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Francois Laurent d'Arlandes

aka: François Laurent d'Arlandes
borndied
17421809, May 1
a French marquis, soldier and a pioneer of hot air ballooning. He and Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier made the first manned free balloon flight on 21 November 1783, in a Montgolfier balloon. D'Arlandes was born in Anneyron in the Dauphiné. He met Joseph Montgolfier at the Jesuit college of Tournon. He became an infantry officer in the French royal guard.
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Sancho d'Avila

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1523, Sep 211583
a Spanish general. When the Eighty Years' War started, d'Avila suffered a defeat in the Battle of Quesnoy. He was also involved in the 1572 Siege of Middelburg and the Battle of Flushing a year later. In 1574, d'Avila defeated Louis and Henry, brothers of William the Silent, in the Battle of Mookerheyde. In 1576, as commander of the Spanish troops in the Cit...
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William Lee Davidson

borndied
17461781
a North Carolina militia general during the American Revolutionary War. Active in the war from its inception as adjutant to General Griffith Rutherford during the Snow Campaign in December 1775, he was promoted to major of the Fourth Regiment of the North Carolina line in 1776. He marched with the North Carolina line to the north and was at the Battle of Ger...
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Denis Davydov

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1784, Jul 271839, May 4
a Russian soldier-poet of the Napoleonic Wars who invented a specific genre -- hussar poetry noted for its hedonism and bravado – and spectacularly designed his own life to illustrate such poetry. Davydov's poems read like a diary of the hussar and bon-vivant that he was. Admired by Belinsky for their organic quality and Russianness, they address such them...
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William Dawes Jr.

borndied
1745, Apr 61799, Feb 25
one of several men and a woman who alerted colonial minutemen of the approach of British army troops prior to the Battles of Lexington and Concord at the outset of the American Revolution. On April 8, 1768, Dawes was elected as a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. He was appointed as the Company's second sergeant in 1770....
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Louis-Leon de Brancas

aka: Louis-Léon, 3rd duc de Lauraguais, 6th duc de Villars
borndied
1733, Jul 31824, Oct 9
a French general and author, and a member of the French Academy of Sciences. He was the son of Louis de Brancas-Villars and Adelaide-Genevieve d'O, Marquise de Franconville. He married Elisabeth-Pauline de Gand, Princess d'Isenghien, in 1755. He was born at Versailles, Yvelines, Île-de-France, and died in Paris.
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Dominique Jacques de Eerens

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1781, Mar 171840, May 30
a Dutch major general, politician and administrator, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies and knight of the Military William Order. He entered the army at a young age and served under Schimmelpenninck, Louis Napoleon and emperor Napoleon. Was captured as a member of the Imperial Staff in Russia and was injured in Dantzig. Moisted as Major General in the...
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Jose Enrique de la Pena

aka: José Enrique de la Peña
borndied
18071840
a colonel in the Mexican Army. Under General Antonio López de Santa Anna, de la Peña participated in the Battle of the Alamo. In 1955, a book of his memoirs of the battle was published. The memoirs are controversial in that they said that Davy Crockett did not die fighting (as is the common belief), but instead surrendered (along with his Tennessee boys) d...
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James De Lancey [2]

bornactivedied
17321758-17911800
a colonial politician, turfman, and the son of Lieutenant Governor James De Lancey and Anne Heathcote. He was born in 1732 in New York City in a house built by his grandfather, Stephen De Lancey. This house later became famous and known as Fraunces Tavern. James was sent abroad for his education, first to Eton, and, in 1750, to his father’s college, Corpus...
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James De Lancey [3]

aka: Delancey, de Lancey, DeLancey
borndied
1746, Sep 61804, May 2
a political figure in Nova Scotia. He represented Annapolis township in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1786 to 1794. He was born in Westchester County, New York, the son of Peter De Lancey, who was the son of Etienne de Lancey and Elizabeth Colden. He served as sheriff of Westchester County from 1769 to 1776 and as an officer in the militia. Because ...
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Blaise de Lasseran-Massencome

aka: Lasseran-Massencôme, seigneur de Montluc
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1502 ca1577, Jul 26
a marshal of France. Montluc's reputation was made by his Commentaires de Messire Blaise de Montluc (Bordeaux, 1592), in which he described his fifty years of service (1521–1574). This book, the "soldier's Bible" (or "breviary," according to others), as Henry IV called it, is one of many books of memoirs produced by the gentry of France at that time. It is...
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Antonio de Leyva

aka: Duke of Terranova, Prince of Ascoli
bornactivedied
14801502-15361536
a Spanish general during the Italian Wars. During the Italian War of 1521, he commanded Pavia during the siege of the city by Francis I of France, and took part in the Battle of Pavia in 1525. After the death of Fernando de Avalos, he held further comma...
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Francois de Neufville

aka: François, duc de Villeroy, Villeroi
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1644, Apr 71693-17221730, Jul 18
a French soldier. An intimate of the king, a finished courtier and leader of society and a man of great personal gallantry, Villeroy was marked out for advancement in the army, which he loved, but where career soldiers had always a juster appreciation of his incapacity than Louis. In 1693, without having exercised any really important and responsible command...
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Alfred de Vigny

aka: Comte de Vigny
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1797, Mar 271863, Sep 17
a French poet and early leader of French Romanticism. He also produced novels, plays, and translations of Shakespeare. Unlike many of the French Romantics, Vigny was an army officer with conservative and consistently royalist views. Though he was promoted to first lieutenant in 1822 and to captain the following year, the military profession in time of peace ...
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Jean-Jacques Dessalines

