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Famous Birthdays In December - 25

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

1250  John IV Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor (d. circa 1305) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1587  Margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611) was born on this day in history.  

1601  On this day in history birth of jose Ximenez, composer  

1624  Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust) was born on this day in history.  

1628  Noel Coypel, French painter was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1667  On this day in history birth of ehrengard von der Schulenburg, English royal mistress (d. 1743)  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1750  John "Christmas" Beckwith, composer was born on this day in history.  

1757  On this day in history birth of benjamin Pierce, U.S. politician (d 1839)  

1763  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of antun Sorkocevic, composer  

1808  On this day in history birth of stephen Cleeg Rowan, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1890  

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

1811  On this day in history birth of wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German politician/bishop of Mainz  

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  Temistocle Solera, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history peter Venerabilis, Fr theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about 61  

1249  On this day in history peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies  

1513  On this day in history johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70  

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

1635  On this day in history death of samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City (b. 1567)  

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