January 6 in history

January 6 events chronologically

754 Pepin III (the Short) is re-consecrated by Pope Stephen II as King of the Franks at the Basilica of Saint-Denis outside Paris
1066 Harold Godwinson (or Harold II) is crowned King of England
1118 Reconquista: Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza
1205 Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans
1322 Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia
1355 Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan
1449 Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine Emperor at Mystras

Top 7 most famous people born on January 6

1367 Richard II of England King of England from 1377 until he was deposed on 30 September 1399.
1832 Gustave Doré a French artist, printmaker, illustrator and sculptor. Doré worked primarily with wood engraving
1878 Carl Sandburg an American writer and editor best known for poetry. He won three Pulitzer Prizes, two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. L. Mencken called Sandburg "indubitably an American in every pulse-beat"
1883 Kahlil Gibran a Lebanese artist, poet, and writer.
1946 Syd Barrett an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter and painter. A founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band. Barrett left Pink Floyd in April 1968 and was briefly hospitalized amid speculation of mental illness exacerbated by drug use
1955 Rowan Atkinson an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Bean and Blackadder. Atkinson first came to prominence in the sketch comedy show Not the Nine O'Clock News , and via his participation in The Secret Policeman's Balls from 1979. His other work includes the sitcom The Thin Blue Line
1967 A. R. Rahman an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist. Described as the world's most prominent and prolific film composer by Time, Rahman's works are noted for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. Among his awards are two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South. Rahman's body of work for film and stage has given him the nickname of "the Mozart of Madras", and Tamil commentators and fans call him Isai Puyal. In 2009, Time included Rahman on its list of the world's most influential people. The UK-based world-music magazine Songlines named him one of "Tomorrow's World Music Icons" in August 2011

Top 7 most famous people died on January 6

1852 Louis Braille a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. His system remains known worldwide simply as braille
1884 Gregor Mendel a German-speaking Moravian scientist and Augustinian friar who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the modern science of genetics. Though farmers had known for centuries that crossbreeding of animals and plants could favor certain desirable traits, Mendel's pea plant experiments conducted between 1856 and 1863 established many of the rules of heredity, now referred to as the laws of Mendelian inheritance
1918 Georg Cantor a German mathematician, best known as the inventor of set theory, which has become a fundamental theory in mathematics. Cantor established the importance of one-to-one correspondence between the members of two sets, defined infinite and well-ordered sets, and proved that the real numbers are "more numerous" than the natural numbers. In fact, Cantor's method of proof of this theorem implies the existence of an "infinity of infinities". He defined the cardinal and ordinal numbers and their arithmetic. Cantor's work is of great philosophical interest, a fact of which he was well aware
1919 Theodore Roosevelt an American politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian who served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the Progressive Party insurgency of 1912. He is known for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. Born into a wealthy family in New York City, Roosevelt was a sickly child who suffered from asthma. To overcome his physical weakness, he embraced a strenuous life. He was home-schooled and became an eager student of nature. He attended Harvard College, where he studied biology, boxed, and developed an interest in naval affairs. He quickly entered politics, determined to become a member of the ruling class. In 1881, he was elected to the New York State Assembly, where he became a leader of the reform faction of the GOP. His book, The Naval War of 1812 , established him as a learned historian and writer
1934 Herbert Chapman an English association football player and manager. Though he had an undistinguished playing career, he went on to become one of the most successful and influential managers in early 20th-century English football, before his sudden death in 1934. Football-historically he is most notable as creator of the WM-formation
1981 A. J. Cronin a Scottish novelist and physician.
1993 Dizzy Gillespie an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.