Birthdays in History on November 13

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

Person of interestEdward III

1312 Edward III, King of England (1327-77) noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority, born in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England (d. 1377)

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III
  • 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)
  • 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)

Person of interestJohn Dickinson

1732 John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, born in Talbot County, Maryland (d. 1808)

Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson
Founding Father of the United States
John Dickinson
  • 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 Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Queen consort of Prussia (1840-61), born in Munich (d. 1873)

  • 1801 Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, Queen of Saxony, born in Munich (d. 1877)
  • 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)
  • 1826 Charles Frederick Worth, English fashion designer (House of Worth), born in Bourne, Lincolnshire (d. 1895)
  • 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 Mormon church, 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)

Person of interestRobert Louis Stevenson

1850 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author (Treasure Island), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1894)

  • 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 Helene Stöcker, German feminist, pacifist and publicist, born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1869 Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1962)
  • 1878 John C Kielstra, Dutch economist and governor of Suriname (1933-44)
  • 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)
  • 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 Josef Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), born in Mörkö, Södermanland, Sweden (d. 1948)
  • 1907 Lewis Boddington, aerospace engineer
  • 1907 Giovanna of Italy, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria, born in Rome (d. 2000)
  • 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)
  • 1915 Robert Sutton, electronics engineer
  • 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 Thomas Augustine Martin, Irish academic, born in Ballinamore, County Leitrim (d. 1995)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1953 Andrés Manuel López Obrador [AMOL], Mexican politician, President of Mexico (2018-), born in Tepetitán, Mexico
  • 1953 Waswo_X._Waswo, American Photographer
  • 1954 Scott McNealy, American CEO of Sun Microsystems
  • 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
  • 1969 Lori Berenson, American criminal
  • 1969 Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch author
  • 1981 Rivkah, American comic book writer and artist