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Famous Birthdays In December - 25

Friday, 22 August 2014

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

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

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  On this day in history birth of harald Vallerius, composer  

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

1674  On this day in history birth of thomas Halyburton, Scottish theologian (d. 1712)  

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  Leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (d. 1758) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1728  Johann Adam Hiller, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

1771  Dorothy Wordsworth was born on this day in history.  

1775  On this day in history birth of antun Sorkocevic, composer  

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

1810  On this day in history birth of alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (d. 1892)  

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

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

1814  Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/founder (Coop of Welfare of the People) was born on this day in history.  

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

1249  On this day in history 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  Death of Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City (b. 1567) on this day in history.  

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