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851 Zhou Chi an official of the Chinese dynasty Tang Dynasty, serving as a chancellor during the reign of Emperor Xuānzong.
1078 Anawrahta the founder of the Pagan Empire. Considered the father of the Burmese nation, Anawrahta turned a small principality in the dry zone of Upper Burma into the first Burmese Empire that formed the basis of modern-day Burma. Historically verifiable Burmese history begins with his accession to the Pagan throne in 1044
1103 Odo I Duke of Burgundy Duke of Burgundy between 1079 and 1103. Odo was the second son of Henry of Burgundy and grandson of Robert He became the duke following the abdication of his older brother, Hugh I, who retired to become a Benedictine monk
1190 Saigyō a famous Japanese poet of the late Heian and early Kamakura period.
1229 Blanche of Navarre Countess of Champagne Countess of Champagne, then Regent of Champagne, and finally also regent of her native kingdom of Navarre.
1322 Roger de Clifford 2nd Baron de Clifford a member of the Clifford family which held the seat of Skipton from 1310 to 1676. He inherited his title when his father, Robert de Clifford, 1st Baron de Clifford died at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. His mother was Maud de Clare, eldest daughter of Thomas de Clare, Lord of Thomond and Juliana FitzGerald. Roger was also hereditary High Sheriff of Westmorland
1361 Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke of Lancaster a member of the English nobility in the 14th century, and a prominent English diplomat, politician, and soldier. The son and heir of Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, and Maud Chaworth, he became one of Edward III's most trusted captains in the early phases of the Hundred Years' War and distinguished himself with victory in the Battle of Auberoche. He was a founding member and the second Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1348, and in 1351 was created duke. Grosmont was also the author of the book Livre de seyntz medicines, a highly personal devotional treatise. He is remembered as one of the founders and early patrons of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, which was established by two of the guilds of the town in 1352
1369 Peter of Castile the king of Castile and León from 1350 to 1369. He was the son of Alfonso XI of Castile and Maria of Portugal, daughter of Afonso IV of Portugal. Peter was the last ruler of the main branch of the House of Burgundy
1381 Jan of Melsztyn a Polish nobleman.
1450 Helena Dragaš the empress consort of Byzantine emperor Manuel II Palaiologos. She is venerated as a saint by the Eastern Orthodox Church under the name of Saint Hypomone , translated in English as Saint Patience
1483 Yolande Duchess of Lorraine Duchess of Lorraine and Bar. She was the daughter of Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine, and René of Anjou. Because of her various titles she is also known as Yolande de Lorraine and Yolande d'Anjou. Her younger sister was Margaret of Anjou, Queen consort of Henry VI of England. Though she was nominally in control of major territories, she ceded her power and titles to her husband and her son
1524 Giulia Farnese mistress to Pope Alexander She was known as Giulia la bella, meaning "Julia the beautiful" in Italian.
1548 Itagaki Nobukata a retainer of the Takeda family. His name is also seen with different kanji as 信形
1555 Pope Julius III Pope from 7 February 1550 to his death in 1555.
1577 Charles II Margrave of Baden-Durlach nicknamed Charles with the bag, governed the Margravate of Durlach from 1552 to 1577. On June 1, 1556, Charles issued a new Church Order, which made Lutheranism the official religion in Baden-Durlach
1589 Marcin Kromer Prince-Bishop of Warmia , a Polish cartographer, diplomat and historian in the Kingdom of Poland and later in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He was a personal secretary to two Kings of Poland, Sigismund I the Old and Sigismund II Augustus
1596 Henry Unton an Elizabethan English diplomat.
1606 Justus Lipsius a Flemish philologist and humanist. Lipsius wrote a series of works designed to revive ancient Stoicism in a form that would be compatible with Christianity. The most famous of these is De Constantia. His form of Stoicism influenced a number of contemporary thinkers, creating the intellectual movement of Neostoicism. He taught at the universities in Jena, Leiden and Leuven
1606 Turibius of Mogrovejo a Spanish missionary Archbishop of Lima.
1618 James Hamilton 1st Earl of Abercorn a Scottish peer.
1638 Georg Flegel a German painter, best known for his still life works.
1642 Andries Both a Dutch Golden Age genre painter, one of the bamboccianti, and brother of Jan Dirksz Both.
1661 Pieter de Molijn a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver born in England.
1667 Ferenc Wesselényi a Hungarian military commander and the palatine of the Royal Hungary.
1675 Anthoni van Noordt a Dutch composer and organist.
1679 François Combefis a French Dominican patrologist. He published previously unedited works by Saint John Chrysostom
1680 Nicolas Fouquet the Superintendent of Finances in France from 1653 until 1661 under King Louis XIV. He fell out of favor with the young king, probably because of his extravagant displays of wealth, and the king had him imprisoned from 1661 until his death in 1680
1688 Marcantonio Giustinian the 107th Doge of Venice, reigning from his election on January 26, 1684 until his death. Giustiniani was the quintessential Doge of the Republic of Venice, taking little interest in affairs of state. He had little role in the conduct of the Morean War , which was raging during his time as Doge, though a number of military victories were secured by provveditore Francesco Morosini, who would later be Giustinian's successor as Doge
1730 Charles I Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel the Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel from 1670 to 1730.
1732 Frederick II Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg a duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.
1735 Nicolaas Bidloo a Dutch physician who served as the personal physician of Tsar Peter I of Russia. Bidloo was the director of the first hospital in Russia as well as the first medical school in Russia, and is considered one of the founders of Russian medicine
1742 Jean-Baptiste Dubos a French author.
1747 Claude Alexandre de Bonneval a French army officer who later went into the service of the Ottoman Empire, eventually converting to Islam and becoming known as Humbaracı Ahmet Paşa.
1748 Johann Gottfried Walther a German music theorist, organist, composer, and lexicographer of the Baroque era.
1752 Jean Charles Chevalier Folard born at Avignon.
1754 Johann Jakob Wettstein a Swiss theologian, best known as a New Testament critic.
1757 Thomas Herring Archbishop of Canterbury from 1747 to 1757.
1770 Martin van Meytens a Dutch-Swedish painter who painted members of the royal Court of Austria such as Marie Antoinette, Maria Theresa of Austria, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, the Emperor's family and others. His painting style has inspired many other painters to paint in a similar format
1776 Robert James (physician) best known as the author of A Medicinal Dictionary, as the inventor of a popular "fever powder", and as a friend of Samuel Johnson.
1781 Johann Anton Güldenstädt a Baltic German naturalist and explorer in Russian service.
1783 Charles Carroll (barrister) an American lawyer and statesman from Annapolis, Maryland. He was the builder of the Baltimore Colonial home Mount Clare , and a delegate to the Second Continental Congress in 1776 and 1777
1801 Paul I of Russia the Emperor of Russia between 1796 and 1801. He was the only son of Peter III and Catherine the Great, and remained overshadowed by his mother for much of his life. Paul's reign lasted for only five years, ending with his assassination by conspirators. His most important achievement was the adoption of the laws of succession to the Russian throne that lasted until the end of the Romanov dynasty and the Russian Empire
1809 Thomas Holcroft an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer.
1813 Princess Augusta of Great Britain a granddaughter of George II and only elder sibling of George III. She married into the ducal house of Brunswick, of which she was already a member. Her daughter Caroline was the wife of George IV
1816 Carlo Amoretti an ecclesiastic, scholar, writer, and scientist. He entered the Augustinian order in 1757. To further his studies, he went to Pavia and Parma where he also taught ecclesiastical law
1818 Nicolas Isouard a Maltese composer.
1819 August von Kotzebue a German dramatist and writer who also worked as a consul in Russia and Germany.
1829 Richard Anthony Salisbury a British botanist. While he is remembered as a valuable worker in horticultural and botanical sciences, several bitter disputes caused him to be ostracised by his contemporaries
1842 Stendhal a 19th-century French writer. Known for his acute analysis of his characters' psychology, he is considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism, as is evident in the novels Le Rouge et le Noir and La Chartreuse de Parme
1851 Ivan Muravyov-Apostol a Russian statesman and writer.