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, Italian monk (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 M Alacoque, French mystic/saint
  • 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, writer
  • 1820 Louis Powell Harvey, Governor (Union), (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, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms), born in London, England
  • 1848 Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1914)

Person of interestEmma Lazarus

1849 Emma Lazarus, poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty), born in NYC, New York

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

Person of interestRose Fitzgerald Kennedy

1890 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mom of JFK, RFK & Ted, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)

Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kennedy Family Matriarch
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • 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)

Person of interestAlexander Calder

1898 Alexander Calder, American sculptor (mobiles, stabiles), born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)

  • 1898 Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (d. 1943)
  • 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
  • 1921 William V Roth Jr, (Sen-R-Delaware, 1971- )
  • 1923 Bob [Robert] Dole, 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, Dom Rep, designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973)
  • 1932 William Wilkinson, businessman/conservationist
  • 1932 Tom Robbins, American author (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues), born in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
  • 1933 Chuck Cassey, American choral director (Jimmy Dean Show), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestAlex Trebek

1940 Alex Trebek, Canadian-American TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy), born in Sudbury, Ontario

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • 1940 Judith Walzer Leavitt, American college professor
  • 1943 Yoran Ben Ami, Israel, producer/president (Triumph Pictures)
  • 1943 Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator from Texas
  • 1946 Paul Schrader, director (Blue Collar) and writer (Taxi Driver), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1947 Curt Weldon, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • 1947 Gilles Duceppe, Canadian politician
  • 1948 S. E. Hinton, American author
  • 1949 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and PM of UAE
  • 1964 Don Van Natta, Jr., American journalist
  • 1967 Lauren Booth, British journalist
  • 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
  • 1989 Caroline Giuliani, daughter of Rudy (Mayor-R- 1994- ), born in NYC, New York
  • 2002 Prince Felix of Denmark, born in Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2013 Prince George of Cambridge, son of Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, England (3rd in line to the English throne), born in London, England