Birthdays in History on September 28

Person of interestConfucius

551 BC Confucius, Chinese philosopher and founder of Confucianism, born in Zou, Lu state, China (d. ~479 BC)

Philosopher Confucius
Philosopher
Confucius

Person of interestLivia

58 BC Livia Drusilla [Julia Augusta], Wife and adviser of Roman Emperor Augustus and mother of Emperor Tiberius, probably born in Rome (d. 29)

Roman Empress Livia
Roman Empress
Livia
  • 1330 Nicolas Flamel, French alchemist (d. 1418)
  • 1493 Agnolo Firenzuola, Italian poet and litterateur, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1543)
  • 1565 Alessandro Tassoni, Italian political writer (Rape of Bucket), born in Modena, Italy (d. 1635)
  • 1596 Vredius [Olivier de Wree], Flemish historian and mayor of Brugge, born in Brugge, Belgium (d. 1652)
  • 1605 Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer (Astronomia Philolaica) and mathematician, born in Loudun, Vienne, France (d. 1694)
  • 1612 Michel Anguier, French sculptor, born in Eu, Normandy, France (d. 1686)
  • 1667 Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (daimyō), born in Edo, Japan (d. 1701)
  • 1698 Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, French mathematician and astronomer (Système de la nature), born in Saint-Malo, France (d. 1759)
  • 1705 Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, English corrupt politician (Chiswick), born in Kensington, London (d. 1774)
  • 1725 Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (founder of Guinness brewery), born in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland (d. 1803)

Person of interestAugustus FitzRoy

1735 Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, British Prime Minister (1768-70), born in Derbyshire, England (d. 1811)

British Prime Minister Augustus FitzRoy
British Prime Minister
Augustus FitzRoy
  • 1746 William Jones, British orientalist and jurist, born in London (d. 1794)
  • 1761 François Budan de Boislaurent, French mathematician, born in Limonade, Cap-Français, Saint-Domingue (d. 1840)
  • 1780 Élie, Duke Decazes, French Bourbon Restoration politician (4th Prime Minister of France), born in Sainte-Martin-de-Laye, France (d. 1860)

  • 1789 Richard Bright, English physician (Bright's Disease/nephritis), born in Bristol, England (d. 1858)
  • 1793 Denis-Auguste Affre, Archbishop of Paris (1840-48) and opponent of King Louis-Philippe, born in Saint-Rome-de-Tarn, Aveyron, France (d. 1848)
  • 1796 David Walker, African-American abolitionist (Appeal to Colored Citizens), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1830)
  • 1803 Prosper Mérimée, French author (Carmen), born in Paris (d. 1870)
  • 1807 Arnold Henry Guyot, Swiss-American geologist, geographer and meteorologist, born in Boudevilliers, Switzerland (d. 1884)
  • 1811 Friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republican politician, born in Eichtersheim, Germany (d. 1881)
  • 1819 Jacob Gijsbert de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch vicar and theologian, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1893)
  • 1821 Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public Instruction of Florida) and Presbyterian minister, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1874)
  • 1823 Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (Birth of Venus), born in Montpellier, France (d. 1889)
  • 1824 Alfred Gilpin Jones, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (1900-06), born in Weymouth, NOva Scotia, Canada (d. 1906)
  • 1824 Francis Turner Palgrave, English poet (Golden Treasury), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England (d. 1897)
  • 1828 Friedrich Albert Lange, German philosopher and socialist (Neo-Kantianism), born in Wald, Solingen, Germany (d. 1875)
  • 1833 James Deering Fessenden, American lawyer, politician, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Westbrook, Maine (d. 1862)
  • 1836 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), born in Thorne, Yorkshire (d. 1910)
  • 1839 Frances Willard, American educator and founder (Woman's Christian Temperance Union), born in Churchville, New York (d. 1898)
  • 1840 Sandie [Alexander Swift] Pendleton, American Lieutenant Colonel (Confederate Army), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1864)
  • 1840 Rudolf Baumbach, German writer of student drinking songs, born in Kranichfeld, Germany (d. 1905)

Person of interestGeorges Clémenceau

1841 Georges Clémenceau, Prime Minister of France (Radical-Socialist Party: 1906-09, 1917-20) who defended Dreyfuss, born in Mouilleron-en-Pareds, France (d. 1929)

Prime Minister of France Georges Clémenceau
Prime Minister of France
Georges Clémenceau
  • 1844 Robert Stout, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1884-87), born in Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland (d. 1930)
  • 1849 Dudley Allen Sargent, American physician and educator (Harvard U gymnasium), born in Belfast, Maine (d. 1924)
  • 1851 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah), born in Grandborough, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1929)
  • 1852 John [Denton Pinkstone] French, 1st Earl of Ypres and British field marshall (WW I), born in Ripple, Kent, England (d. 1925)

Person of interestHenri Moissan

1852 Henri Moissan, French chemist who isolated the element "fluorine" from its compounds (Nobel 1906), born in Paris (d. 1907)

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Moissan
  • 1854 Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), born in Norwich, England (d. 1913)
  • 1855 Thomas Frederick Tout, British historian (Manchester school of historiography), born in London, England (d. 1929)

