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When you've got a lot of people together, it makes sense to pick someone to be in charge. As exploration expanded, individuals were chosen to oversee colonies and settlements. This section highlights those men (and some women), as well as the leaders and attendant ruling class -- nobles, peerage, wannabes and hangers-on --back home.
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Frederick Haldimand

borndied
1718, Aug 111791, Jun 5
a military officer best known for his service in the British Army in North America during the Seven Years' War and the American Revolutionary War. From 1778 to 1786, he served as Governor of the Province of Quebec, during which time he oversaw military operations against the northern frontiers in the war, and engaged in ultimately fruitless negotiations to e...
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Lyman Hall

bornactivedied
1724, Apr 121749-17901790, Oct 19
physician, clergyman, and statesman, was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Georgia. Hall County is named after him. On the eve of the American Revolution, St. John's Parish, in which Sunbury was located, was a hotbed of radical sentiment in a predominantly loyalist colony. Though Georgia was not initially repre...
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Nathan K. Hall

borndied
1810, Mar 281874, Mar 2
an American politician who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and as U.S. Postmaster General. He began his career as a shoemaker and farmer, but then studied law in Buffalo, New York, alongside future U.S. President Millard Fillmore, and later served him as a law clerk and still later as a law partner. After passing the bar examination in 1832, he p...
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Hamengkubuwono I

aka: Prince Mangkubumi, Raden Mas Sujana
bornactivedied
unknown1755-17921792
the first sultan of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.He ruled from February 13, 1755 to March 24, 1792. As a son of Sultan Sunan Prabu of Mataram Mataram ruler, and brother to Prince Heir Apparent Pakubuwono II of Surakarta a dispute arose concerning Succession to the Mataram throne. Prince Mangkubumi challenged brother Pakubuwono II who was aided by the Dutch East Ind...
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Hamengkubuwono II

aka: Hamengkubuwana II
bornactivedied
1750, Mar 71792-18281828, Jan 3
the second sultan of Yogyakarta 1792–1810, 1811–12 and finally 1826–28 during the Java War. When he first took the throne, he was full of ideas about reform, few of which apparently panned out. In his second and third reign, he was known by the nickname Sultan Sepuh.
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Hamengkubuwono III

aka: Hamengkubuwana III
bornactivedied
1769, Feb 201810-18141814, Nov 3
the third sultan of Yogyakarta, reigning from 1810 to 1811 and from 1812 to 1814. His eldest son was Diponegoro, and his son and successor Hamengkubuwono IV was a half brother of Diponegoro.
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Hamengkubuwono IV

aka: Hamengkubuwana IV
bornactivedied
1804, Apr 31814-18281823/28
the fourth sultan of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, reigning from April 3, 1814 - December 6, 1822, and then from August 17, 1826 - January 2, 1828. He was the younger half brother of Prince Diponegoro. His reign was a period of political deterioration that ultimately led up to the Java War. Upon his premature death, rumours circulated that he had been poisoned. His...
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Hamengkubuwono V

aka: Hamengkubuwana V
bornactivedied
18201823-18551855
the fifth sultan of Yogyakarta, reigning from December 19, 1823 - August 17, 1826, and then from January 17, 1828 - June 5, 1855 being interspersed by the rule of Hamengkubuwana IV.
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Hamengkubuwono VI

aka: Hamengkubuwana VI, Sinuhun Mangkubumi
bornactivedied
1821, Aug 101855-18771877, Jul 20
the sixth sultan of Yogyakarta, reigning from July 5, 1855 to July 20, 1877. He replaced his older brother, Hamengkubuwana V who died in the middle of the political instability in the body Keraton Yogyakarta. Relations with various powerful kingdom was established in the reign of HB VI, especially after deliauia married to the daughter of the Sultanate of Br...
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Abdul Hamid I

bornactivedied
1725, Mar 201774-17891789, Apr 7
the 27th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of the Ottoman Caliphate (Islam), reigning over the Ottoman Empire from 1774 to 1789. In spite of his failures, Abdül Hamid was regarded as the most gracious Ottoman Sultan. He personally directed the fire brigade during the Constantinople fire of 1782. He was admired by the people for his religious devotion,...
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Alexander Hamilton

