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Famous Birthdays In December - 23

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

1173  Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231) was born on this day in history.  

1174  Louis I, Duke of Wittelsbach was born on this day in history.  

1513  On this day in history birth of thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (d. 1577)  

1537  On this day in history birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1544  Anna, duchess of Saxson/wife of prince Willem of Orange (1561-71) was born on this day in history.  

1548  On this day in history birth of pieter C Bockenberg, historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae)  

1582  Severo Bonini, composer was born on this day in history.  

1597  Martin Opitz, Germany, poet "Father of Modern German Poetry" was born on this day in history.  

1613  Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish soldier (d. 1676) was born on this day in history.  

1621  Edmund Berry Godfrey, English magistrate (d. 1678) was born on this day in history.  

1621  Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1644  Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco, composer was born on this day in history.  

1689  Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, composer was born on this day in history.  

1699  On this day in history birth of joseph Gibbs, composer  

1709  On this day in history birth of jean-Noel Hamal, composer  

1714  Johann Siebenkas, composer was born on this day in history.  

1716  On this day in history birth of johann Heinrich Rolle, composer  

1732  On this day in history birth of richard Arkwright, inventor (spinning frame)  

1743  On this day in history birth of ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (d. 1803)  

1749  On this day in history birth of johann Lukas Schubaur, composer  

1750  Frederik Augustus I, the Righteous, king of Saxony (1806-27) was born on this day in history.  

1758  On this day in history birth of nathan Wilson U.S. Representative from New York  

1763  John Davy, composer was born on this day in history.  

1777  Aleksandr I P Romanov, tsar of Russia (1801-25) was born on this day in history.  

1780  On this day in history birth of charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher  

1790  On this day in history birth of jean-Francois Champollion, deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics  

1795  Philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer (Atlas Universel) was born on this day in history.  

1804  Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French critic/writer (Informal Talk) was born on this day in history.  

1805  On this day in history birth of joseph Smith Jr, Sharon Vt, founder (Mormon Church)  

1808  Thomas Turner, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883 was born on this day in history.  

1812  Samuel Smiles, Scotland, author (Self-Help, Character, Duty) was born on this day in history.  

1812  On this day in history birth of william Hauser, composer  

1815  On this day in history birth of henry Highland Garnet, Maryland, minister/abolitionist/diplomat  

1818  On this day in history birth of david Addison Weisiger, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1899  

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Famous Deaths In December - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0558  On this day in history childebert, king of France (511-58), dies at about 62  

0679  Death of Dagobert II, king of Austrasia (676-679), murdered on this day in history.  

0910  On this day in history death of naum of Preslav, Bulgarian scholar  

0913  Death of Conrad of Franconia on this day in history.  

0918  Conrad I, East Frankish/German king (911-18), dies on this day in history.  

1116  Ivo van Chartres, French canonist/bishop of Chartres/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1230  Death of Berengaria of Navarre, queen of Richard I of England on this day in history.  

1236  Philippus Cancellarius, French theologist/poet (Summa Cum Laude), dies on this day in history.