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Famous Birthdays In December - 25

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

1250  On this day in history birth of john IV Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor (d. circa 1305)  

1461  On this day in history birth of christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521)  

1583  On this day in history birth of orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized  

1587  On this day in history birth of margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611)  

1601  Jose Ximenez, composer was born on this day in history.  

1624  On this day in history birth of angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust)  

1628  On this day in history birth of noel Coypel, French painter  

1646  Harald Vallerius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1652  Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (d. 1713) was born on this day in history.  

1665  On this day in history birth of lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish songwriter (d. 1746)  

1667  Ehrengard von der Schulenburg, English royal mistress (d. 1743) was born on this day in history.  

1674  Thomas Halyburton, Scottish theologian (d. 1712) was born on this day in history.  

1686  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Somis, composer  

1698  Jacobus Houbraken, Dutch engraver/illustrator was born on this day in history.  

1700  On this day in history birth of leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (d. 1758)  

1711  Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer was born on this day in history.  

1716  On this day in history birth of johann Jakob Reiske, German scholar and physician (d. 1774)  

1717  Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italy, Pope (1775-99) was born on this day in history.  

1721  William Collins, Chichester England, (Mayor-Chichester)/poet was born on this day in history.  

1728  On this day in history birth of johann Adam Hiller, composer  

1730  Philip Mazzei, Italian physician and friend of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1816) was born on this day in history.  

1742  Charlotte von Stein, German friend of Goethe (d. 1827) was born on this day in history.  

1750  On this day in history birth of john "Christmas" Beckwith, composer  

1757  Benjamin Pierce, U.S. politician (d 1839) was born on this day in history.  

1763  Claude Chappe, French engineer (optical telegraph) was born on this day in history.  

1765  On this day in history birth of joseph Mazzinghi, composer  

1771  On this day in history birth of dorothy Wordsworth  

1775  Antun Sorkocevic, composer was born on this day in history.  

1808  Stephen Cleeg Rowan, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1890 was born on this day in history.  

1810  Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (d. 1892) was born on this day in history.  

1811  Wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German politician/bishop of Mainz was born on this day in history.  

1813  On this day in history birth of milledge Luke Bonham, (Confederacy) died in 1890  

1814  On this day in history birth of jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/founder (Coop of Welfare of the People)  

1815  On this day in history birth of temistocle Solera, composer  

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Famous Deaths In December - 25

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0795  Adrian I, Italian Pope (772-95), dies on this day in history.  

0820  On this day in history death of leo V, the Armenian, Byzantine gen/Emperor (813-20), murdered  

1156  Peter Venerabilis, Fr theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about 61 on this day in history.  

1249  Peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies on this day in history.  

1513  Johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70 on this day in history.  

1530  On this day in history babur, emperor of Delhi, dies  

1635  Death of Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City (b. 1567) on this day in history.  

1676  On this day in history death of matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609)