Birthdays in History on June 4

  • June
  • 1394 Philippa of England, Queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, born in Peterborough Castle, Cambridgeshire (d. 1430)
  • 1489 Antoine, Duke of Lorraine, born in Bar-le-Duc, France (d. 1544)
  • 1604 Claudia de' Medici, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, born in Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Tuscany (d. 1648)
  • 1665 Zacharie Robutel de La Noue, Canadian soldier, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1733)
  • 1694 Francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV, born in Méré, Versailles, France (d. 1774)
  • 1697 Jacob Israel Emden [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, born in Altona, Denmark (d. 1776)
  • 1700 Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1759)
  • 1704 Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and manufacturer, born in Lincolnshire, England (d. 1776)

Person of interestGeorge III

1738 George III, King of Great Britain (1760-1820), born in London, England

King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III
  • 1744 Patrick Ferguson, Scottish army officer and rifle inventor (Ferguson flintlock rifle), born in Pitfours, Scotland (d. 1780)
  • 1751 John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon, British barrister and politician, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland (d. 1838)
  • 1754 Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Austrian astronomer, born in Pest, Hungary (d. 1832)
  • 1787 Constant Prévost, French geologist, born in Paris (d. 1856)
  • 1801 James Pennethorne, English architect and planner, born in Worcester, Pennethorne (d. 1871)
  • 1803 Gabriel J. Rains, American army officer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in New Bern, North Carolina (d. 1881)
  • 1815 Paul Jones Semmes, American businessman and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Wilkes County, Georgia (d. 1863)

  • 1816 Régis de Trobriand, French aristocrat, lawyer and Bvt Mjr Gen (Union), born in Tours, France (d. 1897)
  • 1821 Apollon Maykov, Russian poet, born in Moscow, Imperial Russia (d. 1897)
  • 1828 Alexander William Campbell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1893)
  • 1833 Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, British army general, born in Dublin (d. 1913)
  • 1838 Servaas Daems [Peeter Klein], Flemish writer (Lute & Flute), born in Noorderwijk, Netherlands (d. 1903)
  • 1863 Edmond Robert Hubert Regout, Dutch industrialist and politician, born in Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands (d. 1913)
  • 1866 Miina Sillanpää, Finnish first female minister and a key figure in the workers' movement, born in Jokioinen, Finland (d. 1952)
  • 1867 Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Finnish general and 6th President of Finland (1944-46), born in Askainen, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire (d. 1951)
  • 1877 Heinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist (bile acids-Nobel 1927), born in Pforzheim, Baden, Germany (d. 1957)
  • 1878 Frank Buchman, American theologist (Moral Re-Armament), born in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • 1879 Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator, born in Mile End, London (d. 1964)
  • 1881 Natalia Goncharova, Russian avant-garde artist and painter, born in Nagaevo, Tula Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1962)
  • 1893 Armand Călinescu, Prime Minister of Romania, born in Piteşti, Romania (d. 1939)
  • 1893 Daan Boens, Flemish poet (Man who sold his Wife), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1895 Dino Conte Grandi, Italian Fascist politician and delegate to league of nations (1925-32), born in Mordano, Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1899 Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect, born in Alexandria (d. 1989)
  • 1907 Jacques Roumain, Haitian writer (Gouverneurs de la Rosée), born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (d. 1944)
  • 1907 Patience Strong [Winifred Emma May], English poet and journalist, born in Catford, London (d. 1990)
  • 1908 Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Hitler's reputed lover and half-niece, born in Linz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1931)
  • 1908 Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian, born in Zevekote, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • 1908 Tony Giffard, 3rd Earl of Halsbury, British peer and scientist (d. 2000)
  • 1909 William M. Batten, American businessman and CEO (NY Stock Exchange 1976-84), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1910 Christopher Cockerell, English inventor (Hovercraft), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1999)
  • 1910 Jacques Berque, French Islamic scholar, born in Frenda, Algeria (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Austin Andrew Wright, British sculptor, born in Chester, England (d. 1997)