borndied
1758, Sep 201806, Oct 17
a leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ruler of an independent Haiti under the 1801 constitution. Initially regarded as governor-general, Dessalines later named himself Emperor Jacques I of Haiti (1804–1806). He is regarded as a founding father of Haiti. Dessalines served as an officer in the French army when the colony was trying to withstand Sp...
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Robert Devereux

aka: 2nd Earl of Essex
borndied
1565, Nov 101601, Feb 25
an English nobleman and a favourite of Elizabeth I. Politically ambitious, and a committed general, he was placed under house arrest following a poor campaign in Ireland during the Nine Years' War in 1599. In 1601, he led an abortive coup d'état against the government and was executed for treason. He is an ancestor of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Walter Devereux [2]

aka: 1st Earl of Essex
borndied
1541, Sep 161576, Sep 22
an English nobleman and general. From 1573 until his death he fought in Ireland in connection with the Plantation of Ulster, where he ordered the Rathlin Island massacre. He was the father of Elizabeth I's favourite of her later years, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex. On his grandfather's death, Devereux became on 27 September 1558 the 2nd Viscount Herefo...
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Diponegoro

aka: Dipanegara
borndied
1785, Nov 111855, Jan 8
a Javanese prince who opposed the Dutch colonial rule. He played an important role in the Java War (1825–1830). In 1830, the Dutch exiled him to Makassar. Dutch colonial rule was becoming unpopular among local farmers because of tax rises, crop failures and among Javanese nobles because the Dutch colonial authorities deprived them of their right to lease l...
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False Dmitry II

borndied
unknown1610, Dec 11
historically known as Pseudo-Demetrius II and also called the "rebel of Tushino", was the second of three pretenders to the Russian throne who claimed to be Tsarevich Dmitry Ivanovich, the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible. The real Dmitry had died under uncertain circumstances, most likely an assassination in 1591 at the age of nine at his widowed mother's ...
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False Dmitry III

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unknown1612, Jul
historically known as Pseudo-Demetrius III, was the last and most enigmatic of three pretenders to the Russian throne who claimed to be the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible, Tsarevich Dmitry.
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Thomas Dongan

aka: 2nd Earl of Limerick
borndied
16341715, Dec 14
a member of the Irish Parliament, Royalist military officer during the English Civil War, and Governor of the Province of New York. He is noted for having called the first representative legislature in New York, and for granting the province's Charter of Liberties. While in France, he served in an Irish regiment with Turenne. He stayed in France after the Re...
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Alexander W. Doniphan

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1808, Jul 91887, Aug 8
a 19th-century American attorney, soldier and politician from Missouri who is best known today as the man who prevented the summary execution of Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, at the close of the 1838 Mormon War in that state. He also achieved renown as a leader of American troops during the Mexican–American War, as the author of a...
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Jancko Douwama

borndied
14821533
a Frisian nobleman who fought to free Friesland from foreign rule. He was born in 1482 into a Vetkoper 'hoofdelingen' or 'untitled noble' family near Oldeboorn, Friesland. He was the son of the chieftain Douwe Douwama and his wife Riem Eesckes. Jancko was married to Teth Luersma. Jancko Douwama is considered a hero of Frisian nationalism. Jancko Douwama live...
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Sir George Downing

aka: 1st Baronet
borndied
16231684, Jul 22
an Anglo-Irish preacher, soldier, statesman, diplomat, turncoat and spy, after whom Downing Street in London is named. As Treasury Secretary he is credited with instituting major reforms in public finance. His influence was substantial on the passage and substance of the mercantilist Navigation Acts. The Acts strengthened English commercial and Naval power, ...
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Leonard du Bus de Gisignies

aka: Viscount du Bus de Gisignies
borndied
1770, Mar 11849, May 31
a soldier and politician in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. He was born as Leonard Pierre Joseph Dubus, but on 14 June 1822, de Gisignies was added to his name. On 20 September 1816, he was raised to Dutch nobility and on 22 May 1819 he became a Viscount. He probably started to study law at Douai, but did not finish his education, because universities...
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John Dudley [1]

aka: 1st Duke of Northumberland, Viscount Lisle, Earl of Warwick
borndied
15041553, Aug 22
an English general, admiral, and politician, who led the government of the young King Edward VI from 1550 until 1553, and unsuccessfully tried to install Lady Jane Grey on the English throne after the King's death. The son of Edmund Dudley, a minister of Henry VII executed by Henry VIII, John Dudley became the ward of Sir Edward Guildford at the age of seven...
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Robert Dudley [1]

aka: 1st Earl of Leicester
borndied
1532/33, Jun 241588, Sep 4
an English nobleman and the favourite and close friend of Elizabeth I's, from her first year on the throne until his death. He was a suitor for the queen's hand for many years. was one of Elizabeth's leading statesmen, involved in domestic as well as foreign politics alongside William Cecil and Francis Walsingham. Although he refused to be married to Mary, Q...
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Eliphalet Dyer

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1721, Sep 141807, May 13
a lawyer, jurist, and statesman from Windham, Connecticut. He was a delegate for Connecticut to many sessions of the Continental Congress. In the French and Indian War Dyer was a Lt. Colonel in the militia. As the revolution began, Dyer was named to the state’s Committee of Safety, and named a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1774. He would serve in...
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