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685 Hlothhere of Kent a King of Kent who ruled from 673 to 685.
884 Emperor Daigo the 60th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
975 Emperor Sanjō the 67th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
1347 Dorothea of Montau a hermitess and visionary of 14th century Germany. After centuries of veneration in Central Europe, she was canonized in 1976
1452 Joanna Princess of Portugal a Portuguese saint, Regent and princess of the House of Aviz, daughter of King Afonso V of Portugal and his first wife Isabella of Coimbra.
1461 Džore Držić a Croatian poet and playwright, one of the fathers of Croatian literature.
1465 Scipione del Ferro an Italian mathematician who first discovered a method to solve the depressed cubic equation.
1536 Sassa Narimasa a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku through Azuchi-Momoyama period. Narimasa was born in what is now Nishi-ku, Nagoya , He became a retainer of Oda Nobunaga in 1550 and was granted Etchū Province as a reward for helping Shibata Katsuie fight the Uesugi clan. After Nobunaga's death, in 1584 he joined Tokugawa Ieyasu in unsuccessfully challenging Toyotomi Hideyoshi. He submitted to Hideyoshi and was spared his life. In 1587, he was given a fief in Higo Province in Kyushu. However, due to difficulties in suppressing a local revolt, he committed suicide by Hideyoshi's instruction in 1588. His daughter married kuge Takatsukasa Nobufusa and they had a son Nobuhisa
1577 Beatrice Cenci an Italian noblewoman. She is famous as the protagonist in events leading to a lurid murder trial in Rome that gave rise to an enduring legend about her
1582 Mario Bettinus an Italian Jesuit philosopher, mathematician and astronomer. The lunar crater Bettinus was named after him by Giovanni Riccioli in 1651. His Apiaria Universae Philosophiae Mathematicae is an encyclopedic collection of mathematical curiosities. This work had been reviewed by Christoph Grienberger
1605 Bernard of Corleone Saint Bernard of Corleone, O.F.M. Cap., is a Catholic saint who was born in the town of Corleone in the Kingdom of Sicily on 6 February 1605. His name was Filippo Latino before becoming a friar. His father was a shoemaker, and Bernard learned this trade. After the death of his father, he became a soldier and took up fencing, becoming skilled in the art. While in the army he displayed a fiery temper and was quick to challenge men to a duel. His only fault, in the words of two witnesses at his beatification process, was that "he was quick to draw his sword at the slightest provocation." His life was not noted for its moral content and he had quite a reputation in the company
1608 António Vieira a Portuguese Jesuit philosopher and writer, the "prince" of Catholic pulpit-orators of his time.
1611 Chongzhen Emperor the 16th and last emperor of the Ming Dynasty in China. He reigned from 1627 to 1644, under an era name that means "honorable and auspicious"
1612 Antoine Arnauld a French Roman Catholic theologian, philosopher, and mathematician. He was one of the leading intellectuals of the Jansenist group of Port-Royal and had a very thorough knowledge of patristics
1639 Daniel Georg Morhof a German writer and scholar.
1643 Johann Kasimir Kolbe von Wartenberg the first ever Minister-President of the kingdom of Prussia, and the head of the "Cabinet of Three Counts".
1664 Mustafa II the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1695 to 1703.
1665 Anne Queen of Great Britain became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702. On 1 May 1707, under the Acts of Union, two of her realms, the kingdoms of England and Scotland, united as a single sovereign state, the United Kingdom of Great Britain. She continued to reign as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland until her death
1695 Nicolaus II Bernoulli a.k.a. Niklaus Bernoulli, Nikolaus Bernoulli, was a Swiss mathematician as were his father Johann Bernoulli and one of his brothers, Daniel Bernoulli. He was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family
1721 Christian Heinrich Heineken a legendary German child prodigy. When he was eight weeks old, he could speak German. He read the Pentateuch at age one, and between the ages of two and three, he read the Old and New Testament in Latin. When he was three years old, he was said to have authored A History of Denmark and recited it when visiting the King of Denmark later the same year. He died at age four of celiac disease
1726 Patrick Russell (herpetologist) a Scottish surgeon and naturalist who worked in India. He studied the snakes of India and is considered the 'Father of Indian Ophiology'. Russell's viper, Daboia russelii, is named after him
1730 Januarius Zick a painter and architect. He is considered to be one of the main masters of the Late-Baroque
1736 Franz Xaver Messerschmidt a German-Austrian sculptor most famous for his "character heads", a collection of busts with faces contorted in extreme facial expressions.
1738 Pierre-Joseph Desault a French anatomist and surgeon.
1748 Adam Weishaupt a German philosopher and founder of the secret society, the Order of the Illuminati.
1753 Évariste de Parny a French poet.
