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Famous Birthdays In December - 21

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

1117  Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer  

1639  Jean Racin, writer was born on this day in history.  

1714  John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (d. 1774) was born on this day in history.  

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

1756  Thomas Anton Kunz, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1795  Leopold von Ranke, German historian (d. 1886) was born on this day in history.  

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

1804  Benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80) was born on this day in history.  

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  Ludwig Schuncke, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of lewis H Morgan, US, etnologist (Systems of Consanguinity)  

1823  On this day in history birth of jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders)  

1826  On this day in history birth of ernst Pauer, composer  

1832  John Henry Ketcham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906 was born on this day in history.  

1840  On this day in history birth of mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan)  

1843  On this day in history birth of thomas Bracken, Irish-born New Zealand poet (d. 1898)  

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

1849  James Lane Allen, US writer (Kentucky Cardinal) was born on this day in history.  

1850  Zdenek Fibich, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies  

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on this day in history.  

1504  Death of Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442) on this day in history.  

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

1579  On this day in history death of vicente Masip, Spanish painter