Birthdays in History on May 13

  • 1024 Hugh of Cluny, French saint, born in Semur-en-Brionnais, Brionnais (d. 1109)
  • 1254 Maria of Brabant, wife of Philip III and Queen consort of France (1274-85), born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1322)
  • 1314 Sergius of Radonezh, Russian saint, born in Varnitsa, Rostov Velikiy (d. 1392)
  • 1588 Ole Worm, Danish physician, born in Aarhus, Denmark–Norway (d. 1654)
  • 1592 John Cloppenburg, Dutch vicar and theologist
  • 1638 Richard Simon, French Biblical critic (d. 1712)
  • 1655 Innocent XIII [Michelangiolo dei Conti], Italian 244th Pope (1721-24)
  • 1699 Marquis of Pombal, Prime Minister of Portugal (1756-1777), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1782)
  • 1712 Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (d. 1772)
  • 1717 Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria (wife of emperor Franz I)
  • 1729 Henry William (Baron) Stiegel, early American glassmaker

Charles Watson-WentworthCharles Watson-Wentworth (1730-1782)

2nd Marquis of Rockingham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1765-66, 1782), born in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England

  • 1742 Archduchess Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen (d. 1798)
  • 1753 Lazare Carnot, French politician, engineer and mathematician known as the Organizer of Victory in the French Revolutionary Wars, born in Nolay, Côte-d'Or (d. 1823)
  • 1761 Adrian Loosjes, Dutch botanist, publisher and writer (Mauritius Lijnslager), born in Den Hoor, Netherlands (d. 1818)
  • 1792 Pius IX "Pio Nono" [Giovanni-Maria Mastai-Ferretti], Pope (1846-78)
  • 1794 Louis-Leopold Robert, French painter (d. 1835)
  • 1795 Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (d. 1875)
  • 1795 Joshua Ratoon Sands, American Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1883)
  • 1822 Francis of Assisi of Bourbon, King Consort of Spain (d. 1902)
  • 1830 Zebulon Baird Vance, American politician (Senator and Governor of South Carolina 1862-65, 77-79, and Confederate officer, born in Reems Creek, North Carolina (d. 1894)
  • 1831 Willem baron of Goltstein of Oldenaller, Dutch minister of Colonies
  • 1840 Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin of Tarascon), born in Nîmes, France (d. 1897)
  • 1843 Paul Smet de Naeyer, Belgian politician and count (Prime Minister of Belgium 1896-99, 1899-1907), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1913)
  • 1856 Peter Henry Emerson, British writer and photographer (1st to promote photography as an independent art), born on La Palma Estate plantation, Cuba (d. 1936)
  • 1857 Ronald Ross, British pathologist (Nobel Prize 1902), born in Almora, North-Western Provinces, British India (d. 1932)
  • 1867 Frank Brangwyn, Welsh painter, muralist and cartoonist (Official War Artist First World War), born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1869 Bob Dalton, American outlaw of the Old West (leader of the Dalton Gang), born in Cass County, Missouri (d. 1892)
  • 1882 Georges Braque, French cubist painter and sculptor (My bicycle) who helped develop Cubism with Pablo Picasso, born in Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise (d. 1963)
  • 1883 Georgios Papanicolaou, Greek-American doctor, cytopathologist, and inventor of the Pap smear, born in Kymi, Greece (d. 1962)
  • 1883 Henk Sneevliet, Dutch Communist, editor (Spartacus) and WWII resistance fighter, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1942)
  • 1888 Inge Lehmann, Danish geophysicist and seismologist, born in Østerbro, Denmark (d. 1993)
  • 1894 Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, 2nd President of Iceland (d. 1972)
  • 1898 Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (d. 2007)
  • 1900 Jos Panhuysen, Dutch author (Pornographer) (d. 1986)

Witold PileckiWitold Pilecki (1901-1948)

Polish WWII resistance fighter (volunteered to go to Auschwitz, Witold's Report), born in Olonets, Russian Empire

