Birthdays in History on September 6

  • 1535 Emanuel van Meteren, Flemish merchant and historian, born in Antwerp (d. 1612)
  • 1656 Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman, born in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France (d. 1723)
  • 1697 Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent, banker and merchant, born in Amsterdam (d. 1757)
  • 1711 Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church, born in Einbeck, Germany (d. 1787)
  • 1729 Moses Mendelssohn, German Jewish enlightenment philosopher (Haksalah), born in Dessau, Principality of Anhalt (d. 1786)
  • 1732 Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist, born in Wismar, Germany (d. 1796)

Marquis de LafayetteMarquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)

American patriot and French revolutionary, born in Chavaniac, France

  • 1762 Theodorus F. van Capellen, Dutch vice-admiral (Algiers), born in Nijmegen, Dutch Republic (d. 1824)

John DaltonJohn Dalton (1766-1844)

English physicist and chemist who developed the atomic theory of matter and researched colour blindness, born in Eaglesfield, England

  • 1788 Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow, German painter (Modern Vasari), born in Berlin (d. 1862)
  • 1795 Frances Wright, Scottish writer and lecturer, born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1852)
  • 1797 William "Extra Billy" Smith, American lawyer, politician (Governor of Virginia, 1846-49 and 1864-65; US Representative from Virginia, 1853-61), and oldest General in the Confederate Army, born in Marengo, Virginia (d. 1887)
  • 1802 Alcide d'Orbigny, French naturalist, born in Couëron, France (d. 1857)
  • 1805 Horatio Greenough, American neo-classical sculptor and writer (Form & Function), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1852)
  • 1808 Emir Abdelkader, Algerian political and military leader, born in Mascara, Algeria (d. 1883)
  • 1811 James Melville Gilliss, American astronomer and Founder of Naval Observatory in Washington, born in Georgetown, Washington (d. 1865)
  • 1811 Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot), born in Auderghem, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1814 George Cartier, Canadian co-PM (1858-62), born in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada (d. 1873)
  • 1815 St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General, born in Wilkinson County, Mississippi (d. 1870)
  • 1816 Francis Stebbins Bartow, Confederate colonel, born in Chatham County, Georgia (d. 1861)
  • 1817 Alexander Tilloch Galt, Canadian politician, a father of Canadian Confederation, born in Chelsea, England (d. 1893)
  • 1819 Nicolae Filimon, Romanian writer and critic (Ciocoii Vechi Si Noi), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1865)
  • 1819 William Starke Rosecrans, American inventor, politician and US Army General (Union Army), born in Delaware County, Ohio (d. 1898)
  • 1827 John Morrison Oliver, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Penn Yan, New York (d. 1872)
  • 1829 Marie Zakrzewska, Polish physician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1902)
  • 1838 Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator, born in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. (d. 1906)
  • 1850 Louis Apol, Dutch painter, etcher and literary, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1936)
  • 1857 Zelia Nuttall, American archeologist and historian, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1933)

Jane AddamsJane Addams (1860-1935)

American pacifist, social activist, feminist, author, co-founder of ACLU (Nobel Prize for Peace, 1931), born in Cedarville, Illinois [1]

  • 1863 Rodolfo Lenz, German-Chilian linguist (El Papiamento), born in Halle, Saxony (d. 1938)
  • 1868 Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss politician, member of the Federal Council, born in Weinfelden, Switzerland (d. 1947)
  • 1869 Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)
  • 1876 John Macleod, Scottish-Canadian physiologist (Nobel 1923), born in Clunie, Dunkeld, Scotland (d. 1935)
  • 1876 Willem Adriaan Bonger, Dutch criminologist (Race & Crime), born in Amsterdam (d. 1940)
  • 1880 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (French governess), born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • 1885 Franz Theodor Csokor, Austrian author (Writings on the Wall), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1969)

Joseph P. KennedyJoseph P. Kennedy (1888-1969)

