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891 Al-Muwaffaq an Abbasid prince and military leader, who acted as the virtual regent of the Abbasid Caliphate for most of the reign of his brother, Caliph al-Mu'tamid. His stabilization of the internal political scene after the decade-long "Anarchy at Samarra", his successful defence of Iraq against the Saffarids and the suppression of the Zanj Rebellion restored a measure of the Caliphate's former power and began a period of recovery, which culminated in the reign of al-Muwaffaq's own son, the Caliph al-Mu'tadid
910 Richilde of Provence the second consort of Charles the Bald, King and Emperor of the Franks. By her marriage, she became Queen of the West Franks, and then Empress of the Franks. She also served as regent
958 Oda of Canterbury a 10th-century Archbishop of Canterbury in England. The son of a Danish invader, Oda became Bishop of Ramsbury before 928. A number of stories were told about his actions both prior to becoming and while a bishop, but few of these incidents are recorded in contemporary accounts. After being named to Canterbury in 941, Oda was instrumental in crafting royal legislation as well as involved in providing rules for his clergy. Oda was also involved in the efforts to reform religious life in England. He died in 958 and legendary tales afterwards were ascribed to him. Later he came to be regarded as a saint, and a hagiography was written in the late 11th or early 12th century
1258 Peter I Count of Urgell the second son of King Sancho I of Portugal and his wife Dulce, infanta of Aragon, and would eventually become Count of Urgell and Lord of the Balearic Islands.
1280 Yolande II Countess of Nevers the daughter of Odo of Burgundy, and Matilda II, Countess of Nevers.
1418 Catherine of Lancaster Queen of Castile as the wife of King Henry III of Castile.
1562 Tamás Nádasdy the son of Ferenc I Nádasdy and his first wife Orsolya Therjék de Szenterzsébet. After his mother's death, his stepmother was Orsolya Véssey de Vésse. He was educated at Graz, Bologna and Rome
1567 Shane O'Neill an Irish king of the O'Neill dynasty of Ulster in the mid 16th century. Shane O'Neill's career was marked by his ambition to be The Ó Néill Mór – Sovereign of the dominant Ó Néill Mór family of Tyrone... and thus head overking or Rí ruirech of the entire province. This brought him into conflict with competing branches of the O'Neill family and with the English government in Ireland, who recognised a rival claim. Shane's support was considered worth gaining by the English even during the lifetime of his father Conn O'Neill, 1st Earl of Tyrone. But rejecting overtures from Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, the lord deputy from 1556, Shane refused to help the English against the Scottish settlers on the coast of Antrim, allying himself instead with the MacDonnells, the most powerful of these immigrants
1572 Thomas Howard 4th Duke of Norfolk an English nobleman.
1576 Volcher Coiter a Dutch anatomist who established the study of comparative osteology and first described cerebrospinal meningitis.
1581 James Douglas 4th Earl of Morton the last of the four regents of Scotland during the minority of King James He was in some ways the most successful of the four, since he won the civil war that had been dragging on with the supporters of the exiled Mary, Queen of Scots. However, he came to an unfortunate end, executed by means of the Maiden, a primitive guillotine, which he himself was said to have introduced to Scotland
1625 Mōri Terumoto eventually overcome, participated in the Kyūshū campaign on Hideyoshi's side and built Hiroshima Castle, thus essentially founding Hiroshima.
1664 Henry II Duke of Guise the second son of Charles, Duke of Guise and Henriette Catherine de Joyeuse.
1671 Sophia Eleonore of Saxony a Duchess of Saxony by birth and the Landgravine of Hesse-Darmstadt from 1627 to 1661 through her marriage to Landgrave George She was the eldest surviving child of John George I, Elector of Saxony, and Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia. Her daughter Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt became Electress of the Palatinate
1693 John Wildman an English politician and soldier.
1701 Madeleine de Scudéry a French writer. She was the younger sister of author Georges de Scudéry
1716 Ogata Kōrin a Japanese painter of the Rinpa school.
1720 Jeremiah Shepard an American Puritan minister and the youngest son of Thomas Shepard, a major figure in the founding generation of Puritan New England. He was an early graduate of Harvard University, in the class of 1669
1738 James Fitz-James Stuart 2nd Duke of Berwick a Jacobite and Spanish nobleman. He inherited titles in the Jacobite and Spanish nobility on the death of his father in battle in 1734 at Philippsburg, , during the War of the Polish Succession. He was also Consort Duke of Veragua and of la Vega and a Consort-Marquis of four further titles by his Spanish marriage in 1716. His full title was 2nd Duke of Berwick, 2nd Earl of Tinmouth, 2nd Baron Bosworth, 2nd Duke of Liria and Xerica, Grandee of Spain 1st class , Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece , as well as the holder of several earldoms
1750 Valentin Rathgeber a German composer, organist and choirmaster of the Baroque Era.
1754 Ebenezer Erskine a Scottish minister whose actions led to the establishment of the Secession Church.
1761 Jonas Alströmer a pioneer of agriculture and industry in Sweden.
1785 Gottfried August Homilius a German composer, cantor and organist. He is considered one of the most important church composers of the generation following Bach's, and was the main representative of the empfindsamer style
1785 Jean Paul de Gua de Malves a French mathematician who published in 1740 a work on analytical geometry in which he applied it, without the aid of differential calculus, to find the tangents, asymptotes, and various singular points of an algebraic curve.
