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Famous Birthdays In December - 21

Monday, 22 December 2014

1117  On December - 21 birth of thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  

1401  On this day in history birth of tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)  

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

1537  On December - 21 birth of johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)  

1596  Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646) was born on December - 21.  

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

1616  On this day in history birth of pietro Andrea Ziani, composer  

1628  On this day in history birth of samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer  

1639  On December - 21 birth of jean Racin, writer  

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  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 December - 21.  

1804  Benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80) was born on December - 21.  

1805  On December - 21 birth of thomas Graham, British chemist (d. 1869)  

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

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

1815  Thomas Couture, French painter/author was born on this day in history.  

1818  Amalia, wife of king Otto of Greece was born on December - 21.  

1818  On this day in history birth of lewis H Morgan, US, etnologist (Systems of Consanguinity)  

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

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 December - 21.  

1840  Mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan) was born on December - 21.  

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

1848  Edward Everett Rice, composer was born on December - 21.  

1849  On December - 21 birth of james Lane Allen, US writer (Kentucky Cardinal)  

1850  On December - 21 birth of zdenek Fibich, composer  

1851  On December - 21 birth of thomas Chipman McRae, American politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929)  

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

1859  On this day in history birth of gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)  

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 December - 21.  

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

1295  Death of Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) on this day in history.  

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

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on December - 21.  

1504  Death of Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442) on December - 21.  

1549  Death of Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492) on December - 21.  

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