bornactivedied
1755/57, Jan 111770s-18041804, Jul 12
an American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation's financial system, the Federalist Party, the United States Coast Guard, and The New York Post newspaper. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the main author...
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James Hamilton

aka: Duke of Châtellerault, Chatellerault
borndied
1516 ca1575, Jan 22
a regent for Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Initially a Protestant and a member of the pro-English party, in 1543 he was involved in negotiating the marriage of the Queen of Scots to the infant Prince of Wales (the future Edward VI of England). Cardinal more
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John Hancock

bornactivedied
1736, Jan 121754-17931793, Oct 8
an American merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term "John Hancock" h...
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Edward Hand

bornactivedied
1744, Dec 311108 1110 11161802, Sep 3
an Irish-born soldier, physician, and politician who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, rising to the rank of general, and later was a member of several Pennsylvania governmental bodies. Hand earned a medical certificate from Trinity College, Dublin. In 1767, Hand enlisted as a Surgeon's Mate in the 18th (Royal Irish) Regim...
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John Hanson

bornactivedied
1721, Apr 31750-17831783, Nov 15
a merchant and public official from Maryland during the era of the American Revolution. In 1779, Hanson was elected as a delegate to the Continental Congress after serving in a variety of roles for the Patriot cause in Maryland. He signed the Articles of Confederation in 1781 after Maryland finally joined the other states in ratifying them. In November 1781,...
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Sir Charles Hardy

borndied
1714 ca1780, May 18
a Royal Navy officer and colonial governor of New York. In 1757, under the command of Vice Admiral Francis Holburne, Hardy escorted Lord Loudoun and his army from New York to Halifax intending to attack Louisbourg, but the attack was called off when Louisbourg was found to be strongly defended by a French fleet. The next year, he was second in command under ...
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Robert Harley

aka: 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer
borndied
1661, Dec 51724, May 21
a British politician and statesman of the late Stuart and early Georgian periods. He began his career as a Whig, before defecting to a new Tory Ministry. He was raised to the peerage as an earl in 1711. Between 1711 and 1714 he served as Lord High Treasurer, effectively Queen Anne's chief minister. He has been called a Prime Minister, though it is generally ...
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Cornelius Harnett

borndied
1723, Apr 101781, Apr 28
an American merchant, farmer, and statesman from Wilmington, North Carolina. He was a leading American Revolutionary in the Cape Fear region, and a delegate for North Carolina in the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1779. Cornelius Harnett is the namesake of Harnett County, North Carolina.
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Benjamin Harrison V

bornactivedied
1726, Apr 51745-17911791, Apr 24
an American politician, planter, and merchant, a revolutionary leader and a Founding Father of the United States. He received his higher education at the College of William and Mary. Harrison was a representative to the Virginia House of Burgesses for Surry County, Virginia (1756–1758, 1785–1786), and Charles City County (1766–1776, 1787–1790). He wa...
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William Henry Harrison

bornactivedied
1773, Feb 918411841, Apr 4
the ninth President of the United States (1841), an American military officer and politician, and the last President born as a British subject. He was also the first president to die in office. He was 68 years, 23 days old when inaugurated, the oldest president to take office until Ronald Reagan in 1981. Harrison died on his 32nd day in office of complicatio...
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John Hart [2]

bornactivedied
1710 ca1750-17781779, May 11
a public official and politician in colonial New Jersey who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and also signed the Declaration of Independence. Hart was elected to the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1750. He was first elected to the New Jersey colonial Assembly in 1761 and served there until 1771.
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Sir John Harvey

borndied
unknown1646
a Crown Governor of Virginia. He was elected to the position on 26 March 1628. In 1635 he was suspended and impeached by the House of Burgesses (who named John West as a temporary replacement), and he returned to England. He was restored to his post by the King in 1636 and returned to Virginia the following year. His government has been described as tyrannic...
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Hasanuddin of Gowa