American businessman, diplomat and father of JFK, RFK and Teddy, born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1889 Sarat Chandra Bose, Indian activist for independence, born in Howrah, British India (d. 1950)
  • 1892 Edward Victor Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1965)
  • 1893 Claire Chennault, American aviator and military leader (Flying Tigers), born in Commerce, Texas (d. 1958)
  • 1896 Mario Praz, Italian literary critic and scholar (La carne, la morte, e il diavolo), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1982)
  • 1899 Billy Rose [William Samuel Rosenberg], American theatrical producer (Diamond Horse Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Julien Green, American-French writer (Frere Francois), born in Paris (d. 1998)
  • 1900 W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician, born in New Brunswick, Canada (d. 1979)
  • 1901 John Erik Jonsson, American businessman and Mayor of Dallas, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1902 Morgan Beatty, American news anchor (Du Mont Evening News), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1975)
  • 1904 Arvi Kivimaa, Finnish writer (Groenende Cross), born in Hartola, Finland (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Alexander Bodon, Hungarian-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • 1906 John Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)
  • 1907 Elizabeth Ferrars, British crime writer, born in Yangon, Myanmar (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Johnny Kelly, American marathon runner (Berlin 1936, Boston 1935..1991), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • 1908 Anthony Wagner, Officer of Arms at the College of Arms in London (d. 1995)
  • 1908 Louis Essen, British physicist (time measurement, speed of light determination), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1997)
  • 1910 Frank Fidler, English artist, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary, born in Vancouver (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Franz Josef Strauss, German politician, Minister of Defense (1956-62), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1917 Philipp von Boeselager, German Wehrmacht officer, failed assassin of Adolf Hitler, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1919 Wilson Greatbatch, American engineer and pioneering inventor, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Carmen Laforet, Spanish author, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor (barcode), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Peter II Karadjordjevic, last King of Yugoslavia (1934-45), born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1970)
  • 1924 John Melcher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Montana), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2018)
  • 1925 Andrea Camilleri, Italian author (Inspector Montalbano novels, born in Porto Empedocle, Italy (d. 2019)
  • 1926 Claus von Amsberg, husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, born in Hitzacker, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Margaret Keane, American painter whose husband claimed credit for her work (Big Eyes paintings), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1928 Robert M. Pirsig, American author (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Andre Beullens, Flemish painter, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1931 Sander Levin, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1937 Irina Bayanovna Solovyova, Russian cosmonaut, born in Tula Oblast, Russia
  • 1937 Sergio Aragonés, Spanish-born illustrator, born in Sant Mateu, Spain
  • 1938 Alan Charles Downes, British founder member of Independent Television News and cameraman, born in Enfield, Middlesex (d. 1996)
  • 1939 Dan Cragg, American soldier and author, born in Rochester, New York
  • 1939 Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese molecular biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1987), born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1941 Willibrord Frequin, Dutch television reporter, born in Arnhem, Netherlands
  • 1943 Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in Derby, England
  • 1944 Aubrey Mokoape, South African political anti-apartheid activist and leader (Pan-African Congress and Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1944 Gordon DeMarco, American writer and activist, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1946 Bryan D. O'Connor, U.S. Marine Corps colonel and astronaut (STS 61B, STS 40), born in Orange, California
  • 1949 Mhlabunzima Maphumulo, South African Kwazulu politician (first President of Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (CONTRALESA)) (d. 1991)
  • 1950 Ria Oomen-Ruijten, Dutch politician (CDA), born in St. Joost, Netherlands
  • 1951 Barry Troyna, English educational sociologist and author (Racism, Education and the State), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1954 Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and political (R) candidate, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1955 Carl E. Walz, American NASA astronaut (STS 51, 65, 79), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1956 Bill Ritter, American politician (41st Governor of Colorado), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1957 José Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal (2005-11) indicted for corruption, born in Porto, Portugal
  • 1957 Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor-General of Canada, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • 1962 Chris Christie, American politician (Governor of New Jersey (R) 2010-), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1963 Alice Sebold, American novelist (The Almost Moon), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1963 Bryan Simonaire, American politician (Maryland State Senator), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1963 Geert Wilders, Dutch politician (Party for Freedom leader), born in Venlo, Netherlands
  • 1965 Christopher Nolan, Irish handicapped writer (Under Eye of Clock), born in Mullingar, Ireland (d. 2009)
  • 1968 Christopher Brookmyre, Scottish writer (Quite Ugly One Morning), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1968 Paul Rea, American TV and web journalist, born in Clarkesville, Georgia
  • 1969 Michael Davis, American softball player (Solvents, et al)
  • 1972 China Miéville, English fantasy fiction writer (Perdido Street Station), born in Norwich, England
  • 1983 Pippa [Philippa] Middleton, English sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, born in Berkshire, England
  • 1987 Jay Shetty, English motivational speaker (Podcast On Purpose), born in London, England
  • 2000 Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth, born in Paragould, Arkansas (d. 2000)
  • 2006 Prince Hisahito of Akishino, Japan Imperial Family member, born in Aiiku Hospital, Tokyo, Japan