Birthdays in History on July 22

  • 1210 Joan of England, Queen consort of Scotland, wife of Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1238)
  • 1478 Philip I, (the Handsome), 1st Habsburg King of Spain (1504-06)
  • 1510 Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (d. 1537)
  • 1535 Katarina Stenbock, wife of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1621)
  • 1559 Lawrence of Brindisi [Giulio Cesare Russo], Italian theologian, Capuchin monk, and Roman Catholic saint, born n Brindisi, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1619)
  • 1596 Michael I, first Russian Tsar of the House of Romanov (1613-45), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1645)
  • 1621 Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury/minister (1660-73)
  • 1647 Margaretha Mary Alacoque, French Roman Catholic saint and mystic, born in L'Hautecour, France (d. 1690)
  • 1711 Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (d. 1753)
  • 1713 Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (d. 1780)
  • 1722 Jean-Noel/Joannes Natalis Paquot, Belgian priest/historian
  • 1733 Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1790)
  • 1755 Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (d. 1839)
  • 1763 James Geddes, American Engineer (Erie Canal), born in Carlisle Pennsylvania (d. 1838)
  • 1784 Friedrich W Bessel, German astronomer (star parallax, Bessel Function)
  • 1804 Victor Schoelcher, French writer (abolitionism), born in Paris (d. 1893)
  • 1807 Karolina Pawlowa, Russian writer (A Double Life), born in Yaroslavl, Russian Empire (d. 1893)
  • 1820 Louis Powell Harvey, American politician, Governor of Wisconsin, born in East Haddam, Connecticut (d. 1862)
  • 1822 Hamilton Prioleau Bee, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1897)
  • 1822 John George Walker, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Jefferson City, Missouri (d. 1893)
  • 1830 William Sooy Smith, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Tarlton, Ohio (d. 1916)
  • 1834 Daniel McCook Jr, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Carrollton, Ohio (d. 1864)
  • 1844 William Archibald Spooner, English Oxford Don and reverend and inventor (spoonerisms), born in London, England (d. 1930)
  • 1848 Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1914)

Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus (1849-1887)

American poet ("Give us your tired & poor", "New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty), born in NYC, New York

  • 1872 David D Salas, Antillian writer (Josefina)
  • 1878 Janusz Korczak [Henryk Goldszmit], Polish-Jewish educator and pedagogue (ran an orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto) [or born in 1879], born in Warsaw, Congress Poland (d. 1942)
  • 1878 Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un destin: Martin Luther)
  • 1882 Edward Hopper, American painter (Nighthawks, House by the Railroad), born in Upper Nyack, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1887 Gustav Hertz, German quantum physicist (Nobel 1925)
  • 1888 Kirk Bryan, American geologist (d. 1950)

Rose Fitzgerald KennedyRose Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890-1995)

American matriarch, mother of JFK, RFK & Ted, born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1892 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s)/war criminal
  • 1894 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, born in Berg, Bavaria (d. 1967)
  • 1895 James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman, born in Debe Nek, King Williamstown, South Africa (d. 1983)

Alexander CalderAlexander Calder (1898-1976)

American sculptor (mobiles, stabiles), born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania

  • 1898 Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (d. 1943)
  • 1899 Sobhuza II, Paramount Chief and Ngwenyama of Swaziland (1899-1982) who holds the record for the longest reign of any monarch in recorded history, born in Zombodze, Swaziland (d. 1982)
  • 1908 Amy Vanderbilt, American authority on etiquette (Complete Book of Etiquette, Complete Cook Book), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 Edith Abbo, daughter of Mien Wenneker/Dutch Prince Henry
  • 1915 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author. (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Hipolito Ocalia, Curacao landscape painter, born in Curaçao (d. 1984)
  • 1917 H. Boyd Woodruff, American microbiologist whose research led to antibiotics, born in Bridgeton, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1918 Pim [Albrecht W] Lyre, Dutch lawyer/son of prince Henry
  • 1920 Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman
  • 1920 Malcolm Hughes, British artist, born in Manchester, England (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Colin Madigan, Australian architect (National Gallery of Australia), born in Glen Innes, New South Wales (d. 2011)
  • 1921 William Roth, American politician (Sen-R-Delaware, 1971-2001), born in Great Falls, Montana (d. 2003)

Bob DoleBob Dole (1923-2021)

American politician (Senate Republican leader, 1985-96, Presidential candidate in 1996), born in Russell, Kansas

  • 1926 Peter Michael Grayson, British showman, born in Manchester (d. 1996)
  • 1931 Charles Huxtable, General commander (English ground armies)
  • 1932 Oscar de la Renta, Domincan American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Tom Robbins, American author (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues), born in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
  • 1932 William Wilkinson, English conservationist and businessman, born in Warminster, England (d. 1996)
  • 1933 Chuck Cassey, American choral director (Jimmy Dean Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940 Judith Walzer Leavitt, American college professor
  • 1943 Kay Bailey Hutchison, American politician (U.S. Senator from Texas, 1993-2013; NATO Ambassador, 2017-2021), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1943 Yoran Ben Ami, Israel, producer/president (Triumph Pictures)
  • 1947 Curt Weldon, American politician (Rep-R-Pennsylvania 1987-2007), born in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania
  • 1947 Gilles Duceppe, Canadian politician
  • 1948 S. E. Hinton, American author
  • 1967 Lauren Booth, British journalist
  • 1972 Andrew Holness, Jamaican politician (Prime Minister of Jamaica 2016-), born in Spanish Town, Jamaica
  • 1972 Seth Fisher, American comic book artist and penciller (d. 2006)
  • 1973 Ronald Ray Howard, American murderer (d. 2005)
  • 1978 Martyn Lee, English radio presenter
  • 1988 George Santos, American politician (Rep-R-NY 2023-), born in New York City
  • 1989 Caroline Giuliani, daughter of NY mayor Rudy Giuliani, born in NYC, New York
  • 2002 Prince Felix of Denmark, born in Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Prince GeorgePrince George (9 years old)

2013 son of Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 2nd in line to the English throne, born in London, England