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Birthdays in History on March 7

Person of interestLucilla

148 Lucilla, Rome, Roman noblewoman (daughter of Marcus Aurelius and sister of Commodus) (between 148-150 AD), born in Rome

Roman Noblewoman Lucilla
Roman Noblewoman
Lucilla
  • 189 Publius Septimius Geta, Roman Emperor, born in Rome (d. 211)
  • 1481 Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect and painter, born in Siena, Italy (d. 1537)
  • 1543 Johan Casimir, German prince (occupied Gent), born in Simmern, Germany (d. 1592)
  • 1556 Guillaume du Vair, French writer and thinker, born in Paris (d. 1621)

Person of interestRob Roy

1671 Rob Roy, Scottish folk hero, baptized in Buchanan, Stirlingshire, Scotland (d. 1734)

Folk Hero and Outlaw Rob Roy
Folk Hero and Outlaw
Rob Roy
  • 1678 Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect, born in Messina, Italy (d. 1736)
  • 1682 Johan Willem, Duke of Ripperda, Dutch political adventurer, born in Oldehove, Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1737)
  • 1687 Jean Lebeuf, French historian, born in Auxerre, France (d. 1760)
  • 1693 Clement XIII [Carlo Rezzonico], Pope (1758-69), born in Venice (d. 1769)
  • 1707 Stephen Hopkins, American politician who signed the US Declaration of Independence, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1785)
  • 1715 Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist, born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1755)
  • 1715 Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet (d. 1759)
  • 1730 Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (d. 1807)
  • 1762 Sebastiaan C Nederburgh, director-general (East Indies Company)
  • 1765 Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor of photography (d. 1833)

  • 1785 Alessandro Manzoni, Italian poet/novelist (Betrothed)
  • 1788 Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist who pioneered the study of electric and luminescent phenomena, born in Châtillon-Coligny, France (d. 1878)
  • 1792 John Herschel, William Herschel's son, English astronomer and photographer (invented the blueprint), born in Slough, England (d. 1871)

Person of interestJames Donnelly

1816 James Donnelly, Irish-Canadian patriarch of the Donnelly family (Black Donnelly massacre), born in Ireland (d. 1880)

Squatter James Donnelly
Squatter
James Donnelly
  • 1827 Henry DeLamar Clayton, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • 1831 John Bratton [Old Reliable], American physician and Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Winnsboro, South Carolina (d. 1898)
  • 1832 Orlando Metcalfe Poe, American engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Navarre, Ohio (d. 1895)
  • 1837 Henry Draper, American astronomer (Moon, Orion Nebula), born in Prince Edward County, Virginia (d. 1882)
  • 1841 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentine, journalist and poet (El nido de condores), born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (d. 1882)
  • 1841 William Rockhill Nelson, founder of The Kansas City Star and patron of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (d. 1915)
  • 1844 Anthony Comstock, American anti-vice crusader/philatelist, born in New Canaan, Connecticut (d. 1915)
  • 1845 Daniel David Palmer, Canadian founder of chiropractic (1897 Palmer School of Chiropractic), born in Port Perry, Canada West (d. 1913)
  • 1846 Whitcomb Judson, American inventor (zipper), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1909)

Person of interestLuther Burbank

1849 Luther Burbank, American horticulturist who developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants, born in Lancaster, Massachusetts (d. 1926)

Horticulturist Luther Burbank
Horticulturist
Luther Burbank

Person of interestTomáš Garrigue Masaryk

1850 Tomáš Masaryk, Czech philosopher and 1st President of Czechoslovakia (1918-35), born in Hodonín, Austrian Empire (d. 1937)

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • 1850 Champ Clark, American politician (d. 1921)
  • 1856 Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne)
  • 1857 Julius Wagner von Jauregg, Austrian psychiatrist (Nobel 1927)
  • 1866 Paul Ernst, German writer, born in Elbingerode, Kingdom of Hanover (d. 1933)
  • 1869 Ernst Cohen, Dutch chemist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1944)

Person of interestPiet Mondrian

1872 Piet Mondrian, Dutch abstract painter (Broadway Boogie Woogie), born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1944)

