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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Monday, 24 November 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  On December - 31 birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  

1491  On December - 31 birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  On this day in history birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  On December - 31 birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1572  On December - 31 birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

1668  On December - 31 birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

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

1724  Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer was born on December - 31.  

1738  Charles Lord Cornwallis, soldier/statesman "fire when ready Gridley" was born on this day in history.  

1741  Isabella Maria of Parma, wife of future Holy Roman emperor (d. 1763) was born on December - 31.  

1763  Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (d. 1806) was born on December - 31.  

1799  Thomas Taglichsbeck, composer was born on December - 31.  

1805  Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife) was born on this day in history.  

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

1818  Maria J Small-Gartmann, actress was born on this day in history.  

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  Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79) was born on this day in history.  

1838  Emile Loubet, premier/president of France (1892, 1899-1906) was born on this day in history.  

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

1846  On December - 31 birth of richard Kleinmichel, composer  

1855  Giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet was born on December - 31.  

1857  King Kelly, American baseball player (d. 1894) was born on this day in history.  

1859  Max Fiedler, composer was born on this day in history.  

1860  On this day in history birth of joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (d. 1937)  

1863  Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno) was born on December - 31.  

1864  Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (Binary Stars) was born on December - 31.  

1869  Henri Matisse, France, impressionist painter (Odalisque) was born on December - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

1877  Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author (d. 1967) was born on December - 31.  

1878  On this day in history birth of horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro)  

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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 December - 31.  

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

0406  Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on December - 31.  

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

1164  Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on December - 31.  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on December - 31.  

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on December - 31.  

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