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Famous Birthdays In January - 04

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

1077  On this day in history birth of emperor Zhezong of Song Dynasty in China (d. 1100)  

1334  Amadeus VI, [Green Earl], earl of Savoye was born on this day in history.  

1334  Amadeus VI of Savoy (d. 1383) was born on this day in history.  

1567  On this day in history birth of franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect  

1579  Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar was born on this day in history.  

1581  James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (gave age to Earth based on bible) was born on this day in history.  

1604  On this day in history birth of jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe)  

1643  On this day in history birth of isaac Newton, Grantham England, physicist, mathematician and astronomer ("Whatever goes up must come down") [NS]  

1664  Lars Roberg, Swedish physician (d. 1742) was born on this day in history.  

1672  On this day in history birth of hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (d. 1742)  

1710  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (Il Prigioniero Superbo) was born on this day in history.  

1717  On this day in history birth of antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer  

1720  On this day in history birth of johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist  

1726  On this day in history birth of cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector  

1739  On this day in history birth of henrik C Cras, Dutch lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii)  

1756  On this day in history birth of anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician  

1759  On this day in history birth of maria Rosa Coccia, composer  

1772  On this day in history birth of paul-Louis Courier, (de Mere), French writer/interpreter  

1773  Johann Peter Heuschkel, composer was born on this day in history.  

1785  On this day in history birth of jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Germany, librarian (fairy tale collector)  

1785  On this day in history birth of jakob Grimm, German philologist and folklorist (d. 1863)  

1789  Benjamin Lundy, philanthropist/abolitionist was born on this day in history.  

1797  Wilhelm Beer, Germany, amateur astronomer (constructed 1st Moon map) was born on this day in history.  

1805  Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer was born on this day in history.  

1807  Baltasar Saldoni, composer was born on this day in history.  

1809  On this day in history birth of louis Braille, Coupvray France, developer (reading system for blind)  

1813  On this day in history birth of alexander Freiherr von Bach, Austria attorney/premier (1852-59)  

1813  Isaac Pitman, Britain, inventor (stenographic shorthand) was born on this day in history.  

1813  On this day in history birth of louis L Bonaparte, English/French linguist/senator  

1821  John James Peck, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878 was born on this day in history.  

1822  Joseph Jones Reynolds, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899 was born on this day in history.  

1823  Otto van Rees, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1884-88) was born on this day in history.  

1823  Peter Joseph Osterhaus, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1917 was born on this day in history.  

1832  George Tryon, British admiral (d. 1893) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0838  On this day in history death of babak, Persian social/religious reformer, martyred  

1248  On this day in history death of king Sancho II of Portugal (b. 1207)  

1428  Death of Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, 'The Warlike' (b. 1370) on this day in history.  

1564  Death of Hosokawa Ujitsuna, Japanese military commander (b. 1514) on this day in history.  

1584  Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1612  Henry L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1678  On this day in history johan Maetsuyker, Dutch gov-general of Ceylon (1653-78), dies at 71  

1695  On this day in history duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourg/French marshal, dies