Abstract Painter Piet Mondrian
Abstract Painter
Piet Mondrian
  • 1878 Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (d. 1927)
  • 1888 Alidius WLT van Starkenborch Stachouwer, gov of Neth Indies (1936-45)
  • 1891 Marcel Barger, [Meyer Streliskie], cabaret performer (I keep Susy)
  • 1893 Milton Avery, American artist (d. 1965)
  • 1898 Jan Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer
  • 1900 Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter
  • 1900 [Albert] Carel Willink, Dutch painter (magic realism)

Person of interestReinhard Heydrich

1904 Reinhard Heydrich, German Nazi leader (head of Bohemia and Moravia and the Reich Main Security Office), born in Halle an der Saale (d. 1942)

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich
  • 1905 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki)
  • 1908 Joop [Joseph] van Santen, Dutch 1st chamber member (CPN)
  • 1909 Greta Schoon, German poet, born in Spetzerfehn (d. 1991)
  • 1909 Leo Malet, French crime novelist
  • 1914 Morton DaCosta, director (Island of Love, Music Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1915 Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French politician
  • 1918 June Wayne, artist/lithographer/teacher
  • 1919 Jocelyn Olaf Hambro, financier
  • 1919 Mochtar Lubis, Indonesian writer (Twilight in Jakarta)
  • 1922 Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (fluid dynamics), born in Kologriv, Soviet Russia (d. 2004)
  • 1924 Eduardo Paolozzi, British sculptor (Hydra)
  • 1924 Kobo Abe, playwright (Woman, the Dunes), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1925 Rene Gagnon, US Marine shown in photograph of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, born in Manchester, New Hampshire (d. 1979)
  • 1927 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Henri Landwirth, Belgian-American hotel owner and philanthropist
  • 1930 Anthony Armstrong-Jones [Lord Snowdon], British photographer and husband of Princess Margaret, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Cornelis T "Cor" van de Molen, director Social Businesses of Press
  • 1932 Edward "Ed" Thrasher, American art director and photographer (Come & Gone), born in Glendale, California (d. 2006)
  • 1934 Willard Scott, American weather forecaster (Today Show), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1936 Georges Perec, French writer (Seire Noire, Retour a la bien-aimee)
  • 1937 Don Bonker, American politician (Rep-D-WA, 1975-89), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1938 David Baltimore, American biologist (1975 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine), born in New York City
  • 1940 Harald Gerlach, German writer, born in Bolesławiec, Poland (d. 2001)
  • 1940 Rudi [Rudolf] Dutschke, German student leader (Glasnost Berlin)
  • 1940 Viktor Savinykh, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-4, T-13, TM-5), born in Berezkiny, Kirov
  • 1942 Paul Preuss, American sci-fi author (Medusa Encounter, Starfire)
  • 1942 Tommy F Robinson, American politician (Rep-D-AR, 1985-91), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1942 Charles R. Boutin, American politician
  • 1944 Elton Gallegly, American politician (Rep-R-California 1987-2013), born in Huntington Park, California
  • 1944 Jürgen Theobaldy, German writer, born in Strasberg, France
  • 1944 Stanley Schmidt, American editor
  • 1944 Michael Rosbash, American geneticist (Nobel Prize 2017, Drosophila period gene), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1947 Robert O'Neill Crossman, politician
  • 1947 Helen Eadie, Scottish politician
  • 1949 Ghulam Nabi Azad, Indian politician
  • 1949 Rex Hunt, Australian TV and radio personality and former Australian rules player, born in Mentone, Australia
  • 1952 Vivian Richards, West Indian master blaster
  • 1957 Robert Harris, British TV reporter, journalist and author (Fatherland, Enigma), born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
  • 1958 Alan Hale, American astronomer (Comet Hale–Bopp), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1964 Bret Easton Ellis, American writer
  • 1964 Mikhail Popkov, Russian serial killer of 55 people, born in Angarsk, USSR
  • 1967 Ai Yazawa, Japanese mangaka
  • 1979 Ricardo Rosselló, Puerto Rican politician, Governor of Puerto Rico (2017-), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1982 Erika Yamakawa, Japanese talent
  • 1990 Abigail and Brittany Hensel, American conjoined twins