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Famous Birthdays In December - 25

Thursday, 02 October 2014

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

1461  Christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521) was born on this day in history.  

1583  Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized was born on this day in history.  

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  Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust) was born on this day in history.  

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

1646  On December - 25 birth of harald Vallerius, composer  

1652  On this day in history birth of archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (d. 1713)  

1665  Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish songwriter (d. 1746) was born on this day in history.  

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 December - 25.  

1686  Giovanni Battista Somis, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1700  Leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (d. 1758) was born on December - 25.  

1711  On this day in history birth of jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer  

1716  Johann Jakob Reiske, German scholar and physician (d. 1774) was born on this day in history.  

1717  On this day in history birth of pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italy, Pope (1775-99)  

1721  On this day in history birth of william Collins, Chichester England, (Mayor-Chichester)/poet  

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 December - 25.  

1742  On this day in history birth of charlotte von Stein, German friend of Goethe (d. 1827)  

1750  John "Christmas" Beckwith, composer was born on December - 25.  

1757  On December - 25 birth of benjamin Pierce, U.S. politician (d 1839)  

1763  On December - 25 birth of claude Chappe, French engineer (optical telegraph)  

1765  Joseph Mazzinghi, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 December - 25.  

1813  Milledge Luke Bonham, (Confederacy) died in 1890 was born on this day in history.  

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

1815  On December - 25 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  Death of Leo V, the Armenian, Byzantine gen/Emperor (813-20), murdered on this day in history.  

1156  Peter Venerabilis, Fr theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about 61 on December - 25.  

1249  On December - 25 peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies  

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

1530  Babur, emperor of Delhi, dies on this day in history.  

1635  On December - 25 death of samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City (b. 1567)  

1676  Death of Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609) on this day in history.