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Birthdays in History on January 30

Person of interestLivia

58 BC Livia Drusilla [Julia Augusta], Wife and adviser of Roman Emperor Augustus and mother of Emperor Tiberius, probably born in Rome (d. 29)

Roman Empress Livia
Roman Empress
Livia
  • 133 Didius Julianus [Marcus Severus Didius Julianus], Roman Emperor, born in Milan, Italy (d. 193)
  • 1615 Thomas Rolfe, American colonial settler and only child of Pocahontas and John Rolfe, born in Varina Farms, Virginia (d. 1675)
  • 1617 William Sancroft, 79th Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England (d. 1693)
  • 1624 Arnold Geulincx, Flemish philosopher (About Virtue), born in Antwerp (d. 1669)
  • 1628 George Villiers, 2nd duke of Buckingham, English statesman and poet, born in London (d. 1687)
  • 1661 Charles Rollin, French historian, born in Paris (d. 1741)
  • 1687 [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, baptized
  • 1708 Georg Dionysius Ehret, German-English botanist & cartoonist, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1770)
  • 1720 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist & entomologist, born in Finspång, Sweden (d. 1778)
  • 1754 John Lansing Jr., American lawyer & statesman, born in Albany, New York (d. 1829)
  • 1775 Walter Savage Landor, English poet & writer (Imaginary Conversations), born in Warwick, England (d. 1864)
  • 1781 Adelbert von Chamisso, French writer (Peter Schlemihl), born in Champagne (d. 1838)
  • 1797 Edwin Vose Sumner, American Major General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1863)
  • 1814 Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French-Belgian glass painter, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1891)
  • 1816 Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, American politician, Major General (Union Army), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 1894)

  • 1822 John Basil Turchin [Ivan Vasyliovych Turchin], Russian-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1901)
  • 1822 Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1899)
  • 1829 Alfred Cummings, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1910)
  • 1832 Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, born in Royal Palace of Madrid, Spain (d. 1897)
  • 1835 Oliver Edwards, American inventor & Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1904)
  • 1841 Alfred Townsend George, American Civil War journalist, born in Georgetown, Delaware (d. 1914)
  • 1841 Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (1895-99), born in Paris (d. 1899)
  • 1844 Moritz von Bissing, German gov-gen of Belgium (1914-17), born in Ober Bellmannsdorf, Prussia (d. 1917)
  • 1846 Francis H. Bradley, British idealist philosopher (Appearance and Reality), born in Clapham, Surrey, England (d. 1924)
  • 1865 Samuel Pierre l'Honoré Naber, Dutch rear-admiral and librarian, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1936)
  • 1873 Georges Ricard-Cordingley, French painter, born in Lyon, France (d. 1939)
  • 1878 Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (Truth and Justice), born in Vetepere, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire (d. 1940)

Person of interestFranklin D. Roosevelt

1882 Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd US President (Democrat: 1933-1945), born in Hyde Park, New York (d. 1945)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1885 John Henry Towers, American naval aviator, born in Rome, Georgia (d. 1955)
  • 1889 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist, born in Varanasi, India (d. 1937)
  • 1892 Grigore Gafencu, Romanian Minister of Foreign affairs (1938-39), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1957)
  • 1894 Boris III, Tsar of Bulgaria (1918-43), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1943)
  • 1894 Marcel Canneel, Flemish painter (Reuzenstoet) (d. 1953)
  • 1899 Max Theiler, South African-American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), born in Pretoria (d. 1972)
  • 1901 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1977)

  • 1902 Nikolaus Pevsner, German-British art historian (The Buildings of England), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1983)
  • 1903 G. Evelyn Hutchinson, British zoologist (Treatise on Limnology), born in Cambridge, United Kingdom (d. 1991)

