Birthdays in History on September 10

  • 1169 Alexios II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor, born in Constantinople (d. 1183)

Julius IIIJulius III (1487-1555)

Counter-Reformation Pope (1550-55), born in Monte San Savino, Tuscany

  • 1550 Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish Armada commander, born in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz, Spain (d. 1615)
  • 1561 Hernando Arias de Saavedra, Spanish-American colonial governor, born in Asunción (d. 1634)
  • 1624 Thomas Sydenham, English physician and author of "Observationes Medicae", born in Wynford Eagle, Dorset (d. 1689)

Maria Theresa of SpainMaria Theresa of Spain (1638-1683)

Queen of Louis XIV of France, born in El Escorial, Spain

  • 1645 Romeyn de Hooghe, Dutch painter and goldsmith, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1708)
  • 1736 Carter Braxton, American farmer and signer (Declaration of Independence), born in King and Queen County, Virginia (d. 1797)
  • 1753 John Soane, English architect (Bank of England, Soane Museum), born in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1837)
  • 1758 Hannah Webster Foster, American author (The Coquette; or, The History of Eliza Wharton), born in Salisbury, Massachusetts (d. 1840)
  • 1786 Nicolás Bravo, Mexican politician and soldier, born in Chilpancingo, Mexico (d. 1854)
  • 1786 William Mason, American politician, born in Lebanon, Connecticut (d. 1860)
  • 1787 John J. Crittenden, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky), born in Versailles, Kentucky (d. 1863)
  • 1788 Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (discovered flint tools in the gravels of the Somme valley), born in Rethel, Ardennes, France (d. 1868)
  • 1801 Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner, born in French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1881)
  • 1810 Albert G. Blanchard, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1891)
  • 1815 Eleazer Arthur Paine, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Geauga County, Ohio (d. 1882)
  • 1832 Randall L. Gibson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Versailles, Kentucky (d. 1892)
  • 1836 Joseph Wheeler, American Major General (Confederacy/Cavalry/Army of Tennessee), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1906)
  • 1839 Charles Peirce, American scientist and philosopher known as "the father of pragmatism", born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1914)
  • 1839 Isaac Kauffman Funk, American publisher (Funk & Wagnalls), born in Clifton, Ohio (d. 1912)
  • 1844 Abel Hoadley, Australian confectioner (Violet Crumble), born in East Sussex, England (d. 1918)
  • 1852 Alice Brown Davis, first female Principal Chief of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma (1922-35), born in Park Hill, Indian Territory (d. 1935)
  • 1854 Anton Dreesmann, German-Dutch manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman), born in Haselünne, Germany (d. 1934)
  • 1857 James Edward Keeler, American astronomer (rings of Saturn), born in La Salle, Illinois (d. 1900)
  • 1860 Marianne Von Werefkin, Russian-German-Swiss Expressionist painter, born in Tula, Russia (d. 1938)
  • 1861 Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (Trold, der vejrer kristenblod), born in Vejen, Denmark (d. 1941)
  • 1866 Jeppe Aakjær, Danish poet and novelist (Bondens Søn), born in Fly, Jutland (d. 1930)
  • 1871 Charles Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Great Western Railway (1922-41) (d. 1952)
  • 1877 Georgia Douglas Johnson, African American poet and playwright (Autumn Love Cycle), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1966)
  • 1883 Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist
  • 1885 Berthold Altaner, German Catholic church historian (Patrologie), and educator, born in St. Annaberg, Silesia (now Góra Świętej Anny, Poland (d. 1964)
  • 1885 Carl Van Doren, American literary critic and biographer ("Benjamin Franklin" - Pulitzer Prize, 1939), born in Hope, Illinois (d. 1950)
  • 1885 Johannes de Jong, Dutch clergyman (Roman Catholic as Archbishop of Utrecht, 1936-55), born in Nes, Ameland, Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • 1886 Hilda Doolittle, American poetess (Imagist movement), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • 1887 Giovanni Gronchi, Italian politician, President of Italy (1955-62), born in Pontedera, Italy (d. 1978)

Elsa SchiaparelliElsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973)

