Birthdays in History on March 25

  • 1252 Conradin, Duke of Swabia (d. 1268), son of Conradin IV
  • 1259 Andronikos II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1332)
  • 1297 Andronicus III Palaeologus, Byzantine emperor (d. 1341)
  • 1297 Arnost of Pardubice, Archbishop of Prague (d. 1364)
  • 1345 Blanche of Lancaster, English heiress and wife of John of Gaunt (d. 1369) date of birth disputed
  • 1347 Catherine of Siena, Italian saint (d. 1380)
  • 1404 John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English military leader (d. 1444)
  • 1539 Christopher Clavius, German mathematician (d. 1612)
  • 1541 Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1587)
  • 1593 Jean de Brébeuf, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
  • 1594 Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, Dutch writer
  • 1611 Evliya Çelebi, Turkish traveller (Seyâhatnâme), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1682)
  • 1643 Louis Moréri, French encylopedist (d. 1680)
  • 1661 Paul de Rapin, French historian (d. 1725)
  • 1702 Pieter Teyler Van der Hulst, Dutch silk merchant (Teyler's Museum)
  • 1723 Kaat Mussel [Catharina Mulder], Dutch political protester in Rotterdam, born in Rotterdam
  • 1767 Joachim Murat, French military leader and statesman (Marshal of France; King of Naples, 1808-15), born in La Bastide-Fortunière, France (d. 1815)
  • 1782 Caroline Bonaparte, Queen of Naples (d. 1839) and sister of Napoleon
  • 1786 Giovanni Battista Amici, Italian astronomer, physicist and botanist, born in Modena (d. 1863)
  • 1797 John Winebrenner, American clergyman, founded Church of God
  • 1800 Paulin Paris, French scholar and historian, born in Avenay, France (d. 1881)
  • 1808 Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary and poet (Cortes)
  • 1818 Isaac Ingalls Stevens, American Major General (Union Army), born in North Andover, Massachusetts (d. 1862)
  • 1820 Xavier de Merode, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister to Pope in Rome (d. 1874)
  • 1823 William T. Thompson American Martin, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Glasgow, Kentucky (d. 1910)
  • 1824 Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (Rep-R-NY) (d. 1900)
  • 1839 William Bell Wait, American educator of the blind (NY Point system), born in Amsterdam, New York (d. 1916)
  • 1840 Myles Keogh, U.S. Soldier in U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment & Irish Soldier of Fortune (d. 1876)
  • 1848 William Keith Brooks, American marine zoologist (anatomy and embryology of marine animals), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1863 Simon Flexner, American pathologist (d. 1946)
  • 1865 Pierre Weiss, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism), born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1940)
  • 1867 John Gutzon Borglum, American sculptor (Mt Rushmore), born in St. Charles, Idaho Territory (d. 1941)
  • 1869 Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer
  • 1872 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument in Argentina)
  • 1873 Rudolf Rocker, German American anarchist, born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1958)
  • 1877 Walter Little, Canadian politician (d. 1961)
  • 1881 Louis Dosfel, Flemish lawyer and writer (Assault!)
  • 1881 Mary Webb, English writer (Gone to Earth), born in Leighton, England (d. 1927)
  • 1884 Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist (d. 1950)
  • 1885 Veit Valentin, German/American historian (Deutsche Revolution)
  • 1886 Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • 1890 Marten Baersma [MH Bottema], Friesan author (De ljochte kimen)
  • 1893 Edward Hart, American politician (Rep-D-NJ)/1st chairman of Com on Un-American Activities, born in Jersey City (d. 1961)
  • 1895 Siegfried Handloser, German physician (d. 1954)
  • 1899 Bella Spewack, Hungarian playwright (Kiss Me Kate)
  • 1899 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Race of Men)
  • 1901 Camilla Wedgwood, English anthropologist (Malekula: A Vanishing People in the New Hebrides), born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England (d. 1955)
  • 1903 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (d. 1990)

A. J. P. TaylorA. J. P. Taylor (1906-1990)

English historian (The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848–1918, Origins of the Second World War), born in Southport, England

  • 1906 John Howard Pyle, American politician (Gov-R-Az, 1951-55), born in Sheridan, Wyoming, (d. 1987)
  • 1908 Bridget D'Oyly Carte, British theater & hotel director, born in London, England (d. 1985)

Jack RubyJack Ruby (1911-1967)

American nightclub owner who murdered assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1911 Willy Anthoons, Flemish sculptor (Mystic verheffing)
  • 1914 Marthe Robert, French essayist and translator who influenced Sigmund Freud, born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Norman Borlaug, American agronomist (Green Revolution - Nobel Peace Prize 1970), born in Cresco, Iowa (d. 2009)
  • 1917 Nancy Barbato Sinatra, first wife and life-long friend of Frank Sinatra, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1921 Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Queen of Yugoslavia (d. 1993)
  • 1922 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Lee Hale, American choral director (The Entertainers), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1925 Flannery O'Connor, American Southern novelist (A Good Man is Hard to Find), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1964)
  • 1926 Hans Rausing, Swedish British industrial billionaire (Tetra Pak)
  • 1928 Hilton Kramer, American art critic, born in Gloucester, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1928 James A. Lovell Jr, American astronaut (Gemini 7, 12, Apollo 8, 13), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1929 Harris W. Fawell, American politician (Rep-R-IL, 1985-99), born in Chicago, Illinois

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem (88 years old)

1934 American feminist and publisher (Ms Magazine), born in Toledo, Ohio

  • 1937 Scot Palmer, Australian sports journalist (The Sun, Sunday Press, Seven Network; President Football Writers Association), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2022)
  • 1937 Tom Monaghan, American founder of Dominos pizza, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1938 Daniel Buren, French conceptual artist, born in Paris, France
  • 1939 Toni Cade Bambara, American director, writer and academic (The Salt Easters), born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • 1941 Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian politician
  • 1944 Terry L. Bruce, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1985-93), born in Olney, Illinois
  • 1946 Daniel Bensaïd, French philosopher and a leader of the Trotskyist movement in France, born in Toulouse, France (d. 2010)
  • 1946 Gerard John Schaefer, American serial killer (d. 1995)
  • 1946 Maurice Krafft, French vulcanologist who pioneered filming volcanic eruptions, born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1991)
  • 1947 Claudine Schneider, American politician (Rep-R-RI, 1981-91), born in Clairton, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Michael Stanley [Gee], American rocker (Michael Stanley Band - "My Town"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • 1952 Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician
  • 1955 Daniel Boulud, French chef and restaurateur
  • 1958 Åsa Torstensson, Swedish politician
  • 1958 Sisy Chen, Taiwanese politician and television commentator
  • 1967 Matthew Barney, American media artist
  • 1972 Naftali Bennett, Israeli politician (Prime Minister of Israel 2021-), born in Haifa, Israel
  • 1986 Megan Gibson, American softball player
  • 1989 Chicken Kentucky, 1st partial birth in space (chicken)