Birthdays in History on July 13

Person of interestJulius Caesar

100 BC Julius Caesar, Roman military and political leader, born in Rome (d. 44 BC), (or July 12)

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar
  • 1527 John Dee, English alchemist, astrologer and mathematician, born in London, England (d. 1609)
  • 1579 Arthur Dee, English physician, born in Mortlake, London (d. 1651)
  • 1590 Clement X [Emilio Altieri], Italian Pope (1670-76), born in Rome (d. 1676)
  • 1607 Václav [Wenceslaus] Hollar, Bohemian-born etcher, born in Prague, Bohemia (d. 1677)
  • 1608 Ferdinand III, King of Hungary & Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor (1637-57), born in Graz, Duchy of Styria (d. 1657)
  • 1745 Robert Calder, British naval officer, born in Kent, England (d. 1818)
  • 1770 Alexander Balashov, Russian general and statesman, born in Moscow (d. 1837)
  • 1773 Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies about Art), born in Berlin (d. 1798)
  • 1776 Caroline of Baden, Queen of Bavaria, born in Karlsruhe, Margraviate of Baden (d. 1841)
  • 1793 John Clare, English poet (Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery), born in Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England (d. 1864)
  • 1798 Alexandra Feodorovna (Charlotte of Prussia), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1860)
  • 1815 James Alexander Seddon, Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1880)
  • 1816 Gustav Freytag, writer

Person of interestNathan Bedford Forrest

1821 Nathan Bedford Forrest, American slave trader, Confederate lieutenant general and KKK Grand Wizard, born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee (d. 1877)

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • 1826 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist (Reaction of Cannizzaro)
  • 1841 Otto Wagner, Austrian architect (d. 1918)
  • 1858 Stewart Culin, American ethnographer (d. 1929)
  • 1859 Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter
  • 1863 Emma Mary Wooley, educator (Mary Anna Wells)
  • 1864 John Jacob Astor IV, American businessman and soldier (richest passenger aboard the Titanic), born in Rhinebeck, New York (d. 1912)
  • 1872 Alfons van de Perre, Flemish physician/MP
  • 1884 Francis B Young, British physician/writer (White Ladies)
  • 1889 Louise of Mountbatten, Queen of Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1894 Isaak Babel, Russian writer (Konarmija, Marija) [OS Jun 30]
  • 1896 Mordecai Ardon, Israeli painter (d. 1992)
  • 1898 Martin David, German/Neth law historian
  • 1898 Julius Schreck, member of the Nazi party (d. 1936)
  • 1900 JH Scheps, Dutch 2nd-Member of parliament (social democratic)
  • 1901 Tillie Ehrlich Lewin, leading industrialist (tomato queen)
  • 1903 Kenneth Clark, English art historian (d. 1983)
  • 1905 Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Souphanouvong, President of Laos (1975-87), born in Louangphrabang, Laos (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Walter Landor, designer
  • 1913 Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Hellerup Denmark, Danish shipping magnate, (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Hans Blumenberg, philosopher
  • 1921 Friedrich Peter, Austrian poltitician (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Anker Jørgensen, Danish politician, Prime Minister of Denmark (1972-3, 75-82), born in Copenhagen (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Hilary Grover Barratt Brown, conservationist
  • 1927 Karl I Pelgrom, Dutch sculptor
  • 1927 Simone Veil, President European parliament (France)
  • 1928 Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (d. 2000)
  • 1932 Hubert Reeves, Canadian astrophysicist
  • 1933 David Storey, British novelist and playwright (This Sporting Life), born in Wakefield (d. 2017)
  • 1934 Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)
  • 1934 Wole Soyinka, Nigeria, dramatist (Road, Kongi's Harvest-Nobel 1986)
  • 1935 Jack F Kemp, (Rep-R-NY)/right-wing/US Secretary of Housing (1989-93)
  • 1940 Paul Prudhomme, cajun chef (K-Paul), born in Opelousas. Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1942 Rod Chandler, (Rep-R-WA, 1983- )

Person of interestErnő Rubik

1944 Ernő Rubik, Hungarian inventor (Rubik's cube), born in Budapest, Hungary

Inventor Ernő Rubik
Inventor
Ernő Rubik
  • 1945 Jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Duvelsmoer)
  • 1946 Rodney Mills, American mastering engineer (The Doobie Brothers, Pearl Jam, Gucci Mane), born in Douglas, Georgia
  • 1948 Linda Ann Simon, airline capt
  • 1948 Robert Underwood, (Rep-D-Guam)
  • 1948 Ronald K Machtley, (Rep-R-Rhode Island)
  • 1950 George D "Pinky" Nelson, Iowa, PhD/astro (STS 41C, STS 61-C, STS-26)
  • 1950 Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China, former mayor of Taipei, former chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT)
  • 1951 Rob Bishop, American politician
  • 1953 Mila Mulroney, wife of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney
  • 1957 Phil Margera, father of Bam Margera
  • 1959 Danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL, Little Man Tate, Limit Up)
  • 1960 Ian Hislop, British writer, satirist and editor of Private Eye, born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1961 Tim Watson, Australian rules footballer
  • 1967 Benny Benassi, Italian disc jockey
  • 1967 Dean Barnett, American Conservative blogger
  • 1969 Oleg Serebrian, Moldovan politician and political scientist
  • 1974 Jean Zhang, Miss Suriname 1993