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September 14, 258 Cyprian bishop of Carthage and an important Early Christian writer, many of whose Latin works are extant. He was born around the beginning of the 3rd century in North Africa, perhaps at Carthage, where he received a classical education. After converting to Christianity, he became a bishop soon after in 249. A controversial figure during his lifetime, his strong pastoral skills, firm conduct during the Novatianist heresy and outbreak of the plague, and eventual martyrdom at Carthage vindicated his reputation and proved his sanctity in the eyes of the Church. His skillful Latin rhetoric led to his being considered the pre-eminent Latin writer of Western Christianity until Jerome and Augustine
March 14, 313 Emperor Huai of Jin an emperor of the Jin Dynasty.
September 14, 407 John Chrysostom an important Early Church Father. He is known for his preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of John Chrysostom, and his ascetic sensibilities. The epithet Χρυσόστομος means "golden-mouthed" in Greek and was given on account of his legendary eloquence
August 14, 582 Tiberius II Constantine Byzantine Emperor from 574 to 582.
September 14, 585 Emperor Bidatsu the 30th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
May 14, 649 Pope Theodore I Pope from 24 November 642 to his death in 649. Although considered a Greek, he was born in Jerusalem. He was made a cardinal deacon and a full cardinal by Pope John IV
November 14, 669 Fujiwara no Kamatari a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician during the Asuka period. Kamatari was born to the Nakatomi clan and became the founder of the Fujiwara clan. He, along with the Mononobe clan, was a supporter of Shinto and fought the introduction of Buddhism to Japan. The Soga clan, defenders of Buddhism in the Asuka period, defeated Kamatari and the Mononobe clan and Buddhism became the dominant religion of the imperial court. Kamatari, along with Prince Naka no Ōe, later Emperor Tenji , launched the Taika Reform of 645, which centralized and strengthened the central government. Just before his death he received the honorific of Taishōkan and the surname Fujiwara from the Emperor Tenji, thus establishing the Fujiwara clan
November 14, 683 Yazid I the second Caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate. Yazid was the Caliph as appointed by his father Muawiyah I and ruled for three years from 680 CE until his death in 683 CE
September 14, 685 Constantine IV Byzantine Emperor from 668 to 685. His reign saw the first serious check to nearly 50 years of uninterrupted Islamic expansion, while his calling of the Sixth Ecumenical Council saw the end of the monothelitism controversy in the Byzantine Empire
January 14, 768 Fruela I of Asturias the King of Asturias from 757 until his death, when he was assassinated. He was the eldest son of Alfonso I and continued the work of his father
June 14, 772 Abū Ḥanīfa the founder of the Sunni Hanafi school of fiqh. He is also considered a renowned Islamic scholar and personality by Zaydi Shia Muslims. He was often called "the Great Imam"
September 14, 775 Constantine V Byzantine Emperor from 741 to 775.
September 14, 786 Al-Hadi the fourth Abbasid caliph who succeeded his father Al-Mahdi and ruled from 169 AH until his death in 170 AH.
June 14, 809 Ōtomo no Otomaro a Japanese general of the Nara period and of the early Heian period. He was the first to hold the title of seii taishōgun. Some believe he was born in 727. His father was Ōtomo no Koshibi
March 14, 840 Einhard a Frankish scholar and courtier. Einhard was a dedicated servant of Charlemagne and his son Louis the Pious; his main work is a biography of Charlemagne, the Vita Karoli Magni, "one of the most precious literary bequests of the early Middle Ages."
