Birthdays in History on October 11

  • 1573 Jacob Boonen, South Netherlands clergyman and lawyer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1655)
  • 1593 Nicolaas Tulp, Mayor of Amsterdam (1654-71), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1674)
  • 1611 Hugues de Lionne, Marquess de Berry, French ambassador to Rome, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1671)
  • 1661 Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat, Cardinal and poet, born in Chateau de la Ronte, Haute-Loire, France (d. 1741)
  • 1671 Frederik IV, King of Denmark and Norway (1699-1730), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1730)
  • 1675 Samuel Clarke, English philosopher and theologian, born in Norwich, England (d. 1729)
  • 1738 Arthur Phillip, British admiral, 1st Governor of New South Wales (1788-92), born in Cheapside, London (d. 1814)
  • 1758 Wilhelm Olbers, German astronomer and physician, discovered asteroids (Pallas & Vesta), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1840)
  • 1768 Adriaan van den Ende, Dutch vicar and educationalist, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1846)
  • 1782 Steen Steensen Blicher, Danish poet and short-story writer (E Binddstouw), born in Vium, Denmark (d. 1848)
  • 1786 Stevenson Archer, American judge and Congressmen from Maryland, born in Churchville, Maryland (d. 1848)
  • 1803 Albartus Telting, Frisian poet (Frisianch Jierboeckjen), born in Franeker, Netherlands (d. 1863)
  • 1806 Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia (1842-58), born in Topola, Serbia (d. 1885)
  • 1809 Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist and lecturer, born in Cohocton, New York (d. 1887)
  • 1814 Jean Baptiste Lamy, 1st Archbishop of Santa Fe (1853-85), born in Lempdes, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1888)
  • 1815 Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican representative of the people, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1881)
  • 1820 Alfred Washington Ellet, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1895)

Person of interestGeorge Williams

1821 George Williams, English philanthropist and founder of YMCA, born in Dulverton, West Somerset, England (d. 1905)

Founder of the YMCA George Williams
Founder of the YMCA
George Williams
  • 1825 Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Swiss writer, born in Zürich (d. 1898)
  • 1825 Elkanah Brackin Greer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Paris, Tennessee (d. 1877)
  • 1835 Hunter McGuire, American physician and Med Director (Confederate Army), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1900)

Person of interestHenry John Heinz

1844 Henry John Heinz, founded prepared-foods company (Heinz-57 varieties), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1919)

Founder of Heinz Henry John Heinz
Founder of Heinz
Henry John Heinz
  • 1865 Hans E. Kinck, Norwegian philological and writer (Mot Karnaval), born in Øksfjord, Norway (d. 1926)
  • 1871 Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian Christian leader who founded the evangelical Brunstad Christian Church, born in Fredrikstad, Norway (d. 1943)
  • 1872 Harlan Fiske Stone, Chief Justice Supreme Court (1941-46), born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire (d. 1946)
  • 1875 Stefan Octavian Iosif, Romanian poet (Beautiful Irine), born in Brașov, Romania (d. 1913)
  • 1876 Gertrud von Le Fort, German writer (The Eternal Woman), born in Minden, Westphalia (d. 1971)
  • 1881 Stark Young, American writer (So Red the Rose), born in Como, Mississippi (d. 1963)
  • 1881 Hans Kelsen, Austrian legal philosopher and political philosopher, born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1882 Will Vesper, German author (Vom grossen Krieg), born in Wuppertal, Germany (d. 1962)

Person of interestEleanor Roosevelt

1884 Eleanor Roosevelt, American 1st lady (1933-1945) human rights advocate (UN), born in NYC, New York (d. 1962)

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
  • 1884 Friedrich Bergius, German chemist (benzine from brown coal, Nobel 1931), born in Breslau (Wrocław), Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1885 Alfred Haar, Hungarian mathematician, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1933)
  • 1885 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1970)
  • 1891 Antonius [Jacob LT] van der Veen Zeppenfeldt, Antillian Bishop
  • 1896 Roman Jakobson, Russian-American linguist and Slavic scholar (Fundamentals of Language), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1982)
  • 1897 Nathan F Twining, USAF general (Neither Liberty nor Safety)
  • 1897 Russell Collins, New Orleans LA
  • 1902 Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)
  • 1905 Fred Trump, American real estate developer, father of Donald Trump, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1910 Francis James Claude Piggott, soldier
  • 1910 Joseph Alsop, political newspaper columnist (Men Around the President)
  • 1913 J.J. Pickle, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1963-95), born in Big Spring, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1914 Edward J Day, US Postmaster General (1961)
  • 1915 Florence Finch, Philippine American war hero (WWII), born in Santiago, Philippines (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Elmore Leonard, American writer (Glitz, Mr Majestyk, Touch, 52 Pick-Up), (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk
  • 1927 Joséphine-Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Princess of Belgium, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2005)
  • 1930 Sam Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-Texas), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1931 Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (d. 2000)
  • 1937 Georgi Vladimirovich Machinski, cosmonaut
  • 1937 R. H. W. Dillard, American poet
  • 1939 Franklin A Sonn, union leader (South African workers)
  • 1942 Malvin Whitfield, Bay City Tx, track star (Olympic 3 gold/silv/br-48, 52)
  • 1942 Victor H Fazio, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )
  • 1946 Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer
  • 1947 Lucas Papademos, Greek economist
  • 1950 Patty Murry, (Sen-D Washington)
  • 1950 Thomas J "Tom" Tauke, American politician (House of Representatives, Iowa, 1979-1991), born in Dubuque, Iowa
  • 1956 Nicanor Duarte Frutos, President of Paraguay
  • 1957 Paul Sereno, American paleontologist
  • 1959 Bob Inglis, (Rep-R-South Carolina)
  • 1963 Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan
  • 1967 Peter Thiel, German-American entrepreneur, co-founder of PayPal, born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1969 Prince Constantijn, CF Aschwin, of Netherlands
  • 1969 Ty Murray, rodeo cowboy(5-time all-around world champion)
  • 1976 Brent Bennett, American mercenary
  • 1977 Claudia Palacios, Colombian television journalist
  • 1983 William Sledd, American internet personality
  • 1983 Ruslan Ponomariov, Ukrainian chess player
  • 1989 Henry Lau, member of Korean Boy Band Super Junior M