Birthdays in History on March 13

  • 1372 Louis I, Duke of Orléans, Brother of Charles VI of France, born in Paris (d. 1407)
  • 1548 Sasbout Vosmeer, Dutch Catholic theologist and apostole vicar, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1614)
  • 1585 Federico Cesi, Italian naturalist and founder of the first modern scientific society, the Accademia dei Lincei, 1603, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1630)
  • 1599 Johannes Berchmans, Dutch Jesuit and Roman Catholic saint, born in Diest, Seventeen Provinces (d. 1621)
  • 1615 Innocent XII [Antonio Pignatelli], Pope (1691-1700), born in Spinazzola, Italy (d. 1700)
  • 1683 John Theophilus Desaguliers, French-British natural philosopher and freemason, born in La Rochelle, France (d. 1744)
  • 1696 Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, French marshal and statesman, 3rd Duke of Richilieu, born in Paris (d. 1788)
  • 1719 John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal, born in Oundle, Northamptonshire (d. 1797)
  • 1720 Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and writer, born in Geneva (d. 1793)
  • 1741 Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1764-90), born in Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria (d. 1790)
  • 1744 David Allan, Scottish painter, born in Alloa, Scotland (d. 1796)
  • 1763 Guillaume Brune, French marshal, born in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France (d. 1815)

Person of interestCharles Grey

1764 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1830-34), born in Fallodon, Northumberland, England (d. 1845)

British Prime Minister Charles Grey
British Prime Minister
Charles Grey
  • 1768 Charles Louis Willem Josef van Keverberg, Dutch civil servant, born in Haelen, Netherlands (d. 1841)
  • 1770 Daniel Lambert, English gaol keep and famous for his unusually large size (weighed 739 lbs (334 kg) at death), born in Blue Boar Lane, Leicester (d. 1809)
  • 1781 Karl Friedrich Schinkel, German architect, city planner and painter (Altes Museum, Neue Wache), born in Neuruppin, Margraviate of Brandenburg (d. 1841)
  • 1798 Abigail Fillmore, American 1st lady (1850-53), born in Stillwater, New York (d. 1853)
  • 1815 James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist, born in Milton, Pennsylvania (d. 1911)
  • 1818 Albion Parris Howe, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Standish, Maine (d. 1897)
  • 1820 Louis Hébert, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army) and civil engineer, born in Iberville Parish, Louisiana (d. 1901)
  • 1822 Moritz von Strachwitz, German poet, born in Peterwitz, Silesia (d. 1847)

Person of interestPercival Lowell

1855 Percival "Percy" Lowell, American astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1916)

Astronomer Percival Lowell
Astronomer
Percival Lowell
  • 1858 Maximilien Luce, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1941)
  • 1864 Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter, born in Torzhok, Russia (d. 1941)
  • 1870 Albert Meyer, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1929-38), born in Fällanden, Switzerland (d. 1953)
  • 1872 Oswald Garrison Villard, American journalist and editor of the New York Evening Post, born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1875 Lizzy Ansingh, Dutch painter (Caught Sultane), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1959)
  • 1881 Balthazar Huibrecht Verhagen, Dutch dramatist and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1950)
  • 1884 Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Bluthochzeit), born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1962)
  • 1884 Hugh S Walpole, British novelist and playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1941)
  • 1884 Oskar Loerke, German writer (Longest Day-1926), born in Świecie, Poland (d. 1941)
  • 1892 Janet Flanner, American journalist (New Yorker), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1978)
  • 1896 Dorothy Aldis, American children's writer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • 1897 Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant, born in Charleroi, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Jan Lechoń [Leszek Józef Serafinowicz], Polish poet, born in Warsaw, Congress Poland (d. 1956)
  • 1899 John Van Vleck, American physicist, mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 1980)
  • 1904 Henry Iliffe Cozens, English Royal Air Force pilot, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Mircea Eliade, Romanian religious historian (Le Yoga) and author, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1986) [O.S. 02-28]
  • 1907 Albert Hughes Williams, teacher and historian (d. 1996)
  • 1907 Maria Pia de Braganca, Portuguese journalist and writer who claimed to be the bastard daughter of King Carlos I of Portugal, born in Lisbon (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), born in Berlin (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Walter Annenberg, American publisher (Triangle-TV Guide) and philanthropist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2002)
  • 1909 Gilbert Inglefield, British architect and Mayor of London (1967-68) (d. 1991)
  • 1911 L. Ron Hubbard, American sci-fi writer (Death Quest) and founder of the Scientology cult, born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1986)
  • 1912 James Friell, Scottish political cartoonist (Daily Worker), born in Glasgow (d. 1997)

