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1083 Matilda of Flanders the wife of William the Conqueror and, as such, Queen of England. She bore William nine children, including two kings, William II and Henry I
1148 Saint Malachy an Irish saint and Archbishop of Armagh, to whom were attributed several miracles and an alleged vision of 112 Popes later attributed to the apocalyptic list of Prophecy of the Popes. He was the first native born Irish saint to be canonised
1285 Peter III of Aragon the King of Aragon of Valencia , and Count of Barcelona from 1276 to his death. He conquered Sicily and became its king in 1282, pressing the claim of his wife, Constance. He was one of the greatest of medieval Aragonese monarchs
1391 Al-Nasir Muhammad Salah al-Din an imam of Yemen who ruled during the period 1372-1391. He was a Zaydi imam and a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad
1475 Bartolomeo Colleoni a famous statue showing him on horseback. He is also credited with having refurbished the Roman baths at Trescore Balneario
1483 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke of Buckingham KG played a major role in King Richard III's rise and fall. He is also one of the primary suspects in the disappearance of the Princes in the Tower. Buckingham was related to the royal family of England in many different ways, but his connections were all through daughters of younger sons. His chances of inheriting the throne would have seemed remote, but he played the role of a 'kingmaker' for Richard III and, unsuccessfully, for Henry VII
1610 Richard Bancroft an English churchman, who became Archbishop of Canterbury and the "chief overseer" of the production of the King James Bible.
1618 Maximilian III Archduke of Austria the Archduke of Further Austria from 1612 until his death.
1622 Johann Lohel the archbishop of Prague from September 18, 1612 until his death.
1661 Daniel Seghers particularly well known for his contributions to the genre of "flower garland" painting. His paintings were collected enthusiastically by courtly patrons and he had numerous imitators. He was the elder brother of the painter Gerard Seghers
1664 George Ghica Prince of Moldavia in 1658–1659 and Prince of Wallachia in 1659–1660.
1693 Theodor Kerckring a Dutch anatomist and chemical physician.
1715 Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg the wife of Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia. She was the daughter of Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen. She was also the great aunt of Marie Antoinette
1716 Engelbert Kaempfer a German naturalist and physician known for his tour of Russia, Persia, India, South-East Asia, and Japan between 1683 and 1693. He wrote two books about his travels. Amoenitatum Exoticarum, published in 1712, is important for its medical observations and the first extensive description of Japanese plants. His History of Japan, published posthumously in 1727, was the chief source of Western knowledge about the country throughout the 18th century
1722 David II of Kakheti a king of Kakheti in eastern Georgia from 1709 to 1722. Although a Muslim convert and a loyal vassal of the Safavid dynasty of Iran, he failed to ensure his kingdom’s security and most of his reign was marked by Lekianoba - incessant inroads by the Dagestani mountainous clansmen
1733 Louis de Boullogne a French painter.
1735 Šimon Brixi a Czech composer. He was the father of František Brixi
1736 Louis Antoine de Pardaillan de Gondrin a French nobleman. He was painted by Rigaud
1752 Johann Albrecht Bengel a Lutheran pietist clergyman and Greek-language scholar known for his edition of the Greek New Testament and his commentaries on it.
1773 John Glas a Scottish clergyman who started the Glasite church movement.
1781 José Francisco de Isla a Spanish Jesuit, celebrated as a preacher and a humorist and satirist of the stamp of Cervantes.
1798 Charles de Wailly a French architect and urbanist, and furniture designer, one of the principals in the Neoclassical revival of the Antique. His major work was the Théâtre de l'Odéon for the Comédie-Française. In his designs, de Wailly showed a predilection for the perfect figure, the circle
1804 Armand-Gaston Camus a successful advocate before the French Revolution. He was the son of Pierre Camus, a lawyer in the Parlement of Paris
1807 Louis Auguste Le Tonnelier de Breteuil a French aristocrat, diplomat, statesman and politician. He was the last Prime Minister of the Bourbon Monarchy, appointed by King Louis XVI only one hundred hours before the storming of the Bastille
1810 Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom a member of the British Royal Family. She was the youngest daughter and child of King George III of the United Kingdom and his queen consort Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
1815 Gottlieb Christoph Harless a German classical scholar and bibliographer.
1835 Dmitry Khvostov a Russian poet, representing the late period of classicism in Russian literature. Count Khvostov, as he was widely known, was an exceedingly prolific author of poems, fables, epigrams, etc., invariably archaic and pompous, making him an easy target for humourists and fellow poets who ridiculed him relentelessly. In modern times much has been done to separate the comical myth from Khvostov's real legacy and give credit to an extraordinary poetry enthusiast , but the stereotype prevails and the name of Count Khvostov remains synonymous in Russia with wanton graphomania and self-important pomposity
1840 Józef Kossakowski (colonel) a Polish-Lithuanian statesman and military commander, a participant of Targowica Confederation and a colonel of the Polish Army. He used the Ślepowron Coat of Arms
1841 Alexander Burnes a Scottish traveller and explorer who took part in The Great Game. He was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with and exploring Bukhara, which made his name
