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Famous Birthdays In December - 21

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

1117  On this day in history birth of thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  

1401  Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428) was born on this day in history.  

1518  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician was born on this day in history.  

1537  Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) was born on this day in history.  

1596  On this day in history birth of petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)  

1603  Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684) was born on this day in history.  

1616  Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer was born on this day in history.  

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on this day in history.  

1639  On this day in history birth of jean Racin, writer  

1714  On this day in history birth of john Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (d. 1774)  

1728  On this day in history birth of hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer  

1756  On this day in history birth of thomas Anton Kunz, composer  

1778  Anders Sandøe Ørsted, Danish politician (d. 1860) was born on this day in history.  

1795  On this day in history birth of leopold von Ranke, German historian (d. 1886)  

1800  Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876 was born on this day in history.  

1804  On this day in history birth of benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80)  

1805  On this day in history birth of thomas Graham, British chemist (d. 1869)  

1805  Thomas Graham, British chemist and father of colloid chemistry (d. 1869) was born on this day in history.  

1810  On this day in history birth of ludwig Schuncke, composer  

1815  On this day in history birth of thomas Couture, French painter/author  

1818  Amalia, wife of king Otto of Greece was born on this day in history.  

1818  Lewis H Morgan, US, etnologist (Systems of Consanguinity) was born on this day in history.  

1823  Jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders) was born on this day in history.  

1826  Ernst Pauer, composer was born on this day in history.  

1832  On this day in history birth of john Henry Ketcham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906  

1840  Mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan) was born on this day in history.  

1843  Thomas Bracken, Irish-born New Zealand poet (d. 1898) was born on this day in history.  

1848  On this day in history birth of edward Everett Rice, composer  

1849  On this day in history birth of james Lane Allen, US writer (Kentucky Cardinal)  

1850  On this day in history birth of zdenek Fibich, composer  

1851  Thomas Chipman McRae, American politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929) was born on this day in history.  

1853  On this day in history birth of isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter)  

1859  Gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre) was born on this day in history.  

1860  Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  Death of Thomas the Apostle on this day in history.  

0918  Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on this day in history.  

1295  On this day in history death of marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)  

1308  Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on this day in history.  

1375  On this day in history giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies  

1504  On this day in history death of bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442)  

1549  On this day in history death of marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492)  

1579  Death of Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on this day in history.