Birthdays in History on January 14

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Person of interestMark Antony

83 BC Mark Antony [Marcus Antonius], Roman politician & general (Battle of Actium), born in Rome (d. 30 BC)

Roman Politician and General Mark Antony
Roman Politician and General
Mark Antony
  • 1131 Valdemar I of Denmark, King of Denmark (1146–1182), born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (d. 1182)
  • 1467 Henry of Stolberg-Wernigerode, German ruler of the County of Wernigerode, born in Wernigerode Castle, Germany (d. 1854)
  • 1477 Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (d. 1552)
  • 1507 Catherine of Habsburg, Queen of Portugal, born in Torquemada, Spain (d. 1578)
  • 1551 Alberico Gentili, Italian lawyer & jurist, born in Province of Macerata, Italy (d. 1608)
  • 1592 Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan, leader of India
  • 1615 John Biddle, English nontrinitarian and Unitarian minister, born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1662)
  • 1618 Jan Six, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1700)
  • 1664 Simon van Slingelandt, Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1736)
  • 1684 Jean-Baptiste Vanloo, French painter, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1745)
  • 1684 Johann Matthias Hase, German mathematician & astronomer, born in Augsburg, Germany (d. 1742)
  • 1702 Nakamikado Emperor of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1737)
  • 1705 Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, French sailor & governor of the Mascarene Islands, born in Pleudihen-sur-Rance, France (d. 1786)
  • 1730 William Whipple, American merchant & judge (signatory of the Declaration of Independence), born in Kittery, Maine (d. 1785)

Person of interestBenedict Arnold

1741 Benedict Arnold, American general and turncoat (American Revolutionary War), born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1801)

US General and Turncoat Benedict Arnold
US General and Turncoat
Benedict Arnold

  • 1791 Calvin Phillips, American midget & shortest known adult male (67 cm; 2' 2"), born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts (d. 1812)
  • 1792 Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general, born in Helsingør, Denmark (d. 1865)
  • 1793 John C. Clark, American politician, born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 1852)
  • 1798 Isaac da Costa, Dutch writer/lawyer
  • 1798 Johan R Thorbecke, Premier of Netherlands (Lib-1849..72), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1872)
  • 1806 Matthew Fontaine Maury, Naval Commander (Confederacy), born in Spotsylvania County, Virginia (d. 1873)
  • 1806 Sir Charles Hotham, Governor of Victoria, born in Dennington, United Kingdom (d. 1855)
  • 1817 Harmen Sytstra, Dutch poet & editor (Iduna), born in Mullum, Netherlands (d. 1862)
  • 1818 Zacharias Topelius, Finnish historical novelist (Surgeon's Stories)
  • 1819 Frederick Steele, American Major General (Union Army), born in Delhi, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1831 John Bullock Clark Jr., American general (Confederate Army), born in Fayette, Missouri (d. 1903)
  • 1836 Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, American Major General (Union Army), born in Wantage Township, New Jersey (d. 1881)
  • 1836 Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1904)
  • 1841 Berthe Morisot, French painter, born in Bourges, France (d. 1895)
  • 1845 Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, British statesman, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1927)
  • 1850 Pierre Loti, French naval officer & novelist, born in Rochefort, France (d. 1923)
  • 1851 Théophile de Bock, Dutch painter, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1904)
  • 1856 J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist & publisher, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1919)
  • 1857 Alice Pike Barney, American painter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1931)
  • 1861 Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf), born in Cunewalde, Germany (d. 1903)
  • 1863 Pieter Oosterlee, Dutch educator, born in Valkenburg, Netherlands (d. 1930)
  • 1868 Catharina Anna Maria de Savornin Lohman, Dutch author (Belief), born in Assen, Netherlands (d. 1930)
  • 1870 Sir George Pearce, Australian politician, born in Mount Barker, Australia (d. 1952)
  • 1874 Thornton Burgess, American conservationist & author (Peter Rabbit), born in Sandwich, Massachusetts (d. 1965)
  • 1878 Victor A D Segalen, French naval doctor & writer, born in Brest, France (d. 1919)

