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Birthdays in History on June 14

  • 1479 Giglio Gregorio Giraldi, Italian poet, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1552)
  • 1529 Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, Governor of Bohemia, born in Linz (d. 1595)
  • 1657 Cornelis Cruys, [Niels Olsen Creutz], Norwegian Dutch admiral, commanded the Russian Baltic fleet, born in Stravanger, Denmark-Norway (d. 1727)
  • 1736 Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, French physicist (formulated Coulomb's Law), born in Angoulême, France (d. 1806)
  • 1796 Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician, born in Neu-Raußnitz, Austrian Empire (d. 1866)
  • 1801 Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (Church of the latter Day Saints), born in Sheldon, Vermont (d. 1868)
  • 1805 Robert Anderson, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1871)

Person of interestHarriet Beecher Stowe

1811 Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), born in Litchfield, Connecticut (d. 1896)

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 1812 Fernando Wood, American politician, New York City mayor (1855-58 and 1860-62), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1881)
  • 1819 Henry Gardner, 23rd Governor of Massachusetts (1855-58), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1892)
  • 1820 John Bartlett, American writer and publisher (compiled Familiar Quotations), born in Plymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1905)
  • 1836 Thomas Wilberforce Egan, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1887)
  • 1844 Édouard Naville, Swiss Egyptologist (Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1926)
  • 1855 Robert M. La Follette, American lawyer and presidential candidate (Progressive), born in Primrose, Wisconsin (d. 1925)
  • 1856 Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (Markov Chain), born in Ryazan, Russian Empire (d. 1922)
  • 1864 Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist and neuropathologist (Alzheimer Disease), born in Marktbreit, Bavaria (d. 1915)

  • 1868 Karl Landsteiner, Austrian immunologist and pathologist (Nobel 1930), born in Baden bei Wien, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • 1870 Sophia of Prussia, Queen consort of Constantine I of Greece, born in New Palace, Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1932)
  • 1871 Jacob Ellehammer, Danish watchmaker and inventor (powered flight), born in Bakkebølle, Denmark (d. 1946)
  • 1874 Edward Bowes, American radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
  • 1882 Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician (1940-1944), born in Argeș County, Romania (d. 1946)
  • 1883 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian New Testament scholar, born in Presles, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • 1889 Victor van Straelen, Flemish biologist and paleontologist, born in Antwerp (d. 1964)
  • 1894 Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, born in Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg (d. 1924)
  • 1895 Louis Finkelstein, American historian and theologist (Pharizees), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • 1903 Arthur McDonald, Royal Air Force officer and radar pioneer, born in South Africa (d. 1996)
  • 1903 Alonzo Church, American Mathematician whose work provided foundation for computer science, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1995)
  • 1904 Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer, 1st female LIFE staff photographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1907 René Char, French poet and painter, born in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France (d. 1988)
  • 1907 Nicolas Bentley, British writer and illustrator, born in London (d. 1978)
  • 1912 E. Cuyler Hammond, American epidemiologist (first to link smoking with lung cancer), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1986)
  • 1914 Winifred Milius Lubell, American illustrator and writer (The Outer Lands) , born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1917 Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician (number theory), born in Langesund, Norway (d. 1917)
  • 1922 Kevin Roche, Irish architect (Pritzker Prize winner, 1982), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2019)
  • 1923 Judith Kerr, British children's writer and illustrator (The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Mog books), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 1924 Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, born in Alepino (d. 1997)

  • 1925 Barbara Avedon, American scriptwriter (Bewitched), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1925 David Bache, British car designer (Rover), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1926 Hermann Kant, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 2016)

Person of interestChe Guevara

1928 Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary (Cuban Revolution), author and physician, born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 1967)

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • 1930 Charles McCarry, American author and former CIA spy (The Tears of Autumn), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 1932 Joe Arpaio, American former sheriff of Maricopa County (1993-2016), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1933 Jerzy Kosiński, Polish-American novelist (The Painted Bird, Being There), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1991)
  • 1935 Jan Nijland, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • 1936 Irmelin Sandman Lilius, Swedish-Finnish writer, born in Helsinki
  • 1939 Steny Hoyer, American politician (Rep-D-MD, 1981-), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 John F. MacArthur, American evangelist and author, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940 William P. Baker, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Oakland, California
  • 1941 John Edgar Wideman, American writer (Brothers and Keepers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1943 Jim Sensenbrenner, American politician ( Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943 Billy Tauzin, American politician and lobbyist (Rep-D-LA, 1980-2005), born in Chackbay, Louisiana
  • 1944 Laurie Colwin, American author (Happy All the Time), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1946 Ralph McAllister Ingersol II, American newspaper publisher (The New Haven Register), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Bob Frankston, American programmer (VisiCalc), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 Harry Turtledove, American author (The Guns of the South), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950 Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1951 Paul Boateng, British Labour politician 9British High Commissioner to South Africa), born in Hackney, England
  • 1952 Leon Wieseltier, American writer (Kaddish), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1953 Janet Mackey, New Zealand politician (Member of the New Zealand Parliament for East Coast), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1955 Larry Burrows, fictional character (Mr Destiny)
  • 1955 Michael D. Duvall, American politician (Member of the California State Assembly from the 72nd district), born in Alameda County, California
  • 1964 Peter Gilliver, English lexicographer, born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England
  • 1967 Kelly Nash, American radio personality
  • 1972 Matthias Ettrich, German computer scientist (KDE)
  • 1972 Shaun Keaveny, British radio DJ
  • 1975 Chris Onstad, American cartoonist