Person of interestEmilio G. Segrè

1905 Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist & Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), born in Tivoli, Italy (d. 1989)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • 1909 Saul David Alinsky, American radical writer (John L Lewis), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 1910 Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician, born in Pollachi taluk (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Sir Alexander Ogston, British surgeon (discovered Staphylococcus), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1929)
  • 1912 Barbara Tuchman, American historian & author (Pulitzer, Guns of August), born in New York (d. 1989)
  • 1912 Francis Schaeffer, American Evangelical theologian and pastor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1913 Percy Thrower, English radio host, born in England, United Kingdom (d. 1988)
  • 1913 Amrita Sher-Gil, Hungarian-Indian painter described as the “Indian Frida Kahlo" and "one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century," born in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1941)
  • 1914 Louis Osman, English architect & artist, born in Exeter, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1915 John Profumo, British cabinet minister (Profumo scandal), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • 1915 Joachim Peiper, German SS officer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1918 Jarl Andre Bjerke [Bernhard Borge], Norwegian poet & writer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1985)
  • 1919 Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet, born in Lyskovo, Russia (d. 1979)
  • 1920 Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, born in Leeds, South Yorkshire (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Carwood Lipton, American WWII veteran, born in Huntingon, West Virginia (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Lloyd Alexander, American writer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Margaret Yorke [Margaret Beda Nicholson], English author (Patrick Grant novels, No Medals for the Major), born in Compton, Surrey, England (d. 2012)

Person of interestDouglas Engelbart

1925 Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist (computer mouse, Engelbart's Law), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2013)

Computer Scientist Douglas Engelbart
Computer Scientist
Douglas Engelbart
  • 1927 Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) assassinated, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • 1929 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon & international aid worker, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Samuel J. Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • 1931 Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author (Transit of Venus), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Stewart McKinney, American politician (Rep-R-CT, 1971- ), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1931 John Crosbie, Canadian politician, born in St. John's, Canada (d. 2020)
  • 1931 Allan W. Eckert, American historian, naturalist, and author, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1932 Kazuo Inamori, Japanese business executive (Kyocera Ceramics Co), born in Yakushi, Japan
  • 1933 Louis Rukeyser, American financial journalist (Wall Street Week), born in New York (d. 2006)
  • 1935 Richard Brautigan, American novelist & poet (Trout Fishing in America), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1935 John George Hughes, British academic & 9th bishop of Kensington (1987-1994), born in England (d. 1994)
  • 1936 F. Vernon Boozer, American politician, born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1938 Marcel van Dam, Dutch politician/CEO (VARA Radio/TV)
  • 1938 Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan (1991-2016), born in Samarkand (d. 2016)
  • 1939 Frank Wolf, American politician (Rep-R-VA, 1981- ), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestDick Cheney

1941 Dick Cheney, American politician (Vice President: 2001-2009), born in Lincoln, Nebraska

46th Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney
46th Vice President of the United States
Dick Cheney
  • 1941 Gregory Benford, American author & scientist, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1945 Michael Dorris, American novelist & scholar, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1997)
  • 1946 Lord Mackay of Drumadoon, British QC, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1947 Les Barker, English poet, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 1948 Paul Magee, Provisional IRA member, born in Belfast, Ireland
  • 1948 Akira Yoshino, Japanese chemist (lithium-ion battery), 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, born in Suita, Japan

Person of interestPeter Agre

1949 Peter Agre, American biologist & Nobel laureate, born in Northfield, Minnesota

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre
  • 1953 Fred Hembeck, American cartoonist, born in Yaphank, New York
  • 1955 Judith Tarr, American sci-fi author (Isle of Glass, Ars Magica), born in Augusta, Maine
  • 1962 Abdullah II of Jordan, King of Jordan (1999-present), born in Amman, Jordan
  • 1962 Mary Kay Letourneau, American convicted statutory rapist, born in Tustin, California

Person of interestFelipe VI

1968 Felipe VI [Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia], King of Spain (2014-), born in Madrid, Spain

King of Spain Felipe VI
King of Spain
Felipe VI
  • 1969 Carolyn Kepcher, American businesswoman & reality TV show star (The Apprentice), born in Westchester County, New York
  • 1974 Jemima Khan, English socialite, previously married to Imran Khan, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 2005 Prince Hashem bin Abdullah II, Jordanian royal, born in Amman, Jordan