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Famous Birthdays In January - 12

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

1483  On this day in history birth of hendrik van Nassau-Dillenburg en Dietz, gov/viceroy of Holland  

1483  On this day in history birth of henry III of Nassau-Breda, German noblem (d. 1538)  

1492  Andreas Alicatus, Italian author was born on this day in history.  

1562  On this day in history birth of charles Emanuel I, the great, Duke of Savoy  

1576  On this day in history birth of peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian  

1577  Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist (d. 1644) was born on this day in history.  

1580  On this day in history birth of jean Baptiste van Helmont, Belgian chemist, (found boiling pt temp)  

1580  Lord Alexander Ruthven, Scottish nobleman (d. 1600) was born on this day in history.  

1588  John Winthrop, 1st governor (Mass Bay Colony) was born on this day in history.  

1588  On this day in history birth of jose Ribera [Lo Spagnoletto], Spanish painter  

1591  José Ribera, Spanish painter (d. 1652) was born on this day in history.  

1597  François Duquesnoy, French sculptor (d. 1643) was born on this day in history.  

1599  Adrian van Utrecht, Flemish painter was born on this day in history.  

1638  On this day in history birth of ernst R Tarhemberg, Austrian fieldmarshal (Turkish Wars)  

1665  Pierre de Fermat, French lawyer/mathematician was born on this day in history.  

1674  Reinhard Keiser, composer was born on this day in history.  

1711  On this day in history birth of gaetano Latilla, composer  

1715  Jacques Duphly, composer was born on this day in history.  

1716  Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general (d. 1795) was born on this day in history.  

1721  Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick, Prussian general (d. 1792) was born on this day in history.  

1723  On this day in history birth of samuel Langdon, American college educator (d. 1797)  

1729  On this day in history birth of edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [OS=Jan 1]  

1729  On this day in history birth of lazzaro Spallanzani, Modena Italy, physiologist  

1730  Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer was born on this day in history.  

1737  Brizio Petrucci, composer was born on this day in history.  

1737  John Hancock, patriot (1st to sign Declaration of Independence) was born on this day in history.  

1746  Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Switzerland, educator [OS] was born on this day in history.  

1749  On this day in history birth of ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat  

1751  Ferdinand I, king of Sicily & Naples was born on this day in history.  

1751  On this day in history birth of jacob M R Lenz, writer (Das Leidende Weib)  

1751  On this day in history birth of ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1825)  

1772  On this day in history birth of count Mikhail Speransky, Russian reformer (d. 1839)  

1780  On this day in history birth of wilhelm M L de Wette, German exegetist/theologist  

1783  Erik Gustaf Geijer, Swedish historian/poet (Natthimmelen) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0689  Benedict Biscop, English saint, dies on this day in history.  

1049  Abu Sa'id ibn Aboa al-Chair, Persian mystic, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1167  Aelred of Hexham/Rievaulx, English abbot/saint, dies at about 56 on this day in history.  

1321  On this day in history death of maria of Brabant, wife of Philip III of France (b. 1256)  

1390  Peter van Herenthals, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1519  On this day in history maximilian I of Hapsburg, German kaiser, dies  

1537  On this day in history lorenzo di Credi, Italian painter, dies  

1665  Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (Fermat therorem), dies at 63 on this day in history.