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381 Syrus of Genoa a priest and later bishop of Genoa during the fourth century AD.
1136 Petronilla of Aragon also spelled Petronila or Petronella , was the Queen of Aragon from the abdication of her father in 1137 until her own abdication in 1164. She was the daughter and successor of Ramiro II by his queen, Agnes. She was the last ruling member of the Jiménez dynasty in Aragon, and by marriage brought the throne to the House of Barcelona
1318 Yusuf I Sultan of Granada the seventh Nasrid ruler of the Moorish Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus on the Iberian Peninsula. He was Sultan between 1333 and 1354
1326 Murad I the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, from 1362 to 1389. He was the son of Orhan and the Valide Sultan Nilüfer Hatun and became the ruler following his father's death in 1362
1398 John II of Aragon the King of Aragon from 1458 until 1479, and jure uxoris King of Navarre from 1425 until his death. He was the son of Ferdinand I and his wife Eleanor of Alburquerque. John is regarded as one of the most memorable kings of the 15th century
1475 Beatrice d'Este the wife of the Milanese ruler Ludovico Sforza. She was one of the most beautiful and accomplished princesses of the Italian Renaissance. A member of the Este family, she was the younger daughter of Ercole I d'Este and the sister of Isabella d'Este and Alfonso d'Este. Along with her sister, Beatrice was noted for her excellent taste in fashion and for having invented new clothing styles
1482 Maria of Aragon Queen of Portugal a Spanish infanta and the second wife of Portuguese King Manuel I, thus queen consort of Portugal from her marriage on 30 October 1500 until her death.
1517 Rembert Dodoens a Flemish physician and botanist, also known under his Latinized name Rembertus Dodonaeus.
1528 Julius Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg prince of Wolfenbüttel from 1568 until his death.
1540 Ana de Mendoza Princess of Eboli a Spanish aristocrat, suo jure 2nd Princess of Mélito, 2nd Duchess of Francavilla and 3rd Countess of Aliano.
1543 Christine of Hesse Duchess consort of Holstein-Gottorp as the spouse of Duke Adolf of Holstein-Gottorp. She exerted some political influence as a widow after 1586
1596 Emperor Go-Mizunoo the 108th Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
1609 Pierre-Paul Riquet the engineer and canal-builder responsible for the construction of the Canal du Midi.
1730 Charles Moore 1st Marquess of Drogheda a British peer and military officer. He bore the colours of his regiment at the Battle of Culloden in April 1746 during the Jacobite risings and later commanded the 18th Light Dragoons during operations against the Whiteboys in Ireland. He also sat as Member of Parliament in the Irish House of Commons and, having served as Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, he went on to become Master-General of the Irish Ordnance
1737 Platon Levshin the Metropolitan of Moscow from 1775 to 1812. He personifies the Age of Enlightenment in the Russian Orthodox Church
1743 Adolph Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld a member of the House of Hesse. He was the ruling Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld from 1772 until his death
1746 Joachim Heinrich Campe a German writer, linguist, educator and publisher. He was a major representative of philanthropinism and the German Enlightenment
1751 William Roxburgh a Scottish surgeon and botanist. He has been called the Father of Indian Botany
1754 Ivan Rimsky-Korsakov a Russian courtier and lover of Catherine the Great from 1778 to 1779.
1758 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
1761 Jean-Pierre Firmin Malher joined the army of the First French Republic and fought in the French Revolutionary Wars. During the Napoleonic Wars he rose in rank to command a division. He was accidentally killed in 1808 while on campaign in Spain. His surname is one of the Names inscribed under the Arc de Triomphe
1764 Maximilian Count of Merveldt von Merveldt , among the most famous of an illustrious old Westphalian family, entered Austrian military service, rose to the rank of General of Cavalry, served as Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor's ambassador to Russia, and became special envoy extraordinaire to the Court of James's. He fought with distinction in the wars between the Habsburg and the Ottoman empires, the French Revolutionary Wars, and the Napoleonic Wars
1784 Alejandro María Aguado 1st Marquis of the Guadalquivir Marshes born of Old Christian parentage, originally from La Rioja, at Seville. He began life as a soldier, fighting with distinction in the Spanish War of Independence first against French, then on the side of Joseph Bonaparte. After the Battle of Baylen he entered the French army, in which he rose to be colonel and aide-de-camp to Marshal Soult. He was exiled in 1815, and immediately started business as a commission-agent in Paris, where, chiefly through his family connexions in Havana and Mexico, he acquired in a few years enough wealth to enable him to undertake banking. The Spanish government gave him full powers to negotiate the loans of 1823, 1828, 1830 and 1831; and Ferdinand VII. rewarded him with the title of marquis, the decorations of several orders and valuable mining concessions in Spain. Aguado also negotiated the Greek loan of 1834. In 1828, having become possessed of large estates in France, including the Château Margaux, famous for its wine, he was naturalized as a French citizen. He died at in Spain on April 14, 1842, leaving a fortune 'computed at 60,000,000 francs, and a splendid collection of pictures which at his death was sold by auction