borndied
1631, Jan 121670, Jun 12
the 16th Ruler of The Sultanate of Gowa as Sombaya Ri Gowa XVI from 1653 to 1669. He was proclaimed as Indonesian National Hero on 6 November 1973. The Dutch called Sultan Hasanuddin "the fighting cock of the East" as he was described as aggressive in battle.
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Warren Hastings

borndied
1732, Dec 61818, Aug 22
an English statesman, was the first Governor of the Presidency of Fort William (Bengal), the head of the Supreme Council of Bengal, and thereby the first de facto Governor-General of India from 1773 to 1785. In 1787, he was accused of corruption and impeached, but after a long trial, he was acquitted in 1795. He was made a Privy Counsellor in 1814. Hastings ...
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Friedrich Wilhelm von Haugwitz

borndied
1702, Dec 111765, Aug 30
Supreme Chancellor of the United Court Chancery and the head of Directorium in publicis et cameralibus under Maria Theresa of Austria. He also served as one of the key advisors in instituting Maria Theresa's reforms. Haugwitz attempted to bring both centralization and economic reform to the Habsburg lands.
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Anthonie Heinsius

aka: Antonius
borndied
1641, Nov 231720, Aug 3
a Dutch statesman who served as Grand Pensionary of Holland from 1689 until his death. Heinsius was a tough negotiator and one of the greatest and most obstinate opponents of the expansionist policies of France. He was one of the driving forces behind the anti-France coalitions of the Nine Years' War (1688–97) and the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–...
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Henri II d'Orleans

aka: d'Orléans, Duke of Longueville, duc de Longueville, Henri de Valois-Longueville
borndied
1595, Apr 61663, May 11
a legitimated prince of France (of royal descent) and peer of France, was a major figure in the civil war of France, the Fronde, and served as governor of Picardy, then of Normandy. Longueville headed the French delegation in the talks that led to the Treaty of Westphalia which ended the Thirty Years War (1648). In his role as sovereign prince of Neuchâtel,...
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Henrietta Maria of France

borndied
1609, Nov 251669, Sep 10
queen consort of England, Scotland, and Ireland as the wife of King Charles I. She was mother of his two immediate successors, Charles II and James II/VII. Contemporaneously, by a decree of her husband, she was known in England as Queen Mary, but did not like this name and signed her letters "Henriette R". Her Roman Catholicism made her unpopular in England,...
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Henriette Catherine of Nassau

borndied
1637, Feb 101708, Nov 3
princess consort of Anhalt-Dessau by marriage to John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, and regent of Anhalt-Dessau from 1693 to 1698 during the minority of her son Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau. The Thirty Years War had left Germany in ruins but the Netherlands under the reign of Henriette's father, Frederick Henry, had made great progress since the ...
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Henry I

aka: Duke of Guise, Count of Eu, Le Balafré
borndied
1550, Dec 311588, Dec 23
In 1576 he founded the Catholic League to prevent the heir, King Henry of Navarre, head of the Huguenot movement, from succeeding to the French throne. A key figure in the French Wars of Religion, he was one of the namesakes of the War of the Three Henrys. A powerful opponent of the Queen Mother, Catherine de' Medici, he was assassinated by the bodyguards of...
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King Henry II

bornactivedied
1519, Mar 311547-15591559, Jul 10
a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 31 March 1547 until his death in 1559. The second son of Francis I, he became Dauphin of France upon the death of his elder brother Francis III, Duke of Brittany, in 1536. As a child, Henry and his elder brother spent over four years in captivity in Spain as hostages in exchange for their fath...
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Henry III

bornactivedied
1551, Sep 191573-15891589, Aug 2
a monarch of the House of Valois who was elected the monarch of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1573 to 1575 and ruled as King of France from 1574 until his death. He was the last French monarch of the Valois dynasty. As the fourth son of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici, Henry was not expected to assume the throne of France. He was t...
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Henry IV

