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757 Baldred of Tyninghame a Northumbrian hermit and abbot, resident in East Lothian during the 8th century.
1040 Alhazen an Arab, Muslim, scientist, polymath, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher who made significant contributions to the principles of optics, astronomy, mathematics, meteorology, visual perception and the scientific method.
1052 Emma of Normandy a queen consort of England, Denmark and Norway. She was the daughter of Richard I, Duke of Normandy, and his second wife, Gunnora. Through her marriages to Æthelred the Unready and Cnut the Great , she became the Queen Consort of England, Denmark, and Norway. She was the mother of three sons, Edward the Confessor, Alfred, and Harthacnut, as well as two daughters, Goda of England, and Gunhilda of Denmark. Even after her husbands' deaths Emma remained in the public eye, and continued to participate actively in politics. As Anne Duggan notes, Emma is the "first of the early medieval queens" portrayed visually and she is the central figure within the Encomium Emmae Reginae, a critical source for the history of early 11th-century English politics
1137 Olegarius the Bishop of Barcelona from 1116 and Archbishop of Tarragona from 1118 until his death. He was an intimate of Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona, and often accompanied the count on military ventures
1251 Rose of Viterbo T.O.S.F. was a young woman born in Viterbo, then a contested commune of the Papal States. She spent her brief life as a recluse, who was outspoken in her support of the papacy. Otherwise leading an unremarkable life, she later became known for her mystical gifts of foretelling the future and having miraculous powers. She is honored as a saint by the Catholic Church
1447 Saint Colette a French abbess and the foundress of the Colettine Poor Clares, a reform branch of the Order of Saint Clare, better known as the Poor Clares. Due to a number of miraculous events claimed during her life, she is venerated as the patron saint of women seeking to conceive, expectant mothers and sick children
1490 Ivan the Young the eldest son and heir of Ivan III from his first marriage to Maria of Tver.
1531 Pedro Arias Dávila a Spanish colonial administrator. He led the first great Spanish expedition in the New World. For the date of birth, refer to Aram, Bethany. Leyenda negra y leyendas doradas en la conquista de América: Pedrarias y Balboa. Madrid: Marcial Pons historia, 2008
1561 Carlo Carafa successively condottiero in the service of France and of Spain, vying for their protectorates in Italy until 1555, when he was made a cardinal, to 1559 the all-powerful favourite and Cardinal Nephew of Pope Paul IV Carafa, whose policies he directed and whom he served as papal legate in Paris, Venice and Brussels. According to the Jesuit and later Cardinal Pietro Sforza Pallavicino, writing the history of the Council of Trent, his subtlety of spirit and grace of address, physical courage and instinct for glory were overridden by his insatiable thirst for power
1571 Tsukahara Bokuden a famous swordsman of the early Sengoku period. He was widely regarded as a kensei. He was the founder of a new Kashima style of fencing, and served as an instructor of Shogun Ashikaga Yoshiteru and Ise provincial governor Tomonori Kitabatake
1577 Rémy Belleau a poet of the French Renaissance. He is most known for his paradoxical poems of praise for simple things and his poems about precious stones
1615 Pieter Both the first Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies.
1616 Francis Beaumont a dramatist in the English Renaissance theatre, most famous for his collaborations with John Fletcher.
1638 Paulus Moreelse a Dutch painter, mainly of portraits.
1658 Ivan Bunić Vučić a Croatian politician and poet from the Republic of Ragusa.
1683 Guarino Guarini an Italian architect of the Piedmontese Baroque, active in Turin as well as Sicily, France, and Portugal. He was a Theatine priest, mathematician, and writer
1693 Antonio Caraffa a General Commissary of the Imperial-Habsburg Army—the highest rank in the Austrian military hierarchy at the time. He also held various other high-ranking offices, including military governor of Upper Hungary and later royal commissioner of Transylvania
1720 Pieter van Bloemen a Flemish painter known for his Italianizing landscapes, and his compositions depicting equestrian, animal and market scenes.
1750 Domenico Montagnana an Italian master luthier based in Venice, Italy. He is regarded as one of the world's finest violin and cello makers of his time
1754 Henry Pelham a British Whig statesman, who served as Prime Minister of Great Britain from 27 August 1743 until his death. He was the younger brother of Thomas Pelham-Holles, the Duke of Newcastle, who succeeded Henry as Prime Minister
1755 Pier Leone Ghezzi an Italian Rococo painter and caricaturist active in Rome.
1757 Thomas Blackwell (scholar) a classical scholar, historian and "one of the major figures in the Scottish Enlightenment.".
