Birthdays in History on May 14

  • 1316 Charles IV, King of Bohemia (1346-78) and Holy Roman Emperor (1355-78), born in Prague (d. 1378)
  • 1553 Margaret of Valois, Queen of France, wife of Henry IV (1572-99), daughter of Henry II, born in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1615)

Victor Amadeus IIVictor Amadeus II (1666-1732)

Duke of Savoy (1675-1730) and King of Sardinia (1720-30), born in the Royal Palace, Turin, Savoy

  • 1679 Peder Horrebow, Danish astronomer who invented the Horrebow-Talcott Method, a method to determine a location's latitude from the stars, born in Løgstør, Jutland, Denmark (d. 1764)
  • 1699 Hans Joachim von Zieten, Prussian field marshal (d. 1786)
  • 1701 William Emerson, English mathematician (d. 1782)
  • 1710 Adolf Frederik, King of Sweden (1751-70), born in Gottorp, Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig (d. 1771)
  • 1725 Ludovico Manin, Venetian politician, last Doge of Venice (1789-97), born in Venice, Republic of Venice (d. 1802)
  • 1727 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), baptized
  • 1737 George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, British statesman (d. 1806)
  • 1752 Albrecht Thaer, German agronomist (d. 1828)
  • 1752 Timothy Dwight, American theologian (d. 1817)
  • 1771 Robert Owen, Welsh factory owner and utopian socialist, born in Newtown, Wales (d. 1858)
  • 1781 Friedrich von Raumer, German historian and parliamentarian
  • 1798 Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian
  • 1814 Charles Beyer, German-British locomotive engineer (d. 1876)
  • 1817 Alexander Kaufmann, German poet (d. 1893)
  • 1830 George Pierce Doles, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1832 Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician (d. 1903)
  • 1836 James Patrick Major, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1877)
  • 1846 Arnold Kerdijk, Dutch lib politician/founder (Social Weekly newspaper)
  • 1846 Pieter W A Cort van de Linden, Dutch premier (1913-18)
  • 1863 John Charles Fields, Canadian mathematician and founder of the Fields Medal, born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1932)
  • 1867 Kurt Eisner, German premier of revolutionary Bavaria (1918-19)

Magnus HirschfeldMagnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935)

German physician and gay rights advocate, born in Kolberg, Prussia

  • 1872 Elia Dalla Costa, Italian cardinals (d. 1961)
  • 1880 Wilhelm List, German field marshal (d. 1971)
  • 1881 G. Murray Hulbert, American politician (d. 1950)
  • 1883 Jan Olieslagers, Belgian aviation pioneer (Antwerp Devil)
  • 1893 Louis Verneuil, French playwright (d. 1952)
  • 1897 Ed Ricketts, American marine biologist (d. 1948)
  • 1899 Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (d. 1993)
  • 1900 Edgar Wind, German art historian (d. 1971)
  • 1900 Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978)
  • 1901 Robert Ritter, German psychologist (d. 1951)
  • 1904 Hans Albert Einstein, American professor (d. 1973)
  • 1904 Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (d. 1961)
  • 1905 Jean Daniélou, French cardinal (d. 1974)
  • 1906 Hastings Kamuzu Banda, president of Malawi (1964-94)
  • 1907 Hans von der Groeben, German diplomat (d. 2005)
  • 1907 Johnny Moss, American poker player (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Mohammed Ayub Khan, general/premier/president (Pakistan)
  • 1911 J Borremans, Belgian politician (communist)/MP
  • 1912 Marguerite Fawdry, museum curator
  • 1916 Marco Zanuso, Italian architect
  • 1917 Herta Ryder, literary agent
  • 1919 Heloise Bowles, (Cruse) American advice columnist (Hints from Heloise), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1977)
  • 1919 John Hope, American meteorologist (d. 2002)
  • 1919 Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem party minister (CRM 1965-66)
  • 1919 Solange Chaput-Rolland, French Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)
  • 1922 Agha Hasan Abedi, banker

Franjo TuđmanFranjo Tuđman (1922-1999)

Croatian politician and President of Croatia (1990-1999), born in Veliko Trgovišće, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

  • 1923 Adnan Pachachi, Iraqi politician
  • 1924 Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Sonia d’Artois, British Canadian WWII resistance agent, born in Eastchurch, Kent (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Herbert W. Franke, Austrian writer
  • 1928 Frederik H. Kreuger, Dutch scientist and inventor
  • 1929 Barbara Branden, Canadian writer and lecturer, (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Edward Regan, American Republican politician and Comptroller of New York (1979-93), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Phillipo Seed, social work academic
  • 1932 Robert Bechtle, American painter
  • 1939 M N Fathulin, cosmonaut
  • 1940 'H'. Jones, British Soldier (VC recipient) (d. 1982)
  • 1940 Chay Blyth, English sailor (Alone in Order to the World)
  • 1942 Byron Dorgan, American politician and author (Rep-D-ND, 1981-92, Senator-D-ND 1992-2011), born in Dickinson, North Dakota
  • 1942 Lord McAlpine, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • 1943 Alan Mollohan, American politician (Rep-D-WV, 1983-2011), born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • 1943 Elizabeth Ray, Marshall NC, congressman Wayne Hays' lover
  • 1943 Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
  • 1947 Karin Struck, German feminist writer, born in Groß Kiesow
  • 1950 Jill Stein, American physician, activist and Green Party nominee for President (2016), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952 Donald R McMonagle, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 39, 54, 66), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1953 Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia
  • 1954 Jens Sparschuh, German writer
  • 1956 Gillian [Marucha] Bradshaw, American sci-fi author (Hawk of May)
  • 1956 Steve Hogarth, Kendal England, vocals (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • 1957 William G Gregory, American USAF Major and astronaut (STS 67), born in Lockport New York
  • 1960 Anne Clark, British poet and avant garde recording artist, born in Croydon, Surrey, England
  • 1964 James M. Kelly, Capt USAF/astronaut, born in Burlington, Iowa
  • 1965 Eoin Colfer, Irish writer
  • 1971 Sofia Coppola, American director (Lost in Translation), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Mark Ruskell, England-born Scottish politician
  • 1975 Nicki Sørensen, Danish road cyclist
  • 1984 Gary Ablett Jr, Australian Rules Football midfielder (Brownlow Medal 2009, 13; 8-time All Australian; Geelong, Gold Coast), born in Moriac, Victoria

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg (38 years old)

1984 American internet entrepreneur and co-founder of Facebook, born in White Plains, New York

  • 1988 Jessica Watkins, American geologist and NASA astronaut, born in Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • 1996 Martin Garrix, Dutch DJ, born in Amstelveen, Netherlands