1794 Adolphus Frederick IV Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz a Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
1805 Princess Maria Theresa of Savoy a princess of Savoy by birth and the wife of Charles Philippe, Count of Artois, grandson of Louis XV and younger brother of Louis XVI. Some nineteen years after her death, her husband assumed the throne of France as King Charles X
1806 William Tate (painter) an English portrait painter who was a student of Joseph Wright of Derby.
1812 Jan Willem de Winter a Dutch admiral of the Napoleonic Wars.
1817 Clotilde Tambroni an Italian philologist, linguist and poet. She was a professor in the Greek language at the University of Bologna in 1793–1798, and a professor in Greek and literature in 1800–1808
1818 August Wilhelm Knoch a German naturalist born in Braunschweig. He was a professor of physics at Collegium Carolinum
1832 Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat a French sinologist best known as the first Chair of Sinology at the Collège de France. Rémusat studied medicine as a young man, but his discovery of a Chinese herbal treatise enamored him with the Chinese language, and he spent five years teaching himself to read After publishing several well-received articles on Chinese topics, a chair in Chinese was created at the Collège de France in 1814 and Rémusat was placed in it
1833 Simon Byrne an Irish bare-knuckle prize fighter. The heavyweight boxing champion of Ireland, he was drawn to England by the larger sums of prize money on offer and his hopes of becoming the heavyweight champion there as well. He became one of only six fighters ever to have been involved in fatal fights as both survivor and deceased since records began in 1741
1833 Anne Jean Marie René Savary born at Marcq in the Ardennes.
1835 François Étienne de Kellermann a French cavalry general noted for his daring and skillful exploits during the Napoleonic Wars. He was the son of François Christophe de Kellermann and the father of the diplomat François Christophe Edmond de Kellermann
1843 Josep Bonaplata i Corriol a Catalan industrial entrepreneur known for introducing the steam engine into Catalonia and Spain. His parents, Ramon Bonaplata and Teresa Corriol, were textile manufacturers, principally of chintz, and he had three brothers, Salvador, Ramon and Narcís
1853 Henry Trevor 21st Baron Dacre a British peer and soldier.
1857 Catherine Bagration a wife of the general Pyotr Bagration. She was known for her beauty, love affairs and outrageous behaviour
1864 George P. Doles a Georgia businessman and Confederate general during the American Civil War. His men played a key role on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg in driving back the Union XI Corps
1865 Ner Middleswarth a Congressman from Pennsylvania, and a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
1873 John Lewis Russell an American botanist and Unitarian minister. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Russel attended Harvard University and received his early education in Salem, Newburyport and Amesbury. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1828 and a divinity degree in 1831 before becoming a minister, his profession until 1854. Russel had an interest in cryptogams , and he was Professor of Botany and Horticultural Physiology for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society from 1831 until his death in 1873. The bolete fungus Boletus russelli is named in his honor
1875 Józef Kremer a Polish historian of art, a philosopher, an aesthetician and a psychologist.
1876 Charles Beyer a German-British locomotive engineer, co-founder of the firm Beyer-Peacock.
1881 Émile Littré a French lexicographer and philosopher, best known for his Dictionnaire de la langue française, commonly called "The Littré".
1882 Giuseppe Garibaldi an Italian general and politician who played a large role in the history of Italy. He is considered, with Camillo Cavour, Victor Emmanuel II and Giuseppe Mazzini, as one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland"
1885 Maximilian Maria 7th Prince of Thurn and Taxis the seventh Prince of Thurn and Taxis and Head of the Princely House of Thurn and Taxis from 10 November 1871 until his death on 2 June 1885.
1885 Karl Anton Prince of Hohenzollern head of the Princely House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Hohenzollern from 1869 and Prime Minister of Prussia. He was the son of Charles, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, who abdicated in favor of his son on 27 August 1848, and his first wife Marie Antoinette Murat, niece of Joachim Murat
1888 Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola a Spanish jurist and amateur archaeologist who owned the land where the Altamira cave was found.
1896 Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs a German geographer, explorer, author and adventurer.
1900 Clarence Cook a 19th-century American author and art critic.
1901 George Leslie Mackay the first Presbyterian missionary to northern Formosa. He served with the Canadian Presbyterian Mission. Mackay is among the best known Westerners to have lived in Taiwan