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301 Sima Lun titled the Prince of Zhao and the usurper of the Jin Dynasty from February 3 to May 30, 301. He is usually not counted in the list of Jin emperors due to his brief reign, and was often mentioned by historians as an example of a wicked usurper. He was the third of the eight princes commonly associated with the War of the Eight Princes
708 Jacob of Edessa one of the most distinguished of Syriac writers.
754 Saint Boniface a leading figure in the Anglo-Saxon mission to the German parts of the Frankish Empire during the 8th century. He established the first organized Christianity in many parts of Germany. He is the patron saint of Germany, the first archbishop of Mainz and the "Apostle of the Germans". He was killed in Frisia in 754, along with 52 others. His remains were returned to Fulda, where they rest in a sarcophagus which became a site of pilgrimage. Facts about Boniface's life and death as well as his work became widely known, since there is a wealth of material available—a number of vitae, especially the near-contemporary Vita Bonifatii auctore Willibaldi, and legal documents, possibly some sermons, and above all his correspondence
879 Ya'qub ibn al-Layth al-Saffar the founder of the Saffarid dynasty in Sistan, with its capital at Zaranj. He ruled territories that are now in Iran and Afghanistan, as well as portions of western Pakistan and a small part of Iraq. He was succeeded by his brother, Amr ibn al-Layth
1017 Emperor Sanjō the 67th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
1036 Meinwerk the Bishop of Paderborn from 1009 until his death.
1239 Władysław Odonic a Duke of Kalisz during 1207–1217, Duke of Poznań during 1216–1217, in 1223 ruler over Ujście, from 1225 ruler over Nakło, Duke of all Greater Poland during 1229–1234, and since 1234 until his death ruler over only the north and east of the Warta river.
1249 Hugh X of Lusignan Count of Angoulême by marriage.
1288 Henry VI Count of Luxembourg count of Luxembourg and Arlon from the death of his father, Henry V the Blond in 1281 until his own death at the battle of Worringen, seven years later, when he was succeeded by his son, Henry VII.
1296 Edmund Crouchback the second surviving son of King Henry III of England of the House of Plantagenet and Queen Eleanor of Provence. In his childhood he had a claim on the Kingdom of Sicily, but he never ruled there. In 1265 he was granted all the lands of Simon de Montfort and from 1267 he was titled Earl of Leicester. In that year he also began to rule Lancashire, but he did not take the title Earl of Lancaster until 1276. Between 1276 and 1284 he was also Count of Champagne and Brie, governing those counties in right of his second wife, Blanche of Artois, until her daughter from a previous marriage came of age. His nickname, "Crouchback" , refers to his participation in the Ninth Crusade
1310 Amalric Prince of Tyre a son of Hugh III of Cyprus and Isabella of Ibelin.
1316 Louis X of France a monarch of the House of Capet who ruled as King of Navarre and Count of Champagne from 1305 and as King of France from 1314 until his death.
1325 Eberhard I Count of Württemberg Count of Württemberg from 1279 until his death. He was nicknamed 'der Erlauchte' or the Illustrious Highness
1383 Dmitry of Suzdal a powerful Prince of Suzdal and Nizhny Novgorod who dominated Russian politics during the minority of his son-in-law, Dmitri Donskoi. The famous Shuisky family descends from his eldest son, Vasily Kirdyapa
1424 Braccio da Montone an Italian condottiero.
1434 Yury of Zvenigorod the second son of Dmitri Donskoi. He was the Duke of Zvenigorod and Galich from 1389 until his death. During the reign of his brother Vasily I, he took part in the campaigns against Torzhok , Zhukotin , and Novgorod. He was the chief orchestrator of the Muscovite Civil War against his nephew, Vasily II, in the course of which he twice took Moscow, in 1433 and 1434
1443 Ferdinand the Holy Prince an infante of the Kingdom of Portugal. He was the youngest of the "Illustrious Generation" of 15th-century Portuguese princes of the House of Aviz and was lay administrator of the Knightly Order of Aviz
1568 Willem Key a Flemish renaissance painter.
1568 Lamoral Count of Egmont a general and statesman in the Habsburg Netherlands just before the start of the Eighty Years' War, whose execution helped spark the national uprising that eventually led to the independence of the Netherlands.
