Birthdays in History on November 6

Agrippina the YoungerAgrippina the Younger (15-59 AD)

Roman Empress (sister of Caligula, wife of Claudius, mother of Nero), born in Oppidum Ubiorum (Cologne)

  • 1391 Edmund de Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician, born in New Forest, Westmeath, Ireland (d. 1425)
  • 1479 Johanna, the Insane, Queen of Castile (1504-20), born in Toledo, Spain (d. 1555)

Suleiman the MagnificentSuleiman the Magnificent (1494-1566)

Ottoman Sultan and the longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1530-1566), born in Trabzon, Ottoman Empire

  • 1550 Karin Månsdotter, Queen of Sweden, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1612)

Thomas KydThomas Kyd (1558-1594)

English dramatist (The Spanish Tragedy), born in London

  • 1661 Charles II of Spain, last Habsburg King of Spain (reigns 1665-1700), born in Royal Alcazar of Madrid, Spain (d. 1700)
  • 1692 Louis Racine, French poet (La Religion), born in Paris (d. 1763)
  • 1746 Absalom Jones, African-American abolitionist and clergyman, born into slavery in Delaware (d. 1818)
  • 1753 Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian sculptor, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1802)
  • 1796 George Back, English sea officer and explorer (North Canada), born in Stockport, Cheshire (d. 1878)

Gordon GrangerGordon Granger (1822-1876)

American Major General during the Civil War (Union Army), born in Wayne County, New York

  • 1833 Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (The Family at Gilje: A Domestic Story of the Forties), born in Hokksund, Eiker, Norway (d. 1908)
  • 1835 Cesare Lombroso, Italian psychiatrist and criminologist, born in Verona, Lombardy–Venetia (d. 1909)
  • 1836 Francis Ellingwood Abbot, American theologian (Scientific Theism), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1903)
  • 1838 John Grant Mitchell, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1894)
  • 1841 Armand Fallières, French president (1906-13), born in Mézin, France (d. 1931)
  • 1841 Nelson W. Aldrich, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, born in Foster, Rhode Island (d. 1915)
  • 1848 Richard Jefferies, English naturalist and essayist, born in Coate, Swindon, England (d. 1887)
  • 1851 Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (co-founded Dow Jones and 1st editor of Wall St Journal), born in Sterling, Connecticut (d. 1902)
  • 1855 Ezra Seymour Gosney, American philanthropist and eugenicist, born in Kenton County, Kentucky (d. 1942)
  • 1856 Nikolaĭ Nikolaevich, Grand Duke of Russia, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1929)
  • 1867 Marie Bregendahl, Danish author (Holger Hauge og hans Hustru), born in Fly, Denmark (d. 1940)
  • 1875 Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron, diplomat and senator, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1949)
  • 1879 Eugen Varga, Hungarian-Russian economist and politician, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1964)
  • 1880 Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1959)

Robert MusilRobert Musil (1880-1942)

Austrian writer (Mann ohne Eigenschaften), born in Klagenfurt, Austria

  • 1885 Emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1885 Martin O'Meara, Irish-born Australian WWI soldier and Victoria Cross honoree, born in Terryglass, Republic of Ireland (d. 1935)
  • 1892 Harold Ross, American magazine editor and co-founder of The New Yorker, born in Aspen, Colorado (d. 1951)
  • 1892 John Alcock, English pilot (1st non-stop flight across Atlantic Ocean), born in Stretford, England (d. 1919)
  • 1907 Fanny Leys, Flemish author (Ontwijding), born in Borgerhout (d. 2001)
  • 1917 Edgar Whitcomb, American politician and Governor of Indiana (1969-73), born in Hayden, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1919 Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Portuguese poet and children's author (The Sea Girl), born in Oporto, Portugal (d. 2004)
  • 1921 James Jones, American novelist (Bad Blood, From Here to Eternity), born in Robinson, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • 1922 Michel Crozier, French sociologist, born in Sainte-Menehould, France (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Jeanette Schmid, Austrian transsexual professional whistler, born in Volary, Czechoslovakia (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Dirk de Vroome, Dutch campaigner and Limbourg activist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1986)
  • 1926 Brian Abel-Smith, British economist and expert adviser, born in Kensington Court Gardens, London (d. 1996)
  • 1936 K. Schippers [Gerard Stigter], Dutch author (Een klok en profil), born in Amsterdam
  • 1936 Mikhail Vladimirovich Sologub, Russian cosmonaut, born in Buguruslan, Orenburg Oblast (d. 1996)
  • 1937 Bas de Gaay Fortman, Dutch scholar and politician (PPR), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1938 Dumitru Rusu, Romanian painter, born in Ilişeşti, Suceava
  • 1939 Leonardo Quisumbing, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, born in Masbate, Philippines
  • 1939 Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • 1940 Dieter F. Uchtdorf, German aviator and religious leader (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), born in Moravská Ostrava
  • 1940 Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service, born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Robert J. Mrazek, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1983-93), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1946 Fred Penner, Canadian children's entertainer, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1949 Joseph C. Wilson, Vice Chairman of Jarch Capital, LLC, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1951 Peter Althin, Swedish politician and attorney, born in Lund, Skåne, Sweden
  • 1954 Catherine Crier, American journalist and author (The Case Against Lawyers, A Deadly Game), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1955 Paul Romer, American economist (Nobel Prize 2018, endogenous growth theory), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1957 Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist, born in Bremen, Germany
  • 1961 Kazuhiko Aoki, Japanese game creator, born in Japan
  • 1968 Jerry Yang, Taiwanese-born American entrepreneur (co-founder of Yahoo!, Inc.), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1969 Colson Whitehead, American writer (The Intuitionist, The Underground Railroad), born in NYC, New York
  • 1976 Catherine Clark, Canadian journalist; daughter of Joe Clark, born in High River, Alberta
  • 1981 Cassie Bernall, American murder victim, born in Wheat Ridge, Colorado (d. 1999)
  • 1989 Jozy Altidore, American footballer, born in Livingston, New Jersey