Birthdays in History on November 7

  • 630 Constans II, Byzantine emperor (641-668) (d. 668)
  • 994 Muhammad ibn Hazm, Andalusian historian, jurist and author of Islamic Spain, born in Córdoba, Caliphate of Córdoba (d. 1064)
  • 1414 Jami [Mowlanā Nūr Od-dīn ʿabd Or-raḥmān Ebn Aḥmad], Persian poet (Lava’iḥ), born in Minaret of Jam, Afghanistan (d. 1492)
  • 1598 Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter, born in Fuente de Cantos, Spain (d. 1664)
  • 1619 Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (Historiettes), born in La Rochelle, France (d. 1692)
  • 1650 John Robinson, English diplomat and prelate, born in Cleasby, North Yorkshire (d. 1723)
  • 1687 William Stukeley, English physician and archaeologist (pioneered investigation of Stonehenge and Avebury), born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire (d. 1765)
  • 1692 Johannes Gottfried Schnabel, German author (Insel Felsenburg), born in Sandersdorf, Germany (d. before 1758)

James CookJames Cook (1728-1779)

British explorer, navigator and cartographer who was the first European to explore much of Australia, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand, born in Marton, Yorkshire, England

  • 1750 Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet, lawyer and translator, born in Bad Bramstedt, Germany (d. 1819)
  • 1758 Edouard viscount de Walckiers, South Netherland banker and politician, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1837)
  • 1797 Silas H. Stringham, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in Middletown, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1805 Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor, born in Buerton, Cheshire, England (d. 1870)
  • 1810 Fritz Reuter, German novelist, born in Stavenhagen, Germany (d. 1874)
  • 1811 Karel Jaromír Erben, Czech poet (Bouquet), born in Miletín, Austria (d. 1870)
  • 1818 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physiologist, co-discoverer of nerve action potential and founder of modern electrophysiology, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 1832 Andrew Dickson White, American historian and educator, 1st President of Cornell University, born in Homer, New York (d. 1918)
  • 1834 Lucy Lloyd, English-born creator (with Wilhelm Bleek) of archive of Bushman ǀxam and !kun texts, born in Norbury, England (d. 1914) [1]
  • 1838 Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer (Contes cruels), born in Saint-Brieuc, Brittany, France (d. 1889)
  • 1851 Chris von der Ahe, German entrepreneur and owner of St. Louis Brown Stockings, born in Hille, Germany (d. 1913)
  • 1855 Edwin Hall, American physicist (discovered Hall effect), born in Gorham, Maine (d. 1938)
  • 1858 Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, born in Habiganj, Sylhet region, India (d. 1932)
  • 1860 Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (Father of The Tank), born in Condé en Barrois, France (d. 1936)
  • 1861 Jeff Milton, American lawman, born in Marianna, Florida (d. 1947)

Marie CurieMarie Curie (1867-1934)

Polish-French scientist who discovered radium and the 1st woman to win a Nobel Prize (1903, 1911), born in Warsaw, Poland

  • 1875 Mikhail Kalinin, Soviet communist leader and statesman, born in Verkhnyaya Troitsa, Russia (d. 1946) [OS]
  • 1876 Culbert Olson, American lawyer and politician (Gov-D-Cal), born in Fillmore, Utah (d. 1962)
  • 1878 Lise Meitner, Austrian-Swedish physicist (discovered the nuclear fission of uranium), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1968)
  • 1879 Eugeen Yoors, Flemish etcher and glass painter, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1975)

Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky (1879-1940)

Ukrainian-Russian Marxist revolutionary, political theorist and founder of the Red Army [OS 26-10-1879], born in Yanovka, Ukraine, Russian Empire

  • 1883 Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, African-American TV preacher, born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1968)

C.V. RamanC.V. Raman (1888-1970)

Indian physicist (Nobel Prize 1930 for light scattering), born in Tiruchirappalli, India