  • 1903 Alfred Pugsley, English civil engineer (R101 airship), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1904 Earle Birney, Canadian poet and novelist who twice won the Governor General's Award, born in Calgary, Northwest Territories (d. 1995)
  • 1905 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Indian leader and 5th President of India (1974-77), born in Delhi, British India (d. 1977)
  • 1906 Thomas Mitchell, British architect and engineer, (d. 1996)
  • 1907 Austin Whitaker, schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist
  • 1907 Daphne du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Parasites), born in London, England (d. 1989)
  • 1907 Laurence Kirwan, British archaeologist (Sudan and Egyptian Nubia), born in Galloway (d. 1999)
  • 1912 Judah Nadich, American rabbi (d. 2007)
  • 1913 William Tolbert, Liberian politician (President Liberia 1971-80), born in Bensonville, Liberia (d. 1980)
  • 1915 John Habakkuk, British principal (Jesus College in Oxford)
  • 1917 Wilhelmus Wijen [Broeder Pius], social worker (Curacao)
  • 1918 John Johnston, British diplomat (Rhodesia, Malaysia)
  • 1920 Ratu Kasmisere Mara, Fijian tribal chief, first Prime Minister of Fiji (1970-92) President (1994-2000), born in Lomaloma, Colony of Fiji (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Syd[ney G] Vincent, British mine workers leader
  • 1924 Harry Schwarz, South African MP and Ambassador to the US
  • 1924 Theodore Mann, American theatre producer and director
  • 1926 Dewey Philip "Daddy-O", American pioneering DJ, born in Crump, Tennessee (d. 1968)
  • 1926 Wallace Breem, British author (Eagle in the Snow), born in Kingston, England (d. 1990)
  • 1927 Clive Barnes, American drama critic (NY Times, NY Post)
  • 1928 Enrique Bolaños, President of Nicaragua (2002-07), born in Masaya, Nicaragua (d. 2021)
  • 1928 Jim Shoulders, American champion rodeo cowboy, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Mike Gravel, American politician (US Senator (D) - Alaska, 1969-81), and peace activist (Pentagon Papers), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2021)
  • 1930 Vernon Shaw, President of Dominica (1998-2003) (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Eileen Diss, British theatrical designer (August, Secret Places, Betrayal), born in London, England

Jim JonesJim Jones (1931-1978)

American pastor and leader of the Peoples Temple cult (Jonestown Massacre), born in Randolph County, Indiana

  • 1931 Sydney Lipworth, South African born lawyer and businessman (head of UK Monopolies & Mergers Commission), bon in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1933 Sid Morrison, American politician (Rep-R-WA, 1981-93), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1934 Adolf Muschg, Swiss writer (Gruppe Olten), born in Zollikon
  • 1937 John Cope, British politician (UK Paymaster General)

Roch CarrierRoch Carrier (85 years old)

1937 Canadian novelist (The Hockey Sweater), born in Sainte-Justine, Quebec

  • 1937 Roger Zelazny, American poet and sci-fi author (Chronicles of Amber), born in Euclid, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1937 Trevor Baylis, English inventor of the wind-up radio, born in Kilburn, London (d. 2018)
  • 1938 Giuliano Amato, Italian politician (Prime Minister of Italy 1992-93, 2000-01), born in Turin, Italy
  • 1938 Laurent Beaudoin, French Canadian businessman (Bombardier)
  • 1939 Bill Cobey, American politician (Rep-R-NC, 1985-87), born in Washington D.C.
  • 1939 Hildrun Laufer-Claus, German long jumper, born in Dresden, Germany
  • 1940 Bruce Chatwin, English travel writer and novelist (In Patagonia, On the Black Hill), born in Sheffield, England (d. 1989)
  • 1942 Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 27, 39, T-6, T-12, T-13), born in Iskandar, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1944 Armistead Maupin, American author (Tales of the City series), born in Washington D.C.
  • 1944 Betsy Finley Ashton, American broadcast journalist, author and lecturer, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, British explorer and genealogist
  • 1947 Stephen R. Donaldson, American sci-fi author (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Lord Foul's Bane), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1948 Jeffrey Evans, Lord Mayor of London (2015-16), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1951 Jim Douglas, American politician, Governor of Vermont (2003-11), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1952 John Kasich, US politician (Governor of Ohio (R), 2011-19), born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
  • 1952 Manfred Langer, Austrian-Dutch disco builder
  • 1956 Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
  • 1956 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Indian spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation, born in Papanasam, India
  • 1957 Andrea Klump, German terrorist (attempt to murder Jewish emigrants in Hungary)
  • 1957 Carrie Lam, Chinese politician, Chief Executive of Hong Kong (2017-22), born in Hong Kong
  • 1957 Claudie Andre-Deshays, French cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-24)
  • 1962 Kathleen Jamie, Scottish poet
  • 1964 Ronnie Coleman, American bodybuilder
  • 1965 José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (d. 2006)
  • 1965 Natalie Massenet, entrepreneur and founder of Net-a-Porter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Kamen Vodenicharov, Bulgarian entertainer
  • 1966 Nikos Aliagas, Greek TV show host
  • 1968 Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (d. 1997)

Scott MorrisonScott Morrison (54 years old)

1968 Australian politician, Prime Minister of Australia (2018-), born in Waverley, Australia

  • 1977 Tom Cotton, American politician (Senator-R-Arkansas 2015-), born in Dardanelle, Arkansas
  • 1979 Carl Philip, Prince of Sweden, son of Carl XVI Gustaf, born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1982 Oguchi Onyewu, American footballer, born in Washington D.C.
  • 1982 Yoko Kumada, Japanese gravure idol
  • 1983 Anita Görbicz, Hungarian handball player