aka: Henry III of Navarre, the Green Gallant, Good King Henry
bornactivedied
1553, Dec 131572-16101610, May 14
King of Navarre (as Henry III) from 1572 to 1610 and King of France from 1589 to 1610. He was the first French monarch of the House of Bourbon, a branch of the Capetian dynasty. Baptised as a Catholic but raised in the Protestant faith by his mother Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre, he inherited the throne of Navarre in 1572 on the death of his mother. As ...
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Henry VII

aka: Henry Tudor
bornactivedied
1457, Jan 281485-15091509, Apr 21
King of England from seizing the crown on 22 August 1485 until his death on 21 April 1509, and the first monarch of the House of Tudor. He ruled the Principality of Wales until 29 November 1489 and was Lord of Ireland. Henry won the throne when his forces defeated King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field, the culmination of the Wars of the Roses. He...
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King Henry VIII

bornactivedied
1491, Jun 281509-15471547, Jan 28
King of England from 1509 until his death and Supreme Head of the Church of England from 1536 to 1547. He was the first English King of Ireland, and continued the nominal claim by English monarchs to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the Tudor dynasty, succeeding his father, Henry VII. Henry was an intellectual. The first English king w...
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Patrick Henry

bornactivedied
1736, May 291760-17991799, Jun 6
an American attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia. A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786. Henry led the opposition to the Stamp Act 1765 and is remembered for his "Give me liberty, or give me deat...
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James Hepburn

aka: 1st Duke of Orkney, 4th Earl of Bothwell, Lord Bothwell
borndied
1534 ca1578, Apr 14
a prominent Scottish nobleman, known for his association with, abduction of, and marriage to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, as her third and final husband. As Lord High Admiral of Scotland, Lord Bothwell sailed around Europe. During a visit to Copenhagen around 155...
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Jose Joaquin de Herrera

aka: José Joaquín
borndied
1792, Feb 231854, Feb10
a moderate Mexican politician who served as president of Mexico three times (1844, 1844–45 and 1848–51), as well as a general in the Mexican Army during the Mexican–American War. He entered the royalist army in 1809, as a cadet in the Regiment of La Corona. By 1811, he was a captain. He fought the insurgents in Aculco, Guanajuato, Calderón, Acatlán, ...
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Joseph Hewes

bornactivedied
1730, Jan 231763-17791779, Nov 10
Hewes attended Princeton but there is no evidence that he actually graduated. What is known is that he became an apprentice of a merchant and in fact became a very successful merchant. After finishing his apprenticeship he earned himself a good name and a strong reputation, which would serve him well in becoming one of the most famous signers of the Declarat...
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Thomas Heyward Jr.

bornactivedied
1746, Jul 281775-17981809, Mar 6
a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and of the Articles of Confederation as a representative of South Carolina. On August 27, 1780, Heyward was taken from his Charleston home by British troops and detained in the Old Exchange Building. Just hours after being arrested, he and 28 other "ringleaders of the rebellion" were relocated to a gu...
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Emperor Higashiyama

aka: Asahito, Tomohito
bornactivedied
1675, Oct 211687-17091710, Jan 16
Higashiyama's reign spanned the years from 1687 through 1709 of what are generally considered to be the Golden Age of the Edo Period. The previous hundred years of peace and seclusion in Japan had created relative economic stability. The arts and architecture flourished.
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Michael Hillegas

bornactivedied
1729, Apr 221765-17891804, Sep 29
a merchant, sugar refiner, and iron magnate who used his wealth to assist the American revolutionary cause. He was involved in the young government's affairs as a member of the Provincial Assembly of Pennsylvania, treasurer of the Philadelphia Committee of Safety, and the first treasurer of the new United States of America. Rumored to be a fine flutist and v...
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William Hobson

borndied
1792, Sep 261842, Sep 10
the first Governor of New Zealand. Hobson was dispatched from London in August 1839 with instructions to take the constitutional steps needed to establish a British colony in New Zealand; he was instructed to negotiate a voluntary transfer of sovereignty from Maori to the British Crown. He was sworn in as Lieutenant-Governor in Sydney and arrived in New Zeal...
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Andreas Joseph Hofmann