Person of interestWilliam Casey

1913 William J. Casey, American head of the CIA during the Iran-contra scandal (1981-87), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey
  • 1913 Sergey Mikhalkov, Soviet writer and poet, born in Moscow (d. 2009) [NS]
  • 1913 Sir Reo Stakis, Anglo-Cypriot hotel magnate (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Tessie O'Shea, Welsh stage and screen entertainer, born in Cardiff (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Edward O'Hare, American naval aviator of the U.S. Navy, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1943)
  • 1914 W.O. Mitchell, Canadian writer (Who Has Seen the Wind?), born in Weyburn, Canada (d. 1998)

  • 1916 Lindy Boggs [Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs], American political administrator, born in New Roads, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1916 Jacque Fresco, American industrial designer and founder of the Venus Project, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1917 Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author
  • 1919 Faye Glenn Abdellah, American pioneer in nursing research and US government official (health services), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1920 Frans van der Elst, Belgian attorney and MP (Volksunie), born in Neder-Over-Heembeek, Belgium (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Al Jaffee, American comic strip cartoonist and illustrator (MAD Magazine), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1923 William F. Bolger, 65th Postmaster General of the United States, born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 1926 F. H. McClintock, British criminologist, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1927 Charles Sickman Corsen, Dutch Antillean poet, born in Curacao, Costa Rica (d. 1994)
  • 1927 Robert Denning, American interior designer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Jim Slater, British financier and writer, born in Heswall, Cheshire (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Marc Dessauvage, Belgian architect, born in Moorslede, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1933 Frank H. Murkowski, American politician, U.S. Senator from Alaska (1981-2002), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1933 Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), born in Florence County, South Carolina (d. 1991)
  • 1934 Barry Hughart, American author of fantasy novels (Bridge of Birds), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1935 Michael Walzer, American political theorist, born in New York
  • 1935 David Nobbs, English comedic writer (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in Petts Wood, Kent (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Fofó Iosefa Fiti Sunia, Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from American Samoa, born in Fagasá, Pago Pago
  • 1938 Patricia W Amicone, educator/midwife
  • 1941 Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer, born in al-Birwa, Galilee (d. 2008)
  • 1942 Dave Cutler, American software engineer, born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1945 Anatoly Timofeevich Fomenko, Russian mathematician, born in Stalino, USSR
  • 1946 Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli soldier who died leading rescue operation Entebbe in Uganda, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1950 Charles Krauthammer, American political commentator, born in NYC, New York
  • 1955 Patricia J. Engfer, General manager (Hyatt Regency-Orlando), born in Hackensack, New Jersey

Person of interestJamie Dimon

1956 Jamie Dimon, American business executive and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, born in NYC, New York

CEO of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon
CEO of JPMorgan Chase
Jamie Dimon
  • 1957 John Hoeven, American politician, governor of North Dakota, born in Bismarck, North Dakota
  • 1958 Rick Lazio, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Amityville, New York
  • 1959 Kathy Hilton, American socialite-Hilton Hotels, mother of Nikki Hilton and Paris Hilton, born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist, born in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
  • 1970 Michael Arrington, American founder of blog TechCrunch, born in Orange, California
  • 1971 Robert Lanham, American author and satirist (The Hipster Handbook), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1982 Jeremy Curl, British explorer, first non-African to cross the Tanezrouft area of the Sahara without motorized transport, born in Tokyo
  • 1986 Chiaki Kyan, Japanese gravure idol, born in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • 1989 Peaches Geldof, English columnist and daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, born in London (d. 2014)