Birthdays of Personalities on February 21

1417 :Louis IX, Duke of Bayern (University of Ingolstadt)
1484 :Joachim I Nestor, elector (Brandenburg, Constitution)
1684 :Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator)
1710 :Willem van Haren, Frisian nobleman/poet (Human Life)
1728 :Peter III, Kiel Germany, Russian tsar (1762)/husband of Catherine
1730 :Charles L Fournier, Flemish writer/painter
1744 :Eise J Eisinga, Frisia, built planetarium Franeker
1779 :Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer
1785 :Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German officer/author (Die Sterner)
1794 :Antonio L?pez de Santa Anna, president of M?xico (1833-36)
1800 :John Henry Winder, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1865
1801 :John Henry Newman, England, cardinal/author (Dream of Gerontius)
1802 :George Douglas Ramsey, Bvt Major general (Union Army), died in 1882
1805 :David Tod, US diplomat/(Gov-R-Ohio, 1861-63)
1815 :Ernest Meissonier, French painter/sculptor
1817 :Jos? Zorrilla y Moral, Vallodolid Spain, poet/dramatist (El rey Loco)
1821 :Charles Scribner, US, music publisher (Scribner Catalog)
1829 :Johnson Hagood, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1898
1837 :Rosal?a de Castro, Spanish writer (Canteres Gallegos, Follas Novas)
1852 :[James] Burner Matthews, US playwright/critic (NY Times)
1855 :Alice Freeman Palmer, educator (Hall of Fame)
1856 :Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam)
1857 :Jules de Trooz, baron/premier of Belgium (1907)
1867 :Otto Hermann Kahn, Banker, organized Metropolitan Opera Co
1875 :Jeanne Louise Calment, France, world's oldest woman (died at 122)
1876 :Constantin Brancusi, Romanian/French sculptor (Princesse X)
1877 :Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist
1881 :Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player
1887 :Savielly [Xavier] G Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player
1888 :Willem Banning, Dutch theologist/sociologist (Religious Build Up)
1892 :Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/writer/feminist
1893 :Andr?s Segovia, Linares Spain, classical guitarist
1896 :Sylvain Poons, Dutch cabaret performer (Blue Jackets)
1898 :Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)
1902 :Arthur D Nock, English/US historian (St Paul)
1902 :Bob [Hijman] Scholte, Dutch vocalist [or 1909]
1902 :John Smallenbroek, Dutch minister of Internal Affairs [or 1909]
1903 :Ana?s Nin, Paris, novelist (Winter of Artifice, House of Incense)
1903 :Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French author (Un Enfant a Dit)
1903 :Thomas Yawkey, baseball owner (Boston Red Sox)
1904 :Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/poet
1907 :Wystan Hugh Auden, US, poet (Age of Anxiety-Pulitzer 1948)
1909 :Hans Erni, Switz, painter/sculptor
1909 :Helen O Dickens, [Henderson], US physician/gynaecologist
1910 :Douglas R S Bader, British pilot (WW II)
1912 :Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist (Arkadia 598-Schubert)
1912 :Patrick Murphy, English multi-millionaire
1913 :Glenn M Anderson, (Rep-D-CA, 1969- )
1914 :Arnold S Denker, NY, US chess champion (1944-46)
1914 :Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder, Dutch journalist (Parool/VARA)
1915 :Godfrey Brown, England, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
1917 :Victor G M Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65)
1922 :Murray "the K" Kaufman, NYC DJ (5th Beatle)
1923 :Lola Flores, entertainer
1923 :Zvi Zeitlin, Dubrovnik Yugoslavia, violinist/prof (Eastman School)
1924 :Robert G Mugabe, premier/president of Zimbabwe
1926 :Hans Andreus, [Johan W van der Zant], Dutch poet (Animal Language)
1927 :Erma Bombeck, Dayton Ohio, humorist (Grass is Always Greener...)
1927 :Hubert de Givenchy, Beauvais France, fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn)
1930 :Elizabeth Adams, madame
1932 :Harald V, King of Norway (1991- )
1933 :Nina Simone, [Eunice Waymon], Tyron NC, vocalist/pianist (Porgy)
1936 :Barbara Jordan, Houston, Tx, (Rep-D-Tx, 1972-78)
1937 :Ron Clarke, Australia, runner (held 19 world records)
1938 :Beryl F Anthony Jr, (Rep-D-CA, 1979- )
1940 :John Lewis, (Rep-D-Georgia)
1941 :Charlie Shelburne, English earl/large landowner
1943 :Duncan Swift, jazz pianist
1944 :Herman de Coninck, Flemish writer/poet (Impossible Work)
1945 :Paul Newton, rock bassist
1946 :Tricia Nixon Cox, Richard Milhaus' daughter (or 0202)
1947 :Olympia J Snowe, (Rep-R-ME, 1979- )
1948 :Larry Ragland, Richmond Va, comedian (Keep on Truckin')
1949 :Jerry Harrison, Milwaukee, rock keyboardist (Talking Heads)
1951 :Michael Cotten, rock synthesizer (Tubes)
1951 :Vince Welnick, rock keyboardist (Tubes)
1952 :Jean-Jacques Brunel, rock bassist (Stranglers-Dreamtime)
1954 :Ivo van Damme, Belgium, 800/1500m dash (Olympic-silver-1976)
1958 :Alan Trammell, Garden Grove CA, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
1958 :Jake Steinfeld, exercise expert (Body by Jake)
1958 :Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Princeton NJ, country vocalist (This Shirt)
1961 :Ranking Roger, rock vocalist (English Beat-Drowning)
1961 :Yobes Ondieki, Kenya, 10K runner (world record)
1963 :Michael Gostigian, Newtown Sq PA, pentathelete (Oly-16th-88, 92, 96)
1964 :Alana Soares, Redondo Beach Ca, playmate (Mar, 1983)
1964 :Mark E Kelly, Orange NJ, Lt USN/astronaut
1964 :Scott J Kelly, Orange NJ, Lt USN/astronaut
1964 :Willie Pless, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
1965 :Jayson Meyer, Regina Saskatchewan, hockey defenseman (Team Germany)
1966 :Chris Donnels, US baseball infielder (Houston Astros)
1966 :Edie Boyer, St Paul Minn, discus thrower
1966 :Tommy Hendricks, rocker
1966 :Wendy James, London England, vocalist (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
1967 :Bas Roorda, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, NEC) [or Feb 13]
1967 :Patrick Lodewijks, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
1969 :Dean Noel, CFL full back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1969 :Petra Kronberger, Austrian alpine skiier (Olympic-gold-1992)
1970 :Javier De La Hoya, Mexican/US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1970 :Patrick Pilloni, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
1971 :Arco Jochemsen, Dutch soccer player (SVDB, Vitesse)
1971 :Jeff Schmidt, US baseball pitcher (California Angels)
1971 :Jey Phillips, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
1972 :Karl DeWolf, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
1973 :Les Gutches, Medford Oregon, 180? lbs freestyle wrestler (Oly-1996)
1974 :Alexei Lojkin, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
1974 :Rohsaan Griffin, Texas City Texas, 200m runner
1976 :Ryan Smyth, Banff, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
1986 :Amedeo, Belgium, son of princess Astrid/arch duke Lorenz



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