Birthdays in History on March 1

  • 40 Martial, Latin poet (d. 102)
  • 772 Po Tjiu-i, Chinese poet/governor of Hang-tsjow
  • 1432 Isabel of Coimbra, queen of Portugal (d. 1455)
  • 1445 Sandro Botticelli, Florentine Renaissance painter (Birth of Venus), probable date of birth
  • 1456 Wladyslaw Jagiello, king of Bohemia/Hungary (1471/90-1516)
  • 1494 Il Bacchiacca, [Franceso Ubertini], Italian painter
  • 1528 Albrecht V von Wittelsbach, [the Generous], duke of Bavaria
  • 1547 Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (d. 1628)
  • 1597 Jean-Charles de la Faille, Belgian mathematician (d. 1652)
  • 1610 Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian
  • 1610 John Pell, English mathematician (d. 1685)
  • 1630 Ferdinand van Apshoven de Jongere, Flemish painter, baptized
  • 1657 Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (d. 1740)
  • 1683 Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, wife of King George II of Great Britain, born in Ansbach, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1737)
  • 1683 Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (1697-1706), born at Urgelling Monastry (d. 1706)
  • 1732 William Cushing, 2nd Chief Justice of the United States. (d. 1810)
  • 1734 Pieter Valck[x], South Netherland sculptor
  • 1760 François Nicolas Leonard Buzot, French revolutionary (d. 1794)
  • 1780 Leonard PJ du Bus de Gisignies, gov-general of Neth Indies (1826-30)
  • 1788 Gheorghe Asachi, Romania, writer/humanist/politician
  • 1807 Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1898)
  • 1811 Robert Christie Buchanan, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1878)
  • 1812 Augustus Pugin, English-born architect (d. 1852)
  • 1817 Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor (d. 1882)
  • 1820 George Davis, Atty Gen (Confederacy), (d. 1896)
  • 1821 Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Catholic bishop (d. 1896)
  • 1822 Albin Francisco Schoepf, Polish-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Podgórze, Kraków, Poland (d. 1886)
  • 1822 Charles Champion Gilbert, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1903)
  • 1828 James Fleming Fagan, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1893)
  • 1828 Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright
  • 1831 Hiram Bronson Granbury, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1835 Matthias J Scheeben, German theologist (Natur und Gnade)
  • 1837 Ion Creanga, Romanian fairy tale author (Amintiti the Copilarie)
  • 1837 William Dean Howells, American novelist/critic/editor (Atlantic)
  • 1838 Gabriele dell' Addolorata, [Francesco Possenti], Italian priest
  • 1841 Blanche Kelso Bruce, Virginia, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881)
  • 1842 Nicholaos Gysis, Greek painter (d. 1901)
  • 1848 Augustus Saint-Gaudens, American sculptor/designer (1907 $20 gold piece)
  • 1852 Theophile Delcasse, French statesman
  • 1856 Florimond Fonteyne, Flemish priest/politician (Volkseeuw)
  • 1858 Georg Simmel, German philosopher/sociologist
  • 1863 Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (d. 1930)
  • 1865 Gerard Vissering, Dutch banker/president (Bank of Java)
  • 1865 Abe Iso, Japanese politician (d. 1949)
  • 1868 Alaska P. Davidson, America's first female FBI agent, born in Warren, Ohio (d. 1934)
  • 1874 Jean de Merode, [Marie-Louise B Courtenay], Princess of Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • 1876 Henry graaf de Baillet-Latour, Belgian President of IOC (1925-42)
  • 1876 Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian IOC president (d. 1942)
  • 1880 Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic (Benson Medal 1923), born in London, England
  • 1886 Oskar Kokoschka, Russia/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)
  • 1889 Watsuji Tetsuro, Japanese philosopher (d. 1960)

