This Week's Birthdays - Week of September 5

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Monday, Sep 5 2011 by

September 5, 1946 – Freddie Mercury, British rock star.

Freddie Mercury (StreetView)
Freddie Mercury

September 6, 1757 – Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, French general.

Lafayette Monument (StreetView)
Lafayette Monument

September 7, 1707 – Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French naturalist, mathematician, biologist, cosmologist and author.

Statue de Buffon (Google Maps)
Statue de Buffon

September 8, 1922 – Sid Caesar, American comedian

Sid Caesar's House (Birds Eye)
Sid Caesar's House

September 9, Oliver Heywood, English banker and philanthropist.

Oliver Heywood Statue (StreetView)
Oliver Heywood Statue

September 10, 1659 – Henry Purcell, English composer (d. 1695)

'The Flowering of the English Baroque' by Glynn Williams (StreetView)
'The Flowering of the English Baroque' by Glynn Williams

September 11, 1885 – D. H. Lawrence, English novelist (d. 1930)

D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum (StreetView)
D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum