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317 Valerius Valens Roman Emperor from late 316 to March 1, 317. Valens had previously been dux limitis in Dacia
589 Saint David a Welsh bishop of Menevia during the 6th century; he was later regarded as a saint. He is the patron saint of Wales. David was a native of Wales, and a relatively large amount of information is known about his life. However, his birth date is uncertain: suggestions range from 462 to 512. The Welsh annals place his death 569 years after the birth of Christ, but Phillimore's dating revised this to 601
965 Pope Leo VIII Pope from 23 June 964 to his death in 965; before that, he was an antipope from 963 to 964, in opposition to Pope John XII and Pope Benedict An appointee of the Holy Roman Emperor, Otto I, his pontificate occurred during the period known as the Saeculum obscurum.
977 Rudesind a Galician bishop and abbot. He was born into the nobility; his father was Count Gutierre Menéndez , brother-in-law to Ordoño II and supporter of Alfonso III of León, and his mother was Ilduaria Eriz , daughter of count Ero Fernández. His sister Hermesenda became mother-in-law of Gonzalo Menéndez, Count of Portugal. Rudesind was related to the abbess Saint Senorina. He became a Benedictine monk at a young age and became bishop of Mondoñedo at the age of 18 , succeeding his uncle Sabarico II
1058 Ermesinde of Carcassonne a noblewoman in southern France. She became Countess consort of Barcelona, Girona and Osona
1233 Thomas Count of Savoy Count of Savoy from 1189 to 1233. He is sometimes numbered "Thomas I" to distinguish him from his son of the same name, who governed Savoy but was not count
1244 Gruffydd ap Llywelyn Fawr the Welsh first-born son of Llywelyn the Great. His mother Tangwystl probably died in childbirth
1302 Gerardo Bianchi an Italian churchman and papal diplomat, an important figure of the War of the Sicilian Vespers.
1320 Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan Emperor Renzong of Yuan regarded as the eighth Great Khan of the Mongols. His name means "blessed/good Khan" in the Mongolian language. His name "Ayurbarwada" was from a Sanskrit compound "Āyur-parvata", which means "the mountain of longevity", in contrast with Emperor Wuzong's name Qaišan
1383 Amadeus VI Count of Savoy Count of Savoy from 1343 to 1383. He was the eldest son of Aimone, Count of Savoy and Yolande of Montferrat
1414 Viridis Visconti an Italian noblewoman, a daughter of Bernabò Visconti and his wife Beatrice Regina della Scala. By her marriage to Leopold III, Duke of Austria, Viridis was Duchess consort of Austria, Styria and Carinthia, she was also Countess consort of Tyrol
1510 Francisco de Almeida a Portuguese nobleman, soldier and explorer. He distinguished himself as a counsellor to King John II of Portugal and later in the wars against the Moors and in the conquest of Granada in 1492. In 1503 he was appointed as the first governor and viceroy of the Portuguese State of India. Almeida is credited with establishing Portuguese hegemony in the Indian Ocean, with his victory at the naval Battle of Diu in 1509. Before Almeida could return to Portugal, he lost his life in 1510. His son Lourenço de Almeida too was killed in the Battle of Chaul in 1508
1534 Henry Brandon 1st Earl of Lincoln the youngest child and second son born to Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk and Mary Tudor, Queen of France, who was a daughter of Henry VII of England. Thus Henry Brandon was nephew to Henry VIII of England. His older sisters were Lady Frances Brandon and Lady Eleanor Brandon
1536 Bernardo Accolti an Italian poet.
1542 Bia de' Medici the illegitimate daughter of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, born before his first marriage.
1546 George Wishart a Scottish religious reformer and Protestant martyr.
1620 Thomas Campion an English composer, poet, and physician. He wrote over a hundred lute songs, masques for dancing, and an authoritative technical treatise on music
1633 George Herbert a Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest. Herbert's poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets, and he is recognized as "a pivotal figure: enormously popular, deeply and broadly influential, and arguably the most skillful and important British devotional lyricist."
1643 Girolamo Frescobaldi a musician from Ferrara, one of the most important composers of keyboard music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods. A child prodigy, Frescobaldi studied under Luzzasco Luzzaschi in Ferrara, but was influenced by a large number of composers, including Ascanio Mayone, Giovanni Maria Trabaci, and Claudio Merulo. Girolamo Frescobaldi was appointed “organist” of Peter's Basilica, a focal point of power for the Capella Giulia from July 21, 1608 until 1628 and again from 1634 until his death
1654 Antonio de la Calancha a pioneering anthropologist studying the South American natives and a senior Augustinian monk.