borndied
1752, Jul 141849, Sep 6
a German philosopher and revolutionary active in the Republic of Mainz. As Chairman of the Rhenish-German National Convention, the earliest parliament in Germany based on the principle of popular sovereignty, he proclaimed the first republican state in Germany, the Rhenish-German Free State, on March 18, 1793. A strong supporter of the French Revolution, he ...
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William S. Holabird

borndied
1794 ca1855, May 20
an American lawyer, politician and the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut. In 1831 and 1833 he was unsuccessful as a Democratic candidate for Congress and was appointed by Andrew Jackson in 1834 as U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut. As such he...
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William Hooper

bornactivedied
1742, Jun 281764-17881790, Oct 14
an American lawyer, politician, and a member of the Continental Congress representing North Carolina from 1774 through 1777. Hooper was also a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, along with fellow North Carolinians Joseph Hewes and John Penn. In 1764 Hooper moved temporarily to Wilmington, North Carolina, where he began to practice law a...
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Isaac van Hoornbeek

borndied
1655, Dec 91727, Jun 1727
Grand Pensionary of Holland, the political official of the entire Dutch Republic, from 12 September 1720 until his death in 1727. Hoornbeek was born in Leiden. He served as pensionary of Rotterdam before 1720. He died, aged 71, in The Hague.
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Jacob Hop

borndied
1654, Jul 311725, Oct 27
a Dutch diplomat who played an important role in the War of Succession. From 1699 he served as Comptroller General (treasurer) of the Dutch republic. Museum Willet-Holthuysen , a canal house on the Herengracht in Amsterdam, was built in 1685-1687 for Jacob Hop.
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Stephen Hopkins

bornactivedied
1707, Mar 71730-17791785, Jul 13
a governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, a Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was from a prominent Rhode Island family, the grandson of William Hopkins who served the colony for 40 years as Deputy, Assistant, Speaker of the House of Deputies, and Major. His great gr...
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Francis Hopkinson

bornactivedied
1737, Sep 211761-17911791, May 9
designed the first official American flag. He was an author, a composer, and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence as a delegate from New Jersey. He served in various roles in the early United States government including as a member of the Continental Congress and chair of the Navy Board. He also served as a federal judge in Pennsylvania.
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Mahmud Hotak

aka: Shah Mahmud Hotak, Shah Mahmud Ghilji
borndied
16971725, Apr 22
an Afghan ruler of the Hotak dynasty who overthrew the heavily declined Safavid dynasty to briefly become the king of Persia from 1722 until his death in 1725. He was the eldest son of Mirwais Hotak, the chief of the Ghilji Pashtun tribe of Afghanistan, who had made the Kandahar region independent from Persian rule in 1709. When Mirwais died in 1715, he was ...
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Sam Houston

bornactivedied
1793, Mar 21812-18611863, Jul 26
an American politician and soldier, best known for his role in bringing Texas into the United States as a constituent state. His victory at the Battle of San Jacinto secured the independence of Texas from Mexico in one of the shortest decisive battles in modern history. He was also the only governor within a future Confederate state to oppose secession (whic...
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Catherine Howard

borndied
1523 ca1542, Feb 13
Queen of England from 1540 until 1541, as the fifth wife of Henry VIII. Catherine (then 16 or 17) married Henry VIII (then 49) on 28 July 1540, at Oatlands Palace, in Surrey, almost immediately after the annulment of his marriage to Anne of Cleves was arranged. C...
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Thomas Howard [2]

aka: 4th Duke of Norfolk
borndied
1536, Mar 101572, Jun 2
an English nobleman. Norfolk was Earl Marshal of England and Queen's Lieutenant in the North. From February to July 1560, Norfolk was commander of the English army in Scotland in support of the Lords of the Congregation opposing Mary of Guise. He negotiated the Treaty of Berwick (1560) by which the Congregation invited English assistance.Norfolk was the Prin...
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Robert Howe

