Birthdays in History on June 4

  • 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, Quebec (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)

George IIIGeorge III (1738-1820)

King of Great Britain and Ireland and King/Elector of Hanover (1760-1820), born in London

  • 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)
  • 1850 John Blair Scribner, American magazine and book publisher, born in New York City (d. 1879)
  • 1855 Inukai Tsuyoshi, Japanese politician (Prime Minister of Japan 1931-32), born in Niwase, Japan (d. 1932)
  • 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)

Carl Gustaf Emil MannerheimCarl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867-1951)

Finnish general and 6th President of Finland (1944-46), born in Askainen, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire

  • 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 (New Gourna Village), born in Alexandria, Egypt (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 Tony Giffard, 3rd Earl of Halsbury, British peer and scientist (d. 2000)
  • 1908 Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian, born in Zevekote, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • 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 Robert F. Furchgott, American pharmacologist (co-winner Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1998), and educator, 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)
  • 1919 Dorothy Howell Rodham, Mother of US First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 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 Elizabeth Jolley, British-born Australian writer (Palomino), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2007)
  • 1923 John Lea, British vice-admiral, born in Shimla, India (d. 2015)
  • 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 (d. 2021)
  • 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)
  • 1935 John Geoghan, American Catholic priest, and convicted sex offender, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • 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
  • 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 Wendy Pini, American comic book writer (Elfquest), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1951 Yvonne van Rooy, Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 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 Anil Ambani, Indian businessman (Reliance Group), born in Bombay, Maharashtra State, India
  • 1959 Lord Rayleigh, agri-businessman (Lord Rayleigh Farms)
  • 1961 Ferenc Gyurcsány, Prime Minister of Hungary (2004-09), born in Pápa, Hungary
  • 1962 Hakainde Hichilema, Zambian politician (President of Zambia 2021-), born in Northern Rhodesia
  • 1963 Mossimo Giannulli, American fashion designer (founded Mossimo), born in California
  • 1965 Adi Utarini, Indonesian medical researcher (Dengue Fever), born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 1966 Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian mathematician
  • 1970 Ekrem İmamoğlu, Turkish politician, Mayor of Istanbul (2019-), born in Akçaabat, Turkey
  • 1971 Joseph Kabila, Congolese politician
  • 1971 Mike Lee, American politician (Senator-R-Utah 2011-), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • 1974 Andrew Gwynne, British politician

Alexei NavalnyAlexei Navalny (46 years old)

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

  • 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
  • 2021 Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, born in Santa Barbara, California