Birthdays in History on November 9

  • 1389 Isabella of Valois, queen consort of Richard II of England, born in Paris (d. 1409)
  • 1414 Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg, born in Tangermünde, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1486)
  • 1467 Charles of Egmond, Duke of Guelder and Earl of Zutphen, born in Grave, Netherlands (d. 1538)
  • 1522 Martin Chemnitz, German Lutheran reformer and theologian, born in Treuenbrietzen, Germany (d. 1586)
  • 1541 Menso Alting, Dutch reformed vicar and theologist, born in Eelde, Netherlands (d. 1612)
  • 1656 Paul Aler, French jesuit and poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), born in Luxembourg (d. 1727)
  • 1721 Mark Akenside, English poet and physician, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1770)

Benjamin BannekerBenjamin Banneker (1731-1806)

African American astronomer, mathematician and surveyor of Washington, D.C., born in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland

  • 1732 Julie de Lespinasse, French aristocrat, hostess and writer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1776)
  • 1795 Walter Geikie, Scottish painter, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1837)
  • 1799 Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1877)

Gail BordenGail Borden (1801-1874)

American manufacturer and inventor of condensed milk, born in Norwich, New York

  • 1802 Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American newspaper publisher and abolitionist, born in Albion, Maine (d. 1837)
  • 1809 Albert Taylor Bledsoe, American Episcopal priest and Confederate Army officer, born in Frankfurt, Kentucky (d. 1877)
  • 1810 Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon and founder of Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, born in Padingbüttel, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1810 Thomas Bragg, American politician, 34th Governor of North Carolina (1859-61), born in Warrenton, North Carolina (d. 1872)
  • 1812 Paul Abadie, French master builder (renovated Notre Dame), born in Paris (d. 1884)
  • 1817 Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, American Major General (Union Army), born in Piatt's Landing, Kentucky (d. 1873)
  • 1818 Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Fathers & Sons), born in Oryol, Russian Empire (d. 1883)
  • 1820 Matthias de Vries, Dutch linguist (spelling), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1892)
  • 1823 William Henry Forney, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Lincolnton, North Carolina (d. 1894)
  • 1825 A. P. Hill, Confederate general, born in Culpeper, Virginia (d. 1865)
  • 1832 Émile Gaboriau, French writer (father of the French detective novels), born in Saujon, France (d. 1873)
  • 1833 Sally Louisa Tompkins, American nurse and philanthropist, only woman commissioned in Confederate army during US Civil War, born in Mathews City, Virginia (d. 1916)
  • 1837 Gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer and politician, born in Enschede, Netherlands (d. 1915)
  • 1840 Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, French Canadian lawyer and politician, born in Sainte-Thérèse, Canada (d. 1898)
  • 1840 Kuroda Kiyotaka, Japanese diplomat and politician (2nd Prime Minister of Japan, 1888-1889; President of the Privy Council, 1894-90), born in Kagoshima, Satsuma Domain (d. 1900)

Edward VIIEdward VII (1841-1910)

King of England (1901-10), born in Buckingham Palace, London

  • 1850 Lewis Lewin, German toxicologist (father of psychopharmacologist), born in Tuchel, West Prussia (d. 1929)
  • 1853 Stanford White, American architect, born in NYC, New York (d. 1906)
  • 1868 Emmanuel de Bom, Flemish author (Wrakken), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1953)
  • 1871 Florence Sabin, American Scientist who was the first woman to graduate from Johns Hopkins and the first lifetime woman member of the National Academy of Sciences, born in Central City, Colorado (d. 1953)
  • 1872 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet, born in Zhukiv, Ukraine (d. 1941)
  • 1873 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1941)
  • 1874 Albert Francis Blakeslee, American botanist, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1954)
  • 1877 Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet, born in Sialkot, Punjab Province, British India (d. 1938)
  • 1877 Enrico De Nicola, Italian politician, 1st President of Italy (1948), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1959)
  • 1877 Sergei Aleksi [Alexy], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1970)
  • 1879 Milan Šufflay, Croatian historian and politician, born in Lepoglava, Croatia (d. 1931)
  • 1885 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician and philosopher, born in Elmshom, Germany (d. 1955)
  • 1885 Theodor Kaluza, German mathematician and physicist (Kaluza–Klein theory), born in Silesia, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1885 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright, born in Tundutov, Russia (d. 1922)
  • 1886 S. O. Davies, Welsh Labour Party politician and trade union official, born in Abercwmboi, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1972)
  • 1888 Jean Monnet, French political economist and diplomat, born in Cognac, France (d. 1979)
  • 1897 Ronald G W Norrish, British chemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1967), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1978)
  • 1898 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1953-64), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • 1898 Owen Barfield, British philosopher of language, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1901 John Norrie McArthur, British malariologist and microscopist who invented a handheld field microscope (d. 1996) [1]
  • 1903 Leon-Etienne Duval, French prelate and cardinal of the Catholic Church in Algeria, born in Chênex, Haute-Savoie, France (d. 1996)
  • 1903 Margaret Fay Shaw, American photographer and folklorist known for her work in the Scottish Hebrides, born in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1904 Viktor Brack, German Nazi physician and war criminal, born in Haaren, Rhine Province, German Empire (d. 1948)
  • 1905 Erika Mann, German-American author (Other Germany) and daughter of Thomas Mann, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1905 James William Fulbright, American politician (Sen-D-Mo), born in Sumner, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Arthur Rudolph, German rocket engineer, born in Meiningen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1907 Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1909 H. M. van Randwijk, Dutch author and founder (Vrij Netherland), born in Gorinchem, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1911 Tabish Dehlvi, Pakistani poet, born in Delhi, India (d. 2004)
  • 1913 Thelma Hulbert, English painter (Le Sacre du Printemps), born in Bath, Somerset (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Colin Falkland Gray, New Zealand fighter ace of the Second World War, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1995)
  • 1915 André François, Hungarian-French cartoonist, born in Temesvár, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Sargent Shriver, American politician and activist (Peace Corps), born in Westminster, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • 1918 Choi Hong Hi, South Korean army general and Founder of Taekwon-Do, born in Hwadae, Myongchon County, North Hamgyong Province, Japanese Korea (d. 2002)

