Births timeline

  • Gaius Julius Caesar Is Born

    Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman military and political leader. He played a critical role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the... Read more

  • Muhammad (al-Amin) Muttalib born to Abdullah and Amina

    On the morning of Monday, April 22, 571 A.D., a grandson was born to Abdul Muttalib, who named him Muhammad (the extolled one). He gave a banquet... Read more

  • James Delancey Is Born

    James Delancey was born into the English aristocracy on November 27, 1703. He presided over the 1733 libel suit brought by Governor William Cosby... Read more

  • Daniel Boone Born

    On June 7, 1769, frontiersman Daniel Boone first saw the forests and valleys of present-day Kentucky. For more than a century, the Kentucky... Read more

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is Born

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (German: [ˈvɔlfɡaŋ amaˈdeus ˈmoːtsart], full baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (27 January... Read more

  • Ludwig van Beethoven Is Born

    Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. He was a crucial figure in the transitional... Read more

  • Martin Van Buren Is Born

    Martin Van Buren, eighth president of the United States and founder of the Democratic Party, was born on December 5, 1782 in Kinderhook, New York.... Read more

  • Jozsef Szen Is Born

    József Szén (9 July 1805, Pest, Hungary – 13 January 1857) was a Hungarian chess master. He obtained a law degree and later became the municipal... Read more

  • John A Roebling is born

    On June 12, 1806, John A. Roebling, civil engineer and designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, was born in Muehlhausen, Prussia. The Brooklyn Bridge,... Read more

  • Robert E. Lee is Born

    Robert E. Lee was born January 19, 1807 at Stratford Hall Plantation in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the fifth child of Revolutionary War hero... Read more

  • Andrew Johnson Is Born

    Andrew Johnson, the seventeenth president of the United States, was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 29, 1808. His father's death left... Read more

  • Edgar Allan Poe Is Born

    No writer has the ability to evoke a sense of horror and dread more effectively than Edgar Allan Poe, born on January 19, 1809 in Boston,... Read more

  • Charles Darwin is Born

    Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England on 12 February 1809 at his family home, the Mount. He was the fifth of six... Read more

  • Cushing Eells Is Born

    Congregationalist missionary Cushing Eells, founder of Whitman College, the oldest educational institution in Washington State, was born in... Read more

  • Charles Dickens is born

    Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth. His parents were John and Elizabeth Dickens. Charles was the second of their eight... Read more

  • Elizabeth Blackwell is born

    Born in England, Elizabeth Blackwell was educated in her early years by private tutor. Samuel Blackwell, her father, moved the family to the United... Read more

  • Étienne Lenoir is born

    Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir was a Belgian engineer who developed the internal combustion engine in 1859. Prior designs for such engines were... Read more

  • Frederick Law Olmsted Is Born

    Frederick Law Olmsted, nineteenth-century America's foremost landscape architect, was born on April 26, 1822. Son of a well-to-do Hartford,... Read more

  • Aaron A. Sargent Is Born

    Aaron Augustus Sargent (September 28, 1827 – August 14, 1887) was an American journalist, lawyer, politician and diplomat. He was sometimes called... Read more

  • Jules Verne Is Born

    Jules Verne, author of A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days, was born... Read more

  • Rebecca Harding Davis is Born

    Rebecca Blaine Harding Davis (1831-1910; born Rebecca Blaine Harding) was an American author and journalist. She is deemed a pioneer of literary... Read more

  • Nicolaus Otto is Born

    Nikolaus August Otto (14 June 1832, Holzhausen an der Haide, Nassau - 26 January 1891, Cologne) was the German inventor of the first... Read more

  • Gottlieb Daimler is Born

    Automotive pioneer Gottlieb Daimler attended technical school and apprenticed as a gunsmith, before deciding in about 1861 that there would be a... Read more

  • Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) Born

    Samuel Langhorne Clemens, popularly known as Mark Twain, was born November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri and spent his childhood in nearby... Read more

  • John Burroughs Is Born

    Writer John Burroughs was born on April 3, 1837, in Roxbury, New York. Like Henry David Thoreau before him, Burroughs gained a wide following for... Read more