Italian fashion designer, born in Rome, Italy

  • 1890 Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet (Mirror Man, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)
  • 1892 Arthur Compton, US physicist (1927 Nobel Prize for Physics for Compton Effect), born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 1962)
  • 1893 Maria de Jesus, Portuguese supercentenarian (world's oldest person 2008-9) who lived to be 115, born in Olival, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 2009)
  • 1895 Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Indian Telugu writer (Ramayana Kalpa Vrukshamu, Veyipadagalu), born in Nandamuru, Madras state, British India (d. 1976)
  • 1896 Robert Taschereau, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1896 Ye Ting, Chinese military leader (d. 1946)
  • 1897 Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)
  • 1897 Nancy Lancaster, American decorator (Colefax and Fowler), born in Mirador, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1898 Waldo Semon, American inventor (polyvinyl chloride), born in Demopolis, Alabama (d. 1999)
  • 1902 Toivo Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Wegwerkers), born in Kotka, Finland (d. 1957)
  • 1904 Max Shachtman, American politician (d. 1972)
  • 1907 Alva R. Fitch, American army officer (d. 1989)
  • 1908 Waldo Wedel, American Archaeologist (Great Plains prehistoric cultures), born in Newton, Kansas (d. 1996)
  • 1912 William Oliver Everson, American poet, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Zephania] Mothopeng, South African activist, President of the Pan-African Congress, born near Vrede, South Africa (d. 1990)

Terence O'NeillTerence O'Neill (1914-1990)

Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (Ulster Unionist Party: 1963-69), born in London, England

  • 1917 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, born in Florence (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Miguel Serrano, Chilean author and diplomat
  • 1920 Fabio Taglioni, Italian motorcycle engineer (Ducati), born in Lugo, Italy (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Boyd K. Packer, LDS church apostle, born in Brigham City, Utah (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Beryl Cook, British painter, born in Egham, England (d. 2008)
  • 1928 Jean Vanier, Canadian disabilities advocate
  • 1928 Leo P. Kelley, American sci-fi author (Dead Moon, Vacation in Space) (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Walter Martin, American Christian apologist (d. 1989)
  • 1930 Kenneth Dadzie, Ghanaian diplomat and 1st African Secretary-General of UNCTAD, born in the Gold Coast (d. 1995)
  • 1933 David Rowland, English real estate developer/broker/multi-millionaire
  • 1933 Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer (Fendi, Chanel), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2019) birth date disputed
  • 1933 Yevgeny Khrunov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 5), born in Prudy, Tula Oblast, Soviet Union (d. 2000)
  • 1934 James L Oberstar, American politician (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1975-2011), born in Chisholm, Minnesota, (d. 2014)
  • 1934 Maxie Anderson, American hot air balloonist (1st Trans-Atlantic crossing, 1978' 1st Trans-North America crossing, 1980; 1st Trans-Pacific crossing, 1981;), born in Sayre, Oklahoma (d. 1983)
  • 1935 Mary Oliver, American poet (1984 Pulitzer Prize), born in Maple Heights, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • 1935 Paul van Vliet, Dutch cabaret performer, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1937 Jared Diamond, American biologist and author (Guns, Germs and Steel), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1939 Mother Flawless Sabrina [Jack Doroshow], American LGBT activist, drag queen and pioneer for transgender people and drag queens, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1939 Topham Brinton, British carpet magnate and multi-millionaire (d. 2001)
  • 1941 Pyotr Klimuk, Belarusian-Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30), born in Brest region, Soviet Union

Stephen Jay GouldStephen Jay Gould (1941-2002)

American paleontologist and popular science writer, born in NYC, New York

  • 1943 Neale Donald Walsch, American author (Conversations with God), born in Milwaulkee, Wisconsin
  • 1945 Rein van den Broek, Dutch trumpeteer (Ekseption)
  • 1945 [Richard] Mike Mullane, American USAF, astronaut (STS 41-D, STS-27, STS-36), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1946 Michèle Alliot-Marie, French politician, born in Villeneuve-le-Roi, France
  • 1948 Margaret Trudeau, Canadian 1st lady, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1948 Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer (History of the Soul), born in Beijing, China
  • 1951 Albert R. Wynn, American politician (Rep-D-Maryland 1993-2008), born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  • 1952 Gerry Conway, Marvel comics writer (Punisher), born in New York City
  • 1952 Vic Toews, Canadian politician, born in Filadelfia, Paraguay
  • 1954 Cynthia Lummis, American politician, (Rep-R-WYO) first woman representative from Wyoming, born in Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • 1955 Giannina Facio Franco, Mrs Phillipe Junot, born in San José, Costa Rica
  • 1958 Chris Columbus, American film writer/director (Mrs Doubtfire, Nine Months), born in Spangler, Pennsylvania
  • 1960 Alison Bechdel, American cartoonist (Fun Home), born in Beech Creek, Pennsylvania

Jack MaJack Ma (58 years old)

1964 Chinese entrepreneur and founder of Alibaba Group, born in Hangzhou, China

  • 1964 John E. Sununu, American politician (S-(R)-New Hampshire 2003-09), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1975 Jonathan Hoenig, American investment advisor
  • 1977 Changpeng Zhao "CZ", Chinese-Canadian entrepreneur (Binance,, born in Jiangsu province, China