Spiro AgnewSpiro Agnew (1918-1996)

American politician (Vice President, 1969 until resignation over corruption allegations in 1973), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • 1918 Su Beng [Lim Tiau-hui], 'Father of Taiwanese Independence' (Taiwan’s 400-Year History), born in Taipei, Taiwan (d. 2019)
  • 1918 Thomas Ferebee, Enola Gay bombardier over Hiroshima, born in Mocksville, North Carolina (d. 2000)

Byron de la BeckwithByron de la Beckwith (1920-2001)

American white supremacist, born in Colusa, California

  • 1920 Seymour Siwoff, American sports statistician (president and CEO Elias Sports Bureau 1952-2019), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1921 Silvio O. Conte, American politician (Rep-R-MA, 1959-91), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • 1922 Imre Lakatos, Hungarian philosopher, born in Debrecen, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1925 Sir Alistair Horne, British historian and journalist (A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–1962), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Luis Miguel Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Carel Boshoff, South African activist and chairman (Broederbond/Volkswag), born in Nylstroom, Transvaal South Africa (d. 2011)
  • 1928 Anne Sexton, American poet (Live or Die; Pulitzer 1967), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1974)

Imre KertészImre Kertész (1929-2016)

Hungarian writer (Nobel Laureate 2002) and concentration camp survivor, born in Budapest

  • 1930 Ignacio Ellacuría, Spanish-Salvadoran Jesuit priest, philosopher and human rights activist, born in Portugalete, Spain (d. 1989) [1]
  • 1932 Marian Christy, American author (Invasions of Privacy), born in Ridgefield, Connecticut

Carl SaganCarl Sagan (1934-1996)

American scientist, astronomer and author (Broca's Brain, Cosmos, Contact) known for his research on extraterrestrial life, born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1934 Ingvar Carlsson, Swedish politician, Prime Minister of Sweden (1986-91, 94-96), born in Borås, Älvsborg County, Sweden
  • 1936 Daniel Robert Graham, American politician, 38th Governor of Florida (1979-87), born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • 1937 Clyde Wells, Canadian politician, 5th Premier of Newfoundland, born in Buchans Junction, Newfoundland
  • 1937 Roger McCough, British poet (The Mersey Sound), born in Litherland, Lancashire
  • 1938 Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1939 Paul Cameron, American psychologist and sex researcher, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1942 Stuart Lipton, English real estate developer and multi-millionaire
  • 1944 Bill Hendon, American politician (Rep-R-NC, 1981-83, 85-87), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1948 Bille August, Danish director (Best Intentions, Twist & Shout), born in Brede, Denmark
  • 1948 Henrik S. Järrel, Swedish politician, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1951 Bill Mantlo, American comic book writer (Micronauts), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951 Hetty de Boer-Jongkind, Dutch medical astrologist and founder (Vakvereniging Medical Astrology), born in Amsterdam (d. 1993)
  • 1952 Sherrod Brown, American politician (Rep-D-Ohio 1993-2007, Senate 2007-), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • 1955 Bob Nault, French Canadian politician (Member of the Canadian Parliament for Kenora—Rainy River), born in Ste. Anne, Manitoba
  • 1959 Nick Hamilton, American wrestling referee, born in Lakeland, Florida
  • 1963 Fulvio Fantoni, Italian bridge player, born in Grosseto, Italy
  • 1970 Domino [Damian Siguenza], American Hip Hop Producer, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1972 Doug Russell, American radio personality, born in Pewaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1978 Steven Lopez, American taekwondo martial artist, born in Nicaragua
  • 1996 Cheyenne Pyle, California, youngest heart transplant patient (90 mins old)