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Today is December 1.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Maria von Anhalt-Zerbst (1538-1563) Johann IV. von Anhalt-Dessau (1504-1551) Margaretha von Brandenburg (1511-1577)
Joannes Dirksz Bergman (1759-1820) Dirk Japikse Borgman (1725-1796) Aeltie Kemme (c1725-) Lisserbrug, South Holland, Netherlands
Daniel Bigelow (1650-1715) John Bigelow (1617-1703) Mary Warren (1624-1691) Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Henry Botting (1734) William Botting (1711) Jane Mills (bef1727) Shipley, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Sarah Bridge (1849-c1908) Joseph Bridge (1814-1891) Sarah Woodbury (1819-1904) Mangrove Creek, New South Wales, Australia
John Bunch (1812-1892) Nathaniel Bunch (1793-1859) Sarah Wade Ray (c1793-) Tennessee, United States
Maria Charlotta Byström (1857-?) Anders Garp (1814-?) Christina Gustava Lisa Widegren (1820-1880) (Tingstäde, Gotland, Sweden)
Louis VI of France (1081-1137) Philip I of France (1052-1108) Bertha van Holland (c1058-1094) Paris
Mercy Cause (1852-1912) George Hudson Cause (c1803-c1868) Mary Ann Gozzett (c1817-1863) Essex, England, United Kingdom
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
John Allen (1631-1711) Walter Allen (1601-1681) Rebecca Ward (1601-1678) Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 80
William Baker (1814-1898) William Baker (1788-1863) Lydia Standing (c1788-1853) Minersville, Beaver County, Utah, United States 84
Henry I of England (1068-1135) William I of England (1027-1087) Matilda of Flanders (c1031-1083) St. Denis-le-Fermont near Gisors, Picardy, Lyons-la-Forêt, Eure, France 67
Willem Besseling (1733-1789) Gerardus Besseling (1694-c1756) Anna Kraemets (c1700-1759) Zwaag, North Holland, Netherlands 56
Jabez Bigelow (1726-1808) Gershom Bigelow (1701-1789) Rachel Gale (1702-1800) New Lebanon, Columbia County, New York 82
Daniel Howard Bindley (1809-1890) Armidale, New South Wales, Australia 81
Magnus IV of Sweden (1316-1374) Erik of Sweden (1282-1318) Ingeborg of Norway (1301-1361) 58
Selby Blackman (1885-1977) Samuel Blackman (1852-1917) Margaret Robertson (1856-1913) Cowra, New South Wales, Australia 92
Sarah Ann Bowden (1807-1879) Samuel Bowden (1771) Mary Croton (1774) Maitland, New South Wales, Australia 72
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Thomas Goldsborough Alford (1873-1940) Stephen Goldsborough Alford (-c1893) Clarissa Jane Hilliar (-c1883) Jessie Ada Eleanor Mylecharane (1878-1945) Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia
Jaime II of Aragon (1267-1327) Pedro III de Aragón (1240-1285) Constance of Sicily (1249-1302) Isabel of Castile (1283-1328) Soria
Grace Anna Barber (1863-1939) William Barber (1816-1913) Amelia Graves (1817-1867) James Buchanan Woolsey (1856-1938) Atchison County, Missouri, United States
Elske Bennekinck (c1669-1719) Derck Bennekinck (c1626-?) Temmele Benninck (c1638-?) Geert Meerdink (c1650-1719) (Winterswijk, Netherlands)
Heiken Bennekinck (c1597-?) Unknown Bennekinck (c1565-?) Willem Dulmes (c1592-?) (Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands)
James Blackman (1759-1842) James Blackman (1733-aft1759) Jane Hearn (bef1739-aft1759) Elizabeth Harley (1765-1842)
Frederick Lynch Blunt (1848-1898) Frederick Ingram Clarridge Blunt (c1818-1898) Esther Lynch (c1820-1905) Mary Richey (1850-1940) Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
Alice Bosworth (1605-1668) Joseph Bosworth (1574-?) Richard Hutchinson (1602-1682) Corgrave, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Jan Bouwers (c1643-?) Wessel Bouwers (c1621-1687) Hinnecken Peerdecamp (c1617-?) Trijntje Huijnink (c1647-?) (Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands)
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g2 Wedding2 place
Charles William Beasley (1776-1837) Henry Beasley (bef1776 ) Susannah Trubshaw (bef1776 ) Hannah Port (c1796-1856) St Matthews, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Hendrik Blok (1813-1880) Gilles Blok (c1788-1826) Antonia Mandel (c1787-1822) Cornelia van Gulik (1816-1859) Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Jacobus Brussé (1794-1860) Jacobus Brussé (c1768-1813) Adriana Honing (1757-1844) Carolina van Schuik (c1792-1854) Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
Phyllis Amelia Buttsworth (1917-2003) Henry Wilberforce Buttsworth (1883-1977) Millicent Redman (1896-1921) Jock McDonald Armstrong (1921-2002) Jones Island, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Coverly (1815-1879) William Bidgood (c1783-c1816) Maria Coverly (1792-1864) James Overton (1842-1878) Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
Margaret Edith Flanagan (c1819-1907) Daniel Flanagan (c1788-1851) Elizabeth Campbell (1794-?) William Swindell (?-1896) Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Gradus Jan Hesselink (1801-1870) Teunis Hesselink (1765-1814) Anna Geertruid ter Haar (1768-aft1801) Harmina Klomps (1803-1893) Netherlands
Prescinda Huntington (1810-1892) William Huntington (1784-1846) Zina Baker (1786-1839) Joseph Smith (1805-1844) Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
William Kerr, 6th Marquess of Lothian (1763-1824) William John Kerr, 5th Marquess of Lothian (1737-1815) Elizabeth Fortescue (1745-1780) Harriet Scott (1780-1833) Dalkeith House
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