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Christian Wilhelm von Faber du Faur

borndied
1780, Aug 181857, Feb 6
a painter and an officer in the army of the Kingdom of Württemberg. He first devoted himself to painting, but subsequently became a soldier, and as a lieutenant in the 25th Division (the Württemberg unit) of the III Corps of Napoleon's Grande Armée, served in the French invasion of Russia, which he sketched as it progressed. His sketches were exhibited in...
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Thomas Fairfax

aka: Black Tom
borndied
1612, Jan 171671, Nov 12
a general and Parliamentary commander-in-chief during the English Civil War. An adept and talented commander, Fairfax led Parliament to many victories, notably the crucial Battle of Naseby, becoming effectively military ruler of the new republic, but was eventually overshadowed by his subordinate more
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Alexander Farnese

aka: Duke of Parma, Alessandro Farnese, Alejandro Farnesio
borndied
1545, Aug 271592, Dec 3
Duke of Parma, Piacenza and Castro from 1586 to 1592, and Governor of the Spanish Netherlands from 1578 to 1592. He is best known for his successful campaign 1578-1592 against the Dutch Revolt, in which he captured the main cities in the south (now Belgium) and returned them to the control of Catholic Spain. His talents as a field commander, strategist and ...
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Pier Luigi Farnese

borndied
1503, Nov 191547, Sep 10
the first Duke of Parma, Piacenza and Castro, from 1545 to 1547. Born in Rome, Pier Luigi was the illegitimate son of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (who later became Pope Paul III). He became a soldier and participated in the sack of Rome in 1527.
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George Farquhar

borndied
16771707, Apr29
an Irish dramatist. He is noted for his contributions to late Restoration comedy, particularly for his plays The Recruiting Officer (1706) and The Beaux' Stratagem (1707). Farquhar's first comedy, Love and a Bottle, was premiered in 1698; "for its sprightly Dialogue and busy Scenes," it is said to have been "well received by the Audience." After the favourab...
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Guy Fawkes

aka: Guido Fawkes
borndied
1570, Apr 131606, Jan 31
a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Fawkes was born and educated in York. His father died when Fawkes was eight years old, after which his mother married a recusant Catholic. Fawkes converted to Catholicism and left for the continent, where he fought in the Eighty Years' War on the side of Cathol...
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John Fearn [2]

borndied
1768, May1837, Dec 3
a British philosopher. Little is known about Fearn's early life. He was probably born in May 1768 (baptised 11 May) in Chatham, Kent He spent some years as an officer in the Royal Navy, and after retirement devoted himself to philosophical writings. He was particularly interested in ocular phenomena and visual perception. He was a friend of Samuel Parr and ...
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Tobias Fitch

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unknown1720s-1730sunknown
wrote a journal of his mission from Charleston to the Creeks. Succeeded Colonel Chicken as Indian Commissioner and held that post in 1733-1734. In the latter year he was appointed a justice of the peace in Berkeley County.


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Juan Jose Flores

aka: Juan José
borndied
1800, Jul 191864, Oct 1
a Venezuelan military general who became Supreme Chief, and later the first President of the new Republic of Ecuador. He later served two more terms from 1839 to 1843 and from 1843 to 1845, and is often referred to as "The Founder of the Republic". On May 13, 1830, the day of Ecuador's breaking away from Gran Colombia, Flores was named supreme chief of the n...
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Charles Floyd

borndied
17821804, Aug 20
a United States explorer, a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, and quartermaster in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. A native of Kentucky, he was a son of Robert Clark Floyd, a nephew of James John Floyd, a cousin of Virginia governor John Floyd, and possibly a relative of more
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Gaston de Foix

aka: Duke of Nemours, "The Thunderbolt of Italy"
borndied
1489, Dec 101512, Apr 11
a French military commander noted mostly for his brilliant six-month campaign from 1511 to 1512 during the War of the League of Cambrai. In 1511, Gaston arrived in Italy as a new commander at the age of 21. His presence and energy shifted the conflict into much higher levels of activity. French forces had captured Bologna on 13 May 1511 and were under siege ...
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Richard Franck

