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

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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)

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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)
  • 1884 Sig Ruman [Siegfried Albon Rumann], German-American actor (Schultz-Life With Luigi), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1967)
  • 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, (Rep-D-TX, 1963- )
  • 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 (Oly-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