borndied
17321786, Dec 14
a Continental Army general from North Carolina during the American Revolutionary War. The descendant of a prominent family in North Carolina, Howe was one of five generals, and the only major general, in the Continental Army from that state. He also played a role in the colonial and state governments of North Carolina, serving in the legislative bodies of bo...
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Huang Juezi

bornactivedied
17931823-18391853
a Chinese Qing dynasty scholar and civil servant and a fervent opponent of the opium trade. His 1838 official memorial to the Daoguang Emperor detailing the problems caused by opium helped lead to the appointment of Lin Zexu as Imperial Commissioner responsible for tackling the opium problem, a move that would ultimately result in the First Opium War with Gr...
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Samuel D. Hubbard

borndied
1799, Aug 101855, Oct 8
born in Middletown, Connecticut. He pursued classical studies at Yale College and graduated in 1819. He practiced law from 1823 to 1837. He then found work in manufacturing. Hubbard later got involved in politics and in 1844 he was elected to the Twenty-ninth United States Congress and later reelected to the Thirtieth Congress from Connecticut's 2nd congress...
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John Hubrechtsz

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a sheriff of Amsterdam, later declared a heretic
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Nguyen Hue

aka: Quang Trung
bornactivedied
17531788-17921792, Sep 16
the second emperor of the Tay Son dynasty, reigning from 1788 until 1792. He was also one of the most successful military commanders in Vietnam's history, though he was known to have attained these achievements by ruthless, massive killing of especially the entire Nguyen lords families. Nguyen Hue and his brothers, together known as the Tay Son brothers, wer...
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William Hull

bornactivedied
1753, Jun 241775-18251825, Nov 29
an American soldier and politician. He fought in the American Revolution and was appointed as Governor of Michigan Territory (1805–13), gaining large land cessions from several Native American tribes under the Treaty of Detroit (1807). As a general in the War of 1812, Hull is best remembered for surrendering Fort Detroit to the British on August 16, 1812 f...
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Samuel Huntington

bornactivedied
1731, Jul 51754-17961796, Jan 5
a jurist, statesman, and Patriot in the American Revolution from Connecticut. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, he signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He also served as President of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1781, President of the United States in Congress Assembled in 1781, chief justice of the Conn...
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William Huskisson

borndied
1770, Mar 111830, Sep 15
a British statesman, financier, and Member of Parliament for several constituencies, including Liverpool. When in 1814 he re-entered the public service, it was only as First Commissioner of Woods and Forests, but his influence was from this time very great in the commercial and financial legislation of the country. He is commonly known as the world's first w...
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Israel Hutchinson

borndied
17281811
soldier in the battles of Ticonderoga & Lake George in the French war of 1757-59. He commanded a company at Lexington, was lieutenant-colonel in 1775, commanded the 27th regiment at the siege of Boston and in the campaign of 1776, and was with Washington in the retreat through New Jersey.
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Thomas Hutchinson

borndied
1711, Sep 91780, Jun 3
a businessman, historian, and a prominent Loyalist politician of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in the years before the American Revolution. He has been referred to as "the most important figure on the loyalist side in pre-Revolutionary Massachusetts." He was a successful merchant and politician, and was active at high levels of the Massachusetts governme...
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Constantijn Huygens Jr.

aka: Lord of Zuilichem
borndied
16281697
a Dutch statesman and poet, mostly known for his work on scientific instruments (sometimes in conjunction with his younger brother Christiaan Huygens). But, he was also a chronicler of his times, revealing the importance of gossip. Besides he was an amateur...
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Edward Hyde [2]

aka: 3rd Earl of Clarendon, Viscount Cornbury
bornactivedied
1661, Nov 281685-17081723, Mar 31
Governor of New York and New Jersey between 1701 and 1708, and is reputed to have had a predeliction for cross-dressing while in Crown office. Viscount Cornbury came to be fabled in historical literature as a moral profligate, sunk in corruption: possibly the worst governor Britain ever appointed to an American colony. The early accounts claim he took bribes...
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