Birthdays in History on November 27

  • 1127 Emperor Xiaozong of China (d. 1194)
  • 1563 Robbert Robbertsz, (le Canu), nautical expert
  • 1576 Shimazu Tadatsune, Ruler of Satsuma (d. 1638)
  • 1582 Pierre Dupuy, French scholar (d. 1651)
  • 1588 Valerius Andreas, [Walter Driessens], Flemish historian
  • 1595 Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor/architect
  • 1627 Louise Henriette, [Mlle d'Orange], daughter of Frederick Henry
  • 1630 Archduke Sigismund Francis of Austria (d. 1665)
  • 1635 Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, wife of Louis XIV of France (d. 1719)
  • 1648 Peter Codde, RC apostole vicar (1688-1704)
  • 1668 Henri F d'Aguesseau, chancellor of France (1717..50)

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1701 Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (proposed the Celsius temperature scale), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1744)

Astronomer Anders Celsius
Astronomer
Anders Celsius
  • 1710 Robert Lowth, British bishop (d. 1787)

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1746 Robert R. Livingston, US Founding Father who delivered oath of office to George Washington, born in NYC, New York (d. 1813)

American Founding Father Robert R. Livingston
American Founding Father
Robert R. Livingston
  • 1746 Increase Sumner, 5th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1799)
  • 1756 Paul van Hemert, Dutch theologist/philosopher (Kant)
  • 1775 Joachim G le Sage ten Broek, Dutch notary/catholic foreman/publicist
  • 1778 John Murray, publisher
  • 1779 Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (d. 1865)
  • 1787 Jacob earl van Rechteren van Appeltern, governor of Gelderland
  • 1808 Hugh Weedon Mercer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1877)
  • 1833 Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (d. 1897)
  • 1840 Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet/friend of Tsjaikovski [OS=11/15]
  • 1843 William Cornelius Van Horne, American railway executive (Canadian Pacific Railway), born in Frankfort, Illinois (d. 1899)
  • 1843 Elizabeth Stride, victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)
  • 1854 Aloys L earl von Aehrenthal, Austrian minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1857 Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (Neurophysiology), born in London, England (d. 1952)
  • 1865 Jose Asunción Silva, Colombian poet (Nocturno III)
  • 1870 Juho Kusti Paasikivi, president Finland
  • 1871 Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (d. 1950)
  • 1874 Chaim Weizmann, Israeli statesman (1st President)
  • 1874 Charles A Beard, American historian (American Continentalism)
  • 1875 Wladyslaw Orkan, [Szmaciarz-Smreczynsky], Pol author (Nowele Zebrane)
  • 1878 Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian (Bengali) poet (d. 1948).
  • 1886 Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japans/French painter
  • 1891 Pedro Salinas, Spanish writer (Generation of 1927), born in Madrid (d. 1951)
  • 1894 Forrest Shaklee, founder (Shaklee Products)
  • 1894 Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox saint (d. 1971)
  • 1894 Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (d. 1989)
  • 1896 Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian author (Il giorno del giudizio)
  • 1897 Vito Genovese, American mafioso (d. 1969)
  • 1898 Fredric Warburg, publisher and author (d. 1981)
  • 1907 L[yon] Sprague de Camp, American sci-fi author (Goblin Tower, Hand of Zei)
  • 1909 Donald John Urquhart, librarian
  • 1909 James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family)
  • 1909 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (d. 1967)
  • 1911 Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and National Scientist
  • 1912 David Merrick, [Margulois], Broadway producer (Hello Dolly), born in Hong Kong
  • 1912 Howard de Walden, English landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1913 Frances Swem Anderson, technologist (nuclear medicine)
  • 1914 Evangeline Bruce, hostess

  • 1917 Tiny Rowland, [Roland Fuhrop], German/British owner (Observer)
  • 1920 Elaine Greene, literary Agent
  • 1920 John Richard Ravensdale, historian
  • 1920 Max Tripels, Ditch politician, lawyer, and director
  • 1921 Alexander Dubček, Uhrovec, headed Czech Communist Party (1968-69)
  • 1921 Ole Sarvig, Danish writer/critic (Limbo, Glem Ikke)
  • 1923 Robert A Young, (Rep-D-MO, 1977-86)
  • 1924 Theresa R van der Pant, sculptor
  • 1925 John Maddox, British science writer and editor
  • 1926 Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author
  • 1927 William Simon, US sect of Treasury
  • 1929 Billy Nair, South African union/SACP leader (20 yrs in Robbeneiland Prison)
  • 1930 James M Taylor, Stamps ARK, USAF/astronaut
  • 1930 Vladimir Emel Yanovich Lev Alekseevich Samsonov Maksimov, educator
  • 1930 Joe DeNardo, American Meteorologist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1932 Benigno Aquino Jr, Philippine opposition leader; assassinated
  • 1934 Lawrence Martin Jenco, priest
  • 1937 Gail Sheehy, author (Hustling)
  • 1943 Nicole Brossard, French Canadian poet
  • 1944 Martin Corbett, gay activist
  • 1944 Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-TX, 1979- )
  • 1945 Alain de Cadenet, SPEED Channel personality
  • 1952 James D Wetherbee, Lt Cmdr USN/astr (STS 32, 52, 63, 86), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1952 Sheila Copps, Canadian politician
  • 1953 Stephen "Steve" Bannon, American advisor to Trump, chair of Breitbart News, born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1957 Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg, attorney, JFK & Jackie's daughter
  • 1957 Terri R Adams, educator (teacher in space)
  • 1957 Kevin O'Connell, American sound re-recording mixer
  • 1960 Kevin Henkes, American children's book writer/illustrator
  • 1960 Tim Pawlenty, American politician
  • 1960 Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian prime minister
  • 1964 Robin Simone Givens, [Mrs Mike Tyson] (Darlene-Head of the Class), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Shawn Watson, American librarian
  • 1971 Eric Menendez, NY, accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers)
  • 1973 Jon Runyan, tackle (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1994 Shrek the sheep, New Zealand sheep that held world record for biggest shorn fleece, born at Bendigo Station, Otago (d. 2011)