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992 Michael I of Kiev (metropolitan) a saint and the first Metropolitan of Kiev and All-Rus' from 988-992. June 15 and September 30 are dedicated to him on the Julian Calendar
1123 Eustace Grenier an important crusader lord, and Constable of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
1330 Edward the Black Prince the eldest son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault, and the father of King Richard II of England. He was the first Duke of Cornwall , the Prince of Wales and the Prince of Aquitaine
1479 Lisa del Giocondo a member of the Gherardini family of Florence and Tuscany in Italy. Her name was given to Mona Lisa, her portrait commissioned by her husband and painted by Leonardo da Vinci during the Italian Renaissance
1519 Henry FitzRoy 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset the son of King Henry VIII of England and his mistress Elizabeth Blount, and the only illegitimate offspring whom Henry acknowledged. He was the younger half-brother of Mary I, future Queen of England , as well as the older half-brother of the future Elizabeth I and Edward Through his mother he was the elder brother of Elizabeth Tailboys, 4th Baroness Tailboys of Kyme, George Tailboys, 2nd Baron Tailboys of Kyme and Robert Tailboys, 3rd Baron Tailboys of Kyme
1534 Henri I de Montmorency Marshal of France, and Constable of France, seigneur of Damville, served as governor of Languedoc from 1563 to 1614.
1542 Richard Grenville an English sailor who as captain of the Revenge, died at the Battle of Flores , fighting heroically against overwhelming odds, and refusing to surrender his ship to the far more numerous Spanish. He was also a soldier, an Armed Merchant Fleet Owner, Privateer, Colonizer, and explorer. He took part in the early English attempts to settle the New World, and also participated in the fight against the Spanish Armada. His non military offices included Member of Parliament for Cornwall, High Sheriff of County Cork from 1569–70 and Sheriff of Cornwall in 1576–77. He was the grandfather of Sir Bevil Grenville of English Civil War fame, whose son was John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath
1553 Archduke Ernest of Austria an Austrian prince, the son of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor and Maria of Spain.
1560 William Sommers the best-known court jester of Henry VIII of England.
1594 Nicolas Poussin the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style, although he spent most of his working life in Rome. His work is characterized by clarity, logic, and order, and favors line over color. Until the 20th century he remained a major inspiration for such classically oriented artists as Jacques-Louis David, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Paul Cézanne
1615 Gaspard Dughet a French painter born in Rome.
1623 Cornelis de Witt a Dutch politician.
1624 Hiob Ludolf a German orientalist, and born at Erfurt. Edward Ullendorff rates Ludolf as having "the most illustrious name in Ethiopic scholarship"
1640 Bernard Lamy a French Oratorian mathematician and theologian.
1645 Sidney Godolphin 1st Earl of Godolphin a leading British politician of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He was a Privy Councillor and Secretary of State for the Northern Department before attaining real power as First Lord of the Treasury. He was instrumental in negotiating and passing the Acts of Union 1707 with Scotland, which created the Kingdom of Great Britain
1664 Jean Meslier a French Catholic priest who was discovered, upon his death, to have written a book-length philosophical essay promoting atheism. Described by the author as his "testament" to his parishioners, the text denounces all religion
1698 George Browne (soldier) an Irish soldier of fortune who became full general in the Russian service.
1706 Johann Joachim Kändler the most important modelleur of the Meissen porcelain manufacture.
1709 Louis Count of Clermont a member of the cadet Bourbon-Condé branch of the French royal house. He is known for leading French forces in Germany during the Seven Years' War where he took command in 1758 following the failed French Invasion of Hanover. He was unable to break through Ferdinand of Brunswick's Anglo-German army and captured Hanover. He was Count of Clermont from birth
1724 Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach the daughter of Joseph Karl, Count Palatine of Sulzbach and Countess Palatine Elizabeth of Neuburg. She married Frederick, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld on 6 February 1746
1746 Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle an 18th-century French botanist and magistrate. Born into an affluent upper-class Parisian family, connections with the French Royal Court secured him the position of Superindent of Parisian Waters and Forests at the age of twenty-six. In this capacity, L'Héritier conducted various studies of native trees and shrubs, also gaining interest in exotic flora
1749 Georg Joseph Vogler a German composer, organist, teacher and theorist. In a long career and colorful career extending over many more nations and decades than was usual at the time, Vogler established himself as a foremost experimenter in baroque and early classic music. His greatest successes came as performer and designer for the organ at various courts and cities around Europe, as well as a teacher, attracting highly successful and devoted pupils such as Carl Maria von Weber. His career as a music theorist and composer however was mixed, with contemporaries such as Mozart believing Vogler to have been a charlatan. Despite his mixed reception in his own life, his highly-original contributions in many areas of music and influence on his pupils endured, and combined with his eccentric and adventurous career, prompted one historian to summarize Vogler as "one of the most bizarre characters in the history of music"
1755 Antoine François comte de Fourcroy a French chemist and a contemporary of Antoine Lavoisier. Fourcroy collaborated with Lavoisier, Guyton de Morveau, and Claude Berthollet on the Méthode de nomenclature chimique, a work that helped standardize chemical nomenclature
1763 Kobayashi Issa a Japanese poet and lay Buddhist priest of the Jōdo Shinshū sect known for his haiku poems and journals. He is better known as simply Issa , a pen name meaning Cup-of-tea. He is regarded as one of the four haiku masters in Japan, along with Bashō, Buson and Shiki - "the Great Four, Basho, Buson, Issa, Shiki"
1763 Franz Danzi a German cellist, composer and conductor, the son of the noted Italian cellist Innocenz Danzi. Born in Schwetzingen, Franz Danzi worked in Mannheim, Munich, Stuttgart and Karlsruhe, where he died