borndied
1624 ca1708
a captain in the parliamentary army and author. Franck was born and educated at Cambridge. When the First English Civil War he went to London. His political sympathies were parliamentarian, and he had the rank of captain. Franck left England for a tour in Scotland around 1656 or 1657. He returned to Nottingham, where he seems to have lived many years. About ...
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James Franklin [2]

borndied
1783 ca1834, Aug 31
a British soldier. He was the brother of Sir John Franklin. James Franklin entered the service of the British East India Company as a cadet in 1805. He served with distinction on various Indian surveys and was elected a member of the Royal Society. He was in the 1st Bengal Cavalry and was an authority on geology. He undertook surveys of the Central Provinces...
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Vaclav Eusebius Frantisek

aka: Prince of Lobkowicz
borndied
1609, Jan 301677, Apr 22
a Bohemian military leader and diplomat of the Lobkowicz family. After 1646, he was Duke of Sagan. After a thorough training, he joined the Imperial Army in 1631, where he raised his own regiment to fight in the Thirty Years' War and reached the rank of field marshal. He later made a name as a politician and diplomat, holding the titles of President of the I...
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Frederick I of Prussia

aka: Frederick III, Elector of Brandenburg, Duke of Prussia, Prince of Neuchâtel
borndied
1657, Jul 111713, Feb 25
of the Hohenzollern dynasty, was (as Frederick III) Elector of Brandenburg (1688–1713) and Duke of Prussia in personal union (Brandenburg-Prussia). The latter function he upgraded to royalty, becoming the first King in Prussia (1701–1713). From 1707 he was in personal union the sovereign prince of the Principality of Neuchâtel (German: Fürstentum Neuen...
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Frederick Henry

aka: Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange
borndied
1584, Jan 291647, Mar 14
the sovereign Prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel from 1625 to 1647. As the leading soldier in the Dutch wars against Spain, his main achievement was the successful Siege of 's-Hertogenbosch in 1629, It was the main Spanish base and a well-fortified city protected by an experienced Spanish garrison and by f...
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Frederick William I

borndied
1688, Aug 141740, May 31
known as the 'Soldier King,' was the King in Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg from 1713 until his death, as well as the father of Frederick the Great. He was in personal union the sovereign prince of the Principality of Neuchâtel. During his own reign, Frederick William I did much to centralize and improve Prussia. He replaced mandatory military service a...
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John C. Fremont

aka: Frémont
bornactivedied
1813, Jan 211840s1890, Jul 13
an American military officer, explorer, and politician who became the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President of the United States. During the 1840s, when he led four expeditions into the American West, that era's penny press and admiring historians accorded Frémont the sobriquet The Pathfinder. During the Mexican Am...
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John William Friso

aka: Johan Willem, Prince of Orange-Nassau
borndied
1687, Aug 141711, Jul 14
became the titular Prince of Orange in 1702. He was stadtholder of Friesland until his death by drowning in the Hollands Diep in 1711. Along with his wife, Marie Louise, Friso is the ancestor of all European monarchs occupying the throne today. On coming of age in 1707, John William Friso became a general of the Dutch troops during the War of Spanish Success...
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Louis de Buade de Frontenac

borndied
1622, May 221698, Nov 28
a French soldier, courtier, and Governor General of New France from 1672 to 1682 and from 1689 to his death in 1698. He established a number of forts on the Great Lakes and engaged in a series of battles against the English and the Iroquois. In his first term, he supported the expansion of the fur trade, establishing Fort Frontenac (in what is now Kingston, ...
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Hermann Furst von Puckler-Muskau

aka: Fürst von Pückler-Muskau
borndied
1785, Oct 301871, Feb 4
a German nobleman, who was an excellent artist in landscape gardening and wrote widely appreciated books, mostly about his travels in Europe and Northern Africa, published under the pen name of "Semilasso". As a writer of books of travel he holds a high position, his powers of observation being keen and his style lucid, animated and witty. Among his later bo...
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