1758 Henry Vane 1st Earl of Darlington an English peer, the son of Gilbert Vane, 2nd Baron Barnard.
1762 Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel a Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and the wife of her father's cousin Ferdinand Albert II of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. She was the mother of the Queen of Prussia, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and Queen of Denmark and Norway
1764 Philip Yorke 1st Earl of Hardwicke an English lawyer and politician who served as Lord Chancellor. He was a close confidant of the Duke of Newcastle, Prime Minister between 1754 and 1756 and 1757 until 1762
1786 Charles Germain de Saint Aubin a French draftsman and embroidery designer to King Louis Published a classic reference on embroidery, L'Art du Brodeur in 1770. In addition to his embroidery designs, he was also known for his drawings and engravings
1796 Guillaume Thomas François Raynal a French writer and man of letters during the Age of Enlightenment.
1797 William Hodges an English painter. He was a member of James Cook's second voyage to the Pacific Ocean, and is best known for the sketches and paintings of locations he visited on that voyage, including Table Bay, Tahiti, Easter Island, and the Antarctic
1809 Thomas Heyward Jr. a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and of the Articles of Confederation as a representative of South Carolina.
1815 9th Dalai Lama the 9th Dalai Lama of Tibet. He was the only Dalai Lama to die in childhood and was part of a string of four Dalai Lamas to die before reaching 22 years of age
1836 Davy Crockett a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle of the Alamo
1836 James Bonham a 19th-century American soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. His younger brother, Milledge Luke Bonham, was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army in the American Civil War, and served as Governor of South Carolina from 1862 to 1864
1836 William B. Travis a 19th-century American lawyer and soldier. At the age of 26, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Texas Army. He died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution
1836 James Bowie a nineteenth-century American pioneer, soldier, smuggler, slave trader, and land speculator, who played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo. Stories of him as a fighter and frontiersman, both real and fictitious, have made him a legendary figure in Texas history and a folk hero of American culture
1838 Jean Armand Charlemagne a French dramatic author.
1840 Francisco de Paula Santander a Colombian military and political leader during the 1810–1819 independence war of the United Provinces of New Granada. He was the acting President of Gran Colombia between 1819 and 1826, and later elected by Congress as the President of the Republic of New Granada between 1832 and 1837. Santander came to be known as "The Man of the Laws"
1842 Arnold Hermann Ludwig Heeren a German historian.
1842 Constanze Mozart the wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
1844 Gabriel Duvall an American politician and jurist. Duvall was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1811 to 1835 during the tenure of Chief Justice John Marshall. Previously, Duvall was the Comptroller of the Treasury, a Maryland state court judge, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland, and a Maryland state legislator
1850 Pierre-Marie-Charles de Bernard du Grail de la Villette a French writer.
1850 Jean-Baptiste Girard (pedagogue) a Swiss Franciscan educator.
1851 Henry Miller Shreve the American inventor and steamboat captain who opened the Mississippi, Ohio and Red rivers to steamboat navigation. Shreveport, Louisiana, is named in his honor
1851 Alexander Alyabyev a Russian composer known as one of the fathers of the Russian art song. He wrote seven operas, twenty musical comedies, a symphony, three string quartets, more than 200 songs, and many other pieces
1854 Caspar Georg Carl Reinwardt a Prussian-born Dutch botanist.
1854 Charles Vane 3rd Marquess of Londonderry a British soldier, politician and nobleman.
1856 Johan August Wahlberg a Swedish naturalist and explorer. Wahlberg started studying chemistry at the University of Uppsala in 1829, and later forestry, agronomy and natural science, graduating from the Swedish Forestry Institute in 1834. In 1832 he joined Professor Carl Henrik Boheman, a famous entomologist, on a collecting trip to Norway. In 1833 and 1834 he travelled in Sweden and Germany on forestry research projects. He joined the Office of Land Survey and was appointed an engineer in 1836, becoming an instructor at the Swedish Land Survey College
1856 Thomas Attwood a British banker, economist, political campaigner and Member of Parliament. He was the leading figure of the underconsumptionist Birmingham School of economists, and, as the founder of the Birmingham Political Union, the leading figure in the public campaign for the Great Reform Act of 1832
1860 Friedrich Dotzauer a German cellist and composer.
1866 William Gore Ouseley a British diplomat who served in various roles in Washington, D.C., Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. His main achievement were negotiations concerning ownership of Britain's interests in what is now Honduras and Nicaragua
1866 William Whewell an English polymath, scientist, Anglican priest, philosopher, theologian, and historian of science. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. In his time as a student there, he achieved distinction in both poetry and mathematics