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931 Jimeno Garcés of Pamplona the brother of King Sancho I of Pamplona and son of García Jiménez by his second wife, Dadildis of Pallars. He reigned from 925 until his death. While sometimes said to have been regent for his nephew, García, at least one contemporary document in which both appear names him and not his nephew as king. Only in the last year of his reign does García also appear with the royal title. In 927, he took an army south to support his Banu Qasi kinsman, causing, Abd-ar-Rahman III, Emir of Córdoba, nephew of Jimeno's wife, to retreat without offering battle
1343 Francesco I Manfredi the lord of Faenza from 1313 until his death. He was the son of Alberghetto Manfredi, one of the main Guelph leader of Romagna, from whom he inherited the lordships of Brisighella, Quarneto and Baccagnano, to which Francesco added other lands starting from 1309
1421 Charles Prince of Viana the son of King John II of Aragon and Queen Blanche I of Navarre.
1427 Françoise d'Amboise born in the castle of Thouars. She was the daughter of the rich noble Louis d'Amboise, prince of Talmont and Viscount of Thouars
1439 Pope Pius III Pope from 22 September 1503 to his death on 18 October, 1503.
1504 Antun Vrančić a Croatian prelate, writer, diplomat and Archbishop of Esztergom of the 16th century. Antun Vrančić was from Dalmatian town of Šibenik , then part of the Republic of Venice. Vrančić is also known under his Latinized name Antonius Verantius, while Hungarian documents since the 19th century refer to him as Verancsics Antal
1568 Virginia de' Medici an illegitimate daughter of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Camilla Martelli. She was the Duchess of Modena and Reggio by marriage to Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena
1594 Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim a field marshal of the Holy Roman Empire in the Thirty Years' War.
1605 Hendrick van Anthonissen a Dutch marine painter.
1627 Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans Duchess of Montpensier the eldest daughter of Gaston d'Orléans, and his first wife Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier. One of the greatest heiresses in history, she died unmarried and childless, leaving her vast fortune to her cousin, Philippe of France. After a string of proposals from various members of European ruling families, including Charles II of England, Afonso VI of Portugal, and Charles Emmanuel II of Savoy, she eventually fell in love with the courtier, Antoine Nompar de Caumont and scandalised the court of France when she asked Louis XIV for permission to marry him, as such a union was viewed as a mésalliance. She is best remembered for her role in the Fronde, her role in bringing the famous composer Lully to the king's court, and her Mémoires
1630 Charles II of England monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
1650 John Urry (soldier) a Scottish professional soldier who at various times fought for the English Parliament, the English and Scottish Royalists and the Scottish Covenanters.
1675 Humphry Ditton an English mathematician.
1679 Antonio Farnese Duke of Parma the eighth and final Farnese Duke of Parma and Piacenza. He married, in 1727, Enrichetta d'Este of Modena with the intention of begetting an heir; the marriage, however, was childless, leading to the succession of Charles of Spain–whose mother, Elisabeth Farnese, was Antonio's niece–to the ducal throne
1680 Ferdinand Albert II Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel an officer in the army of the Holy Roman Empire. He was prince of Wolfenbüttel during 1735
1683 Antoine Pesne a French-born court painter of Prussia. Starting in the manner of baroque, he became one of the fathers of rococo in painting
1698 Edmé Bouchardon a French sculptor who was esteemed as the greatest sculptor of his time and valued as a painter and draughtsman as well.
1716 Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton a French naturalist and contributor to the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers.
1722 James FitzGerald 1st Duke of Leinster Lieutenant-General James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, etc. PC , styled Lord Offaly until 1744 and known as The Earl of Kildare between 1744 and 1761 and as The Marquess of Kildare between 1761 and 1766, was an Irish nobleman, soldier and politician
1730 Jackson of Exeter an English organist and composer.
1733 Giovanni Battista Caprara an Italian statesman and cardinal and archbishop of Milan from 1802 to 1810. Legate of Pius VII in France, he implemented the Concordat of 1801
1736 Patrick Henry an American attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s. A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786
1747 Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse a French admiral.
