Birthdays in History on June 10

  • 1213 Fakhruddin 'Iraqi, Persian philosopher
  • 1613 Johann Georg II, elect of Saxon (1656-80)
  • 1630 Willem van Bemmel, Dutch painter/etcher
  • 1632 Esprit Fléchier, French writer and bishop (d. 1710)
  • 1637 Jacques Marquette, jesuit/missionary founder (Chicago)
  • 1657 James Cragg the Elder, British politician (d. 1721)
  • 1688 James Francis Edward Stuart 'The old Pretender', claimed thrones of England and Scotland as James III/James VIII (d. 1766)
  • 1710 James Short, Scottish mathematician (d. 1768)
  • 1735 John Morgan, American physician-in-chief of Continental Army
  • 1753 William Eustis, 12th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)
  • 1782 Amable-G-P B de Barante, French politician/historian
  • 1803 Henry Darcy, French scientist (d. 1858)
  • 1804 Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (d. 1884)
  • 1808 Friedrich Kaiser, Dutch astronomer (Kaiser compass-card)
  • 1819 J D Gustave Courbet, French realist painter (Demoiselles the la Seine)
  • 1822 John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (Astor Estate holdings), born in New York (d. 1890)

  • 1825 Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier (d. 1897)
  • 1825 Princess Hildegard of Bavaria d. 1864
  • 1832 Edwin Arnold, English writer (Light of India)
  • 1832 Nikolaus A Otto, German technician (gas motor, otto motor)
  • 1834 Hendrik Pierson, Dutch theologist (HP Foundation)
  • 1835 Constant A Serrure, Flemish historian
  • 1835 Ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ, ruler of Toscane
  • 1835 Rebecca Latimer Felton, U.S. Senator (d. 1930)
  • 1836 Yamaoka Tesshu, Japanese swordsman/master of kendo
  • 1839 Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Council President of Denmark (d. 1912)
  • 1840 Thomas Fentress Toon, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • 1840 Theodor Philipsen Danish painter (d. 1920)
  • 1844 Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter of peasant families (Laren School), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1914)
  • 1844 Karl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren und Menschen)
  • 1859 Jacques F H Perk, Dutch poet (Iris, Wood Song)
  • 1861 Joseph Cuypers, Dutch architect (St Bavo, Haarlem), born in Roermond, the Netherlands (d. 1949)
  • 1861 Pierre Duhem, French naturalist, philosopher and historian, born in Paris (d. 1916)
  • 1863 Louis M A Couperus, Dutch poet/writer (Eline Vere)
  • 1865 Frederick A Cook, American explorer, claimed to have 1st discovered North Pole, born in Callicoon, New York (d. 1940)
  • 1869 Gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary/headed La Gazette
  • 1880 Margit Kaffka, Hungarian writer (Colors and Years), born in Nagykároly (d. 1918)
  • 1882 Neville Henderson, British diplomat
  • 1884 Leone Sextus Tollemache, British Army captain who was incorrectly alleged to have the longest English surname on record (Leone Sextus Denys Oswolf Fraudatifilius Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet Tollemache-Tollemache), born in Lincolnshire, England (d. 1917)
  • 1886 Baron Josse Emile van Dievoet, Flemish lawyer
  • 1888 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Der Reiter der Apocalypse)

  • 1890 Paul J M Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author
  • 1895 Immanuel Velikovsky, writer (Worlds in Collision)
  • 1899 Raoul Salan, Fr/Indochina/Algeria (leader OAS)
  • 1900 Henri Bruning, Dutch literary
  • 1902 J Wouterus van Dieren, Dutch biologist (Terschelling)
  • 1907 Fairfield Porter, American painter (d. 1975)
  • 1908 Brinsley Ford, CEO (National Art Collections Fund)
  • 1908 Ernst B Chain, German chemist/bacteriologist (penicillin, Nobel 1945)
  • 1911 Terence Rattigan, playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version)
  • 1912 Leslie Brown, Bishop (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich)
  • 1912 William Gordon Harris, civil engineer
  • 1912 Jean Lesage, Premier of Quebec (d. 1980)
  • 1913 Van Carlyle Wilton-Davies, archdeacon Emeritus (Oxford)
  • 1913 Wilbur J. Cohen, American pioneer of social security, worked on the New Deal, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1914 Polly Hill, Dr/anthropologist

Person of interestSaul Bellow

1915 Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2005)

Novelist Saul Bellow
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Saul Bellow
  • 1917 William Barr, rector (Exeter College, Oxford)
  • 1919 Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian Negotiator and community leader (d. 2007)

Person of interestPrince Philip

1921 Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh and consort of Great Britain's Elizabeth II, born in Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
  • 1922 Rose Mofford, American politician, 1st female Governor of Arizona (1988-1991), born in Globe, Arizona (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Robert Maxwell, [Jan Hoch], Czech, billionaire/CEO (NY Daily News)
  • 1925 Nat Hentoff, columnist/novelist (Village Voice, The Cold Society)
  • 1926 Willem Oltmans, Dutch journalist (Outlawed, Free as a Bird)
  • 1927 Lin Yang-kang, Chinese politician
  • 1927 Eugene Parker, American solar astrophysicist (Parker Space Probe named after him)
  • 1928 Asher Wallfish, journalist
  • 1928 Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator (Where The Wild Things Are), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1929 James "Jim" McDivitt, American Brigadier General and astronaut (Gemini 4, Apollo 9), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1929 Ian McCahon Sinclair, Australian politician
  • 1929 Edward O Wilson, American sociobiologist, world’s leading authority on ants, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1932 J Bennett Johnston, (Sen-D-LA, 1972- )
  • 1933 F Lee Bailey, Waltham Mass, attorney (Sam Shepard case, OJ case)
  • 1933 Georgi Atanasov, Bulgarian Prime Minister
  • 1934 Paul Gibson, British high court judge
  • 1935 Tom Pendry, MP (Labour)
  • 1935 Elio Fiorucci, Italian fashion designer, born in Milan (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Graham Carleton Greene, British literary agent
  • 1937 Richard Foreman, American theatrical director (Daily Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Preston Manning, Canadian politician
  • 1943 Simon Jenkins, editor (Times)
  • 1944 Rick Price, rocker (Move)
  • 1946 Mensje F van Keulen-van der Steen, Dutch writer (Bleeker's Summer)
  • 1949 John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
  • 1953 John Edwards, American politician and lawyer
  • 1956 Georg Borwin, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • 1957 Lindsay Hoyle, British politician
  • 1957 Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect
  • 1959 Eliot Spitzer, American politician (Governor of New York 2007-8), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1959 Carlo Ancelotti, A.C. Milan coach
  • 1962 Akie Abe, current First Lady of Japan
  • 1963 Brad Henry, American politician (current Oklahoma governor)
  • 1968 Jimmy Shea, American skeleton racer
  • 1969 Kate Snow, American TV journalist
  • 1971 Bobby Jindal, American politician; Louisiana Congressman, Governor
  • 1972 Radmila Šekerinska, Macedonian politician
  • 1976 Hadi Saei Bonehkohal, Persian taekwondoka
  • 1976 Esther Ouwehand, Dutch politician, parliamentarian for the Party for the Animals
  • 1981 Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein, of Jordan
  • 1982 Princess Madeleine of Sweden
  • 1984 Dirk Van Tichelt, Belgian judoka
  • 1994 Nicholas Santo Pietro, son of Vanna White
  • 2001 Sasha [Natasha] Obama, American daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama, born in Chicago, Illinois