Birthdays of Personalities on February 22

1403 :Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), drove out English
1440 :Ladislaus V Posthumus, King of Hungary/Bohemia
1514 :Tahmasp I, shah of Persia (1524-76)/author (Tazkire-i Shah)
1533 :P?ter Bornemisza, Hungarian vicar/author/publisher (Tragoedia)
1599 :Anthony Van Dyck, Antwerp Belgium, painter
1634 :Petrus "Pieter" van Schooten, fortress architect
1684 :William Pulteney, London, statesman (Earl of Bath)
1705 :Peter Arctedius, [Artedi], Swedish biologist
1732 :George Washington, Virginia, 1st pres (1789-97)
1749 :Johann Nikolaus Forkel, musicologist/1st biographer of Bach
1773 :Matthijs I van Bree, Flemish (court)painter
1778 :Rembrandt Peale, portrait/historical painter (Court of Death)
1788 :Arthur Schopenhauer, Germany, philosopher (Great Pessimist)
1796 :Adolphe Quetelet, Belgium, mathematician/astronomer/statistician
1797 :William I, Berlin, King of Prussia (1861-88)/German Emperor (1871-88)
1798 :Charles Mynn Thruston, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1873
1819 :James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat/abolitionist
1822 :Adolf Kuszmaul, German physician (stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease)
1827 :James Barnet Fry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894
1828 :Robert Alexander Cameron, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1894
1838 :Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen, discoverer of hydrogen in Sun
1840 :F August Bebel, German social-democrat
1842 :Carl Rosa, Hamburg Germany, founder (Rosa opera company)
1842 :L?on Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor (Ukkel)
1843 :Affonso de Escragnolle Taunay, France/Brazil writer (Inocencia)
1850 :Isaac L Rice, Germany, (namesake of Columbia Univ's Rice stadium)
1852 :Pieter K Pel, internist (Pel-Ebstein fever)
1857 :Heinrich Hertz, physicist, 1st to broadcast & receive radio waves
1857 :Robert Baden-Powell, founder (Boy Scouts, Girl Guides)
1862 :Karen Hulda Garborg[-Bergersen], Norwegian playwright (Mot Solen/Eli)
1864 :Jules Renard, France, writer (Poil de Carotte)
1865 :Otto Modersohn, German painter
1868 :Henri Polak, union leader/politician (soc-dem)
1873 :Muhammad Iqbal, Dutch East Indies lawyer/poet/philosopher
1877 :Yme C Schuitmaker, Dutch potato salesman/dramatist
1879 :Johannes Br?nsted, Danish physical chemist (acid-base reactions)
1882 :Eric Gill, England, sculptor/engraver/typographer (Perpetua)
1883 :Alfred Wikenhauser, German RC exegetist (John-Apokalyps)
1883 :Marguerite Clark, voice (Snow White)
1884 :Abraham "Abe" Attell, boxing hall of famer
1886 :Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
1887 :Mary Ellen Chase, educator/author (Windswept, 1959 Sarah Hale Award)
1889 :Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain)
1891 :Jan Wils, Holland, architect/designer (Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium)
1892 :David Dubinsky, labor leader (Freedom Award, 1969 Medal of Freedom)
1892 :Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize)
1895 :V?ctor Ra?l Haya de la Torre, founder (Peruvian Aprista Party)
1896 :Edvin Wide, Sweden, 10K runner (Olympic-silver-1924)
1896 :Paul Van Ostaijen, Flemish poet/writer/critic (Occupied City)
1898 :Anton de Kom, Surinam/Dutch worker's union leader/resistance fighter
1900 :Giorgios Seferis, Greece, poet (Nobel 1963)
1900 :Sean O'Faolain, [John Whelan], Ire, writer (Murder at Cobbler's Hulk)
1901 :Charles E Whittaker, Kansas, US Supreme Court justice (1957-62)
1901 :Stefan Lorant, writer
1902 :Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)
1903 :Morley Callaghan, Canada, author (Toronto Star, Native Argosy)