1660 Alexander III of Imereti a king of Imereti from 1639 to 1660.
1661 Richard Zouch an English judge and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1621 to 1624.
1671 Leopold Wilhelm Margrave of Baden-Baden an Imperial Field Marschal.
1692 La Grange (actor) Charles Varlet, was a French actor and a member of the troupe of Molière.
1697 Francesco Redi an Italian physician, naturalist, and poet. He was the first scientist to challenge the theory of spontaneous generation by demonstrating that maggots come from eggs of flies. He was also the first to recognize and correctly describe details of many important parasites, and for this reason, as many historians and scientists claim, he may rightly be called the father of modern parasitology, and also regarded as the founder of experimental biology
1704 Joseph Parrocel a French Baroque painter, best known for his paintings and drawings of battle scenes.
1706 Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming a Saxon, later Brandenburger army leader and Field Marshal and Governor of Berlin.
1735 Louis Rudolph Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg ruled over the Wolfenbüttel subdivision of the duchy from 1731 until his death.
1756 Antonio Bernacchi an Italian castrato, composer, and teacher of singing. He studied with Francesco Antonio Pistocchi. His pupils included Farinelli, for a brief period during 1727, and the tenor Anton Raaff. Nowadays Bernacchi is best remembered for his association with the composer George Frideric Handel, in six of whose operas he sang
1757 Edward Moore (dramatist) born at Abingdon, Berkshire.
1768 Teodor Kazimierz Czartoryski a bishop of Poznań and a member of the magnate family of Czartoryski in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. While he took good care of his ecclesiastical estates, he was much less involved in politics then his more famous brothers from the familia, August Aleksander Czartoryski and Michał Fryderyk Czartoryski
1768 Hermann Samuel Reimarus remembered for his Deism, the doctrine that human reason can arrive at a knowledge of God and ethics from a study of nature and our own internal reality, thus eliminating the need for religions based on revelation. He denied the supernatural origin of Christianity, and is credited by some with initiating historians' investigation of the historical Jesus
1773 Luigi Vanvitelli an Italian engineer and architect. The most prominent 18th-century architect of Italy, he practised a sober classicizing academic Late Baroque style that made an easy transition to Neoclassicism
1773 Jan Wagenaar a Dutch historian, known best for his contributions to "Tegenwoordige staat van nederland" and "Vaderlandsche Historie".
1777 Józef Aleksander Jabłonowski a Polish nobleman.
1777 Georg Christoph Wagenseil an Austrian composer.
1781 Jean-Baptiste de La Curne de Sainte-Palaye a French historian, classicist, philologist and lexicographer.
1792 Leopold II Holy Roman Emperor Holy Roman Emperor and King of Hungary and Bohemia from 1790 to 1792, Archduke of Austria and Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1765 to 1790. He was a son of Emperor Francis I and his wife, Empress Maria Theresa, thus the brother of Marie Antoinette. Leopold was a moderate proponent of enlightened absolutism
1796 Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz a Swedish architect and civil servant. Adelcrantz's style developed from a rococo influenced by Carl Hårleman, the leading architect in Sweden in the early years of his career, to a classical idiom influenced by the stylistic developments in France in the mid-to-late 18th century. As överintendent, he headed the royal and public building works from 1767 until his retirement in 1795
1797 Juan Manuel Olivares a Venezuelan composer from the Colonial era.
1803 José de Urrutia y de las Casas a Spanish captain general and military engineer.
1804 Princess Carolina of Parma a Princess of Parma by birth, and Princess of Saxony by marriage to Prince Maximilian of Saxony. Carolina was the eldest child of Ferdinand, Duke of Parma and his wife Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria
1806 Chaim Joseph David Azulai a Jerusalem born rabbinical scholar, a noted bibliophile, and a pioneer in the publication of Jewish religious writings.
1810 Jean-Jacques de Boissieu a French draughtsman, etcher and engraver.
1818 Countess Maria Louise Albertine of Leiningen-Falkenburg-Dagsburg heiress to the barony of Broich and by marriage Princess of Hesse-Darmstadt. She was the grandmother and educator of Princess Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who later became Queen consort of Prussia
1823 Pierre-Jean Garat a French singer and nephew of Dominique Joseph Garat. He was born in Ustaritz
1825 John Haggin one of the earliest settlers of Kentucky, arriving in the spring of 1775 with his wife's uncle, Col. John Hinkston. A famous "Indian fighter", he was on numerous occasions the hero of attacks against pioneer settlements, was dispatched on many expeditions, and was involved in many other aspects of the New West
1825 John Brooks (governor) a doctor, military officer, and politician from Massachusetts. He served as the 11th Governor of Massachusetts from 1816 to 1823, and was one of the last Federalist officials elected in the United States
1826 Friedrich Weinbrenner a German architect and city planner admired for his mastery of classical style.
1827 Christopher Gore a prominent Massachusetts lawyer, Federalist politician, and U.S. diplomat. Born into a family divided by the American Revolution, Gore sided with the victorious Patriots, established a successful law practice in Boston, and built a fortune by purchasing Revolutionary government debts at a discount and receiving full value for them from the government