  • 1882 Hendrik W van Loon, Netherland, commentator/writer (Story of America)
  • 1886 Hugh Lofting, English writer and illustrator (Dr. Doolittle), born in Maidenhead, England (d. 1947)
  • 1892 Martin Niemöller, German theologian & Lutheran clergyman, born in Lippstadt, Germany (d. 1984)
  • 1895 George Richard Samways, English children's writer, born in Hampshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1896 John dos Passos, American novelist (1919, Big Money, 42nd Parallel), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1970)
  • 1897 Hasso von Manteuffel, German general & politician, born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1899 Fritz Bayerlein, German general (WW I, Poland, Libya, St-Lo), born in German Empire (d. 1970)
  • 1901 Carlos P. Romulo, Philippine diplomat & statesman, born in Manila, Phillipines (d. 1985)
  • 1902 Alfred Tarski, Polish-American logician & mathematician, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1983)
  • 1902 F. C. Terborgh [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1904 Cecil Beaton, English photographer, born in Hampstead, United Kingdom (d. 1980)
  • 1904 Emily Hahn, American journalist & author, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1905 Takeo Fukuda, 67th Prime Minister of Japan, born in Gunma, Japan (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Derek Richter, British neuroscientist (learning & memory), born in bath, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Sophie Redmond, Suriname's 1st female physician, born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 1955)
  • 1907 Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1985)
  • 1911 Anatoly Rybakov, Russian writer, born in Chernihiv, Ukraine (d. 1998)
  • 1913 Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Thomas J. Watson Jr., American businessman and politician (President of IBM, 1952-1971, US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1979-1981), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1914 Dudley Randall, African-American poet who founded the pioneering publishing house "Broadside Press", born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Andre Frossard, Catholic columnist, born in Saint-Maurice-Colombier, France (d. 1995)
  • 1915 Mark Goodson, American game show producer, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1992)
  • 1916 John Oliver Killens, American writer, born in Macon, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • 1919 Giulio Andreotti, Italian politician & statesman (Prime Minister, 1989–1992), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Charles Gaupp, German-Dutch painter, born in Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1921 Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Yukio Mishima, Japanese novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1970)
  • 1925 Jean-Claude Beton, Algerian-born French businessman, entrepreneur and soft-drink manufacturer (Orangina), born in Boufarik, French Algeria (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Harold Wolpe, South African lawyer & sociologist, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer & activist, born in Dhaka, British India (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Garry Winogrand, American photographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1931 Frank Costigan, Australian lawyer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2009)
  • 1935 Lucille Wheeler, Canadian alpine skier, born in Mont-Tremblant, Canada
  • 1940 Julian Bond, American civil rights leader & politician (D-Ga), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Milan Kučan, Slovenian statesman, born in Križevci, Gornji Petrovci, Slovenia
  • 1942 Amichand Rajbansi, South African politician, born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2011)
  • 1942 Carol Bellamy, American politician (City Council Pres-D- 1978-85), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Shannon Lucid, Chinese astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76/79), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1944 Marjoe Gortner, American evangelist, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1944 Nina Totenberg, American journalist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Einar Hakonarson, Icelandic painter, born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 1945 Vonetta McGee, American actress, born in San Francisco, California, (d. 2010)
  • 1946 Harold Shipman, British serial killer, born in Bestwood Estate, Nottingham (d. 2004)
  • 1949 Mary Robison, American writer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1952 Sydney Biddle Barrows, American madam and author (Mayflower Madam), born in Hopewell, New Jersey
  • 1952 Maureen Dowd, American writer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1952 Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Prime Minister of Romania, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1957 Anchee Min, Chinese writer, born in Shanghai, China
  • 1958 Colin Ferguson, murderer (6 people on the LIRR on Dec 7, 1993), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1961 Robert Edwin Hall, New Zealand mountaineer & businessman, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1996)
  • 1962 Michael McCaul, American politician, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1964 Shepard Smith, American news anchor, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi
  • 1965 Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel, born in Dyshne-Vedeno, Russia (d. 2006)
  • 1965 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British TV chef (River Cottage), writer and environmental activist, born in London, England
  • 1971 Lasse Kjus, Norwegian skier, born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1975 Ricardo López, Uruguayan-born stalker of Björk, born in Uruguay (d. 1996)
  • 1978 Just Blaze, American hip hop producer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1979 John Reuben, American hip hop artist, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1980 Sosuke Sumitani, Japanese announcer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1981 Abdelmalek Cherrad, Algerian football, born in La Tronche, France
  • 1986 Gary Brolsma, American internet celebrity (Numa Numa), born in Saddle Brook, New Jersey
  • 1989 29-year-old Marie Claude Adam gives birth to sextuplets by Caesarean section in Port Royale, France
  • 1994 Samir Patel, American spelling bee winner