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555 Pope Vigilius Pope from 29 March 537 to his death in 555. He is considered the first pope of the Byzantine Papacy
1127 Henry (Obotrite prince) an Obotrite prince or king from the Nakonid dynasty; he was regarded by contemporaries as "King of the Slavs". The Obotrite realm reached its greatest area during Henry's rule, extending from the Elbe to the Oder and from the Havelland to the Baltic Sea
1250 Vitslav I Prince of Rügen a prince of Rügen.
1329 Robert the Bruce King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329. Robert was one of the most famous warriors of his generation, eventually leading Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence against England. He fought successfully during his reign to regain Scotland's place as an independent nation, and is today remembered in Scotland as a national hero
1337 William I Count of Hainaut Count William III of Avesnes, Count William III of Holland and Count William II of Zeeland from 1304 to his death.
1358 Ashikaga Takauji the founder and first shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate. His rule began in 1338, beginning the Muromachi period of Japan, and ended with his death in 1358. He was a descendant of the samurai of the Seiwa Genji line who had settled in the Ashikaga area of Shimotsuke Province, in present day Tochigi Prefecture
1394 Anne of Bohemia Queen of England as the first wife of King Richard A member of the House of Luxembourg, she was the eldest daughter of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, and Elizabeth of Pomerania.
1492 Casimir IV Jagiellon Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1440, and King of Poland from 1447, until his death. He was one of the most active Polish rulers, under whom Poland, by defeating the Teutonic Knights in the Thirteen Years' War recovered Pomerania, and the Jagiellonian dynasty became one of the leading royal houses in Europe. He was a strong opponent of aristocracy, and helped to strengthen the importance of Parliament and the Senate
1618 Thomas West 3rd Baron De La Warr the Englishman after whom the bay, the river, and, consequently, a Native American people and U.S. state, all later called "Delaware", were named. "De La Warr" is pronounced "Delaware"
1626 Anne of Saint Bartholomew O.C.D. was a Spanish Discalced Carmelite nun, and companion to Teresa of Avila. She led the establishment of monasteries of the new Order in France and the Lowlands. She has been beatified by the Catholic Church
1660 George II Rákóczi a Hungarian nobleman, Prince of Transylvania , the eldest son of George I and Zsuzsanna Lorántffy.
1672 Willem Joseph van Ghent a 17th-century Dutch admiral. His surname is also sometimes rendered Gendt or Gent
1697 John Aubrey an English antiquary, natural philosopher and writer. He is perhaps best known as the author of the Brief Lives, his collection of short biographical pieces. He was a pioneer archaeologist, who recorded numerous megalithic and other field monuments in southern England, and who is particularly noted as the discoverer of the Avebury henge monument. The Aubrey holes at Stonehenge are named after him, although there is considerable doubt as to whether the holes that he observed are those that currently bear the name. He was also a pioneer folklorist, collecting together a miscellany of material on customs, traditions and beliefs under the title "Remaines of Gentilisme and Judaisme". He set out to compile county histories of both Wiltshire and Surrey, although both projects remained unfinished. His "Interpretation of Villare Anglicanum" was the first attempt to compile a full-length study of English place-names. He had wider interests in applied mathematics and astronomy, and was friendly with many of the greatest scientists of the day
1710 Louise de La Vallière a mistress of Louis XIV of France from 1661 to 1667. She later became the Duchess of La Vallière and Duchess of Vaujours in her own right. Unlike her rival, Madame de Montespan, she has no surviving descendants. Louise was also very religious and she led a religious penance for herself near the end of her life
1711 Henry Dodwell an Anglo-Irish scholar, theologian and controversial writer.
1731 William Aikman (painter) a Scottish portrait-painter.
1740 Alexander Spotswood a Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army and a noted Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. He is noted in Virginia and American history for a number of his projects as Governor, including his exploring beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains, his establishing what was perhaps the first colonial iron works, and his negotiating the Treaty of Albany with the Iroquois Nations of New York
1779 William Warburton an English writer, literary critic and churchman, Bishop of Gloucester from 1759 until his death. He edited editions of the works of his friend Alexander Pope, and of William Shakespeare
1789 Václav Jan Kopřiva a Bohemian composer and organist.
1799 Barbara Campanini a famous Italian ballerina, one of the most important ballet dancers of the 18th century.
1799 Princess Victoire of France the seventh child and fifth daughter of King Louis XV of France and his Queen consort Maria Leszczyńska. As the daughter of the king, she was a Fille de France
1799 Increase Sumner an American lawyer, jurist, and politician from Massachusetts. He was the fifth governor of Massachusetts, serving from 1797 to 1799. Trained as a lawyer, he served in the provisional government of Massachusetts during the American Revolutionary War, and was elected to the Confederation Congress in 1782. Appointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court the same year, he served there as an associate justice until 1797
1810 Luigi Schiavonetti born at Bassano in Venetia.
1816 Lorenz Florenz Friedrich von Crell a German chemist. In 1778 he started publishing the first periodical journal focusing on chemistry. The journal had a longer title, but was known simply as Crell's Annalen
1821 Tudor Vladimirescu a Wallachian Romanian revolutionary hero, the leader of the Wallachian uprising of 1821 and of the Pandur militia. He is also known as Tudor din Vladimiri or — occasionally — as Domnul Tudor
