Birthdays in History on November 13

  • 354 Augustine of Hippo, North African Christian theologian and philosopher, born in Thagaste, Numidia (d. 430)

Edward IIIEdward III (1312-1377)

King of England (1327-77) noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority, born in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England

  • 1486 Johann Eck, German Scholastic theologian and early counter-reformer against Lutheran challenges, born in Egg, Swabia (d. 1543)
  • 1504 Philip I (the Generous), Landgrave of Hesse and important early protestant ruler, born in Marburg, Landgraviate of Hesse, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1567)
  • 1559 Albert VII, Archduke of Austria, born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1621)
  • 1572 Cyril Lucaris, Greek theologian and Patriarch of Constantinople, born in Heraklion, Greece (d. 1638)
  • 1663 Árni Magnússon, Icelandic scholar and collector of manuscripts (Arnamagnæan Manuscript Collection), born in Kvennabrekka, Iceland (d. 1730)
  • 1679 Thomas Philip Wallrad de Hénin-Liétard d'Alsace, Cardinal- Archbishop of Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1759)
  • 1710 Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist, born in Paris (d. 1792)
  • 1714 William Shenstone, English poet, born in Leasowes, England (d. 1763)
  • 1715 Dorothea Erxleben, German first female medical doctor, born in Quedlinburg, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1718 John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, British statesman who claimed to have invented the sandwich, born in Chiswick, England (d. 1792)

John DickinsonJohn Dickinson (1732-1808)

American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, born in Talbot County, Maryland

  • 1760 Jiaqing, 5th Emperor of Qing Dynasty, born in Beijing (d. 1820)
  • 1782 Esaias Tegnér, Swedish writer (Frithjof's Saga), born in Kyrkerud, Sweden (d. 1846)
  • 1785 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron (d. 1828)
  • 1792 Edward John Trelawny, English traveler and author (Adv of Younger Son), born in London (d. 1881)
  • 1801 Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, Queen of Saxony, born in Munich (d. 1877)
  • 1801 Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Queen consort of Prussia (1840-61), born in Munich (d. 1873)
  • 1804 Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), born in Sampson County, North Carolina (d. 1880)
  • 1809 John A. Dahlgren, US Navy officer and inventor (Civil war Dahlgren-cannon), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1870)
  • 1813 John Wolcott Phelps, American abolitionist, author and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Guilford County, Vermont (d. 1885)
  • 1813 Peter II, prince-bishop of Montenegro (1830-51) and poet (The Ray of The Microcosm), born in Njeguši, Montenegro (d. 1851)
  • 1814 Joseph Hooker, American Major General (Union Army), born in Hadley, Massachusetts (d. 1879)
  • 1834 Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco), born in Tixtla, Guerrero, Mexico (d. 1893)
  • 1837 James T. Rapier, African-American politician, born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1883)
  • 1838 Joseph F. Smith, 6th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born in Far West, Missouri (d. 1918)
  • 1841 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 1913)
  • 1848 Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1889-1922), born in Paris (d. 1922)

Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

Scottish novelist (Treasure Island; Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1856 Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1941)
  • 1859 Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains), born in Ruda bei Neumark, West Prussia (d. 1911)
  • 1866 Abraham Flexner, American educator, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1959)
  • 1869 Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1962)
  • 1869 Helene Stöcker, German feminist, pacifist and publicist, born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1878 John C. Kielstra, Dutch economist and governor of Suriname (1933-44) (d. 1951)
  • 1878 Max Dehn, German mathematician (Dehn’s lemma), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1893 Edward A. Doisy Sr, American bio-chemist (Vitamin K1, Nobel 1943), born in Hume, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1894 Arthur Nebe, German SS officer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1896 Nobusuke Kishi, Prime Minister of Japan (1957-60), born in Yamaguchi, Japan (d. 1987)
  • 1899 Iskandar Ali Mirza, Bengali-Pakistani general and 1st President of Pakistan (1956-58), born in Murshidabad, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1969)
  • 1899 Martin Bodmer, Swiss Bibliophile and scholar (Bodmer Papyri), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Gustav von Koenigswald, German-Dutch paleontologist (found Pithecanthropus erectus), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1906 Eva Zeisel, American industrial designer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • 1907 Giovanna of Italy, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria, born in Rome (d. 2000)
  • 1907 Josef Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), born in Mörkö, Södermanland, Sweden (d. 1948)
  • 1907 Lewis Boddington, Welsh aerospace engineer (RAE) (d. 1994)
  • 1908 C. Vann Woodward, American historian and educator, born in Vanndale, Arkansas (d. 1999)
  • 1909 Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Between Doubt & Tears), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1910 William Bradford Huie, American writer and publisher, born in Hartselle, Alabama (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Lon Nol, Cambodian politician, 7th President of the Khmer Republic (1972-75), born in Kampong Leav, Prey Veng, Cambodia (d. 1985)
  • 1915 Howard Cooke, Governor-General of Jamaica (1991-2006), born in Goodwill, St. James, Jamaica (d. 2014)
  • 1923 Arthur Hiller, Canadian director (Love Story), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist, born in Okazaki, Japan (d. 1994)
  • 1925 Inez van Dullemen, Dutch author, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1926 Harry Hughes, 57th Governor of Maryland (1979-87), born in Easton, Maryland
  • 1927 Billy Klüver, American scientist and engineer, born in Monaco (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Fred Phelps, American Baptist minister and civil rights attorney, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Fred Harris, American politician (Sen-D-Okla, 1964-73), born in Walters, Oklahoma
  • 1930 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist and poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1931 Anthony Jacobs, English businessman and industrialist (BSM)
  • 1931 Joan Lestor, British Labour politician (d. 1998)
  • 1931 John A Manke, US test pilot (HL-10)
  • 1934 Peter Arnett, New Zealand-born American journalist, born in Riverton, New Zealand
  • 1935 George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, born in The East End, Co. London
  • 1935 Michael Getler, American journalist and 1st ombudsman appointed by a US broadcasting network (PBS), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Thomas Augustine Martin, Irish academic, born in Ballinamore, County Leitrim (d. 1995)
  • 1938 Gérald Godin, French Canadian poet and politician, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1994)
  • 1941 Eberhard Diepgen, German politician, born in Pankow, Berlin
  • 1943 André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician, born in Granby, Canada (d. 1977)
  • 1944 Wouter R van Romondt, Dutch/Dutch Antillean cartoonist
  • 1945 John B. Craig, American diplomat, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1951 Boaz Vaadia, Israeli-born sculptor who worked in America, born in Gat Rimon (d. 2017)

Merrick GarlandMerrick Garland (70 years old)

1952 American attorney and judge (US Attorney General 2021-), born in Chicago, Illinois

Andrés Manuel López ObradorAndrés Manuel López Obrador (69 years old)

1953 Mexican politician, President of Mexico (2018-), born in Tepetitán, Mexico

  • 1953 Waswo_X._Waswo, American Photographer
  • 1954 Scott McNealy, American CEO of Sun Microsystems
  • 1956 Charlie Baker, American politician, Governor of Massachusetts (2015-), born in Elmira, New York
  • 1957 Greg Abbott, American politician, Governor of Texas (2015-), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1957 Ronald Shusett, author (Project Mankind), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1961 Edwin "Rick" Bakker, Dutch author: Rick's Report, AIDS Diary
  • 1963 Thilo Timothy Newman, writer (Freejack, Alien), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1964 Dan Sullivan, American politician (Senator-R-Alaska 2015-), born in Fairview Park, Ohio
  • 1969 Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch author
  • 1969 Lori Berenson, American criminal
  • 1975 Jordan Roth, American theater producer (Angels in America), born in New York City
  • 1981 Rivkah, American comic book writer and artist (Steady Beat), born in Austin, Texas