Birthdays in History on November 5

  • 1271 Mahmud Ghazan, Mongol ruler (d. 1304)
  • 1534 Joachim Camerarius, German botanist/physician (horticulture catalog)
  • 1549 Philippe de Mornay (or Philippe Du-Plessis-Mornay), French writer (d. 1623)
  • 1563 Anna van Nassau, daughter of prince Willem I/Anna of Saksen
  • 1592 Charles Chauncy, English-born president of Harvard College (d. 1672)
  • 1613 Isaac de Benserade, French poet (d. 1691)
  • 1615 Ibrahim I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1648)
  • 1667 Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German painter (d. 1719)
  • 1701 Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter (d. 1785)
  • 1715 John Brown, English writer, born in Rothbury, Northumberland, England (d. 1766)
  • 1722 William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English duelist (d. 1798)
  • 1742 Richard Cosway, English artist (d. 1821)
  • 1764 Pieter Nieuwland, Dutch scientist (Newton)
  • 1770 Etienne P de Senancour, French author (Obermann)
  • 1779 Washington Allston, US painter/author
  • 1798 Carolina F L duchess of Berry, daughter of crown prince of Naples

  • 1818 Benjamin Franklin Butler, American Major General (Union Army), born in Deerfield, New Hampshire (d. 1893)
  • 1825 Julius H [Szamvald] Stahel, Hungarian-American diplomat, mining engineer, and Major General (Union Army), born in Szeged, Hungary (d. 1912)
  • 1832 William Woods Averell, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1900)
  • 1835 Moritz Szeps, Austrian journalist (d. 1902)
  • 1846 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1869)
  • 1849 Rui Barbosa, Brazil, statesman/jurist/essayist/civil liberties
  • 1850 Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (d. 1919)
  • 1851 Charles Dupuy, French prime minister (d. 1923)
  • 1854 Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
  • 1854 Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins (d. 1920)
  • 1855 Eugene V. Debs, Terre Haute, Indiana, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate (d. 1926)
  • 1855 Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (stratosphere)
  • 1857 Ida Tarbell, muckraker (Standard Oil was very unhappy)
  • 1869 Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer and politician (founded the Swaraj Party), born in Bikrampur, British India (d. 1925)
  • 1876 Raymond Duchamp-Villon, cubist sculptor (Head of Baudeaire)
  • 1881 George A. Malcolm, American jurist & educator (d. 1961)
  • 1884 James Elroy Flecker, English poet/dramatist (Hassan)

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1885 Will Durant, American author and historian (The Story of Philosophy, The Story of Civilization), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 1981)

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  • 1887 Oscar Bossaert, Belgian industrialist and chocolate manufacturer (Victoria), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1890 Jan Zrzavý, Czech painter (d. 1977)
  • 1891 Mary Dorna, Dutch author
  • 1892 J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (d. 1964)
  • 1893 Raymond Loewy, US industrial designer
  • 1894 Henri E J A de Page, Belgian private law scholar
  • 1895 Charles MacArthur, American author (d. 1956)

  • 1900 Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (d. 1972)
  • 1906 George Lowthian Trevelyan, designer/visionary
  • 1906 Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (d. 2004)
  • 1911 Roy Rogers, cowboy (Happy Trails, Roy Rogers Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1914 Henri J de Koster, Dutch Min of Defense (1971-73)
  • 1914 Alton Tobey, American artist (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Moe Biller, American labor union officer (AFL-CIO, Postal Workers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917 Jacob Everaers, office clerk/resistance fighter
  • 1917 Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian former Chief Minister of Haryana (d. 2007)
  • 1919 Myron Floren, Webster SD, accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1919 Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher (d. 1978)
  • 1920 Douglass North, American economist, (Nobel Prize Economic Sciences 1993), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1921 Fawzia of Egypt, Queen of Iran
  • 1922 Violet Barclay, American illustrator
  • 1923 Ian Arthur Hoyle Munro, medical journalist
  • 1926 Leo Derksen, Dutch journalist (Telegraph/Sunday Newspaper)
  • 1926 John Berger, English art critic and author (Ways of Seeing), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Clifford Irving, American novelist and investigative reporter (hoax autobiography of Howard Hughes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Arthur L Liman, American trial lawyer (Oliver North), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Nick Smith, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • 1936 Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (d. 2001)
  • 1936 William A. Christenberry, American photographer and artist, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 1943 Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (d. 2007)
  • 1945 Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • 1945 Aleka Papariga, Greek politician
  • 1946 Gram Parsons, [Cecil Ingram Connor III], Winter Haven Florida, rocker (Byrds)
  • 1946 Patricia K Kuhl, speech & hearing scientist
  • 1947 Peter Noone, rocker (Herman-Herman's Hermits-Silhouttes)
  • 1948 Mel Ab-Owain, Welsh politician
  • 1948 Hridayananda dasa Goswami, ISKCON guru
  • 1948 Bernard-Henri Lévy, French public intellectual
  • 1948 Pepper LaBeija [William Jackson], American drag queen and fashion designer, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1951 Stuart Havelock Hollingdale, anthropologist
  • 1952 Vandana Shiva, Indian physicist
  • 1953 Florentino V. Floro, Filipino dwarf judge
  • 1953 Joyce Maynard, American writer
  • 1955 Sylvester Louis Adams, murderer
  • 1955 Karan Thapar, Foremost Indian Journalist, Political Analyst & Commentator
  • 1961 Charles O Hobaugh, Bar Harbor ME, Capt USMC/astronaut
  • 1962 Marcus J. Ranum, American computer/network security innovator
  • 1965 Kubrat, Prince of Panagiurishte, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • 1985 Tanaka Koki, Japanese idol (member of KAT-TUN)
  • 1985 Kate DeAraugo, Australian Idol 2005