Birthdays in History on September 14

  • 1388 Claudius Clavus, Danish cartographer, born in Salling, Island of Fünen
  • 1486 Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, German royal astrologer, physician and theologian, born in Cologne, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1535)
  • 1531 Philipp Apianus [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German mathematician and cartographer, born in Ingolstadt, Germany (d. 1589)
  • 1543 Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit priest (5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus), born in Atri, Italy (d. 1615)
  • 1547 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch lawyer and statesman, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1619)
  • 1580 Francisco Gómez de Quevedo, Spanish poet and writer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1645)
  • 1644 Gisbert Cuper, Dutch classicist and historian, born in Hemmen, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1716)
  • 1656 Thomas Baker, English antiquarian, born in Lanchester, Durham (d. 1746)
  • 1713 Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician, born in Tübingen, Germany (d. 1781)
  • 1721 Eliphalet Dyer, American statesman and judge, born in Windham, Connecticut (d. 1807)
  • 1735 Robert Raikes, British philanthropist and Sunday school pioneer, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1811)
  • 1742 James Wilson, One of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a signatory of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, born in Carskerdo, Scotland (d. 1798)

Person of interestAlexander von Humboldt

1769 Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist and explorer (Kosmos), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1859)

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • 1771 Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1829)
  • 1792 Gino Capponi, Italian marquis, literary and Premier of Toscane, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1876)
  • 1804 John Gould, British ornithologist and bird artist, born in Lyme Regis, Dorset (d. 1881)

  • 1804 Louis Désiré Maigret, French Catholic prelate, born in Saint-Pierre-de-Maillé, France (d. 1882)
  • 1817 Theodor Storm, German judge and author (Imense China), born in Husum, Germany (d. 1888)
  • 1819 Henry Jackson Hunt, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1889)
  • 1835 Joseph Hayes, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in York County, Maine (d. 1912)
  • 1835 Y de Smit-Rog, oldest citizen of Netherlands (d. 1940 at 104)
  • 1836 Abraham Pieter Cornelis van Karnebeek, Dutch Foreign Minister (Liberal, 1918-27), born in Amsterdam (d. 1925)
  • 1837 Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician, born in Georgia, Russian Empire (d. 1903)
  • 1838 John Pelham, U.S. Confederate artillery major, born in Alexandria, Alabama (d. 1863)
  • 1847 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, born in London, England (d. 1908)

Person of interestIvan Pavlov

1849 Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and pioneer in psychology (Nobel Prize 1904), born in Ryazan, Russia [N.S. September 26] (d. 1936)

Physiologist Ivan Pavlov
Physiologist
Ivan Pavlov
  • 1860 Hamlin Garland, American writer (Middle Border), born in West Salem, Wisconsin (d. 1940)
  • 1864 Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, British lawyer and politician who helps form League of Nations (Nobel 1937), born in Cavendish Square, London (d. 1958)
  • 1867 Charles Dana Gibson, American illustrator (Gibson Girl), born in Roxbury, Massachusetts (d. 1944)

Person of interestMargaret Sanger

1879 Margaret Sanger, American nurse, birth control proponent and feminist, born in Corning, New York (d. 1966)

  • 1880 Paul Fechter, German writer (Der Zauberer Gottes), born in Elbing, West Prussia (d. 1958)
  • 1880 Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Bishop of the Russian Church and Orthodox missionary, born in Russian Empire (d. 1961)
  • 1883 Martin Dibelius, German theologist (Die Lade Jahwes), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1947)
  • 1886 Jan Masaryk, Czech statesman and Minister to London (1918-35), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1948)
  • 1887 Karl Taylor Compton, American physicist and 9th President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 1954)
  • 1891 Ivan Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (analytic number theory), born in Velikoluksky District, Russian Empire (d. 1983)
  • 1898 Ernest Nash, German-American photographer and archaeologist, born in Nowawes, Germany (d. 1974)
  • 1904 Anton Zischka, Austrian writer (Lebendiges Europa), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1997)
  • 1907 A. Cecil Snyder, American lawyer and Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1959)
  • 1909 Peter Scott, British naturalist and explorer, born in London (d. 1989)
  • 1910 Gaston Defferre, French Socialist politician, born in Marsillargues, France (d. 1986)

