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Famous Birthdays In December - 21

Saturday, 22 November 2014

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

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

1518  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician was born on December - 21.  

1537  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1616  Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer was born on December - 21.  

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on December - 21.  

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

1714  On December - 21 birth of john Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (d. 1774)  

1728  Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer was born on December - 21.  

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

1778  Anders Sandøe Ørsted, Danish politician (d. 1860) was born on December - 21.  

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

1800  On this day in history birth of barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876  

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

1805  Thomas Graham, British chemist (d. 1869) was born on December - 21.  

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

1810  On December - 21 birth of ludwig Schuncke, composer  

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

1818  On this day in history birth of amalia, wife of king Otto of Greece  

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 December - 21.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1850  Zdenek Fibich, composer was born on December - 21.  

1851  Thomas Chipman McRae, American politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929) was born on December - 21.  

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 December - 21.  

1860  Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah) was born on December - 21.  

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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  On this day in history conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies  

1295  Death of Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) on December - 21.  

1308  Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on December - 21.  

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  Death of Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492) on this day in history.  

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