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Famous Birthdays In January - 17

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

1342  On this day in history birth of philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy  

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

1484  On this day in history birth of george Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545)  

1501  Leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants) was born on this day in history.  

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

1517  On this day in history birth of antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes)  

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  On this day in history birth of thomas Fairfax, Lord Fairfax, English Parliamentary general  

1657  Pieter van Bloemen, [Standaart], Flemish painter, baptized was born on this day in history.  

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

1683  On this day in history birth of gerard van Loon, Dutch historian  

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

1706  Benjamin Franklin, Boston, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor was born on this day in history.  

1712  On this day in history birth of john Stanley, composer  

1719  On this day in history birth of jean-Joseph Vade, composer  

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

1728  On this day in history birth of johann Gottfried Muthel, composer  

1732  On this day in history birth of stanislaw II August Poniatowski, last king of Poland (1764-95)  

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

1734  Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer (Les Pêcheurs, Mirza) was born on this day in history.  

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  Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer was born on this day in history.  

1771  Charles Brockden Brown, father of American novel (Wieland) was born on this day in history.  

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

1806  James Madison Randolph, (Jefferson's grandson) 1st born in White House was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies  

1119  On this day in history boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies  

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

1369  On this day in history death of king Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (b. 1328)  

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