  • 1910 Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon, born in Katakolo, Greece (d. 2003)
  • 1910 Yi Sang, Korean author and poet (Dying Words, Wings, Child’s Bone), born in Jongro, Seoul (d. 1947)
  • 1913 Jacobo Árbenz, President of Guatemala (1951-54); overthrown by CIA, born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (d. 1971)
  • 1914 Robert McCloskey, American children's book writer and illustrator (Make Way For Ducklings), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Robert S. Dietz, American geophysicist who proposed a theory of seafloor spreading in 1961, born in Westfield, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Eric Bentley, British-American critic and writer (In Search of Theater), born in Bolton, Lancashire, England
  • 1920 Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician, born in Mendoza, Argentina (d. 1998)
  • 1920 Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist, novelist and poet, born in Paso de los Toros, Uruguay (d. 2009)
  • 1924 John Michael Grimes, British set designer (Philby, Burgess and MacLean) (d. 1994)
  • 1924 Davidson Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat and author, born in Freetown, Sierra Leone (d. 1994)
  • 1925 Mauk de Braauw, Dutch minister (DS'70) and Minister of Wetenschapsbeleid, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1984)
  • 1925 Ruth Mompati, South African politician and Secretary of Nelson Mandela, born in Vryburg, North-West Province, South Africa (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Michel Butor, French novelist and essayist, born in Mons-en-Baroeul (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Martin Caidin, American aviation writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1928 Albert Shanker, American labor leader (Amer Fed of Teachers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1928 Sir Angus Ogilvy, British businessman and husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent, born in London, England (d. 2004)
  • 1928 John Reginald "Nat" Allen, planning enforcement officer/climber

Person of interestJohn Gutfreund

1929 John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

Investment Banker John Gutfreund
Investment Banker
John Gutfreund
  • 1929 Mel Hancock, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri), born in Cape Fair, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 1929 Larry Collins, American writer, born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • 1930 Allan Bloom, American philosopher and author (Closing of the American Mind), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • 1932 John Tembo, Malawian politician (President of the Malawi Congress Party), born in Dedza District, Malawi
  • 1934 Hans Faverey, Dutch poet, born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 1990)
  • 1934 Kate Millett, American feminist and author (Sexual Politics), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1934 Sarah Kofman, French philosopher, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1935 Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese cartoonist, born in Luanping, Rehe, Manchuria (d. 2008)
  • 1936 Terence Donovan, English photographer, born in Stepney, London (d. 1996)
  • 1936 Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist (Nobel 1998), born in Whiting, Indiana
  • 1936 Harry Danielsen, Norwegian educator and politician, born in Rødøy, Norway (d. 2011)
  • 1937 Renzo Piano, Italian architect (Whitney Museum of American Art), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1939 Piet Stoffelen, Dutch ambassador and MP (PvdA), born in Oldenzaal, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1940 Leo Ferrier, Suriname writer (Atman)
  • 1942 Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer (Grace Notes), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1946 Jim Angle, American journalist and television reporter, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1947 Joan Thirkettle, British journalist, born in Kent, England (d. 1996)
  • 1950 Michael Nifong, American attorney, born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1951 Eugene H. Trinh, Vietnamese-American astronaut (STS 50), born in Saigon, Vietnam
  • 1956 Kostas Karamanlis, Greek politician (Prime Minister of Greece 2004-09), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1956 Lefteris Zagoritis, Greek lawyer and politician, born in Rhodes, Greece
  • 1958 John Bennett Herrington,American astronaut and USN aviator, born in Wetumka, Oklahoma

Person of interestDmitry Medvedev

1965 Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician (President and Prime Minister of Russia), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Russian President
Dmitry Medvedev
  • 1976 Jeremy Dunham, video game journalist