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87 Emperor Wu of Han the fifth emperor of the Han dynasty of China, ruling from 141 to 87 BC.
1058 Pope Stephen IX Pope from 3 August 1057 to his death in 1058.
1368 Emperor Go-Murakami the 97th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession, and a member of the Southern Court during the Nanboku-chō period of rival courts. He reigned from September 18, 1339 until March 29, 1368. His personal name was Noriyoshi. He reigned from Sumiyoshi, Ōsaka, Yoshino, Nara, and other temporary locations
1461 Henry Percy 3rd Earl of Northumberland an English magnate.
1512 Lucas Watzenrode Prince-Bishop of Warmia and patron to his nephew, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
1519 Francesco II Gonzaga Marquess of Mantua the ruler of the Italian city of Mantua from 1484 until his death.
1578 Arthur Champernowne an English politician, high sheriff and soldier who lived at Dartington Hall in Devon, England.
1578 Louis I Cardinal of Guise the fourth son of Claude, Duke of Guise and Antoinette de Bourbon, and the younger brother of Charles of Guise, Cardinal of Lorraine, and Mary of Guise, queen consort of King James V of Scotland. He was the nephew of Cardinal Jean de Lorraine. He is sometimes known as the cardinal de Guise
1586 Robert Stewart 1st Earl of March a Scottish nobleman of the family of Stewart of Darnley.
1628 Tobias Matthew an English Archbishop of York.
1629 Jacob de Gheyn II a Dutch painter and engraver, whose work shows the transition from Northern Mannerism to Dutch realism over the course of his career.
1636 Rafał Leszczyński (1579–1636) a Polish-Lithuanian noble and Imperial count. He was the castellan of Kalisz starting in 1618, he became the voivode of Bełz in 1620, and the starost of Hrubieszów in 1633. He was extensively educated in law, humanities, theology, military science, natural sciences, and even studied under Galileo. He also traveled over much of Europe
1650 Cornelis Galle the Elder born at Antwerp in 1576, and was taught engraving by his father. He followed the example of his brother Theodoor in visiting Rome, where he resided for several years and acquired a correctness of design and a freedom of execution in which he greatly surpassed both his father and his brother. After engraving several plates at Rome, he returned to Antwerp, where he carried on the business of a printseller and engraved many plates after the works of his countrymen and his own designs. He became a master of the Antwerp Guild of St Luke in 1610. One of his pupils was Giovanni Florimi of Siena
1683 Yaoya Oshichi a daughter of the greengrocer Tarobei. who lived in the Hongō neighborhood of Edo at the beginning of the Edo period. She was burned at the stake for attempting to commit arson. The story became the subject of joruri plays. The year of her birth is sometimes given as 1666
1697 Nicolaus Bruhns a Danish-German organist, violinist, and composer. He was one of the most prominent organists and composers of his generation
1721 Charles Vane an English pirate who preyed upon English and French shipping. His pirate career lasted from 1716 to 1719. His flagship was a brigantine named the Ranger
1750 James Jurin an English scientist and physician, particularly remembered for his early work in capillary action and in the epidemiology of smallpox vaccination. He was a staunch proponent of the work of Sir Isaac Newton and often used his gift for satire in Newton's defence
1751 Thomas Coram a philanthropist who created the London Foundling Hospital to look after unwanted children in Lamb's Conduit Fields, Bloomsbury. It is said to be the world's first incorporated charity
1772 Emanuel Swedenborg a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, revelator, and mystic. He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell
1778 Baltazar Adam Krčelić a Croatian historian, theologian and lawyer.
1788 Charles Wesley an English leader of the Methodist movement, son of Anglican clergyman and poet Samuel Wesley, the younger brother of Methodist founder John Wesley and Anglican clergyman Samuel Wesley the Younger. He was father of musician Samuel Wesley and grandfather of musician Samuel Sebastian Wesley. Despite their closeness, Charles and his brother John did not always agree on questions relating to their beliefs. In particular, Charles was strongly opposed to the idea of a breach with the Church of England into which they had both been ordained. Charles Wesley is mostly remembered for the over 6,000 hymns he wrote. He ministered for part of his life in The New Room Chapel in Bristol. His house, located nearby, can still be visited
1789 Fatali Khan a ruler of Quba Khanate , prominent statesman of Azerbaijan of the 18th century. Gaining from his father Huseyngulu Khan a small fate consisting only Quba, Fatali Khan united all adjacent seaside territories around it, establishing an extensive possession which included Derbent, Baku and Shirvan khanates right up to Ardabil in the north of Persia. Ahmad bey Javanshir — author of the 19th century called him “a gatherer of his lands”
1792 Gustav III of Sweden King of Sweden from 1771 until his death.
1793 François Clément a French historian and member of the Benedictine Congregation of Maur.
1800 Marc René marquis de Montalembert a French military engineer and writer, known for his work on fortifications.
1803 Gottfried van Swieten a diplomat, librarian, and government official who served the Austrian Empire during the 18th century. He was an enthusiastic amateur musician and is best remembered today as the patron of several great composers of the Classical era, including Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven
1814 Claude Michel a French sculptor in the Rococo style.
1814 Thomas Graves (Royal Navy officer) an officer of the Royal Navy who rose to the rank of admiral after service in the Seven Years' War, the American War of Independence, and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
1814 Guillaume Emmanuel Guignard vicomte de Saint-Priest a French émigré general who fought in the Russian army during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars.
