Monday, February 11, 2008

February 11 Birthdays

1377 - King Ladislas of Naples (d. 1414)
1380 - Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini, Italian humanist (d. 1459)
1466 - Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII of England (d. 1503)
1535 - Pope Gregory XIV (d. 1591)
1568 - Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (d. 1625)
1649 - William Carstares, Scottish minister (d. 1715)
1657 - Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, French scientist and man of letters (d. 1757)
1755 - Albert Christoph Dies, German composer (d. 1822)
1764 - Marie-Joseph de Chenier, French poet (d. 1811)
1774 - Hans Järta, Swedish political activist (d. 1847)
1776 - Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek diplomat of the Russian Empire and first head of state of independent Greece (d. 1831)
1799 - Basil Moreau, French Founder priest (d. 1873)
1800 - William Henry Fox Talbot, English photographer (d. 1877)
1802 - Lydia Child, American abolitionist (d. 1880)
1812 - Alexander Hamilton Stephens, American politician (d. 1883)
1813 - Otto Ludwig, German writer and critic (d. 1865)
1819 - Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, American composer (d. 1890)
1821 - Auguste-Édouard Mariette, French Egyptologist (d. 1881)
1830 - Hans Bronsart von Schellendorff, Prussian musician (d. 1913)
1833 - Melville Weston Fuller, 8th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1910)
1839 - Josiah Willard Gibbs, American physicist (d. 1903)
1847 - Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor-lightbulb (d. 1931)
1860 - Rachilde, French author (d. 1953)
1869 - Helene Kroller-Muller, Dutch museum founder (d. 1939)
1869 - Else Lasker-Schüler, German writer (d. 1945)
1873 - Feodor Chaliapin, Russian singer (d. 1938)
1874 - Fritz Bennicke Hart, English-born composer (d. 1949)
1874 - Elsa Beskow, Swedish author (d. 1953)
1887 - John van Melle, South African writer (d. 1953)
1890 - David Drummond, Australian politician (d. 1965)
1891 - J.W. Hearne English cricketer (d. 1965)
1894 - Alfonso Leng, Chilean composer (d. 1974)
1898 - Leó Szilárd, Hungarian-born physicist (d. 1964)
1900 - Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher (d. 2002)
1900 - Josei Toda, Japanese educator (d. 1958)
1901 - Roddy Connolly, Irish politician, son of James Connolly (d. 1980)
1902 - Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect (d. 1971)
1903 - Hans Redlich, Austrian composer (d. 1968)
1904 - Sir Keith Holyoake, Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1983)
1908 - Philip Dunne, American screenwriter, director and producer (d. 1992)
1908 - Vivian Ernest Fuchs, English geologist (d. 1999)
1909 - Max Baer, American boxer and actor (d. 1959)
1909 - Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American director (d. 1993)
1912 - Roy Fuller, English writer (d. 1991)
1914 - Matt Dennis, American singer (d. 2002)
1915 - Patrick Leigh Fermor, English author
1917 - Sidney Sheldon, American author (d. 2007)
1919 - Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born actress (d. 1995)
1919 - Eddie Robinson, American football coach (d. 2007)
1920 - King Farouk I of Egypt (d. 1965)
1920 - Billy Halop, American actor (d. 1976)
1920 - Daniel "Chappie" James Jr., American general (d. 1978)
1921 - Lloyd Bentsen, American politician (d. 2006)
1921 - Edward Seidensticker, American scholar (d. 2007)
1925 - Kim Stanley, American actress (d. 2001)
1926 - Paul Bocuse, French chef
1926 - Alexander Gibson, British conductor
1926 - Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor
1930 - Roy De Forest, American Painter (d. 2007)
1931 - Larry Merchant, American sportswriter
1932 - Jerome Lowenthal, American pianist
1932 - Dennis Skinner, British politician
1934 - Mel Carnahan, American politician (d. 2000)
1934 - Tina Louise, American actress
1934 - Mary Quant, English fashion designer
1934 - John Surtees, MBE, English motorcycle and race car driver
1935 - Bent Lorentzen, Danish composer
1935 - Gene Vincent, American musician (d. 1971)
1936 - Burt Reynolds, American actor
1937 - Bill Lawry, Australian cricketer
1937 - Eddie Shack, Canadian ice hockey player
1938 - Bevan Congdon, New Zealand cricketer
1938 - Simone de Oliveira, Portuguese actress
1938 - Manuel Noriega, Panamanian general
1938 - Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer and songwriter (d. 2007)
1939 - Gerry Goffin, American lyricist
1939 - Jane Yolen, American author
1941 - Sergio Mendes, Brazilian musician
1943 - Serge Lama, French singer
1946 - Ian Porterfield, English footballer (d. 2007)
1947 - Joselito, Spanish singer
1947 - Derek Shulman, English musician
1953 - Philip Anglim, American actor
1953 - Jeb Bush, American politician
1954 - Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer
1956 - H.R., American singer
1956 - Catherine Hickland, American actress
1956 - Didier Lockwood, French violinist
1959 - Roberto Moreno, Brazilian racing driver
1960 - Nick Currie, Scottish musician
1961 - Mary Docter, American speed skater
1961 - Carey Lowell, American actress
1962 - Tammy Baldwin, American politician
1962 - Sheryl Crow, American musician
1962 - Eric Vanderaerden, Belgian cyclist
1963 - José Mari Bakero, Spanish footballer
1963 - Diane Franklin, American actress
1964 - Ken Shamrock, American martial artist
1965 - Vicki Wilson, Australian netballer
1967 - Uwe Daßler, German swimmer
1967 - Hank Gathers, American basketball player (d. 1990)
1967 - Scott Shay, American linguist
1969 - Jennifer Aniston, American actress
1970 - Fredrik Thordendal, Swedish musician
1971 - Damian Lewis, British actor
1972 - Brian Daubach, American baseball player
1972 - Craig Jones, American musician
1972 - Steve Mcmanaman, English footballer
1972 - Kelly Slater, American surfer
1973 - Ethan Iverson, jazz pianist
1973 - Jeon Do-yeon, Korean actress
1973 - Varg Vikernes, Norwegian musician
1974 - D'Angelo, American singer
1974 - Alex Jones, American radio host
1974 - Zain Verjee, American newsreporter
1975 - Jacque Vaughn, American basketball player
1976 - Brice Beckham, American actor
1976 - André Wickström, Finland-Swedish comedian and actor
1977 - Mike Shinoda, American singer
1979 - Brandy, American singer and actress
1980 - Marco Bresciano, Australian soccer player
1980 - Titi Buengo, Angolan footballer
1980 - Matthew Lawrence, American actor
1980 - Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (d. 2004)
1981 - Kelly Rowland, American singer
1981 - Scot Thompson, American soccer player
1982 - Neil Robertson, Australian snooker player
1983 - Nicki Clyne, Canadian actress
1983 - Huang Shengyi, Chinese actress
1983 - Rafael Van der Vaart, Dutch footballer
1984 - Matt Good, American musician
1984 - Aubrey O'Day, American singer
1985 - William Beckett, American singer
1985 - Mike Richards, Canadian ice hockey player
1990 - Princess Ayah of Jordan
1992 - Taylor Lautner, American actor
1992 - Blair Dunlop, English actor

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