  • 1856 Edward Herbert Thompson, American diplomat and archaeologist (Mayan civilization), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1935)
  • 1856 Kate Douglas Wiggin, American author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1923)
  • 1860 Paul Ulrich Villard, French chemist and physicist who discovered gamma rays, born in Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d'Or, France (d. 1934)
  • 1861 Amélie of Orléans, Queen of Portugal, wife of Carlos I, born in Twickenham, London (d. 1951)
  • 1863 Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), born in Ajuda National Palace, Lisbon (d. 1908)
  • 1864 Barry Pain, English writer (Punch), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1928)
  • 1867 Hiranuma Kiichirō, 24th Prime Minister of Japan, born in Tsuyama, Japan (d. 1952)
  • 1871 Pietro Badoglio, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), born in Grazzano Monferrato, Italy (d. 1956)
  • 1872 Tom Terriss, English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1873 Julian Coolidge, American mathematician (Study-Segre school), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
  • 1873 Wacław Rawicz [Berent], Polish biologist and writer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1940)
  • 1880 Ralph Edward Flanders, Barnet VT, (Sen-VT)
  • 1882 Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, essayist/philosopher, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1888 Herman McNeile, soldier, novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), born in Cornwall, England
  • 1892 Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot/air pioneer
  • 1893 Marie V Felix, prince of Luxemburg/Bourbon-Parma
  • 1895 Charles Petrie, historian, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1895 Wallace K Harrison, US architect (UN, Lincoln Center), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1897 Muchtar Auesow, writer
  • 1898 Carl Clauberg, Nazi concentration camp doctor (d. 1957)
  • 1901 Friedrichs, mathematician
  • 1901 Ed Sullivan, TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1904 Hendrik J Hofstra, Dutch minister of Finance (PvdA)
  • 1907 John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist
  • 1907 Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (d. 1931)
  • 1909 Al Capp, [Alfred Gerald Caplin], cartoonist (Li'l Abner), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1909 Stephen Spender, poet [or Feb 28]
  • 1910 Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65)
  • 1913 Edith Mary Ellis Peters Pargeter, author
  • 1913 Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss artist and illustrator
  • 1914 Harold Taylor, Canadian educator (Art & the Future)
  • 1914 Lord Abinger [James Richard Scarlett], Datchet, Berkshire, English Conservative peer, campaigned for reform of the ancient law on treasure trove
  • 1916 Lord Cockfield, Horsham, United Kingdom, British politician (European Commissioner)
  • 1919 Lenn Hjortzberg, Karlskrona Sweden, director (Persona, Devil's Eye)
  • 1922 Phyllis Friend, chief nursing officer (DHSS)
  • 1923 Duke of Buccleuch, British large landowner/art collector
  • 1923 Fred Robbins, DJ (Coke Time with Eddie Fisher, Robbins Nest), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1924 Antonio Jacinto, Portuguese West Africa, Angolan poet
  • 1925 Seymour Cray, American inventor (Cray Research, Cray I supercomputer), born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Thomas J. J. Altizer, US Radical theologian (God is Dead), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1929 Nigel Althaus, British government broker
  • 1929 Nikolay Ryzhkov, Premier of USSR (1985-1991)
  • 1930 Robin Buchanan, CEO (NHS Supplies Auth, Wessex Regional Health Auth)
  • 1932 Michael G[reatrex] Coney, Canadian sci-fi author (Cat Karina)
  • 1933 Madeleine M Kunin, Switzerland (Gov-D-Vt), 1st Jewish gov of Vermont
  • 1933 Miguel Berrocal, Sculptor (d. 2006)
  • 1936 Sherwood L Boehlert, (Rep-R-NY, 1983- )
  • 1937 Colin Berry, professor (morbid anatomist)
  • 1939 Stuart Kauffman, American biologist
  • 1940 Alekander Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 29/31, T-6)
  • 1940 Aleksandr Y Kalery, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1940 George Greenstein, author (Secret of a Jewish Baker)
  • 1941 Edmund Stoiber, German politician
  • 1943 Mike Kreidler, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • 1943 Warren Lieberfarb, American media executive
  • 1947 Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer
  • 1947 Jon Snow, British TV journalist (Channel 4)
  • 1947 Bob Carr, Australian politician
  • 1947 Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi politician
  • 1950 Brian Keenan, Irish author (An Evil Cradling), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1951 Wei Chen, Canadian journalist
  • 1955 Stéphane Dion, Canadian politician
  • 1958 Lory Del Santo, Verona Italy, Miss Italy (1980)
  • 1959 Billy Montana, Country/Western performer (No Yesterday, Angelia)
  • 1961 Anne White, Charleston WV, tennis (Wore spandex in '85 Wimbledon)
  • 1961 Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • 1962 S C Grant, British Lt-General
  • 1965 Joel Rane, author (Step on Up)
  • 1966 Erno Das, lighting tech/gaffer (Spiegels, Lovely Liza)
  • 1969 Mark Everett, American fugitive
  • 1969 Ben Greenman, American author
  • 1972 Dita Von Teese, American burlesque artist
  • 1976 Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist
  • 1996 Celeste & Johnny Edison, Assyria & Pele's twins, boy & girl