1765 Martin Baum an American businessman and politician.
1765 Henry Thomas Colebrooke an English orientalist.
1765 Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger a German astronomer born at Simmozheim, Württemberg. He studied at the University of Tübingen. In 1798, he was appointed professor of mathematics and astronomy at the University
1767 Rachel Jackson the wife of Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States. She lived with him at their home at The Hermitage, but died before his inauguration in 1829, and therefore was never First Lady; Those duties were assumed by her niece, Emily Donelson
1773 Charles de Lambert (soldier) a French Royalist general who fought for Russia during the Napoleonic Wars.
1777 David Daniel Davis M.D. F.R.C.P. was a British physician
1780 Theodor Franz Count Baillet von Latour an Austrian soldier and statesman. As the Imperial Minister of War, he was killed by a mob at the beginning of the Vienna Uprising
1782 Alexander George Woodford a British Army officer. After taking part in the Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland, he served in most of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars. During the Hundred Days he commanded the 2nd battalion of the Coldstream Guards at the Battle of Quatre Bras, the Battle of Waterloo and the storming of Cambrai. He went on to become lieutenant governor and brigade commander at Malta, lieutenant governor and brigade commander at Corfu and then commander of the British garrison on the Ionian Islands before being appointed Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar
1788 Peter Dillon a sandalwood trader, self-proclaimed explorer, raconteur, and discoverer of the fate of the La Pérouse expedition.
1789 Josiah Henson an author, abolitionist, and minister. Born into slavery in Charles County, Maryland, he escaped to Upper Canada in 1830, and founded a settlement and laborer's school for other fugitive slaves at Dawn, near Dresden in Kent County. Henson's autobiography, The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself , is widely believed to have inspired the character of the fugitive slave, George Harris, in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin , who returned to Kentucky for his wife and escaped across the Ohio River, eventually to Canada. Following the success of Stowe's novel, Henson issued an expanded version of his memoir in 1858, Truth Stranger Than Fiction. Father Henson's Story of His Own Life. Interest in his life continued, and nearly two decades later, his life story was updated and published as Uncle Tom's Story of His Life: An Autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson
1789 Charles Joseph Hullmandel born in London, where he maintained a lithographic establishment in Great Marlborough Street from about 1819 until his death.
1792 Thomas Mitchell (explorer) born at Grangemouth in Stirlingshire, Scotland. In 1827 he took up an appointment as Assistant Surveyor General of New South Wales. The following year he became Surveyor General and remained in this position until his death. Mitchell was knighted in 1839 for his contribution to the surveying of Australia
1798 Alexander Gorchakov a Russian statesman from the Gorchakov princely family. He has an enduring reputation as one of the most influential and respected diplomats of the nineteenth century. From 1863 to 1883 he was chancellor of the Russian Empire
1799 Alphonse Loubat a French inventor who developed improvements in tram and rail equipment, and helped develop tram lines in New York City and Paris.
1801 Benjamin Wright Raymond an American politician who twice served as mayor of Chicago, Illinois for the Whig Party.
1801 Carlo Cattaneo an Italian philosopher, writer and patriot.
1805 William B. Ogden the first Mayor of Chicago.
1806 Manuel Ignacio de Vivanco a Peruvian politician and military leader who held the presidency of Peru from 1843 to 1844. He was born in Valparaíso, Chile. He led part of the Peruvian forces in the campaign against the reunification of Peru-Bolivian Confederacy
1809 François-Xavier Garneau a nineteenth-century French Canadian notary, poet, civil servant and liberal who wrote a three-volume history of the French Canadian nation entitled Histoire du Canada between 1845 and 1848.
1823 Augusto Carlos Teixeira de Aragão a Portuguese military, doctor, numismatist, archaeologist and historian. As an officer of the Portuguese Army, he retired with the rank of general. Teixeira de Aragão is considered one of the "fathers" of Portuguese numismatics
1826 Luigi Ferri born at Bologna.
1831 Edward A. Stevenson governor of the Idaho Territory from 1885 to 1889. Stevenson was the first resident of Idaho Territory appointed to the position and the only Democrat to hold the office
1833 Theodor Meynert a German-Austrian neuropathologist and anatomist born in Dresden. Meynert believed that disturbances in brain development could be a predisposition for psychiatric illness and that certain psychoses are reversible
1835 Adah Isaacs Menken an American actress, painter and poet, the highest earning actress of her time. She was best known for her performance in the melodrama Mazeppa, with a climax that featured her apparently nude and riding a horse on stage. After great success for a few years with the play in New York and San Francisco, she appeared in a production in London and Paris, from 1864 to 1866. She was so well known internationally at the time that she was called "the Menken". After a brief trip back to the United States, she returned to Europe. She became ill within two years and died in Paris at age 33
1836 George L. Shoup the first Governor of Idaho, serving a short time after statehood in 1890 before becoming one of the state's first United States Senators.