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Today is April 17.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Dnyaneshwar AgasheChandrashekhar AgasheDwarka GokhalePune, Maharashtra, India
William Bailey (1854-1936)John Thomas Bailey (c1810-1890)Elizabeth Ann Prosser (1814-1885)St Albans, New South Wales, Australia
Klaas Bakker (1809-aft1862)Jan Bakker (c1780-bef1852)Elisabeth Schoenmaker (1772-1831)Zwaag, North Holland, Netherlands
Anna M. Bangasser (1986-1996)
Nina Ayesha Baring (1876-1955)Walter Baring (1844-1915)Ellen Guarracino (1849-1914)Istanbul, Turkey
Johannes Besseling (1851-1922)Jacob Besseling (1819-1878)Neeltje Bankras (1821-1892)Zwaag, North Holland, Netherlands
Jeremiah Bingham (1760-1813)Joseph Bingham (1738-1787)Rachael Weed (1737-1800)Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
William Andrew Blundell (1844-1937)Joseph Blundell (1799-1852)Jane Elkin (1817-1883)Colo, New South Wales, Australia
William Botting (1774-1846)Antil Botting (1740-1801)Jane (bef1761-1777)Nuthurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
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Sarah Allen (1822-1897)Andrew Allen (1782-1867)Eunice Miner (1783-1866)Willard, Box Elder County, Utah, United States75
Petra Andrea Amundsdatter (1828-1909)Amund Pedersen (1792-1851)Oliana Hansdatter (1796-1861)Ephraim, Sanpete County, Utah, United States
Thomas Gold Appleton (1812-1884)Nathan Appleton (1779-1861)Maria Theresa Gold (1786-1833)New York City, New York
Adam Arnold (1831-1895)John Arnold (1792-1861)Caroline Catharine Zeuner (1799-1872)Greenwood, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States
Christian I. von Anhalt-Bernburg (1568-1630)Joachim Ernst von Anhalt-Dessau (1536-1586)Agnes von Barby-Mühlingen (1540-1569)Bernburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany62
William Backus (1634-1721)William Backhouse (1606-1664)Elizabeth Backhouse (1603-1643)Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
James Baker (1831-1910)Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia79
Richard Bartlett (1648-1724)Richard Bartlett (1621-1698)Abigail Welles (1620-1687)Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts76
Edward Bassingthwaighte (1822-1898)Edward Bassingthwaighte (1791-1857)Susanna Wright (1798-1874)Queensland, Australia76
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Jacob Appelman (1804-1849)Gerrit Appelman (1774-1853)Maartje Besseling (1775-1840)Grietje Rood (1805-1841)Hoogkarspel, North Holland, Netherlands
Herman Heinrich Banté (1736-)Johan Bante (c1700-)Anna Catharina Maria Zum ThieElisabeth Kuijper (1741-1778)Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans (1670-1726)Charles II of England (1630-1685)Eleanor Gwynne (1650-1687)Diana de Vere (c1679-1742)
Mary Bingham (1820-1893)Erastus Bingham (1798-1882)Lucinda Gates (1797-1874)Elijah Norman Freeman (1822-1847)Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois
Isabella Boggs (1823-1854)John Boggs (1796-1869)Mary Ann Cunningham (c1794-1881)Henry Wood (c1812-1867)Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Bruce (1791-1855)Thomas Bruce (c1749-1820)Hannah Game (c1752-1834)Sarah Sparke (1795-1864)Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Harvey Hollister Bundy (1888-1963)McGeorge Bundy (1855-1911)Mary Goodhue Hollister (1860-1931)Katharine Lawrence Putnam (1890-1983)
Jacob Butt (1807-1878)Robert Butt (bef1807)Mary Kerry (bef1807)Ann Smart (1801-1872)Bisley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Raymond Alexander Carnegie (1920-1999)Alexander Bannerman Carnegie (1894-1989)Susan Ottilia de Rodakowski-Rivers (1897-1968)Patricia Elinor Trevor Dawson (1923-2014)Westminster, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
John Fullerton (1696-1780)Alexander Fullerton (1674-1760)Mary Ellen Jones (1672-1739)Rebecca Delano (1720-1770)Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Mary Hoskisson (1795-1857)Thomas Hoskisson (c1775-1799)Sarah Pigg (c1772-1827)James Stringer (?-1854)Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Theodore Sedgwick (1746-1813)Benjamin Sedgwick (1716-1757)Anna Thompson (1719-1793)Pamela Dwight (1753-1807)
Charles Edward Stuart (1720-1788)James Francis Edward Stuart (1688-1766)Maria Clementina Sobieska (1702-1735)Luise zu Stolberg-Gedern (1752-1824)Macerata
Eleonore Erdmuthe Luise von Sachsen-Eisenach (1662-1696)Johann Georg I. von Sachsen-Eisenach (1634-1686)Johannetta von Sayn-Wittgenstein (1626-1701)Johann Georg IV. von Sachsen (1668-1694)Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
William White (1779-1842)Barnard White (1745-1827)Elizabeth Place (1746-1860)Mary Ann Syer (1793-1882)Trinity Church, Saint Marylebone, Middlesex, England
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