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Carl von Rabenhaupt

borndied
1602, Jan 61675, Aug 12
a Bohemian Hussite nobleman who fought in Saxon, Dutch and Hessian service during the Thirty Years War and came out of retirement to command a Dutch regiment in the Franco-Dutch War. Rabenhaupt went into exile for his religion in 1620, after the failure of the Bohemian Revolt, and entered Saxon service. By 1622 he had followed Ernst von Mansfeld into Dutch s...
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Joseph Radetzky von Radetz

borndied
1766, Nov 21858, Jan 5
an Austrian nobleman and field marshal. He served as chief of the general staff during the later period of the Napoleonic Wars and afterwards began military reforms. Radetzky is best known for the victories at the Battles of Custoza (24–25 July 1848) and Novara (23 March 1849) during the First Italian War of Independence. He retired at age 90 and was immor...
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Francis II Rakoczi

aka: Rákóczi
borndied
1676, Mar 271735, Apr 8
a Hungarian nobleman and leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburgs in 1703-11 as the prince (fejedelem) of the Estates Confederated for Liberty of the Kingdom of Hungary. He was also Prince of Transylvania, an Imperial Prince, and a member of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Today he is considered a national hero in Hungary.
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Rama I

aka: Phra Phutthayotfa Chulalok, Thongduang
borndied
1737, Mar 201809, Sep 7
the founder and the first monarch of the reigning House of Chakri of Siam (now Thailand). His full title in Thai is Phra Bat Somdet Phra Paramoruracha Mahachakkriborommanat Phra Phutthayotfa Chulalok. He ascended the throne in 1782, after defeating a rebellion which had deposed King Taksin of Thonburi. He was also celebrated as the founder of Rattanakosin (n...
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Jung Bahadur Rana

aka: Bir Narsingh Kunwar
borndied
1817, Jun 181877, Feb 25
a (Khas Rajput) Chhetri ruler of Nepal and founder of the Rana Dynasty of Nepal. His real name was Bir Narsingh Kunwar but he became famous by the name Junga Bahadur, given to him by Mathabar Singh Thapa, his maternal uncle. By 1850 Jung Bahadur had eliminated all of his major rivals, installed his own candidate on the throne, appointed his brothers and cron...
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Stepan Razin

aka: Stenka
bornactivedied
16301660s-16711671, Jun 16
a Cossack leader who led a major uprising against the nobility and tsarist bureaucracy in southern Russia in 1670-1671. Razin's first considerable exploit was to destroy the great naval convoy consisting of the treasury barges and the barges of the Patriarch and the wealthy merchants of Moscow. Razin then sailed down the Volga with a fleet of 35 vessels, cap...
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Joseph Reed [2]

bornactivedied
1741, Aug 271770-17841785, Mar 5
a lawyer, military officer and statesman of the Revolutionary Era who lived the majority of his life in Pennsylvania. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and, while in Congress, signed the Articles of Confederation. He served as President of Pennsylvania's Supreme Executive Council, a position analogous to the modern office of Governor.
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Paul Revere

bornactivedied
1734, Dec 211756-18111818, May 10
an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a Patriot in the American Revolution. He is best known for alerting the colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "Paul Revere's Ride" (1861).
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David Rice [3]

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1740 ca1812
a soldier in the American Revolutionary War. David Rice came from Scotland and settled in Easton, in Washington County, New York State. He married Susanna Newel (later written Susan Newell) of Easton. He was killed by a log or tree falling on him. He served in Capt. John Petits company, in COL Lewis (or Lerois) Van Woert's Regiment of Militia of the 16th Alb...
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Louis-Nicolas Robert

borndied
1761, Dec 21828, Aug 8
a French soldier and mechanical engineer, who is credited with a paper-making invention that became the blueprint of the Fourdrinier machine. In 1799, Robert patented the first machine to produce 'continuous paper'. After a series of legal and financial quarrels with Saint-Léger Didot, Robert lost control of his patent. The machine was then shipped out of p...
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James Robertson

borndied
1742, Jun 281814, Sep 1
an American explorer, soldier and Indian agent, and one of the founding fathers of the State of Tennessee. An early companion of explorer Daniel Boone, Robertson helped establish the Watauga Association in the early 1770s, and helped defend Fort Watauga from an ...
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Caesar Rodney

bornactivedied
1728, Oct 71755-17841784, Jun 25
an American lawyer and politician from St. Jones Neck in Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware, east of Dover. He was an officer of the Delaware militia during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and President of Delaware during most of the American Revolu...
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Robert Rogers

bornactivedied
1731, Nov 71746-17791795, May 18
an American colonial frontiersman. Rogers served in the British army during both the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. During the French and Indian War, Rogers raised and commanded the famous Rogers' Rangers, trained for raiding and close combat behind enemy lines. His journals and A Concise Account of North America were published. Immediate...
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Henri de Rohan

aka: Henri II, Duke of Rohan
borndied
1579, Aug 211638, Apr 13
a French soldier, writer and leader of the Huguenots. It was not till the decree for the restitution of church property in the south threw the Bearnese and Gascons into open revolt that Henri appeared as a rebel. His authority and military skill were very formidable to the royalists; his constancy and firmness greatly contributed to the happy issue of the wa...
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Carl Roosen

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1800, Oct 81880, Feb 15
a Norwegian cartographer and military officer. He was born in Arendal; the son of merchant Herman Frøchen Roosen and Johanne Dorthea Thestrup. He was a brother-in-law of Marcus Thrane. He headed Trondhjems Ingeniørdetachement from 1845 until his retirement in...
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Antonio Ros de Olano

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1808, Nov 91886, Jul 24
a Venezuelan-born Spanish writer, politician and military officer who served in the First Carlist War and the Spanish-Moroccan War of 1859. He wrote in El Siglo and thought. He wrote the foreword to The World Devil Espronceda, described by Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo of "mystagogical apocalyptic" but gave much fame for her on romance. He collaborated with Esp...
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Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle

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1760 , May 101836, Jun 26
a French army officer of the French Revolutionary Wars. He is known for writing the words and music of the Chant de guerre pour l'armée du Rhin in 1792, which would later be known as La Marseillaise and become the French national anthem.
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Edward Rutledge

bornactivedied
1749, Nov 231774-18001800, Jan 23
an American politician, and youngest signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. He later served as the 39th Governor of South Carolina. During the American Revolution Rutledge served along with his brother John representing South Carolina in the Continental Congress. He worked to have African Americans expelled from the Continental Army. Althou...
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