1826 Joseph von Fraunhofer a German optician.
1838 Laure Junot Duchess of Abrantes a French writer. She was the spouse of French general Jean-Andoche Junot
1840 Frederick William III of Prussia king of Prussia from 1797 to 1840. He ruled Prussia during the difficult times of the Napoleonic wars and the end of the old German Empire. Steering a careful course between France and her enemies, after a major military defeat in 1806, he eventually and reluctantly joined the coalition against Napoleon in the Befreiungskriege. Following Napoleon's defeat he was King of Prussia during the Congress of Vienna which assembled to settle the political questions arising from the new, post-Napoleonic order in Europe
1840 Népomucène Lemercier ].
1843 Friedrich Hölderlin a major German lyric poet, commonly associated with the artistic movement known as Romanticism. Hölderlin was also an important thinker in the development of German Idealism, particularly his early association with and philosophical influence on his seminary roommates and fellow Swabians Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling
1843 Markiyan Shashkevych a priest of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, a poet, a translator, and the leader of the literary revival in Right Bank Ukraine.
1843 Alexis Bouvard a French astronomer. He is particularly noted for his careful observations of the irregularities in the motion of Uranus and his hypothesis of the existence of an eighth planet in the solar system
1848 Vissarion Belinsky a Russian literary critic of Westernizing tendency. He was an associate of Alexander Herzen, Mikhail Bakunin , and other critical intellectuals. Belinsky played one of the key roles in the career of poet and publisher Nikolay Nekrasov and his popular magazine Sovremennik
1853 Norbert Provencher a Canadian clergyman and missionary and one of the founders of the modern province of Manitoba. He was the first Bishop of Saint Boniface and was an important figure in the history of the Franco-Manitoban community
1854 Charles Baudin a French admiral, whose naval service extended from the First Empire through the early days of the Second Empire.
1855 Alessandro Ferrero La Marmora best remembered for founding the military unit known as the Bersaglieri. His brother was Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora
1859 David Cox (artist) an English landscape painter, one of the most important members of the Birmingham School of landscape artists and an early precursor of impressionism.
1861 Patrick Brontë an Irish Anglican clergyman and writer who spent most of his adult life in England and was the father of the writers Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë and of Branwell Brontë, his only son. Patrick outlived all his children and outlived his wife, the former Maria Branwell, by forty years
1863 Franz Xaver Gruber best known for composing the music to Stille Nacht.
1866 Chief Seattle a Dkhw’Duw’Absh chief, also known as Sealth, Seathle, Seathl, or See-ahth. A prominent figure among his people, he pursued a path of accommodation to white settlers, forming a personal relationship with David Swinson "Doc" Maynard. The city of Seattle, in the U.S. state of Washington, was named after him. A widely publicized speech arguing in favor of ecological responsibility and respect of Native Americans' land rights has been attributed to him
1867 Athanasios Miaoulis a Prime Minister of Greece. Born in Hydra in 1815 the son of the famous Greek admiral Andreas Miaoulis, from whom he learned his navigation skills. Moreover, Athanasios learned much about naval affairs from reading the letters of Phillip Ioannou. He finished military school in Munich and served as an officer in the Greek Navy. He became an adjutant of King Otto and in 1855 became Naval Minister. He served as Prime Minister of Greece from 13 November 1857 until 26 May 1862. After Otto's deposition Miaoulis followed him in exile. He died in Paris, France on 7 June 1867
1871 August Immanuel Bekker a German philologist and critic.
1874 Karl Rudolf Hagenbach a Swiss church theologian and historian. He was particularly interested in the Protestant Reformation and its figures
1876 Josephine of Leuchtenberg Queen consort of Sweden and Norway as the wife of King Oscar She was known as Queen Josefina, and was regarded to be politically active during the reign of her spouse. She acted as his political adviser and actively participated in state affairs. She was particularly active within the laws of religion in Sweden and Norway, and is attributed to have introduced more liberal laws regarding religion
1879 Siegfried Kapper the literary pseudonym of Isaac Salomon Kapper , a Bohemian-born Austrian writer of Jewish origin. Born in Smichow, Kapper studied medicine at Prague University, later completing a Ph.D. at the University of Vienna. Kapper wrote excellent fairy tales and poems, and was one of the leading figures of Czech-Jewish assimilation. Kapper wrote in both German and Czech. He translated Mácha's Máj into German for the first time
1879 William Tilbury Fox an English dermatologist.
1880 Francisco Bolognesi a Peruvian military hero. He is considered national hero in Peru and was declared patron of the Army of Peru by the government of Peru on January 2 of 1951
1881 Marie Gabriel Augustin Savard a French composer and teacher.
1882 Alexandra Smirnova a Russian Imperial court lady-in-waiting who served first widow Empress Maria Fyodorovna, then, after her death in 1828, Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Alexandra Rossette , was an elitist Saint Petersburg salon hostess and a friend of Alexander Pushkin, Vasily Zhukovsky, Pyotr Vyazemsky, Nikolai Gogol and Mikhail Lermontov. She is best remembered for her memoirs, unusually frank, occasionally caustic, and, as it was argued decades later, not necessarily accurate
1884 Charles Fenno Hoffman an American author, poet and editor associated with the Knickerbocker Group in New York.