  • 1895 Jacob Kaplan, French Grand Rabbi (1955-81), born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1896 Esdras Minville, Quebec writer, economist and sociologist, born in Quebec, Montreal (d. 1975)
  • 1896 Herbert O'Connor, 51st Governor of Maryland and TV narrator (Crime Syndicate), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1960)
  • 1897 Ruth Pitter, British poet and 1st woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955, born in Ilford, London (d. 1992)
  • 1898 Raphaël Salem, Greek mathematician, born in Saloniki, Ottoman Empire (d. 1963)
  • 1902 Rob van der de Bas [Barend Robberts], Dutch troubadour (Klucht of the Cow) (d. 1987)
  • 1903 Albert Helman [Lou Lichtveld], Suriname politician and novelist, born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 1996)
  • 1903 Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist and ethologist (Man & His Ideas, Nobel Prize 1973), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1989)
  • 1906 Eugene Carson Blake, US Secretary-General of World Council of Churches (1966-72), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1906 Jan Vercammen, Flemish author and chief inspector LO (Primary Education), born in Temse, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar) (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Maurits Mok, Dutch author and poet (Cheese & Bread Game), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1911 Walter Gross, Israeli journalist (Haaretz), born in Stettin, Germany (d. 1995)

Albert CamusAlbert Camus (1913-1960)

French playwright (Les Justes - The Just Assassins), novelist (L'Étranger - The Stranger), and philosopher (Nobel Prize for Literature 1957), born in Dréan, Algeria

  • 1914 R. A. Lafferty, American sci-fi author (Devil is Dead), born in Neola, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • 1915 Philip Morrison, American physicist, born in Somerville, New Jersey (d. 2005)

Billy GrahamBilly Graham (1918-2018)

American Baptist evangelist (Crusades) described as 1 of the 20th century's most influential Christian leaders, born in Charlotte, North Carolina

  • 1918 Paul Aussaresses, French Army general, born in Saint-Paul-Cap-de-Joux, France (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Wolf Mankowitz, English playwright and writer (A Kid for Two Farthings), born in Spitalfields, London (d. 1998)
  • 1928 Norton Zinder, American biologist (genetic transduction), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Richard G. Scott, American scientist and LDS apostle, born in Pocatello, Idaho (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Peter Woods, British journalist and newsreader, born in Romford, Essex, England (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Rudy Boschwitz, American politician (U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1978-91), born in Berlin, Weimar Germany
  • 1932 Yrrah [Harry Lammertink], Dutch cartoonist (Vrij Netherland), born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1934 Stephen L. Neal, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1975-95), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1935 Willibrordus S. Rendra, Indonesian poet (Ballad orang-orang tertjina), born in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia (d. 2009)
  • 1940 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • 1943 Boris Gromov, Russian general and politician (Governor of Moscow Oblast, 2000-12), born in Saratov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Michael SpenceMichael Spence (79 years old)

1943 Canadian-American economist (Nobel 2001 - dynamics of information flows and market development), born in Montclair, New Jersey

  • 1943 Stephen Greenblatt, American literary historian and author (The Swerve: How the World Became Modern), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1943 Wensley Haydon-Baillie, English pharmaceutical manufacturer
  • 1950 Alexa Canady, 1st African-American female neurosurgeon and educator, born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1950 Augusto Gen'un Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1952 David Petraeus, Commanding General of Multinational Force Iraq (2007-08), born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York
  • 1958 Lori Saldaña, American politician (California State Assembly), born in San Diego, California
  • 1964 Gill Holland, Norwegian-American producer (Hurricane Streets), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1968 Mark Preston, Australian businessman and motorsport professional, born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • 1971 Jamie Drummond, Scottish-Canadian sommelier, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1972 Mike Goldman, Australian media personality (Big Brother Australia), born in Brisbane, Australia

Marcus LuttrellMarcus Luttrell (47 years old)

1975 American former Navy SEAL ("Lone Survivor"), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1976 One Be Lo [Ralond Scruggs], American hip-hop artist (Binary Star), born in Pontiac, Michigan