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Famous Birthdays In January - 05

Friday, 22 August 2014

1209  Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1272) was born on this day in history.  

1548  Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.  

1560  William Cobbold, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  On this day in history birth of xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)  

1592  Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India (1628-58), built Taj Mahal was born on this day in history.  

1596  Henry Lawes, English composer was born on this day in history.  

1614  On this day in history birth of archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (d. 1662)  

1661  On this day in history birth of jacob Balthasar Schutz, composer  

1667  Antonio Lotti, Italian composer (b. 1740) was born on this day in history.  

1679  Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, composer was born on this day in history.  

1696  Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/painter (d. 1757) was born on this day in history.  

1710  On this day in history birth of friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer  

1717  On this day in history birth of william Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (d. 1793)  

1729  Paul C la Fargue, cartoonist/painter was born on this day in history.  

1759  On this day in history birth of jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader  

1762  On this day in history birth of constanze Mozart, wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1842)  

1769  Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics) was born on this day in history.  

1773  On this day in history birth of pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter/drawer  

1778  On this day in history birth of fortunato Santini, composer  

1779  Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812) was born on this day in history.  

1779  Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak) was born on this day in history.  

1787  On this day in history birth of john Burke, Irish genealogist (Burke's Peerage)  

1788  Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer was born on this day in history.  

1806  On this day in history birth of andre H C van Hasselt, Belgian poet (La Belgium)  

1810  On this day in history birth of auguste Mermet, composer  

1811  Cyrus Hamlin, educator/missionary (est Robert College, Turkey) was born on this day in history.  

1813  On this day in history birth of thomas Neville Waul, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1903  

1822  On this day in history birth of joseph Brevard Kershaw, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1894  

1823  On this day in history birth of william Rockstro, composer  

1828  August Valentine Kautz, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1895 was born on this day in history.  

1829  Sir Roger Tichborne, missing U.K. heir who was the subject of the longest criminal trial in British history (d. c.1854) was born on this day in history.  

1834  William John Wills, English explorer of Australia, member of the Burke and Wills expedition (d. 1861) was born on this day in history.  

1835  On this day in history birth of friedrich Richard Faltin, composer  

1835  Hendrik E van Rijgersma, Dutch gouvernement doctor on Saint Maarten was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0842  Death of Al-Mu'tasim, Abbasid caliph (b. 794) on this day in history.  

1066  On this day in history edward de Belijder, the Confessor, king of England (1043-66), dies  

1387  Pedro IV, king of Aragon/conqueror of Sicily, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1400  Death of John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English politician (executed) (b. ca. 1350) on this day in history.  

1425  Death of John of Bavaria/Bayern, liege of Holland/Zealand/Dordrecht, poisoned on this day in history.  

1448  Death of Christopher of Bavaria (b. 1416) on this day in history.  

1465  Death of Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (b. 1394) on this day in history.  

1477  On this day in history charles, the Bold, duke of Burgundy/writer, dies at 43