)
  • 1815 Alexander Brydie Dyer, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1874)
  • 1815 Thomas Williams, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York (d. 1862)
  • 1825 Alexander Travis Hawthorn, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Conecuh County, Alabama (d. 1899)
  • 1828 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate, born in Ostbevern, Germany (d. 1892)
  • 1834 John Dalberg-Acton. British politician and historian: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”, born in Naples, Kingdom of the Two Sicillies (now Italy) (d. 1902)
  • 1836 Charles Ingalls, father of American author Laura Ingalls Wilder, born in Cuba, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1840 Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal, born in Lévis, Canada (d. 1925)
  • 1841 George Melville, American polar explorer & naval engineer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1912)

Frank JamesFrank James (1843-1915)

American outlaw (member of the James-Younger gang), born in Clay County, Missouri

  • 1850 John Wellborn Root, American architect, born in Lumpkin, Georgia (d. 1891)
  • 1855 Peter J. Blok, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People) (d. 1929)
  • 1858 Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer, born in Radeburg, Germany (d. 1929)

George Washington CarverGeorge Washington Carver (1864-1943)

African-American agricultural scientist (studied the peanut), born in Diamond Grove, Missouri [or Jul 12]

  • 1864 Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1931)
  • 1865 Mary Ingalls, sister of American author Laura Ingalls Wilder, born in Pepin County, Wisconsin (d. 1928)
  • 1871 Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti, Austrian poet & writer (Jesse & Maria), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1955)
  • 1876 Jan Eisenloeffel, Dutch goldsmith, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1957)
  • 1877 Frederick Gardner Cottrell, American inventor (electrostatic precipitator), born in Oakland, California (d. 1948)
  • 1880 Eduard Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Short Cause), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • 1880 Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister & mayor of Antwerp, born in Roosdaal, Belgium (d. 1961)
  • 1880 Grock [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown and circus director, born in Loveresse, Canton of Bern (d. 1959)

Manuel AzañaManuel Azaña (1880-1940)

Prime Minister of Spain (1931-33) and 2nd President of the Spanish Republic (1936-39), born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain

  • 1883 Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet (Pjotr Peroyj), born in Pugachyov, Russia (d. 1945)
  • 1886 Roman von Ungern-Sternberg 'the mad Baron', Baltic-German baron and anti-communist Russian general, born in Graz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1921)
  • 1887 Robinson Jeffers, American poet & playwright (Tamar & Other Poems, Medea), born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (d. 1962)
  • 1890 Grigory Landsberg, Soviet physicist, born in Vologda, Russia (d. 1957)
  • 1891 Jos Speybrouck, Belgian drawer, born in Kortrijk, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1892 Dumas Malone, American historian (Jefferson & His Time), born in Coldwater, Mississippi (d. 1986)
  • 1893 Albert Jacka, Australian soldier, first Australian World War I Victoria Cross winner (d. 1932)
  • 1894 Reginald Denham, English writer & director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), born in London, England (d. 1983)
  • 1910 Alioune Diop, Senegalese writer & editor (Présence africaine), born in Senegal (d. 1980)
  • 1911 Tjalie Robinson [Jan Boon], Dutch East Indies writer and journalist (Tong Tong), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • 1912 Maria Mandel, Camp leader at Auschwitz, born in Münzkirchen, Austria (d. 1948)
  • 1913 Gustav Husak, Slovak politician & president of Czechoslavakia (1975-89), born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 1991)
  • 1913 Mehmet Shehu, Albanian politician, born in Çorrush, Albania (d. 1981)
  • 1914 Claude Gallimard, French publisher (d. 1991)
  • 1914 Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan, born in Fenghua District, China (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist & Nobel laureate, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2004)
  • 1918 Arthur Chung, President of Guyana, born in Windsor Great Park, United Kingdom (d. 2008)
  • 1923 Ingeborg Drewitz, German writer & academic, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1926 Musallam Bseiso, Palestinian journalist, thinker, and politician, born in Beit She'an, Israel (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Otto Stich, Swiss politician, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Donald Brooks, American fashion designer (Emmy 1983), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • 1928 Philip Levine, American poet, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Alex Boraine, South Africa politician, born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1931 Peter Barnes, English writer, born in Manchester, United Kingdom (d. 2004)
  • 1931 Ron Galella, American celebrity photographer (sued by Jackie O), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Leonid Kravchuk, Ukrainian politician and 1st President of Ukraine (1991-94), born in Żytyń, Poland (now Ukraine)
  • 1936 Al Goldstein, American publisher & pornographer, born in Williamsburg, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1936 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist & radio astronomer (1978 Nobel laureate), born in Houston, Texas

Stephen E. AmbroseStephen E. Ambrose (1936-2002)

American historian (Band of Brothers), born in Lovington, Illinois

  • 1937 Thomas Penfield Jackson, American judge, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2013)
  • 1938 Donald Knuth, American mathematician & computer scientist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1939 David Horowitz, American author & political commentator, born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Jared Carter, American poet, born in Elwood, Indiana
  • 1939 William Levy, American writer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2019)
  • 1940 Guy Chevrette, Quebec politician, born in Québec, Canada
  • 1940 Ntare VI of Ankole, Omugabe of Nkole
  • 1942 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1944 Rory Byrne, South African engineer & car designer, born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1945 Gunther von Hagens [Gunther Gerhard Liebchen], German anatomist who invented the plastination technique for preserving tissue specimens, born in Alt-Skalden, Nazi Germany
  • 1947 Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur, Black Panther Party member, born in Lumberton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1947 George Alec Effinger, American sci-fi author (Nick of Time), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • 1949 James Lapine, American stage director, born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • 1950 Roy Blunt, American politician (Senator-R-Missouri 2011, Rep-R-MO 1997-2011), born in Niangua, Missouri
  • 1955 Luci Martin, American vocalist (Chic - "Le Freak"), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1956 Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer (Royal Spanish Academy), born in Úbeda, Jaén, Spain
  • 1957 Greg Walden, U.S. Congressman from Oregon, born in The Dalles, Oregon
  • 1959 Chris Van Hollen, American politician (Senator-D-Maryland 2017-, Rep-D-Maryland 2003-17), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1960 Benoît Pelletier, Canadian politician, born in Quebec City, Canada
  • 1962 Michael Fortier, Canadian politician, born in Quebec City, Canada
  • 1963 Deborah Bone, English mental health nurse who was the inspiration for the song "Disco 2000" by Jarvis Cocker, born in Sheffield, England (d. 2014)
  • 1963 Mark Pryor, American politician, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 1966 Steve Kramer, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1968 Lyle Menendez, American author accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers), born in NYC, New York

Jared KushnerJared Kushner (42 years old)

1981 American real estate developer and son-in-law and advisor to Donald Trump, born in Livingston, New Jersey

  • 1983 Li Nina, Chinese aerial free-style skier, born in Benxi, China