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Famous Birthdays In January - 04

Thursday, 31 July 2014

1077  Emperor Zhezong of Song Dynasty in China (d. 1100) was born on this day in history.  

1334  On this day in history birth of amadeus VI, [Green Earl], earl of Savoye  

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  Jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe) was born on this day in history.  

1643  Isaac Newton, Grantham England, physicist, mathematician and astronomer ("Whatever goes up must come down") [NS] was born on this day in history.  

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

1672  Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (d. 1742) was born on this day in history.  

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  Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist was born on this day in history.  

1726  Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector was born on this day in history.  

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

1756  Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of johann Peter Heuschkel, composer  

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  On this day in history birth of benjamin Lundy, philanthropist/abolitionist  

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  On this day in history birth of baltasar Saldoni, composer  

1809  Louis Braille, Coupvray France, developer (reading system for blind) was born on this day in history.  

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

1813  On this day in history birth of isaac Pitman, Britain, inventor (stenographic shorthand)  

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

1821  On this day in history birth of john James Peck, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878  

1822  On this day in history birth of joseph Jones Reynolds, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899  

1823  On this day in history birth of otto van Rees, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1884-88)  

1823  On this day in history birth of peter Joseph Osterhaus, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1917  

1832  On this day in history birth of george Tryon, British admiral (d. 1893)  

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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  Death of King Sancho II of Portugal (b. 1207) on this day in history.  

1428  On this day in history death of frederick I, Elector of Saxony, 'The Warlike' (b. 1370)  

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