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963 William III Duke of Aquitaine the "Count of the Duchy of Aquitaine" from 959 and Duke of Aquitaine from 962 to his death. He was also the Count of Poitou from 935 and Count of Auvergne from 950. The primary sources for his reign are Ademar of Chabannes, Dudo of Saint-Quentin, and William of Jumièges
1081 Bolesław II the Generous Duke of Poland from 1058 to 1076 and third King of Poland from 1076 to 1079. He was the eldest son of Duke Casimir I the Restorer and Maria Dobroniega of Kiev
1171 Philip of Milly a baron in the Kingdom of Jerusalem and the seventh Grand Master of the Knights Templar. He briefly employed the troubadour Peire Bremon lo Tort in the Holy Land
1194 Sigurd Magnusson a Norwegian nobleman who campaigned against King Sverre of Norway during the Civil war era in Norway.
1203 Arthur I Duke of Brittany 4th Earl of Richmond and Duke of Brittany between 1196 and 1202. He was the posthumous son of Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany and Constance, Duchess of Brittany. Geoffrey was a son of Henry II of England, younger than Richard I but older than John. In 1190 Arthur was designated heir to the throne of England and its French territory by his uncle, Richard I, the intent being that Arthur would succeed Richard in preference to Richard's younger brother John. Nothing is recorded of Arthur after his incarceration in Rouen Castle in 1203, and his precise fate is unknown
1287 Pope Honorius IV Pope from 2 April 1285 to his death in 1287. During his pontificate he largely continued to pursue the pro-French political policy of his predecessor, Pope Martin IV
1325 Nizamuddin Auliya a famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order in the Indian Subcontinent, an order that believed in drawing close to God through renunciation of the world and service to humanity. He is one of the great saints of the Chishti order in India. His predecessors were Fariduddin Ganjshakar, Bakhtiyar Kaki and Moinuddin Chishti. In that sequence, they constitute the initial spiritual chain or silsila of the Chisti order, widely prevalent in the Indian subcontinent
1350 Odo IV Duke of Burgundy Duke of Burgundy from 1315 until his death and Count of Burgundy and Artois between 1330 and 1347. He was the second son of Duke Robert II and Agnes of France
1482 Maximus III of Constantinople Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1476 to his death in 1482, and a scholar. He is honoured as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church and his feast day is November 17
1525 Giovanni di Bernardo Rucellai an Italian humanist, poet, dramatist and man of letters in Renaissance Florence, in Tuscany, Italy. A member of a wealthy family of wool merchants and one of the richest men in Florence, he was cousin to Pope Leo X and linked by marriage to the powerful Strozzi and de' Medici families. He was born in Florence, and died in Rome. He was the son of Bernardo Rucellai and grandson of Giovanni di Paolo Rucellai. He is now remembered mostly for his poem Le Api, "The Bees"
1538 Elizabeth Boleyn Countess of Wiltshire the older of the two daughters of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk and his first wife Elizabeth Tilney. Through her marriage, she held the titles of Countess of Wiltshire, Countess of Ormond and Viscountess Rochford. She is noted for being the mother of Anne Boleyn, who became the second wife of King Henry VIII of England. As such, she was also the maternal grandmother of Elizabeth I of England
1549 Matsudaira Hirotada the lord of Okazaki Castle in Mikawa province, Japan during the Sengoku Period of the 16th century. He is best known for being the father of Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate
1582 Takeda Katsuyori a Japanese daimyo of the Sengoku Period, who was famed as the head of the Takeda clan and the successor to the legendary warlord Takeda Shingen. He was the son of Shingen by the Suwa goryōnin , the daughter of Suwa Yorishige. Katsuyori's children included Takeda Nobukatsu and Katsuchika
1596 Koca Sinan Pasha an Ottoman grand vizier, Ottoman military figure, and statesman.
1606 Charles Blount 8th Baron Mountjoy an English nobleman and soldier who served as Lord Deputy of Ireland under Queen Elizabeth I, then as Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland under King James I.
1680 Shivaji an Indian warrior king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan. Shivaji, in 1674, carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that formed the genesis of an independent Maratha Empire with Raigad as its capital
1682 Bartolomé Esteban Murillo a Spanish Baroque painter. Although he is best known for his religious works, Murillo also produced a considerable number of paintings of contemporary women and children. These lively, realist portraits of flower girls, street urchins, and beggars constitute an extensive and appealing record of the everyday life of his times
1691 Jean Petitot a French-Swiss enamel painter.
1695 Melchior d'Hondecoeter born in Utrecht and died in Amsterdam. After the start of his career, he painted virtually exclusively bird subjects, usually exotic or game, in park-like landscapes. Hondecoeter’s paintings featured geese , fieldfares, partridges, pigeons, ducks, magpies and peacocks, but also African grey crowned cranes, Asian sarus cranes, Indonesian Yellow-crested Cockatoos, an Indonesian Purple-naped Lory and Grey-headed Lovebirds from Madagascar
1702 Stanisław Jan Jabłonowski a Polish nobleman and magnate. Grand Guardian of the Crown since 1660, the Grand Camp Leader of the Crown since 1661, voivode of Ruthenian Voivodship since 1664, Field Crown Hetman since 1676, Great Crown Hetman since 1683 and castellan of Kraków since 1692
1718 Jacques Ozanam a French mathematician.
1728 James Anderson (lawyer) born at Edinburgh.
1748 Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui a Swiss legal and political theorist who popularised a number of ideas propounded by other thinkers.
