01 March: today's birthdays

  • Jensen Ackles - American actor
  • Javier Bardem - Spanish actor, born Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in No Country for Old Men.
  • Justin Bieber - Canadian singer
  • Sandro Botticelli - Italian painter, born Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi. He is best known for his paintings The Birth of Venus and Primavera 
  • Frédéric Chopin - Frédéric François Chopin was a Polish virtuoso pianist and composer of French descent from his father's side. 
    Chopin's name is often written in French rather than Polish because he moved to Paris at 21 and eventually obtained French citizenship and a French passport, and began using the French version of his name.
    Consequently, there are two ways to pronounce Chopin's name, the French version and the Polish version.
    The correct pronunciation of the French version of Chopin's name is Freh-deh-reek Sho-pan.
    Alternatively, the original Polish pronunciation is Fryderyk Chopin.
  • Fryderyk Chopin -

    Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin was a Polish virtuoso pianist and composer of French descent from his father's side. 
    Chopin's name is often written in French rather than Polish because he moved to Paris at 21 and eventually obtained French citizenship and a French passport, and began using the French version of his name.
    Consequently, there are two ways to pronounce Chopin's name, the French version and the Polish version. 
    The original and correct way to pronounce Chopin's name in Polish is Free-deh-reek Sho-pen.
    Instead, the more common French pronunciation of his name is Frédéric Chopin.

  • Russell Coutts - New Zealand skipper
  • Roger Daltrey - English singer and songwriter
  • Henri de Balliet-Latour - Belgian sports manager
  • Lamberto Dini - Italian politician and economist
  • ​Brad Falchuk - American television writer and director. He is married Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Jean-Michel Folon - Belgian illustrator, painter and sculptor
  • Michael Giles - English drummer
  • Jonathan Glazer - English film director
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar - American actor
  • Josephine Hart - Irish writer and theatrical producer
  • Ron Howard - American actor, film director and producer
  • Boško Janković - Serbian soccer player
  • Oskar Kokoschka - Austrian painter
  • Mounir Mahjoubi - French entrepreneur and politician of Moroccan descent
  • Denis Mukwege - Congolese phisician, gynecologist, and activist, born Denis Mukengere Mukwege. He founded the Panzi Hospital in the the Democratic Republic of the Congo, specialized in the treatment of women who have been raped. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018, along with activist Nadia Murad
  • David Niven - English actor
  • Seymour Papert - South African mathematician
  • Ryan Peake - Canadian guitarist
  • Luigi Pelloux - Savoyard general and politician
  • Augustus Welby Nothmore Pugin - English architect
  • Yitzhak Rabin - Israeli politician. He won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize together with Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat
  • Jacques Rivette - French film director and film critic. He was one of the most important exponents of the Nouvelle Vague
  • Georg Simmel - German philosopher and sociologist
  • Lytton Strachey - English writer and critic
  • Russell Wong - American actor
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