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1069 Magnus II of Norway King of Norway from 1066 to 1069, jointly with his brother Olaf Kyrre from 1067. He was not included in official Norwegian regnal lists until modern times, but has since been counted as Magnus II
1074 Sweyn II of Denmark King of Denmark from 1047 until his death in 1074. He was the son of Ulf Jarl and Estrid Svendsdatter. He was married three times, and fathered 20 children or more, including the five future kings Harald III Hen, Canute IV the Saint, Oluf I Hunger, Eric I Evergood and Niels out of wedlock
1109 Hugh of Cluny sometimes referred to as "Hugh the Great" or "Hugh of Semur". He was one of the most influential leaders of one of the most influential monastic orders of the Middle Ages
1192 Conrad of Montferrat a northern Italian nobleman, one of the major participants in the Third Crusade. He was the de facto King of Jerusalem, by marriage, from 24 November 1190, but officially elected only in 1192, days before his death. He was also marquis of Montferrat from 1191
1197 Rhys ap Gruffydd the ruler of the kingdom of Deheubarth in south Wales from 1155 to 1197. Today, he is commonly known as The Lord Rhys, in Welsh Yr Arglwydd Rhys, although this title may have not been used in his lifetime. He usually used the title "Proprietary Prince of Deheubarth" or "Prince of South Wales", but two documents have been discovered in which he uses the title "Prince of Wales" or "Prince of the Welsh". Rhys was one of the most successful and powerful Welsh princes, and, after the death of Owain Gwynedd of Gwynedd in 1170, the dominant power in Wales
1227 Henry V Count Palatine of the Rhine count palatine of the Rhine from 6 August 1195 to 1213.
1378 Biligtü Khan Ayushiridara a ruler of the Northern Yuan Dynasty in Mongolia. Ascended to the throne after the death of his father who was the last Yuan emperor, he defeated the invading Ming army in 1372 and recaptured some Chinese borderlands that were previously lost to the newly founded Ming Dynasty
1489 Henry Percy 4th Earl of Northumberland an English aristocrat during the Wars of the Roses. After losing his title when his father was killed fighting the Yorkists, he later regained his position. He led a major portion of Richard III's army at the Battle of Bosworth, but failed to commit his troops. He was briefly imprisoned by Henry VII, but later restored to his position. A few years later he was murdered by citizens of York during an anti-tax riot
1499 Álvaro Caminha appointed by King John II of Portugal in 1492 Captain-major – apparently the third – of the Portuguese colony of São Tomé and Príncipe which had been discovered 22 years earlier.
1503 Louis d'Armagnac Duke of Nemours the third son of Jacques d'Armagnac, Duke of Nemours and Louise of Anjou.
1519 Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne a younger daughter of Jean III de La Tour , Count of Auvergne and Lauraguais, and Jeanne de Bourbon-Vendôme. She was a penultimate representative of the senior branch of the house de La Tour d'Auvergne. Madeleine is perhaps best known for being the mother of Catherine de' Medici, the future Queen of France
1521 Suzanne Duchess of Bourbon suo jure Duchess of Bourbon and Auvergne from 1503 to her death. Her husband was Charles de Bourbon
1530 Niklaus Manuel Deutsch I a Swiss dramaturg, painter, engraver and statesman.
1533 Nicholas West an English bishop and diplomatist, born at Putney, and educated at Eton and at King's College, Cambridge, of which he became a fellow in 1486.
1580 Şemsi Pasha a prominent Ottoman nobleman and statesman who occupied numerous high-ranking political posts, serving at different stages as the Ottoman governor of Damascus, Rûm, Sivas, Anatolia and Rumelia, and subsequently succeeding Sokollu Mehmet Pasha as grand vizier of the Ottoman Empire in 1579. Paternally, he was a direct descendant of Khalid ibn al-Walid, the celebrated commander whose armies conquered Syria at the time of Muhammad in the 7th century. His mother was the granddaughter of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I, Ayşe Hümaşah Sultan
1641 Hans Georg von Arnim-Boitzenburg a German general. At different times during the Thirty Years' War, he was a Field Marshal for the Holy Roman Empire and Field Marshal for its opponent the Electorate of Saxony. He also pursued various diplomatic tasks
1643 Francisco de Lucena a Portuguese nobleman and King John IV's first Secretary of State , and the first after the Restoration War and end of the Iberian Union. He made many enemies during his term in office, and was rumoured to be fraternising with the Spanish Crown, which led to his imprisonment and, later, his execution
1688 Frederick Duke of Mecklenburg-Grabow I of Mecklenburg-Grabow, Duke of Mecklenburg.
1707 Christian Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg a duke of Saxe-Eisenberg.
1710 Thomas Betterton born in London.
1716 Louis de Montfort a French Roman Catholic priest and Confessor. He was known in his time as a preacher and was made a missionary apostolic by Pope Clement XI
1726 Thomas Pitt a British merchant involved in trade with India.
1731 Jan Stanisław Jabłonowski a Polish political writer who was a maternal uncle of Stanisław Leszczyński, under whom he served as Crown Chancellor in 1706-09. He also held the positions of Crown standard-holder from 1687, voivode of Volhynia since 1693, and also voivode of Ruthenia from 1697
1740 Baji Rao I a noted general who served as Peshwa to the fourth Maratha Chhatrapati Chhatrapati Shahu Raje Bhonsle from 1720 until Baji Rao's death. He is also known as Thorale Baji Rao. He was also popular with the nickname 'Rau'