1818 Alexandre Pétion the first President of the Republic of Haiti from 1807 until his death in 1818. He is one of Haiti's founding fathers, together with Toussaint Louverture, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, and his rival Henri Christophe
1824 Hans Nielsen Hauge a noted revivalist Norwegian lay minister who spoke up against the Church establishment in Norway. Hauge is considered an influential personality in the industrialization of Norway. He is commemorated annually on 29 March as a renewer of the church by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
1825 Roberto Cofresí a pirate from Puerto Rico. He became interested in sailing at a young age, when he acquired his first ship and became acquainted with the Mona Passage. During the late 18th and early 19th centuries there were political and economic difficulties in Puerto Rico, which at the time was a colony of the Spanish Empire. Upon reaching adulthood, Roberto Cofresí decided to abandon a merchant's life and became a pirate. Commanding a crew out of Isla de Mona they navigated between Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Saint Thomas, leading several assaults against cargo and merchant vessels. Historians have speculated that Cofresí may have served as a privateer prior to this, likely aboard the Escipión, a ship owned by one of his cousins named José María Ramírez de Arellano. He established a reputation for being difficult to capture, successfully avoiding the Spanish Armed Forces and United States Navy, and also suddenly escaping from a Dominican jail. This was accomplished with the help of civil informants and associates - a web so vast that it took 14 years after his death to fully dismantle it
1826 Domenico Pino an Italian soldier. He served as General of Division in Napoleon's Grande Armée
1826 Johann Heinrich Voss a German classicist and poet, known mostly for his translation of Homer's Odyssey and Iliad into German.
1829 Cornelio Saavedra a military officer and statesman from the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. He was instrumental in the May Revolution, the first step of Argentina's independence from Spain, and was appointed president of the Primera Junta
1830 James Rennell an English geographer, historian and a pioneer of oceanography.
1832 Maria Theresa of Austria-Este Queen of Sardinia born an Archduchess of Austria and a Princess of Modena. She was later Queen of Sardinia as consort of Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia
1848 John Jacob Astor a German-born American businessman, merchant, fur trader, and investor who was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multi-millionaire in the United States. He was the creator of the first trust in America. He emigrated to England as a teenager and worked as a musical instrument manufacturer
1848 Hugo Staehle a German composer.
1855 Henri Druey a Swiss politician of the 19th century and a founding father of constitutional democracy in Switzerland.
1858 Antoine Laurent Bayle a French physician born in Le Vernet, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. He was a nephew to pathologist Gaspard Laurent Bayle
1866 John Keble an English churchman and poet, one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement. Keble College, Oxford was named after him
1870 Paul-Émile Botta a French scientist who served as Consul in Mosul from 1842.
1871 Rudolf Felder an Austrian jurist and entomologist. He was mainly interested in Lepidoptera, amassing, with his father, Cajetan Felder a huge collection
1873 Francesco Zantedeschi an Italian priest and physicist.
1875 Frans Peter von Knorring a social reformer on the Åland Islands. He was the vicar of Finström from 1834 to 1875 and he organized the educational system in Åland. He started an elementary school at Godby in 1853. The school's syllabus included subjects related to farming. A versatile man who published books on many subjects, such as linguistics, geography, pedagogy and economics, he also founded the first newspaper on Åland in 1868
1876 Arvid Adolf Etholén a naval officer, explorer and administrator who was employed by the Russian-American Company. He was a Swedish-speaking Finn who was born in Helsinki, Finland. Etholén first reached Sitka in the service of the Russian-American Company in 1818, rising to Chief Manager of the Company 1840-1845
1877 Inazuma Raigorō a sumo wrestler from Inashiki, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. He was the sport's 7th yokozuna. Inazuma means lightning in Japanese
1877 Alexander Braun a German botanist from Regensburg, Bavaria. His research centered on the morphology of plants
1880 Constantin Hansen one of the painters associated with the Golden Age of Danish Painting. He was deeply interested in literature and mythology, and inspired by art historian Niels Lauritz Høyen, he tried to recreate a national historical painting based on Norse mythology. He painted also many altarpieces and portraits, including the historical The Constitutional Assembly between 1861-1865