1845 Chrétien Urhan a French violinist, organist, composer and player of the viola and the viola d'amore.
1846 Esaias Tegnér a Swedish writer, professor of Greek language, and bishop. He was during the 19th century regarded as the father of modern poetry in Sweden, mainly through the national romantic epos Frithjof's Saga. He has been called Sweden's first modern man. Much is known about him, and he also wrote openly about himself
1852 Pyotr Kotlyarevsky a Russian military hero of the early 19th century.
1854 Anton Pann an Ottoman-born Wallachian composer, musicologist, and Romanian-language poet, also noted for his activities as a printer, translator, and schoolteacher. Pann was an influential folklorist and collector of proverbs, as well as a lexicographer and textbook author
1859 James Curtiss an American politician who twice served as Mayor of Chicago, Illinois for the Democratic Party.
1863 Theodore Judah an American railroad and civil engineer who was a central figure in the original promotion, establishment, and design of the first Transcontinental Railroad. He found investors for what became the Central Pacific Railroad. As chief engineer, he performed much of the land survey work to determine the best route for the railroad over the Sierra Nevada mountains
1868 Carl Henrik Boheman a Swedish entomologist.
1877 Friedrich Graf von Wrangel a Generalfeldmarschall of the Prussian Army. He was nicknamed Papa Wrangel and a member of the Baltic German noble family of Wrangel
1887 Jenny Lind a Swedish opera singer, often known as the "Swedish Nightingale". One of the most highly regarded singers of the 19th century, she performed in soprano roles in opera in Sweden and across Europe, and undertook an extraordinarily popular concert tour of America beginning in 1850. She was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music from 1840
1887 Alfred Domett an English colonial statesman and poet. He was New Zealand's fourth Premier
1889 Nikolai Uspensky a Russian writer, and a cousin of fellow writer Gleb Uspensky.
1889 Pius of Saint Aloysius Blessed Pius of Saint Aloysius, born Luigi Campidelli, a religious and clerical student of the Passionist Congregation, born on April 29, 1868 in the village of Trebbio, Rimini, Italy; died November 2, 1889 at Casale, Italy. Beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1985
1891 Benjamin Balansa a French botanist.
1892 Marie-Jean-Léon Marquis d'Hervey de Saint Denys born on the 6th of May 1822. The genealogy of the family Juchereau can be found on line.Text on line D'Hervey was a French sinologist. He made an intense study of Chinese, and in 1851 D'Hervey published his Recherches sur l'agriculture et l'horticulture des Chinois , in which he dealt with the plants and animals that potentially might be able to be acclimatized to and introduced in Western countries. He translated as well Chinese texts as some Chinese stories, not of classical interest, but valuable for the light they throw on Chinese culture and customs. He was a man of letters too. E.g. he translated some Spanish-language works Text on line, and wrote a history of the Spanish drama. D'Hervey also created a literary translation theory, paraphrased by Joshua Fogel, the author of a book review on De l'un au multiple: Traductions du chinois vers les langues européenes, as "empowering the translator to use his own creative talents to embellish wherever necessary—not a completely free hand, but some leeway to avoid the pitfall of becoming too leaden."
1895 Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès a French military officer and politician. Despite his later career as a senator under the Second French Empire, d'Anthès's name is most famous because he killed Alexander Pushkin, the great Russian poet as well as his own wife's brother-in-law, in a duel
1897 Ernst Christian Julius Schering a German mathematician.
1897 Rutherford Alcock the first British diplomatic representative to live in Japan.
1898 George Goyder a surveyor in South Australia during the latter half of the nineteenth century.
1902 Gheevarghese Mar Gregorios of Parumala a bishop of the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church. He is the first canonized Christian saint from India. He is popularly known as Parumala Thirumeni or Chathuruthiyil Kochu Thirumeni. He was born in the priestly family of 'Pallithatta Thanagattu' in the village of Mulunthuruthy near Cochin on 15 June 1848, and baptized Geevarghese at the Mulanthuruthy MarThoman Church. He had a thorough knowledge of Theology and Syriac, which he learned from his teachers, Pallithatta Geevarghese Malpan , Konatt Malpan of Pambakkuda and Yuyakim Mor Kurillos Bava, the Patriarchal delegate. He became a deacon at the age of 10, a priest at the age of 18, a bishop at the young age of 28 ; he died November 2, 1902
1903 Vsevolod Solovyov a Russian historical novelist. His most famous work is Chronicle of Four Generations , an account of the fictional Gorbatov family from the time of Catherine the Great to the mid-nineteenth century. Solovyov's "atmosphere of nostalgia for the vanished age of the nobility" helps explain his "posthumous popularity among Russian émigrés."
1903 Alexander Apukthin a Russian government official, and the superintendent of Congress Poland.