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Famous Birthdays In January - 04

Thursday, 24 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  On this day in history birth of amadeus VI of Savoy (d. 1383)  

1567  Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect was born on this day in history.  

1579  On this day in history birth of willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar  

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  On this day in history birth of lars Roberg, Swedish physician (d. 1742)  

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  Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1739  Henrik C Cras, Dutch lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii) was born on this day in history.  

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

1759  Maria Rosa Coccia, composer was born on this day in history.  

1772  Paul-Louis Courier, (de Mere), French writer/interpreter was born on this day in history.  

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

1785  Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Germany, librarian (fairy tale collector) was born on this day in history.  

1785  Jakob Grimm, German philologist and folklorist (d. 1863) was born on this day in history.  

1789  On this day in history birth of benjamin Lundy, philanthropist/abolitionist  

1797  On this day in history birth of wilhelm Beer, Germany, amateur astronomer (constructed 1st Moon map)  

1805  On this day in history birth of stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer  

1807  On this day in history birth of baltasar Saldoni, composer  

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

1813  Alexander Freiherr von Bach, Austria attorney/premier (1852-59) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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  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  On this day in history tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44  

1612  On this day in history henry L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62  

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