Birthdays in History on July 1

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  • 1381 St. Laurence Justinian [Lorenzo Giustiniani], Italian catholic bishop and 1st Patriarch of Venice, born in Venice, Republic of Venice (d. 1456)
  • 1481 Christian II of Denmark, Sweden and Norway (d. 1559)
  • 1506 Louis II, king of Hungary/Bohemia (1516-26)
  • 1511 Hadrianus Junius, [Adriaen de Jonghe], Dutch physician, historian and humanist
  • 1534 Frederick II, King of Denmark and Norway (1559-88)
  • 1560 Charles van Croij, prince of Chimay/duke of Aarschot
  • 1574 Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (d. 1656)
  • 1633 Johann Heinrich Heidegger, Swiss theologian (d. 1698)

Person of interestGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

1646 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German mathematician and philosopher (differential and integral calculus), born in Leipzig, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1716)

Philosopher and Mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Philosopher and Mathematician
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
  • 1723 Pedro R de Campomanes, Spanish economist/historian/literary

Person of interestComte de Rochambeau

1725 Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, French military leader (commander of the French Expeditionary Force that assisted the Thirteen Colonies), born in Vendôme, France (d. 1807)

Military Leader Comte de Rochambeau
Military Leader
Comte de Rochambeau
  • 1742 Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer (types of Lichtenberg)
  • 1780 Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian general and strategist, born in Burg bei Magdeburg, Prussia (d. 1831)
  • 1788 Jean-Victor Poncelet, mathematician, founded projective geometry
  • 1802 Gideon Welles, Secy Navy (Union), (d. 1878)
  • 1804 George Sand [Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dudevant], French (female) novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro), born in Paris, France (d. 1876)

  • 1807 Thomas Green Clemson, mining engineer, endowed Clemson University
  • 1810 Walter White, secretary (NAACP)
  • 1812 Willem J d'Ablaing van Giessenburg, Dutch genealogist/heraldicus
  • 1818 Ignaz Semmelweis, gynecologist
  • 1833 Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert, Bvt Major General (Union Army)
  • 1834 Jadwiga Łuszczewska, Polish poet (d. 1908)
  • 1840 Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer
  • 1844 Verney L Cameroon, English explorer (Tanganyika)
  • 1863 William Grant Stairs, Canadian explorer (d. 1892)
  • 1869 William Strunk Jr., American grammarian (d. 1946)
  • 1872 Louis Bleriot, 1st man to fly an airplane across English Channel
  • 1874 Michel H Campen, author/critic (Bikoerim)
  • 1879 Leon Jouhaux, French socialist/co-founder UN's ILO (Nobel 1951)
  • 1881 Piet[er] L Kramer, influential Dutch architect (Amsterdam School), born in Amstersam, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • 1883 Arthur Borton, English soldier (d. 1933)
  • 1892 James M Cain, novelist (Postman Always Rings Twice), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1893 Walter Francis White, Atlanta Georgia
  • 1898 Andre-Marie Charue, bishop of Namen Belgium
  • 1899 Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr, fictional character "Indiana Jones"
  • 1899 Konstantinos Tsatsos Greek politician and president (1975-1980)
  • 1901 Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, philanthropist
  • 1902 Billy Wyler, director (Ben Hur, Mrs Miniver)
  • 1902 Jose Luis Sert, Spanish/US architect

Person of interestAmy Johnson

1903 Amy Johnson, British pilot, first female pilot to fly alone Britain to Australia, born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1941)

Aviator Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson
  • 1904 Mary Calderone, physician/founder (planned parenthood)

Person of interestEstée Lauder

1906 Estée Lauder, CEO (Estée Lauder cosmetics) (d. 2004), born in NYC, New York

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder
  • 1908 Paul Hardy, Belgian writer (Best of Painted Furniture)
  • 1909 Juan Carlos Onetti, novelist
  • 1909 Madge Evans, Manhattan TV panelist (Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911 Sergei Sokolov, Soviet marshal
  • 1912 Ahmad H al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal/president/premier
  • 1912 David Brower, environmentalist/president (Sierra Club)
  • 1912 Sally Kirkland, American fashion editor (d. 1989)
  • 1913 Jo Sinclair [Ruth Seid], American writer (Wasteland), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1915 Jean Stafford, American writer (Boston Adventure, Lion & Carpenter)
  • 1915 Viscount Leverhulm, English large landowner (Unilever)
  • 1915 Joseph Ransohoff, American neurosurgeon (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana (1966-80), born in Serowe, Botswana (d. 1980)
  • 1926 Robert Fogel, American economic historian and Nobel laureate, born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Carl Hahn, German automotive executive
  • 1927 Chandra Shekhar, Indian politician, 8th Prime Minister of India (1990-91), born in Ibrahimpatti, British India (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Gerald M Edelman, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in Ozone Park, NY, (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Andreas JAI Bruggeman, Dutch mayor (Schipluiden/Leiderdorp)
  • 1930 Margaret A Brewer, American soldier, in Durand Michigan, first female General officer in US Marine Corps. (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Leslie Caron, French-American actress (Gigi, Father Goose), born in Boulogne-Biliancourt, Seine
  • 1932 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1937 Ebrahim I Ebrahim, South African ANCer/Umkhonto we Sizwe-leader
  • 1939 Charles Hatcher, (Rep-D-GA, 1981- )
  • 1941 Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist, (1994 Nobel laureate for G-protein discoveries), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Myron Scholes, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1942 William Carney, (Rep-R-NY, 1979-86)
  • 1948 Wang Qishan, Chinese Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, born in Qingdao, Shandong
  • 1950 David Duke, American politician, K.K.K. member
  • 1953 Henry Percy, 11th duke of Northumberland, godchild of Elizabeth II
  • 1954 Chip Hanauer, American hydroplane racer (world champion 1982), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestLi Keqiang

1955 Li Keqiang, Chinese Premier of the State Council and China's head of government, born in Dingyuan County, Anhui Province

Premier of China Li Keqiang
Premier of China
Li Keqiang
  • 1957 Grant Dalton, New Zealand sailor (Whitbread Round the World, American's Cup), born in Auckland, New Zealand

Person of interestDiana Spencer

1961 Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, born in Sandringham, England (d. 1997)

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • 1961 Kalpana Chawla, Karnal India, astronaut (STS 87)
  • 1963 Edward Tsang Lu, astronaut (STS 84), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1979 Forrest Griffin, American mixed martial artist
  • 1981 Tadhg Kennelly, Irish-born Australian Rules footballer, (County Kerry 2009, Sydney Swans 2005 championships), born in Listowel, Ireland