Pontiac or Obwandiyag (c. 1720 – April 20, 1769), was an Ottawa leader who became famous for his role in Pontiac's Rebellion (1763–1766), an American Indian struggle against the British military occupation of the Great Lakes region following the British victory in the French and Indian War. Historians disagree about Pontiac's importance in the war that bears his name.
Caspar Stoll was born in Hessen-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), probably between 1725 and 1730. Being either a clerk or a porter at the Admiralty of Amsterdam, he published several works on entomology. Stoll's publications of stick insects, mantids and their relatives are particularly well known.
Joseph d'Abbadie de Saint-Castin (circa 1720 – 1746) was a French military officer serving in Acadia. He was also an Abenaki chief. His was the son of Jean-Vincent d'Abbadie de Saint-Castin, the brother to Bernard-Anselme d'Abbadie de Saint-Castin.
Saint Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg is a patron saint of St. Petersburg, who according to tradition, gave all her possessions to the poor after her husband died. Her husband had been Colonel Andrey Fyodorovich Petrov, a chanter at the Saint Andrew Cathedral. After his death, Xenia became a "fool-for-Christ" and for 45 years wandered around the streets of St. Petersburg, usually wearing her late husband's military uniform. She was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church on February 6, 1988.
Matías de Gálvez y Gallardo was a Spanish general, governor of the Captaincy General of Guatemala (from April 1779 to April 3, 1783), and viceroy of New Spain (from April 29, 1783 to November 3, 1784).
Martín de Mayorga Ferrer was a Spanish military officer, governor of the Captaincy General of Guatemala (from June 1773 to 1779), and interim viceroy of New Spain (from August 23, 1779 to April 28, 1783). Martín de Mayorga Ferrer was a field marshal in the royal army of Spain, and a knight of the military Order of Alcántara. He was governor, president of the Audiencia and captain general of Guatemala at the time of the devastating earthquake that destroyed Guatemala City (July 23, 1773).
Manuel Antonio Flores Maldonado Martínez Ángulo y Bodquín (in full, Manuel Antonio Flores Maldonado) was a general in the Spanish navy and viceroy of New Granada (1776 - November 26, 1781) and New Spain (August 17, 1787 to October 16, 1789).
Vulkaneifel is a district (Kreis) in the northwest of the state Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are Euskirchen, Ahrweiler, Mayen-Koblenz, Cochem-Zell, Bernkastel-Wittlich, and Bitburg-Prüm.
The Isaac Allerton was an American ship that sunk 15 miles (24 km) east-southeast of the island of Key West in the Florida Keys near the Saddlebunch Keys on August 28, 1856 resulting from a hurricane. Artifacts from the ship are currently on display at the Key West Shipwreck Historeum Museum in Key West.