Birthdays in History on October 13

  • 1162 Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile, born in Domfront Castle, Normandy (d. 1214)
  • 1244 Jacques de Molay, French last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, born in Molay, Haute-Saône, France (d. 1314)
  • 1453 Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales and the only son of King Henry VI of England and Margaret of Anjou, born in London (d. 1471)
  • 1474 Mariotto Albertinelli, Italian painter, born in Florence (d. 1515)

Jane GreyJane Grey (1537-1554)

Queen of England in 1553 for 9 days, born in Bradgate, England

  • 1563 Francesco Caracciolo, Italian priest and saint (Caracciolini), born in Villa Santa Maria, Abruzzo, Italy (d. 1608)
  • 1566 Richard Boyle, Irish politician, 1st Earl of Cork, born in Canterbury, Kent, England (d. 1643)
  • 1613 Luisa de Guzmán, Queen of Portugal (1640-56), born in Sanlúcar, Spain (d. 1666)
  • 1696 John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (d. 1743)
  • 1713 Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1784)
  • 1759 Ecco Epkema, Dutch classic linguist (Frisian, old-Frisian), born in Wirdum, Netherlands (d. 1832)
  • 1761 Dirk van Hogendorp, Dutch minister of War, born in Heenvliet, Netherlands (d. 1822)
  • 1769 Horace H. Hayden, 1st American licensed dentist and cofounds 1st dental college, born in Windsor, Connecticut (d. 1844)
  • 1797 William Motherwell, Scottish civil servant and poet, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1810 James Shedden Palmer, American Commander (Union Navy), born in Elizabethtown, New Jersey (d. 1867)
  • 1815 Jules Quicherat, French historian and archaeologist, born in Paris (d. 1882)
  • 1820 John William Dawson, Canadian geologist, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia (d. 1899)

Rudolf VirchowRudolf Virchow (1821-1902)

German politician, anthropologist and pathologist (cell pathology), born in Schivelbein, Prussia

  • 1826 Charles Frederick Worth, British fashion designer (House of Worth - Paris), born in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1895)
  • 1826 Lafayette Curry Baker, American investigator spy and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Stafford, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1862 Mary Kingsley, English ethnographer and explorer who became the first European to enter parts of Gabon, Africa, born in London (d. 1900)
  • 1863 Auguste Rateau, French mining engineer and inventor (Rateau steam turbine), born in Royan, France (d. 1930)
  • 1878 Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian Roman Catholic priest, born in O'Connell Town, Yass, New South Wales (d. 1952)
  • 1880 Sasha Chorny [Alexander Mikhailovich Glikberg], Russian poet, born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1932)
  • 1887 Jozef Tiso, Slovak politician (President of the First Slovak Republic), born in Bytča, Slovakia (d. 1947)
  • 1890 Conrad Richter, American writer (Light in the Forest), born in Tremont, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1891 Bernard IJzerdraat, Dutch resistance leader (De Geuzen), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1941)
  • 1895 Kurt Schumacher, German political chairman (SPD), born in Kulm, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1901 Benjamin Merkelbach, Dutch architect and city builder of Amsterdam, born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)

Arna BontempsArna Bontemps (1902-1973)

American poet and novelist who was part of the Harlem Renaissance, born in Alexandria, Louisiana

  • 1904 Jutta Hecker, German writer, born in Weimar (d. 2002)
  • 1908 John Grant, British rear-admiral (Royal Navy) (d. 1996)
  • 1908 Werner Reinowski, German writer, born in Bernburg, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Herblock [Herbert Lawrence Block], American cartoonist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1912 Jan Peeters, Dutch watercolor painter, stained glass, tile, and monument artist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1992)
  • 1915 Terry Frost, British artist, born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Burr Tillstrom, American puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1923 Dorothy Bolden, American civil and women's rights activist, and founder of the National Domestic Worker's Union of America, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Frank D. Gilroy, American writer (Subject Was Roses), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher (1925-2013)

British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1979-90), born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England

  • 1930 Piet Clase, South African politician (Minister of Education), born in Bothaville, South Africa
  • 1931 Janice Elliott, English novelist, born in Derby, England (d. 1995)
  • 1933 Raynald Fréchette, Quebec politician and judge, born in Asbestos, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1936 Elizabeth Furse, American politician (first naturalized American born in Africa to win election to the United States Congress), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1936 John Menzies, Scottish publisher and multi-millionaire
  • 1938 Hugo Young, British journalist (The Guardian), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2003)
  • 1939 T. J. Cloutier, American poker player, born in Albany, California
  • 1943 Mike Barnicle, American broadcast journalist and newspaper columnist, born in Worchester, Massachusetts
  • 1945 Dési Bouterse, Surinamese politician (8th President of Suriname), born in Domburg, Surinam
  • 1946 Edwina Currie, British politician (C), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1948 Ted Poe, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Temple, Texas
  • 1952 Michael R. Clifford, American astronaut (STS 53, 59, 76), born in Norton AFB, California
  • 1953 Bill Schuette, American lawyer and politician (53rd Attorney General of Michigan), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1954 Claude Ribbe, French historian and writer, born in Paris
  • 1954 Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician and peace activist, born in Marrakesh, French Morocco

Jamal KhashoggiJamal Khashoggi (1958-2018)

Saudi Arabian progressive journalist, author, and editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel who was brutally murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, born in Medina, Saudi Arabia

  • 1958 Maria Cantwell, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1960 Ari Fleischer, American media consultant and 21st White House Press Secretary, born in Pound Ridge, New York
  • 1960 Peter Keisler, American lawyer and acting Attorney General of the United States (2007), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1963 Colin Channer, Jamaican writer (often referred as "Bob Marley" with a pen), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1964 Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese military pilot and CNSA astronaut, born in Zaoyang, Hubei, China
  • 1970 Serena Altschul, American broadcast journalist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Prince Jaime, Count of Bardi, third child of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 1972 Princess Margarita Maria Beatriz of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Colorno, daughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 1973 Matt Hughes, American mixed martial artist, born in Hillsboro, Illinois

Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez (33 years old)

1989 American politician (Rep-D-New York 2018-), born in New York City

  • 1993 Tiffany Trump, daughter of Donald Trump & Marla Maples, born in West Palm Beach, Florida

Joshua WongJoshua Wong (26 years old)

1996 Hong Kong-Chinese activist and pro-democracy politician (Demosistō), born in British Hong Kong