Birthdays in History on July 11

  • 154 Bardaisan [Bardesanes], Syrian astrologer and theologist, born in Edessa, Upper Mesopotamia

Person of interestRobert the Bruce

1274 Robert the Bruce, Scottish king (1306-1329) and national hero, born in Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire (d. 1329)

King of Scotland Robert the Bruce
King of Scotland
Robert the Bruce
  • 1366 Anne of Bohemia, Queen of England and wife of Richard II, born in Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia (d. 1394)
  • 1540 Adolf van Nassau, German son of William I and Juliana of Stolberg, born in Dillenburg, Germany (d. 1568)
  • 1558 Robert Greene, English writer (Friar Bacon), born in Norwich, England (d. 1592)
  • 1561 Luis de Góngora, Spanish poet and writer, born in Córdoba, Spain (d. 1627)
  • 1603 Kenelm Digby, English philosopher and diplomat, born in Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1665)
  • 1628 Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord, born in Mito, Japan (d. 1701)
  • 1657 Frederick I, King of Prussia (1701-13), born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1713)
  • 1662 Maximilian II Emanuel, elector of Bavaria, born in Munich (d. 1726)
  • 1694 Charles-Antoine Coypel, French carpet designer, born in Paris (d. 1752)
  • 1697 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer and cartographer, born in Paris (d. 1782)
  • 1709 Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, born in Stora Mellösa, Närke (d. 1785)
  • 1723 Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer, born in Bort-les-Orgues, France (d. 1799)
  • 1738 Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen and Governor of the Austrian Netherlands, born in Moritzburg, Electorate of Saxony (d. 1822)
  • 1751 Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Queen consort of Denmark and Norway, born in Leicester House, London, England (d. 1775)
  • 1754 Thomas Bowdler, British physician and writer (Family Shakespeare), born in Ashley, Somerset, England (d. 1825)

Person of interestJohn Quincy Adams

1767 John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States (D) (1825-1829), born in Braintree, Massachusetts (d. 1848)

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
  • 1810 Eugène Simonis, Belgian sculptor, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1882)
  • 1811 Joseph Lanman, American naval officer (Union Navy), born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1874)
  • 1811 William Robert Grove, Welsh physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell, born in Swansea, Wales (d. 1896)
  • 1816 French-Andries Durlet, Belgian sculptor and architect, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1867)
  • 1825 Edward Henry Hobson, American merchant, banker, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Greensburg, Kentucky (d. 1901)
  • 1826 Alexander Afanasyev, Russian ethnographer and folklorist, born in Boguchar, Voronezh Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1871)
  • 1832 Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician (Prime Minister of Greece for 7 times from 1875-1895), born in Nafplion, Greece (d. 1896)
  • 1838 John Wanamaker, American merchant (Wanamakers Department Store), pioneer in marketing and Postmaster General, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1922)
  • 1841 William Paul Roberts, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Gates County, North Carolina (d. 1910)
  • 1844 Peter I Karadjordjevic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia (1903-21), born in Belgrade, Ottoman Tributary Principality of Serbia (d. 1921)
  • 1846 Léon Bloy, French novelist and essayist, born in Périgueux, France (d. 1917)
  • 1850 Annie Armstrong, American missionary leader, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1938)
  • 1851 Millie & Christine McCoy, American siamese twins born slaves in Whiteville, North Carolina (d.1912)
  • 1860 Johannes van Laar, Dutch chemist (thermodynamics), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1938)
  • 1861 George W. Norris, U.S. Senator noted for his advocacy of political reform and of public ownership of hydroelectric-power plants, born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • 1864 Petar Danov, Bulgarian spiritual teacher, born in Nikolaevka, Bulgaria (d. 1944)
  • 1866 Richard Beer-Hofmann, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1945)
  • 1866 Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1953)
  • 1871 Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Farmers' Party)
  • 1885 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor/painter
  • 1886 Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (d. 1939)
  • 1888 Carl Schmitt, German nazi-lawyer (Verfassungslehre)
  • 1888 Lyman Bryson, Valentine Nebr, educator (UN Casebook)
  • 1889 Alfred E Green, Perris CA, director (Copacabana, Jolson Story)
  • 1890 Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WWII)
  • 1890 Georg Annenkov, Russian/French painter
  • 1894 Walter Wanger, [Feuchtwanger], US producer (Stagecoach)
  • 1895 Dolly Wilde, English socialite (d. 1941)
  • 1897 Bull Connor, American law enforcement official (d. 1973)
  • 1898 Hendrik J Pos, Dutch philosopher/CEO (Committee of Watchfulness)
  • 1898 Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], Dutch writer/Radio Orange

Person of interestE. B. White

1899 E. B. White, American writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1985)

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • 1902 Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58)

  • 1902 Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Dutch/US phycist
  • 1903 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)
  • 1906 Herbert Wehner, German communist/anti-communist politician (SPD)
  • 1909 Jacques Clemens, Dutch Catholic priest, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • 1910 John Francis Boyd, journalist
  • 1913 Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, American sci-fi author (Space Lords)
  • 1913 Cordwainer Smith, American writer (d. 1966)
  • 1915 Colin Kelly, American B-17 Flying Fortress pilot and 1st US air hero during WW II, born in Madison, Florida (d. 1941)
  • 1915 George Ivan Smith, diplomat
  • 1916 Gough Whitlam, (ALP) Australia, PM (1972-75)
  • 1918 Venetia Burney [Phair], British woman credited with naming Clyde Tombaugh's discovered planet "Pluto" (1930), born in Oxford, United Kingdom (d. 2009)
  • 1924 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, born in Hamburg (d. 1996)
  • 1924 César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Ralph D Abernathy, American president (SCLC)
  • 1926 Frederick Buechner, American author
  • 1928 Nic Jonk, sculptor/painter (Jonas & the Whale)
  • 1929 David Kelly, Irish actor (Grandpa Joe-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fawlty Towers), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Harold Bloom, American literary critic
  • 1931 Hans Klein, politician
  • 1931 Herman de Vries, Dutch sculptor
  • 1931 Tullio Regge, Italian physicist
  • 1933 Olga Havlova, political activist

Person of interestGiorgio Armani

1934 Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer (American Gigolo), born in Piacenza, Italy

Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani
Fashion Designer
Giorgio Armani
  • 1935 Oliver Napier, Northern Irish politician
  • 1937 Pai Hsien-yung, Taiwanese writer
  • 1939 Seth Gaaikema, Dutch night club performer
  • 1940 Terry Patchett, politician
  • 1940 Yvon Charbonneau, French Canadian union leader and politician
  • 1944 Peter de Savary, English financier/multi-millionaire
  • 1944 Myra Gale Brown, former wife of Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1945 Patrick Joseph McGrath, Catholic bishop
  • 1946 Edward J Markey, (Rep-D-MA, 1976- )
  • 1946 Cuthbert Johnson, Benedictine abbot.
  • 1947 Bo Lundgren, Swedish politician
  • 1950 Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani nuclear physicist
  • 1951 Lawrence J Delucas, PhD/astronaut (STS 50), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1952 John Kettley, English weather forecaster
  • 1960 Ariel Castro, Puerto Rican-born American criminal famous for kidnapping 3 women between 2002-4, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 2013)
  • 1964 Kyrill, Prince of Preslav, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • 1968 Michael Geist, Canadian academic
  • 1983 Evan Roberts, American radio broadcaster
  • 1987 Matej Gaspar, Yugoslavia, 5,000,000,000th person (UN)