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Famous Birthdays In January - 17

Thursday, 17 April 2014

1342  Philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy was born on this day in history.  

1463  Frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther was born on this day in history.  

1484  George Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545) was born on this day in history.  

1501  On this day in history birth of leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants)  

1504  Pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72) was born on this day in history.  

1517  Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes) was born on this day in history.  

1545  On this day in history birth of antonio Pace, composer  

1560  Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624) was born on this day in history.  

1574  On this day in history birth of robert Fludd, composer  

1600  Calderon, writer was born on this day in history.  

1612  Thomas Fairfax, Lord Fairfax, English Parliamentary general was born on this day in history.  

1657  On this day in history birth of pieter van Bloemen, [Standaart], Flemish painter, baptized  

1659  Antonio Veracini, composer was born on this day in history.  

1683  Gerard van Loon, Dutch historian was born on this day in history.  

1686  Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (d. 1766) was born on this day in history.  

1706  On this day in history birth of benjamin Franklin, Boston, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor  

1712  John Stanley, composer was born on this day in history.  

1719  Jean-Joseph Vade, composer was born on this day in history.  

1719  William Vernon, American merchant (d. 1806) was born on this day in history.  

1728  Johann Gottfried Muthel, composer was born on this day in history.  

1732  Stanislaw II August Poniatowski, last king of Poland (1764-95) was born on this day in history.  

1733  Thomas Linley, composer was born on this day in history.  

1734  On this day in history birth of francois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer (Les Pêcheurs, Mirza)  

1745  Nicolas Roze, composer was born on this day in history.  

1759  On this day in history birth of paul Cuffe, Mass, merchant/shipbuilder/black nationalist  

1761  On this day in history birth of james Hall, Scotland, geologist  

1769  On this day in history birth of ole Andreas Lindeman, composer  

1771  On this day in history birth of charles Brockden Brown, father of American novel (Wieland)  

1789  August Neander, German theologian (d. 1850) was born on this day in history.  

1806  On this day in history birth of james Madison Randolph, (Jefferson's grandson) 1st born in White House  

1814  On this day in history birth of ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey)  

1818  Antoine Dorion, (L) joint premier of Canada (1858, 1863-64) was born on this day in history.  

1820  On this day in history birth of anne Bronte, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall)  

1828  Lewis Addison Grant, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1918 was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0395  Theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1103  Frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies on this day in history.  

1119  Boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies on this day in history.  

1229  Albert, bishop of Riga/founder (Sword Knights), dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

1369  Death of King Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (b. 1328) on this day in history.  

1468  Death of Skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405) on this day in history.  

1598  On this day in history death of fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557)  

1604  On this day in history santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61