1741 Magnus Julius De la Gardie a Swedish general and statesman, member of the Swedish Hats Party.
1754 Giovanni Battista Piazzetta an Italian Rococo painter of religious subjects and genre scenes.
1770 Marie Anne de Cupis de Camargo a French/Belgian dancer. The first woman to execute the entrechat quatre, Camargo was also responsible for two innovations in ballet as she was the first dancer to wear slippers instead of heeled shoes, and she was the first female to wear the short calf-length ballet skirt and the now standardized ballet tights
1770 John Ligonier 1st Earl Ligonier a French-born British soldier. He enjoyed a distinguished career as an active officer, and later became a leading official of the Pitt-Newcastle Ministry that led Britain during the Seven Years' War exercising extensive control over Britain's army as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces
1771 Valentin Rose the Elder a German pharmacist and chemist born in Neuruppin. He is remembered for creation of a fusible alloy known as Rose metal, which is composed of lead, bismuth and tin
1772 Johann Friedrich Struensee a German doctor. He became royal physician to the mentally ill King Christian VII of Denmark and a minister in the Danish government. He rose in power to a position of "de facto" regent of the country, where he tried to carry out widespread reforms. His affair with Queen Caroline Matilda caused scandal, especially after the birth of a daughter, Princess Louise Augusta, and was the catalyst for the intrigues and power play that caused his downfall and dramatic death. He died unmarried
1774 Gottfried Lengnich an 18th-century historian, lawyer and politician. He became known for writing the 9-volume History of Royal Prussia and for teaching Stanisław August Poniatowski, the last king of Poland
1778 Shmelke of Nikolsburg one of the great early Chasidic Rebbes. Born Shmuel Horowitz , he was the oldest son of Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Horowitz of Chortkiv. A Levite, he traced his lineage back directly to the prophet Samuel who was also a Levite. In their early years, Shmelke and his brother Pinchas - who would also become a famous rabbi - studied Torah together. After traveling to Mezritch and meeting the great chasidic master Dovber of Mezeritch, they became his ardent followers
1781 Cornelius Harnett an American merchant, farmer, and statesman from Wilmington, North Carolina. He was a leading American Revolutionary in the Cape Fear region, and a delegate for North Carolina in the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1779
1783 Eyre Coote (East India Company officer) a British soldier. He is best known for his many years of service with the British Army in India. His victory at the Battle of Wandiwash is considered a decisive turning point in the struggle for control in India between British and France. He was known by his sepoy troops as Coote Bahadur
1794 Charles Hector comte d'Estaing a French general, and admiral. He began his service as a soldier in the War of the Austrian Succession, briefly spending time as a prisoner of war of the British during the Seven Years' War. Naval exploits during the latter war prompted him to change branches of service, and he transferred to the French Navy
1805 Peter Pelham (composer) an English-born American organist, harpsichordist, teacher and composer.
1807 Jacob Philipp Hackert a landscape painter from Brandenburg, who did most of his work in Italy.
1813 Mikhail Kutuzov a Field Marshal of the Russian Empire. He served as one of the finest military officers and diplomats of Russia under the reign of three Romanov Tsars: Catherine II, Paul I and Alexander His military career was closely associated with the rising period of Russia from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 19th century. Kutuzov contributed much to the military history of Russia and is considered to have been one of the best Russian generals under the reign of Catherine He took part in the suppression of the Bar Confederation's uprising, in three of the Russo-Turkish Wars and in the Napoleonic War, including two major battles at Austerlitz and the battle of Borodino
1816 Johann Heinrich Abicht a German philosopher.
1837 Joseph Souham a French general who fought in the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. He was born at Lubersac and died at Versailles. After long service in the French Royal Army, he was elected to lead a volunteer battalion in 1792 during the French Revolution. He was promoted to general of division in September 1793 after playing a prominent role in the defense of Dunkirk. In May 1794 with his commander absent, he took temporary command of the Army of the North and defeated the Coalition army at Tourcoing. He led the covering forces at the Siege of Ypres and participated in the successful invasion of the Dutch Republic. He spent many years in occupation duties in Holland and then his career suffered because of his association with Pichegru and Moreau. Starting in 1809 he was employed in Spain during the Peninsular War, winning the Battle of Vich where he was wounded. In army command again, he forced Wellington's army to retreat at Tordesillas in 1812. The following year he led a division at Lützen and a corps at Leipzig. He remained loyal to the Bourbons during the Hundred Days
1841 Peter Chanel a Catholic priest, missionary, and martyr.
1842 Charles Bell a Scottish surgeon, anatomist, neurologist, and philosophical theologian. He is noted for discovering the difference between sensory nerves and motor nerves in the spinal cord. He is also noted for describing Bell's Palsy
1844 Gaetano Savi an Italian naturalist.
1849 René Lesson a French surgeon, naturalist, ornithologist, and herpetologist.
1851 Edward Codrington a British admiral, hero of the Battle of Trafalgar and the Battle of Navarino.
1852 Joakim Frederik Schouw a Danish lawyer, botanist and politician. From 1821, professor in botany at the University of Copenhagen — first extraordinary professor, but after the death of J.W. Hornemann in 1841 ordinary. His main scientific field was the new discipline of phytogeography
1853 Ludwig Tieck a German poet, translator, editor, novelist, writer of Novellen, and critic, who was one of the founding fathers of the Romantic movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
1854 Nathaniel Wallich a surgeon and botanist of Danish origin who worked in India, initially in the Danish settlement near Calcutta and later for the East India Company. He was involved in the early development of the Calcutta Botanical Garden, describing many new plant species and developing a large herbarium collection which was distributed to collections in Europe. Several of the plants that he collected were named after him
1858 Émilie Bigottini a French dancer of Italian ancestry.
1858 Johannes Peter Müller a German physiologist, comparative anatomist, ichthyologist, and herpetologist, known not only for his discoveries but also for his ability to synthesize knowledge.