Birthdays in History on September 1

  • 1286 Elisabeth Richeza of Poland, Queen of Poland (d. 1335)
  • 1453 Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general (d. 1515)
  • 1529 Taddeo Zuccari, Italian painter
  • 1549 Charles Philip of Croij, marquis of Havre/earl of Fontenoy, etc
  • 1588 Henry II, Prince of Condé, French nobleman (d. 1646)
  • 1608 Giacomo Torelli, Italian stage designer and engineer, born in Fano, Italy
  • 1651 Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (d. 1694)
  • 1689 Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, Bavarian master builder (Prague)
  • 1711 Willem IV KH Friso, Dutch prince of Orange-Nassau
  • 1712 Simon Fokke, Dutch book illustrator
  • 1724 John Nieuwenhuijzen, theologist/co-founder (Society of It General)
  • 1758 Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch Staatscourant
  • 1787 Jan Bake, Dutch linguist, literature professor, teacher, and critic, born in Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands (d. 1864)
  • 1791 Lydia Sigourney, American religious author (How to Be Happy)

James Gordon BennettJames Gordon Bennett (1795-1872)

American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), born in Keith, Scotland [1]

  • 1798 Richard Delafield, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1873)
  • 1803 Jacobus T Abels, Dutch painter

Mark HopkinsMark Hopkins (1813-1878)

American business tycoon and railroad executive (Central Pacific Railroad), born in Henderson, New York

  • 1824 Isaac Hardin Duval, American businessman and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Wellsburg, West Virginia (d. 1902)
  • 1827 Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Overbetuwsche Novellen)
  • 1829 James Conner, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
  • 1845 Paul S Methuen, English fieldmarshal/governor of Natal/Malta
  • 1848 Auguste-Henri Forel, Swiss entomologist (d. 1931)
  • 1849 Elizabeth Harrison, American educator (National Congress of Parents & Teachers)
  • 1855 Innokenty Annensky, Omsk, Russian Empire, poet, critic and interpreter (poètes maudits)
  • 1856 Sergei Winogradsky, Russian scientist (d. 1953)
  • 1862 Adolphe Appia, Swiss set designer/theorist
  • 1864 Roger David Casement, Irish diplomat, nationalist (Easter uprising 1916), and poet, born in Sandycove, Dublin, Ireland (d. 1916)
  • 1868 Henri Bourassa, French Canadian politician and publisher (d. 1952)
  • 1871 J. Reuben Clark, Jr., American Undersecretary of State (d. 1961)
  • 1874 Ismar Elbogen, German/US rabbi (Encyclopedia Judaica)
  • 1875 Edgar Rice Burroughs, American author (Tarzan of the Apes, Mars Saga), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1950)
  • 1876 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (d. 1961)
  • 1877 Francis William Aston, British chemist and physicist who won a Nobel laureate for his work with isotopes and the whole number rule, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1945)
  • 1878 Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1942)

Tarsila do AmaralTarsila do Amaral (1886-1973)

Brazilian modernist artist, born in Capivari, Brazil

  • 1887 Blaise Cendrars [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Swiss poet/writer
  • 1887 Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar
  • 1888 Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician (d. 1958)
  • 1892 Leverett Saltonstall, 55th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • 1893 Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japanese-American painter, etcher and lithographer, born in Okayama, Japan (d. 1953)
  • 1896 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian guru, founder of International Society for Krishna Consciousness, born in Calcutta, British India (d. 1977)
  • 1900 Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht)
  • 1907 Joaquin Balaguer, president Dominican Republic
  • 1907 Walter P. Reuther, American labor leader and President of the UAW & CIO, born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1970)
  • 1908 Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist
  • 1909 E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (d. 1957)
  • 1911 Marinus Ruppert, Dutch chairman (CNV)/trade union leader
  • 1913 Christian Nyby, American director (Big Sleep, Thing), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Sydney Dawson Bailey, pacifist/campaigner
  • 1920 Hubert Lampo, Flemish writer/essayist (Coming of Joachim Stiller)
  • 1921 Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (Mandarins on Sulfuric Acid)
  • 1922 Melvin Laird, American politician (Rep-R-Mich), US Secretary of Defense (1969-73), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Theo Joekes, Dutch journalist, writer, and politician (VVD)
  • 1926 Abdur Rahman Biswas, President of Bangladesh, 1991-96, born in Shaistabad, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Arn Shein, American sports writer (editor The Daily Item 1949-74), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Clifford Lincoln, Canadian politician
  • 1930 Charles Correa, Indian architect (McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT), born in Secunderabad (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Cecil Parkinson, British politician (C), born in Carnforth, North Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Matthew J. Rinaldo, American politician (Rep-R-NJ, 1973-93), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 2008)
  • 1933 Ann W. Richards, Lakeview Texas, American politician
  • 1934 Terepai Maoate, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (1999-2002), (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Alan Dershowitz, American attorney (Claus Von Bulow, O.J. Simpson), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Annie Ernaux (née Duchesne), French writer (Les Années (The Years); Nobel Prize in Literature, 2022), born in Lillebonne, Normandy, France
  • 1942 C[arolyn] J[anice] Cherryh, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Faded Sun Trilogy)
  • 1945 Mustafa Balel, Turkish writer
  • 1946 Roh Moo-Hyun, President of South Korea
  • 1947 Al Green, American politician
  • 1948 James Rebhorn, PA, actor (White Collar, Homeland), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1948 Józef Życiński, Polish archbishop and philosopher
  • 1949 P.A. Sangma, Indian politician
  • 1951 Timothy Zahn, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Cobra Strike)
  • 1953 Chuck Orton, US sysop, (Emerald BBS, Oregon)
  • 1954 Gábor Ormai, Hungarian violist (Takács Quartet, 1975-95), and pedagogue, born in Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1955 Billy Blanks, American martial artist
  • 1960 Eric Adams, American police officer, and politician (Mayor of New York), born in New York City
  • 1963 Stephen Kernahan, Australian rules footballer
  • 1967 David Whissell, Quebec plitician
  • 1968 Mohammed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (d. 2001)
  • 1974 Jhonen Vasquez, American comic book artist
  • 1978 Lucie Blackman, English murder victim (d. 2000)