June 14, 847 Methodios I of Constantinople Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from March 4, 843 to June 14, 847. He was born in Syracuse and died in Constantinople. His feast day is celebrated on June 14 in both the East and the West
February 14, 869 Saints Cyril and Methodius were 9th-century Byzantine Greek brothers born in Thessalonica, Macedonia, in the Byzantine Empire. They were the principal Christian missionaries among the Slavic peoples of the Great Moravia and Pannonia, introducing Orthodox Christianity and writing to the hitherto illiterate, pagan Slav migrants into parts of Macedonia and elsewhere in the Balkans. Through their work they influenced the cultural development of all Slavs, for which they received the title "Apostles to the Slavs". They are credited with devising the Glagolitic alphabet, the first alphabet used to transcribe Old Church Slavonic. After their deaths, their pupils continued their missionary work among other Slavs. Both brothers are venerated in the Orthodox Church as saints with the title of "equal-to-apostles". In 1880, Pope Leo XIII introduced their feast into the calendar of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1980, Pope John Paul II declared them co-patron saints of Europe, together with Benedict of Nursia
December 14, 872 Pope Adrian II Pope from 14 December 867 to his death in 872. He was a member of a noble Roman family who became pope at an advanced age
September 14, 891 Pope Stephen V Pope from September 885 to his death in 891. He succeeded Pope Adrian III, and was in turn succeeded by Pope Formosus. In his dealings with Constantinople in the matter of Photius, as also in his relations with the young Slavic Orthodox church, he pursued the policy of Pope Nicholas I
April 14, 911 Pope Sergius III Pope from 29 January 904 to his death in 911. He was pope during a period of feudal violence and disorder in central Italy, when warring aristocratic factions sought to use the material and military resources of the Papacy. Because Sergius III had reputedly ordered the murder of his two immediate predecessors, Leo V and Christopher, and was the only pope to have allegedly fathered an illegitimate son who later became pope , his pontificate has been variously described as "dismal and disgraceful", and "efficient and ruthless"
September 14, 949 Fujiwara no Tadahira a Japanese statesman, courtier and politician during the Heian period. He is also known as Teishin-Kō or Ko-ichijō Dono or Ko-ichijō daijō-daijin
May 14, 964 Pope John XII Pope and ruler of the Papal States from 16 December 955 to his death in 964. He was related to the Counts of Tusculum and a member of the powerful Roman family of Theophylact which had dominated papal politics for over half a century. His pontificate became infamous for the alleged depravity and worldliness with which he conducted it
March 14, 968 Matilda of Ringelheim the wife of King Henry I of Germany, the first ruler of the Saxon Ottonian dynasty, thereby Duchess of Saxony from 912 and Queen of Germany from 919 until her husband's death in 936. Their eldest son Otto succeeded his father as King of Germany and years later was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 962, thus ending the vacancy of this office begun in 924 with the death of Holy Roman Emperor Berengar I of Italy. Matilda lived to see the imperial crown restored under her son. Matilda's surname refers to Ringelheim, where her comital Immedinger relatives established a convent about 940
November 14, 976 Emperor Taizu of Song the founding emperor of imperial China's Song Dynasty, reigning from 960 until his death. A distinguished military general under the Later Zhou, he came to power by staging a coup d'état and forcing the young Emperor Gong of Later Zhou to abdicate power
February 14, 1009 Bruno of Querfurt a sainted missionary bishop and martyr, who was beheaded near the border of Kievan Rus and Lithuania while trying to spread Christianity in Eastern Europe. He is also called the second "Apostle of the Prussians"
December 14, 1014 Arduin of Ivrea Margrave of Ivrea and King of Italy.
August 14, 1040 Duncan I of Scotland king of Scotland from 1034 to 1040. He is the historical basis of the "King Duncan" in Shakespeare's play Macbeth
February 14, 1043 Gisela of Swabia the daughter of Herman II of Swabia and Gerberga of Burgundy. Both her parents were descendants of Charlemagne
January 14, 1044 Adelaide I Abbess of Quedlinburg Abbess of Quedlinburg and Gandersheim, as well as highly influential kingmaker of medieval Germany.
