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)
  • 1538 Louis of Nassau, Dutch general, born in Dillenburg, Germany (d. 1574)
  • 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)
  • 1638 Nicolas Steno, Danish scientist & bishop, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1686)
  • 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)

Person of interestEthan Allen

1738 Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mountain Boys), born in Litchfield, Connecticut (d. 1789)

American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen
American Revolutionary War Patriot
Ethan Allen
  • 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)
  • 1797 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer & composer, born in Havixbeck, Germany (d. 1848)
  • 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, Baron Acton, English historian & historian (“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"), born in Naples, 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)

Person of interestFrank James

1843 Frank James, American outlaw (member of the James-Younger gang), born in Clay County, Missouri (d. 1915)

Outlaw Frank James
Outlaw
Frank James
  • 1850 John Wellborn Root, American architect, born in Lumpkin, Georgia (d. 1891)
  • 1855 Peter J Blok, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People)
  • 1858 Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer, born in Radeburg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1864 George Washington Carver, African-American agricultural scientist (studied the peanut), born in Diamond Grove, Missouri [or Jul 12] (d. 1943)
  • 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 M Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Short Cause)

  • 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)

Person of interestManuel Azaña

1880 Manuel Azaña, Prime Minister of Spain (1931-33) and 2nd President of the Spanish Republic (1936-39), born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain (d. 1940)

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • 1883 Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj), born in Pugachyov, Russia (d. 1945)
  • 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)
  • 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 Ron Galella, American celebrity photographer (sued by Jackie O), born in New York City, New York
  • 1931 Peter Barnes, English writer, born in Manchester, United Kingdom (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Leonid Kravchuk, Ukrainian politician, born in Wołyń Voivodeship, Poland

Person of interestStephen E. Ambrose

1936 Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian (Band of Brothers), born in Lovington, Illinois (d. 2002)

  • 1936 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist & radio astronomer (1978 Nobel laureate), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1936 Al Goldstein, American publisher & pornographer, born in Williamsburg, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1937 Thomas Penfield Jackson, American judge, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2013)
  • 1938 Ivan Twigden, English contractor/multi-millionaire (Twigden PLC)
  • 1938 Donald Knuth, American mathematician & computer scientist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1939 Jared Carter, American poet, born in Elwood, Indiana
  • 1939 David Horowitz, American author & political commentator, born in New York City, New York
  • 1939 William Levy, American writer
  • 1940 Ntare VI of Ankole, Omugabe of Nkole
  • 1940 Guy Chevrette, Quebec politician, born in Québec, Canada
  • 1942 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1942 Walter Hill, American film director (48 Hours, Extreme Prejudice), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1944 Rory Byrne, South African engineer & car designer, born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1944 Bernard Derome, Canadian broadcaster (Le Téléjournal), born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1946 Aynsley Dunbar, English drummer (Journey, Jefferson Starship), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1947 George Alec Effinger, American sci-fi author (Nick of Time), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • 1947 Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur, Black Panther Party member, born in Lumberton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1949 James Lapine, American stage director, born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • 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
  • 1960 Benoît Pelletier, Canadian politician, born in Quebec City, Canada
  • 1962 Michael Fortier, Canadian politician
  • 1963 Mark Pryor, American politician, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 1966 Steve Kramer, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1967 Johan Laats, Belgian judoka, born in Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1968 Lyle Menendez, American author accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers), born in New York City, New York

Person of interestJared Kushner

1981 Jared Kushner, American real estate developer and advisor to Donald Trump, born in Livingston, New Jersey

Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump Jared Kushner
Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump
Jared Kushner
  • 1983 Li Nina, Chinese aerial free-style skier, born in Benxi, China