1904 :Peter Hurd, Roswell NM, painter (Portrait of Jos? Herrera)
1908 :R?mulo Betancourt, pres of Venezuela (1945-48, 1958-64)
1909 :Roderick Barclay, diplomat
1910 :Al Sears, jazz performer
1910 :Muriel Monkhouse, Red Cross worker
1910 :Nicholas Monsarrat, Liverpool England, novelist
1915 :Gus Lesnevich, light heavyweight boxing champ (1947 fight of year)
1917 :Harmen van Rossum, civil servant/resistance fighter (WW II)
1917 :Jane Bowles, writer
1918 :Charles O Finley, baseball team owner (Oakland A's)
1918 :Don Pardo, Westfield Mass, TV announcer (Jeopardy, SNL)
1918 :Robert Wadlow, Alton Ill, tallest known human (2.72 m, 8' 11.1")
1918 :Sid Abel, NHLer (1948-49 Hart Trophy)
1920 :Bettina Vernon-Warren, dancer
1921 :Jean-Bedel Bokassa, dictator
1925 :Edward Gorey, Chicago, author/artist (Curious Sofa)
1925 :Gerard Hoffnung, Berlin Germany, artist/humorist/musician
1925 :Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect
1928 :Bruce Forsyth, London England, comedian/TV host (Generation Game)
1929 :Ryne Duren, near-sighted pitcher (NY Yankees)
1930 :JPS van Neerven, Dutch economist/editor (Limbourg Daily)
1932 :Edward M "Ted" Kennedy, (Sen-D-Mass, 1962- ), (Don't let him drive)
1933 :Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley, England, Duchess of Kent
1934 :George "Sparky" Anderson, SD, baseball manager (Reds, Tigers)
1934 :Thomas Paul, Chicago Illinois, bass (NYC Opera 1963-70)
1935 :Ineke [R M] Haas-Berger, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1936 :Ernie K-Doe, [Ernest Kador Jr], New Orleans La, rocker
1937 :Joanna Russ, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx)
1937 :Noel Murphy, British(?) rugby player
1937 :Samuel Whitbread, English brewer/multi-millionaire
1938 :Bobby Hendricks, US soul vocalist (Itchy Twitchy Feeling)
1938 :Ishmael Reed, US, author (Last Days of Louisiana Red)
1939 :Steve Barber, pitcher (Balt Orioles, NY Yankees)
1940 :Johnson P Mlambo, South African leader (Pan-African Congress)
1943 :David E Skaggs, (Rep-D-Colorado)
1945 :Oliver, rock vocalist (Good Morning Starshine, Jean)
1947 :John Bryant, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
1949 :Nikki Lauda, Austria, formula 1 auto racer (world champ 1975, 77, 84)
1951 :Harley O Staggers Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
1952 :James Philip Bagian, Philadelphia, MDPE/astronaut (STS 29, STS 40)
1955 :Tim Young, athlete
1961 :Don Van Spall, guitarist (Sleeze Beez)
1961 :Marla O'Hara, Gardena Ca, WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz-3rd-1991)
1962 :Lenda Murray, Detroit Mich, body builder (4X Ms Olympia)
1965 :Joe Reekie, Victoria, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1965 :Pat LaFontaine, St Louis Mo, NHL center (NY Islanders, NY Rangers)
1966 :Brent Severyn, Vegreville, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
1966 :Resga Riggins, Trussville Alabama, Miss Alabama-America (1991)
1967 :Marianne Ihalainen, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
1970 :Dominic Roussel, Hull, NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets)
1970 :Leo Stefan, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
1971 :Barry Smith, 100m/200m runner
1971 :Jason Marshall, Cranbrook, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1971 :Mohammed Sylla, soccer player (Willem II, FC Martigues)
1971 :Rico Mack, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1972 :Christin Didier, Miss USA-Montana (1997)
1974 :Aaron Gavey, Sudbury, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1975 :Gregory Maddalone, Schenectady NY, dance skater (& Demkowski)



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