1756 Aaron Burr the third Vice President of the United States ; he served during President Thomas Jefferson's first term.
1758 Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz a Polish poet, playwright and statesman. He was a leading advocate for the Constitution of 3 May 1791
1759 Adrien Duport a French politician, and lawyer.
1769 Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn an Austrian "General of the Cavalry", best known for his training of light infantry and the refinement of the Tirailleur system.
1772 Karl von Kügelgen a landscape and history painter, a Russian court and cabinet painter in Petersburg, a member of the Royal Russian Academy of Arts in Petersburg, and a member of the Royal Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin.
1772 George Murray (British Army officer) a Scottish soldier and politician.
1778 Ugo Foscolo an Italian writer, revolutionary and poet.
1781 John Keane 1st Baron Keane an Irish soldier in the British Army.
1781 George Dawe an English portraitist who painted 329 portraits of Russian generals active during Napoleon's invasion of Russia for the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace. He relocated to Saint Petersburg in 1819, where he won acclaim for his work from the artistic establishment and complimentary verses by Pushkin
1796 John Stevens Henslow an English clergyman, botanist and geologist. He is best remembered as friend and mentor to his pupil Charles Darwin
1797 Joseph von Radowitz a conservative Prussian statesman and general famous for his proposal to unify Germany under Prussian leadership by means of a negotiated agreement among the reigning German princes.
1797 Richard Hawes a United States Representative from Kentucky and the second Confederate Governor of Kentucky. He was part of the politically influential Hawes family. His brother, uncle, and cousin also served as U.S. Representatives, whle his grandson Harry Hawes was a member of the United States Senate. Rchard Hawes began his political career as an ardent Whig and was a close friend of the party's founder, Henry Clay. When the party declined and dissolved in the 1850s, Hawes became a Democrat, and his relationship with Clay cooled
1799 George Arnott Walker-Arnott a Scottish botanist.
1799 Imre Frivaldszky a Hungarian botanist and entomologist.
1800 Achille Devéria a French painter and lithographer known for his portraits of famous writers and artists.
1801 Laure Cinti-Damoreau a French soprano particularly associated with Rossini roles.
1802 Charles Wheatstone an English scientist and inventor of many scientific breakthroughs of the Victorian era, including the English concertina, the stereoscope , and the Playfair cipher. However, Wheatstone is best known for his contributions in the development of the Wheatstone bridge, originally invented by Samuel Hunter Christie, which is used to measure an unknown electrical resistance, and as a major figure in the development of telegraphy
1807 Hiram Sibley an industrialist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
1809 Karl Bodmer a printmaker, etcher, lithographer, zinc engraver, draftsman, painter, illustrator and hunter. Known as Karl Bodmer in literature and paintings, as a Swiss and French citizen his name has been listed as Johann Karl Bodmer and Jean-Charles Bodmer respectively. After 1843, likely as a result of his son Charles-Henry Barbizon, he began to sign his works K Bodmer
1811 Henry Liddell still used by students of Greek. Lewis Carroll wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for Henry Liddell's daughter Alice
1817 August Kindermann a German bass-baritone singer and regisseur, particularly noted for his performances in the operas of Richard Wagner. He began his career singing in the chorus of the Berlin State Opera in 1836 and made his solo debut there in 1837 in a small role in Spontini's Agnes von Hohenstaufen. He went on to sing bass and baritone roles with Leipzig Opera from 1839 to 1846. While at Leipzig, he became a friend of Albert Lortzing and sang in the premieres of two of his operas: the title role in Hans Sachs and Count von Eberbach in Der Wildschütz. He also sang Gazna in the premiere of Robert Schumann's secular oratorio Das Paradies und die Peri. In 1846, Kinderman moved to the Bavarian State Opera in Munich where he was a Kammersänger and stage director who enjoyed great popularity. In 1855, he directed the company's production of Wagner's Tannhäuser as well as singing the role of Wolfram. During his time in Munich he sang the role of Wotan in the premieres of both Das Rheingold and Die Walküre as well as Titurel in the premiere of Parsifal. In addition to the Wagner premieres, Kindermann also sang Count Eckart in the premiere of Josef Rheinberger's opera Die sieben Raben. August Kinderman's daughters, Franziska Kindermann, Hedwig Reicher-Kindermann, and Marie Kindermann also became opera singers
1818 William M. Evarts an American lawyer and statesman who served as U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator from New York. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of author, editor, and Indian removal opponent Jeremiah Evarts, and the grandson of Declaration of Independence signer Roger Sherman
1818 Jenaro Quesada 1st Marquis of Miravalles a Spanish soldier.
1821 Grigory Eliseev a Russian journalist, editor, and publisher.