1793 Josef Ressel an a German Bohemian forester and inventor who designed one of the first working ship's propellers.
1798 Giacomo Leopardi an Italian poet, philosopher, essayist and philologist. Although he lived in a secluded town in the ultra-conservative Papal States, he came in touch with the main thoughts of the Enlightenment, and, by his own literary evolution, created a remarkable and renowned poetic work, related to the Romantic era
1798 Willibald Alexis a German historical novelist.
1801 Moritz Ludwig Frankenheim a German physicist, geographer, and crystallographer.
1801 Pedro Santana a wealthy cattle rancher, soldier, politician and dictator of the Dominican Republic. He was born in the city of Hinche, which was part of the Colony of Santo Domingo and at the time, the third largest city of the Spanish colony, with 12,000 inhabitants. Currently, Hinche is located in Haiti. He was the first constitutional President of the Dominican Republic, and the first Marqués de las Carreras
1801 Prince Charles of Prussia a younger son of Frederick William III of Prussia and Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Although he served as a Prussian general for much of his adult life, Prince Charles is often remembered for his vast patronage and collections of art and armor and as the first Herrenmeister of the Order of Saint John after its restoration as a chivalric order
1803 John Newton Brown an influential Baptist teacher, minister and publisher in the 19th century.
1810 Louis van Houtte best known for the journal Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe, produced with Charles Lemaire and Scheidweiler, an extensive work boasting more than 2000 coloured plates in 23 volumes published between 1845 and 1883.
1814 Piotr Semenenko a leading Polish theologists of the Roman Catholic Church in the 19th century. He was a catholic priest, co-founder and superior general of the Resurrectionists, where he was the creator of the main spiritual ideas of the Congregation. Philosopher and theologian, he was regarded as one of the most scholarly members of the Roman Catholic Church in Poland in the second part of the 19th century
1818 Angelo Secchi an Italian astronomer. He was Director of the Observatory at the Pontifical Gregorian University for 28 years. He was a pioneer in astronomical spectroscopy, and was one of the first scientists to state authoritatively that the Sun is a star
1819 Thomas Dunn English an American Democratic Party politician from New Jersey who represented the state's 6th congressional district in the House of Representatives from 1891 to 1895. He was also a published author and songwriter, who had a bitter ongoing feud with Edgar Allan Poe
1821 Heinrich Moritz Willkomm a German academic and botanist.
1825 Christoph Krehl a German Orientalist born in Meissen.
1826 Charles Ernest Beulé a French archaeologist and politician.
1827 Mortimer Collins an English poet and novelist.
1830 John Quincy Adams Ward most familiar for his over-lifesize standing statue of George Washington on the steps of Federal Hall on Wall Street.
1832 Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès a Lebanese Maronite saint canonized by Pope John Paul II on June 10, 2001.
1833 Peter Waage a significant Norwegian chemist and professor at the Royal Frederick University. Along with his brother-in-law Cato Maximilian Guldberg, he co-discovered and developed the law of mass action between 1864 and 1879
1838 Étienne-Prosper Berne-Bellecour a French painter, printmaker, and illustrator. He was known for his war art
1839 Iginio Ugo Tarchetti an Italian author, poet, and journalist.
1842 Josef Labor a Czech pianist, organist, and composer of the late Romantic era. Labor was an influential music teacher. As a friend of some key figures in Vienna, his importance was enhanced
1844 Pavel Alandsky Ivanovich Alandsky , a Russian classical philologist and historian, specialist in history of ancient Greece and Rome. Graduated from Petersburg University in 1870. Pupil of the prominent Russian classical scholars Mikhail Kutorga and Karl Lugebil; classmate of Leopold Voevodsky and Ivan Tsvetaev. In 1873–1874 taught at the Petersburg University; in 1874 became a lecturer in the University of Vladimir ; since 1878 also taught at the Kiev Institute of Higher Education for Women
1844 Pyotr Tkachev a Russian writer and critic who formulated many of the revolutionary principles that would later be further developed and put into action by Vladimir Lenin. Although Tkachev has sometimes been known as "the First Bolshevik", he did not figure prominently in the mythology of the Soviet Union, as to do so would have detracted from the Bolshevik claim to originality of Lenin's revolutionary thought
1844 Peter I of Serbia the House of Karađorđević reigned as the last King of Serbia and as the first King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
1847 Charles Gide a leading French economist and historian of economic thought. He was a professor at the University of Bordeaux, at Montpellier, at Université de Paris and finally at Collège de France. His nephew was the writer André Gide
1849 Sergei Witte a highly influential policy-maker who presided over extensive industrialization within the Russian Empire. He served under the last two emperors of Russia. He was also the author of the October Manifesto of 1905, a precursor to Russia's first constitution, and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Russian Empire
1849 Pedro Montt a Chilean political figure. He served as the president of Chile from 1906 to his death from a probable stroke in 1910. His conservative government furthered railroad and manufacturing activities but ignored pressing social and labour problems