  • 1912 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (great iron sculptures), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1993)
  • 1914 Willy-August Linnemann, Danish writer and journalist, born in Harrislee, Germany (d. 1985)
  • 1915 Modibo Keïta, 1st President of Mali (1960-68), born in Bamako Coura, Upper Senegal and Niger (d. 1977)
  • 1916 Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (The Automatistes), born in Viauville, Montreal, Quebec (d. 2014)
  • 1916 Robert F. Furchgott, American pharmacologist (Nobel 1998), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2009)
  • 1917 Allen Greenwood, British aeronautical engineer and aerospace executive, born in 38 Court Yard, Eltham, London (d. 2009)
  • 1917 Howard Metzenbaum, American businessman and politician (U.S. Senator from Ohio), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Russell E. Train, American environmentalist and administrator (EPA, WWF), born in Jamestown, Rhode Island (d. 2012)
  • 1922 John West, vice chancellor (Bradford University)
  • 1922 Samuel Lee Gravely Jr., American naval officer, First African American fleet commander, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2004)
  • 1923 John Lea, British vice-admiral, born in Shimla, India (d. 2015)
  • 1923 Elizabeth Jolley, British-born Australian writer (Palomino), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Robert Earl Hughes, American man who became heaviest known human (485 kg), born in Monticello, Missouri (d. 1958)
  • 1928 Paul Greening, Royal Navy officer and master of Queen's household, born in Steyning, Sussex, England (d. 2008)
  • 1928 Ruth Westheimer, German-American sex therapist and media personality (Dr Ruth), born in Wiesenfeld, Germany
  • 1929 Karolos Papoulias, President of Greece (2005-15), born in Ioannina, Greece
  • 1932 Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer (Season of the Jew), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • 1933 John Sparrow, Chairman (British Horserace Betting Levy Board)
  • 1934 Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Swedish artist (knotted-gun sculpture), born in Stockholm (d. 2016)
  • 1936 David Lyon, CEO (Bowater), born in London
  • 1937 Mortimer Zuckerman, Canadian-American media proprietor and CEO (US News & World Report, NY Daily News), born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1937 Robert Fulghum, American author (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1940 Gerrit Terpstra, Dutch economist and 2nd Chamber member (CDA), born in Buitenpost, Netherlands
  • 1940 Ludwig Schwarz, Austrian Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Linz, born in Most pri Bratislave, Slovakia
  • 1943 Joyce Meyer, American Charismatic Christian author and speaker, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1945 Daniel Topolski, British writer and rowing coach, born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Ivan "Ironman" Stewart, American Mickey Thompson off-road champion (1983, 84, 90), born in Oklahoma
  • 1947 Viktor Klima, Austrian politician (20th Chancellor of Austria), born in Schwechat, Austria
  • 1951 Yvonne van Rooy, Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1951 Wendy Pini, American comic book writer (Elfquest), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1953 Susumu Ojima, Japanese entrepreneur (Huser), born in Shikama, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1955 Paul Stewart, British writer (The Edge Chronicles, Far Flung Adventures), born in London, England
  • 1956 John Hockenberry, American journalist (HEAT with John Hockenberry), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1959 Lord Rayleigh, agri-businessman (Lord Rayleigh Farms)
  • 1959 Anil Ambani, Indian businessman (Reliance Group), born in Bombay, Maharashtra State, India
  • 1961 Ferenc Gyurcsány, Prime Minister of Hungary (2004-09), born in Pápa, Hungary
  • 1963 Mossimo Giannulli, American fashion designer (founded Mossimo), born in California
  • 1966 Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian mathematician
  • 1971 Joseph Kabila, Congolese politician
  • 1974 Andrew Gwynne, British politician

Person of interestAlexei Navalny

1976 Alexei Navalny, Russian political activist (leader of Progress Party), born in Butyn, Soviet Union

Political Activist Alexei Navalny
Political Activist
Alexei Navalny
  • 1982 Ronnie Prude, National Football League player
  • 1990 Evan Spiegel, American Internet entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Snapchat (Snap Inc.), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1993 Christian Alexander Mowatt, grandson of English princess Alexandra