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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

0695  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on this day in history.  

1378  On December - 31 birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on December - 31.  

1514  On December - 31 birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on this day in history.  

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist was born on this day in history.  

1720  [Bonnie Prince] Charles Edward Stuart, English pretender to throne was born on December - 31.  

1724  On this day in history birth of franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer  

1738  On this day in history birth of charles Lord Cornwallis, soldier/statesman "fire when ready Gridley"  

1741  Isabella Maria of Parma, wife of future Holy Roman emperor (d. 1763) was born on this day in history.  

1763  On this day in history birth of pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (d. 1806)  

1799  Thomas Taglichsbeck, composer was born on this day in history.  

1805  On this day in history birth of marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife)  

1815  George Gordon Meade, Major General (Union Army), died in 1872 was born on this day in history.  

1818  On December - 31 birth of maria J Small-Gartmann, actress  

1825  On this day in history birth of francis Trowbridge Sherman, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905  

1826  Henry Hiles, composer was born on this day in history.  

1830  On December - 31 birth of ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79)  

1838  On this day in history birth of emile Loubet, premier/president of France (1892, 1899-1906)  

1846  On December - 31 birth of ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, vicar/Dutch anarchist (Right for all)  

1846  On this day in history birth of richard Kleinmichel, composer  

1855  On this day in history birth of giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet  

1857  King Kelly, American baseball player (d. 1894) was born on December - 31.  

1859  On this day in history birth of max Fiedler, composer  

1860  Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (d. 1937) was born on this day in history.  

1863  Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno) was born on this day in history.  

1864  Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (Binary Stars) was born on this day in history.  

1869  On this day in history birth of henri Matisse, France, impressionist painter (Odalisque)  

1870  On this day in history birth of thomas Connolly, baseball's major league umpire for 50 years  

1874  Ernest Austin, composer was born on December - 31.  

1877  On December - 31 birth of lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author (d. 1967)  

1878  Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on December - 31.  

0406  On this day in history godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on December - 31.  

1164  On December - 31 death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  On this day in history death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on this day in history.  

1302  On December - 31 death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)