1761 Christian Ferdinand Abel one of the most famous German Baroque violinists, cellists and especially viol virtuosos.
1769 Gerhard Tersteegen a German Reformed religious writer, born at Moers, at that time the capital of a countship belonging to the house of Orange-Nassau , which formed a Protestant enclave in the midst of a Roman Catholic country.
1781 George Bogle (diplomat) a Scottish adventurer and diplomat, the first to establish diplomatic relations with Tibet and to attempt recognition by the Chinese Qing Empire. His mission is still used today as a reference point in debates between China and Tibetan independence activists
1790 Ephraim Kuh a German poet.
1791 John Berkenhout an English physician, naturalist and miscellaneous writer.
1792 George Pocock a British officer of the Royal Navy.
1799 Pierre Charles Le Monnier a French astronomer. His name is sometimes given as Lemonnier
1804 Jędrzej Kitowicz a Polish historian and diarist.
1808 Johan Christian Fabricius a Danish zoologist, specialising in "Insecta", which at that time included all arthropods: insects, arachnids, crustaceans and others. He was a student of Carl Linnaeus, and is considered one of the most important entomologists of the 18th century, having named nearly 10,000 species of animal, and established the basis for modern insect classification
1813 Friederike Brion a parson's daughter who had a short, but intense love-affair with the young Johann Wolfgang Goethe.
1822 Friedrich Justin Bertuch a German publisher and patron of the arts. He co-founded the Fürstliche freie Zeichenschule Weimar with the painter Georg Melchior Kraus in 1776. He was the father of the writer and journalist Karl Bertuch
1827 Ernst Chladni a German physicist and musician. His most important work, for which he is sometimes labeled the "father of acoustics", included research on vibrating plates and the calculation of the speed of sound for different gases. He also undertook pioneering work in the study of meteorites and so is also regarded by some as the "father of meteoritics"
1830 François-Marie marquis de Barthélemy a French politician and diplomat, active at the time of the French Revolution.
1832 Jean Baptiste Gay vicomte de Martignac a moderate royalist French statesman during the Bourbon Restoration 1814–30 under King Charles X.
1838 François Carlo Antommarchi Napoleon's physician from 1818 to his death in 1821.
1842 Anne Nompar de Caumont a mistress of the Count of Provence, who later became Louis XVIII.
1846 William Braine an explorer. Braine served as a Marine in the Royal Marines. He was part of an expedition to find the Northwest Passage, but he died early in the trip and was buried on Beechey Island. His preserved body was exhumed in 1984, to try to determine the cause of death
1847 Antoine Roy a French lawyer and politician. He was a National Representative during the Hundred Days when Napoleon returned from Elba, a Deputy from 1815 to 1821, a peer of France and three times Minister of Finance
1849 Juliusz Słowacki a Polish Romantic poet. He is considered one of the "Three Bards" of Polish literature — a major figure in the Polish Romantic period, and the father of modern Polish drama. His works often feature elements of Slavic pagan traditions, Polish history, mysticism and orientalism. His style includes the employment of neologisms and irony. His primary genre was the drama, but he also wrote lyric poetry. His most popular works include the dramas Kordian and Balladyna and the poems Beniowski and Testament mój
1850 Václav Tomášek a Czech composer and music teacher.
1851 Florestano Pepe an Italian patriot. He was brother to the more famous general Guglielmo Pepe and cousin to Gabriele Pepe
1853 Louis Gustave le Doulcet comte de Pontécoulant a French politician. He was the father of Louis Adolphe le Doulcet and Philippe Gustave le Doulcet
1853 Josef Ludwig von Armansperg Graf von Armansperg served as the Interior and Finance Minister and Foreign and Finance Minister under King Ludwig I of Bavaria in the government of Bavaria. He was a liberal monarchist and an economic conservative who promoted the unification of Germany with his attempts at a tariff union. Later he served as Regent of Greece for the underage Bavarian-born king and as his Prime Minister
1854 John Wilson (Scottish writer) a Scottish advocate, literary critic and author, the writer most frequently identified with the pseudonym Christopher North of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.
1858 Sigismund von Neukomm an Austrian composer and pianist.
1862 James Clark Ross a British naval officer and explorer remembered today for his exploration of the Arctic with his uncle Sir John Ross and Sir William Parry and, in particular, his own expedition to Antarctica.
1863 Miguel de San Román President of Peru for a brief period between 1862 and 1863.