  • 1890 Jan Duiker, Dutch architect (Zonnestral)
  • 1892 Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Japan, writer (Rashomon in Kappa)
  • 1893 Mercedes de Acosta, American socialite (d. 1968)
  • 1895 G B "Duke" Keats, hockey hall of fame (elected 1958)
  • 1896 Moriz Seeler, German writer and producer (d. 1942)
  • 1899 Erich von dem Bach, Nazi official (d. 1972)
  • 1900 Edna Swithenbank Manley, Jamaican sculptor, wife of PM
  • 1900 Yorgos Seferis, [Seferi dis], Greek diplomat/poet (Strofi)
  • 1905 Pol le Roy, Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom)
  • 1909 Robert Selby Taylor, bishop
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • 1912 Gerald Emmett Cardinal Carter, archbishop of Toronto (d. 2003)
  • 1913 Helmut Erich Robert Gernsheim, photogrpaher/collector
  • 1914 Archibald J Gumede, South African ANC member/chairman (UDF)
  • 1914 Ralph Waldo Ellison, American writer (Invisible Man, Shadow & Cast), born in Oklahoma City (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Robert Lowell, American poet/pacifist (Lord Weary's Castle, Near the Ocean), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1918 Gladys Noon Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)
  • 1920 Howard Nemerov, American 3rd US poet laureate/novelist (Blue Swallows)
  • 1921 Richard Wilbur, 2nd US Poet Laureate (Ceremony, Walking to Sleep)
  • 1921 Terrence "Cardinal" Cooke, (NY)
  • 1922 William M Gaines, publisher (MAD Magazine)

Person of interestYitzhak Rabin

1922 Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel (1974-77 and 1992-95) and 1994 Nobel Peace Prize winner, born in Jerusalem (d. 1995)

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 1923 Kuczka Péter, Hungarian writer and editor (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Donald "Deke" Kent Slayton, Sparta Wisc, Major USAF/astro (Apollo 18)
  • 1927 Robert Heron Bork, judge, nominated for supreme court, (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Seymour Papert, South African mathematician, born in Pretoria (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (d. 1978)
  • 1933 Myrlie Evers, American politician and commissioner (LA Board of Public works)
  • 1934 Riet [M. J. J.] Roosen-van Pelt, Dutch politician, 2nd Chamber member (CDA), born in Tilburg, the Netherlands
  • 1935 Judith Rossner, author (Looking for Mr Goodbar)
  • 1936 Camille E Baly, St Maartens poet (Sonny)
  • 1936 Jean-Edern Hallier, writer
  • 1936 Marion Farouk-Sluglett, political scientist
  • 1936 Monique Bégin, French-Canadian politician
  • 1938 Michael J[oseph] Kurland, American sci-fi author (Infernal Device)
  • 1940 Robert Grossman, American illustrator, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1941 Michael L Lampton, Williamsport Pa, astronaut
  • 1942 Richard Bowman Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • 1943 Franz Hohler, Swiss writer, born in Biel
  • 1943 Gil Amelio, American venture capitalist
  • 1943 Richard H. Price, American physicist
  • 1943 Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist
  • 1944 John B Breaux, (Rep-D-LA, 1972-88)
  • 1944 John Napier, set designer (Royal Shakesphere Company), born in London, England
  • 1946 Lana Wood, [Svetlana Gurdin], (Diamonds are Forever), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1949 Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician and daughter of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu
  • 1951 Barbara DeAngelis, talk show hostess (Barbara DeAngelis Show)
  • 1952 Steven Barnes, American writer
  • 1952 Leigh Matthews, Australian rules footballer
  • 1958 Bertrand Piccard, Swiss balloonist and psychiatrist
  • 1966 Paul Hollywood, English baker and TV judge (The Great British Bake Off), born in Wallasey, England
  • 1976 Peter F. Bell, Australian rules footballer
  • 1976 Dave Malkoff, American TV News Reporter
  • 1980 Rose VBL Windsor, daughter of English prince Richard