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Today is April 30.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
William Avery (1848-1926) James Avery (c1814-1875) Catherine Heaslip (c1825-1904) Dungog, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Catherine Barrett (1825-1909) John Barrett (1789-1873) Ellen Simpson (1784-1875) Ribchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden (1946-) Gustav Adolf of Sweden (1906-1947) Sibylla von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (1908-1972) Solna, Sweden
Marie Elisabeth Bostelmann (1758-1762) Claus Bostelmann (1735-1803) Marie Bremer (1730-bef1759) Kutenholz, Lower Saxony, Germany
Hannah Bovis (1805-1892) Thomas Bovis (c1776) Ann Carter (c1780) Hawkhurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Ruth Brigham (1704-1791) Jonathan Brigham (1674-1768) Mary Fay (1675-1751) Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Eduardo Brillantes (1937-2006) Francisco Brillantes (1892-1981) Josefina Madrid (1902-1976) Poblacion, Banate, Iloilo, Philippines
Ernest Robert Brogden (1910-2002) Ernest Brogden (1884-1939) Linda Lorne Lacey (-1962) Harris Park, New South Wales, Australia
Johannes Brussé (1792-1840) Jacobus Brussé (c1768-1813) Adriana Honing (1757-1844) Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Hildegard (758-783) Gerold of Vinzgouw (c725-799) Emma of Alamannia (730-789) Thionville 25
Judit Balogh (1816-1880) Miklós Balogh Borbala Bernáth Mezőzombor, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Northern Hungary Region, Hungary
Albertus Banté (c1840-1859) Willem Banté (1799-1868) Gerritje Beltman (1800-1846) Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Mary Barnes (1856-1930) James Barnes (1815-1897) Jemima Stokes (1819-1905) Dungog, New South Wales, Australia 74
Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick (1381-1439) Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick (1339-1401) Margaret Ferrers (-1406) Rouen, France 58
Charles Hampton Bickham Charles Monroe Bickham (1847-1910) Gabriellen Mariah Smith (1848-1907) Washington Parish
Percy Leslie Botting (1900-1983) William Wheatland Botting (1858) Edith Annie Brown (c1860) Kent, England, United Kingdom 83
Sarah Bruen (1679-1745) John Bruen (1645-1695) Esther Lawrence (1651-1697) Whippany, Morris County, New Jersey, United States 66
Jean of Angoulême (c1399-1467) Louis of Orléans (1372-1407) Valentina Visconti (1371-1408) 68
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Frank Stuart Leworthy Anstey (1869-1911) George Anstey (c1838-1869) Laura Leworthy (c1837-1927) Charlotte Gwynne (1865-1912) St. John's Church, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Henry Arbuthnot (1803-1875) Charles Arbuthnot (1767-1850) Marcia Mary Anne Clapcott-Lisle (1774-1806) Charlotte Rachel Scott (c1808-1891) Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
Lucy Ettie Artlett (1868-1928) Charles Artlett (1838-1906) Harriett Cramp (c1843-1911) Charles Herbert Starkey (c1865-1921) Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia
Arthur Melland Asquith (1883-1939) Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928) Helen Kelsall Melland (1854-1891) Betty Constance Manners (1889-1962) Christchurch, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Simon Bankras (1797-1841) Jacob Bankras (1770-1818) Geertje Schuytemaker (1759-1824) Aaltje de Jong (1797-1824) Berkhout, North Holland, Netherlands
Johannes Franciscus Beijenveld (bef1836-) Hendrik Beijenveld (c1805-bef1875) Gertruda Sijmons (1805-1875) Anna Maria Veltman (c1827-)
Jacobus Dirksz Bergman (1756-) Dirk Japikse Borgman (1725-1796) Aeltie Kemme (c1725-) Catharina Steenvoorden (1761-) Hillegom, South Holland, Netherlands
Jan Blok (c1792-1869) Hendrik Blok (c1752-) Martina Verseput (c1762-1837) Dina Bos (c1786-1860) Zierikzee, Zeeland, Netherlands
Abraham Elbert Bogart (1819-1902) Abraham Bogart (1790-1827) Ann Luyster (1792-1867) Martha Maslen (1823-1896)
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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
Jean II d'Alençon (1409-1476) Jean I d'Alençon (1385-1415) Marie de Bretagne (1391-1446) Marie d'Armagnac (1420-1473)
Rudolf Karel Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1832-1894) Jindřich Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1802-1864) Caroline Louise von und zu Eltz (1810-1862) Claudine Maria Beata von Gudenus (1871-1949) Budapest, Hungary
Lucy Hanks (1765-) Joseph Hanks (1725-1793) Nancy Lee (1728-1808) Henry Sparrow (1765-1840) Mercer County, Kentucky
Edward Curzon, 6th Earl Howe (1908-1984) Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe (1884-1964) Mary Curzon (1887-1962) Grace Lilian Wakeling (-1985)
Elizabeth Tilney, Countess of Surrey (bef1445-1497) Frederick Tilney (c1425-1446) Elizabeth Cheney (1422-1473) Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk (1443-1524)
Robin McLaurin Williams (1951-2014) Robert Fitzgerald Williams Laura McLaurin Marsha Graces
Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester (1243-1295) Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford (1222-1262) Maud de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln (1223-c1287) Joan of Acre (1272-1307) Westminster Abbey, London, England, United Kingdom
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