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August 3, 1379

John IV the Conqueror KG (in Breton Yann IV, in French Jean IV, and traditionally in English sources both John of Montfort and John V) (1339 – 1 November 1399), was Duke of Brittany and Count of Montfort from 1345 until his death and 7th Earl of Richmond from 1372 until his death.

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August 3, 1460

James II of Scotland (October 16, 1430 – August 3, 1460) was king of Scotland from 1437 to 1460.

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August 3, 1573

Sir William Kirkcaldy of Grange (c.

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August 3, 1823

Thomas Francis Meagher (3 August 1823 – 1 July 1867) was an Irish nationalist and leader of the Young Irelanders in the Rebellion of 1848.

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August 3, 1857

Prof George Francis FitzGerald FRS FRSE (3 August 1851 – 22 February 1901) was an Irish academic and physicist who served as Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) from 1881 to 1901.

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August 3, 1916

Roger Casement, Irish patriot, is hanged by the English in Pentonville Prison, London.

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