1752 Charles Whitworth 1st Earl Whitworth a British diplomat and politician.
1760 Louis-Michel le Peletier marquis de Saint-Fargeau a French politician.
1767 Philippe le Bon a French engineer, born in Brachay, France.
1769 Anna Maria Taigi an Italian woman who was beatified by Pope Benedict XV in 1920.
1773 Princess Sophia of Gloucester a great-granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and niece of King George III.
1776 Peter Erasmus Müller a Danish bishop, historian, linguist and professor of theology.
1777 Friedrich August von der Marwitz a Prussian nobleman, officer and opponent of the Prussian reforms of Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom Stein.
1780 Henri Braconnot a French chemist and pharmacist.
1786 Charles Blomfield a British divine, and a Church of England bishop for 32 years.
1787 Konstantin Batyushkov a Russian poet, essayist and translator of the Romantic era. He also served in the diplomatic corps, spending an extended period in 1818 and 1819 as a secretary to the Russian diplomatic mission at Naples
1794 Johann Heinrich von Mädler a German astronomer.
1810 Solomon Meredith a prominent Indiana farmer, politician, and lawman who was a controversial Union Army general in the American Civil War. He gained fame as one of the commanders of the Iron Brigade of the Army of the Potomac, leading the brigade in the Battle of Gettysburg
1810 Erasmus D. Keyes a businessman, banker, and military general, noted for leading the IV Corps of the Union Army of the Potomac during the first half of the American Civil War.
1814 John Robert Godley an Irish statesman and bureaucrat. Godley is considered to be the founder of Canterbury, New Zealand, although he lived there for only two years
1816 Ivan Kukuljević Sakcinski a Croatian historian, politician and writer. Most famous for the first speech delivered in Croatian before the Parliament, this patriot and cultural figure did some pioneering work in Croatian historiography and bibliography. He was an avid collector of valuable historical documents
1823 John H. Balsley a master carpenter and inventor, inventing a practical folding wooden stepladder and receiving the first U.S. patent issued for a safety stepladder.
1825 David B. Birney a businessman, lawyer, and a Union General in the American Civil War.
1828 Gerald Massey an English poet and writer on Spiritualism and Ancient Egypt.
1829 Thomas Henry Burke (civil servant) Permanent Under Secretary at the Irish Office for many years before being killed during the Phoenix Park Murders on Saturday 6 May 1882. The killing was carried out by an Irish republican organisation called the Irish National Invincibles. The newly appointed Chief Secretary for Ireland Lord Frederick Cavendish, although not the intended victim, was assassinated alongside him while they walked through Phoenix Park in Dublin. The victims were slashed and stabbed about the neck and chest with surgical blades
1830 Janez Trdina a Slovene writer and historian. The renowned author Ivan Cankar described him as the best Slovene stylist of his period. He was an ardent describer of the Gorjanci Hills and of the Lower Carniolan region in general. Trdina Peak , the highest peak in the Gorjanci range on the border between Slovenia and Croatia, was named for him in 1923
1830 Louise Michel a French anarchist, school teacher and medical worker. She often used the pseudonym Clémence and was also known as the red virgin of Montmartre. Journalist Brian Doherty has called her the "French grande dame of anarchy."
1835 Alexander Ivanovich Morozov a Russian genre painter and engraver.
1839 Nat Thomson an Australian cricketer who played in the first two Tests ever played, in 1877. Thomson has the distinction of being the first batsman dismissed in a Test match when he was clean bowled by England's Allen Hill
1841 Hugo Gyldén a Finland-Swedish astronomer primarily known for work in celestial mechanics.
1843 Władysław Łoziński a Polish writer, historian and art collector, known for his books about the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1849 Lorenz Adlon a German caterer, gastronomer and hotelier.
1854 Ole Gabriel Kverneland a Norwegian ploughsmith and factory owner.