1625 Orlando Gibbons an English composer, virginalist and organist of the late Tudor and early Jacobean periods. He was a leading composer in the England of his day
1650 Tokugawa Yoshinao a Japanese daimyo of the early Edo period.
1656 Francesco Cornaro (Doge) the 101st Doge of Venice. His reign as Doge was the shortest of any Doge. He was elected on May 17, 1656, and died only a few weeks later, on June 5, 1656
1667 Grégoire de Saint-Vincent a Flemish Jesuit and mathematician.
1667 Johann Heinrich Hottinger a Swiss philologist and theologian.
1667 Pietro Sforza Pallavicino Italian cardinal and historian, son of the Marquis Alessandro Pallavicino of Parma.
1688 Constantine Phaulkon a Greek adventurer, who became prime counsellor to King Narai of Ayutthaya.
1716 Roger Cotes an English mathematician, known for working closely with Isaac Newton by proofreading the second edition of his famous book, the Principia, before publication. He also invented the quadrature formulas known as Newton–Cotes formulas and first introduced what is known today as Euler's formula. He was the first Plumian Professor at Cambridge University from 1707 until his death
1722 Johann Kuhnau a German composer, organist and harpsichordist. He was the predecessor of Johann Sebastian Bach as Thomaskantor in Leipzig from 1701 to 1722
1738 Isaac de Beausobre a French Protestant churchman, now best known for his history of Manichaeism, Histoire Critique de Manichée et du Manichéisme in two volumes.
1752 Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg a member of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and the father of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom.
1757 Princess Bernardina Christina Sophia of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach a Princess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach by birth and Princess of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt by marriage.
1791 Frederick Haldimand a military officer best known for his service in the British Army in North America during the Seven Years' War and the American Revolutionary War. From 1778 to 1786 he served as Governor of the Province of Quebec, during which time he oversaw military operations against the northern frontiers in the war, and engaged in ultimately fruitless negotiations to establish the independent Vermont Republic as a new British province. His administration of Quebec was at times harsh, with the detention of numerous political dissidents and agitators
1806 Gabriel François Doyen a French painter, who was born at Paris.
1816 Giovanni Paisiello an Italian composer of the Classical era.
1819 Johann von Hiller an Austrian general during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. He held an important command during the 1809 campaign against France, playing a prominent role at the Battle of Aspern-Essling
1819 Bodawpaya the sixth king of the Konbaung Dynasty of Burma. Born Maung Shwe Waing and later Badon Min, he was the fourth son of Alaungpaya, founder of the dynasty and the Third Burmese Empire. He was proclaimed king after deposing his nephew Phaungkaza Maung Maung, son of his oldest brother Naungdawgyi, at Ava. Bodawpaya moved the royal capital back to Amarapura in 1782. He was titled Hsinbyumyashin , although he became known to posterity as Bodawpaya in relation to his successor, his grandson Bagyidaw , who in turn was given this name in relation to his nephew Mindon Min. He fathered 62 sons and 58 daughters by about 200 consorts
1825 Odysseas Androutsos a hero of the Greek War of Independence.
1826 Carl Maria von Weber a German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic, one of the first significant composers of the Romantic school.
1832 Kaʻahumanu queen consort and acted as regent of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi as Kuhina Nui. She was the favorite wife of King Kamehameha I and also the most politically powerful, and continued to wield considerable power as co-ruler in the kingdom during reigns of his first two successors
1833 José María del Castillo y Rada a neo-granadine politician, President of the United Provinces of the New Granada from October 5, 1814 until January 21, 1815. Castillo y Rada also served as Vice President of the Republic of Colombia from June 6, 1821 until October 3, 1821
1843 Wilhelm Ludwig Ewald Schmidt a German physician, botanist, and entomologist. As an entomologist, he specialized in Coleoptera
1860 Samuel D. Ingham a U.S. Congressman and U.S. Treasury Secretary under President Andrew Jackson
1861 Georg Wilhelm Franz Wenderoth a German pharmacist and botanist.
1864 William E. Jones a planter, a career United States Army officer, and a Confederate cavalry General, killed in the Battle of Piedmont in the American Civil War.
1865 John Richardson (naturalist) a Scottish naval surgeon, naturalist and arctic explorer.
1866 John McDouall Stuart a Scottish explorer and one of the most accomplished of all Australia's inland explorers.
1868 Anselm Hüttenbrenner an Austrian composer. He was on friendly terms with both Ludwig van Beethoven—he was one of only two people present at his death—and Franz Schubert, his recollections of whom constitute an interesting but probably unreliable document in Schubertian biographical studies
1868 Aleksander Zawadzki (naturalist) a Polish naturalist, author of flora and fauna lists of the Galicia region and the neighbourhood of Lviv. He was also the first scientist who studied and catalogued the beetles and butterflies of Eastern Galicia
1871 Victor Motschulsky a Russian entomologist mainly interested in beetles.
1873 Auguste von Harrach the second spouse of King Frederick William III of Prussia. Since the marriage was morganatic, she was not named Queen, but was given the titles Princess of Liegnitz/Legnica and Countess of Hohenzollern. Frederick reportedly stated, that he did not wish to have another queen after his first one