August 14, 1059 Giselbert of Luxembourg count of Salm and of Longwy, then count of Luxembourg from 1047 to 1059. He was the son of Frederick of Luxembourg, count of Moselgau, and perhaps of Ermentrude of Gleiberg
October 14, 1066 Gyrth Godwinson the fourth son of Earl Godwin, and thus a younger brother of Harold II of England. He went with his eldest brother Swegen into exile to Flanders in 1051, but unlike Swegen he was able to return with the rest of the clan the following year. Along with his brothers Harold and Tostig, Gyrth was present at his father's death-bed
October 14, 1066 Harold Godwinson the last Anglo-Saxon King of England. Harold reigned from 6 January 1066 until his death at the Battle of Hastings on 14 October, fighting the Norman invaders led by William the Conqueror during the Norman conquest of England. His death marked the end of Anglo-Saxon rule over England
October 14, 1066 Leofwine Godwinson a younger brother of Harold II of England, the fifth son of Earl Godwin.
April 14, 1070 Gérard Duke of Lorraine the count of Metz and Chatenois from 1047 to 1048, when his brother Duke Adalbert resigned them to him upon his becoming the Duke of Upper Lorraine. On Adalbert's death the next year, Gérard became duke, a position that he held until his death. In contemporary documents, he is called Gérard of Alsace , Gérard of Chatenoy , or Gérard of Flanders
October 14, 1077 Andronikos Doukas (cousin of Michael VII) a protovestiarios and protoproedros of the Byzantine Empire.
December 14, 1077 Agnes of Poitou Holy Roman Empress and regent of the Holy Roman Empire from 1056 to 1062.
May 14, 1080 William Walcher the bishop of Durham from 1071, a Lotharingian, the first non-Englishman to hold that see and an appointee of William the Conqueror following the Harrying of the North. He was murdered in 1080, which led William to send an army into Northumbria to harry the region again
July 14, 1086 Toirdelbach Ua Briain King of Munster and effectively High King of Ireland. A grandson of Brian Bóruma, Toirdelbach was the son of Tadc mac Briain who was killed in 1023 by his half-brother Donnchad mac Briain
January 14, 1092 Vratislaus II of Bohemia the first King of Bohemia as of 15 June 1085. The royal title was merely a lifetime grant from Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV, however, and was not hereditary. Before being raised to the royal dignity, he had ruled Bohemia as duke since 1061
October 14, 1092 Nizam al-Mulk a Persian scholar and vizier of the Seljuq Empire. He held near absolute power for 20 years after the assassination of Alp Arslan in 1072
October 14, 1103 Humbert II Count of Savoy Count of Savoy from 1080 until his death in 1103. He was the son of Amadeus II of Savoy
February 14, 1117 Bertrade de Montfort the daughter of Simon I de Montfort and Agnes, Countess of Evreux. Her brother was Amaury de Montfort
December 14, 1123 Henry IV Duke of Carinthia the duke of Carinthia and margrave of Verona from 1122 until his death. He was the first ruler of those territories from the House of Sponheim
September 14, 1126 Constance of France Princess of Antioch the daughter of King Philip I of France and Bertha of Holland. She was a member of the House of Capet and was princess of Antioch from her second marriage and Countess of Troyes from her first marriage. She was regent during the minority of her son
April 14, 1132 Mstislav I of Kiev the Grand Prince of Kiev , the eldest son of Vladimir II Monomakh by Gytha of Wessex. He figures prominently in the Norse Sagas under the name Harald, taken to allude to his grandfather, Harold II of England. Mstislav's Christian name was Theodore
December 14, 1136 Harald Gille king of Norway from 1130 until his death in 1136. His byname Gille is probably from Gilla Críst, i.e. servant of Christ
February 14, 1140 Soběslav I Duke of Bohemia Duke of Bohemia from 1125 until his death. He was a member of the Přemyslid dynasty, the youngest son of Vratislaus II , the first Bohemian duke to also rule as king, with his third wife Świętosława of Poland
February 14, 1140 Leo I Prince of Armenia the fifth lord of Armenian Cilicia or “Lord of the Mountains”.
April 14, 1146 Gertrude of Sulzbach German Queen. She was the second wife of Conrad III of Germany
September 14, 1146 Imad ad-Din Zengi an atabeg of Turkish descent, ruler of Mosul, Aleppo, Hama, and Edessa and founder of the Zengid dynasty, to which he gave his name.