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Famous Birthdays In January - 17

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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

1463  On this day in history birth of frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther  

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

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

1504  On this day in history birth of pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72)  

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  On this day in history birth of calderon, writer  

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

1719  On this day in history birth of william Vernon, American merchant (d. 1806)  

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

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

1733  On this day in history birth of thomas Linley, composer  

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

1745  On this day in history birth of nicolas Roze, composer  

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  On this day in history birth of august Neander, German theologian (d. 1850)  

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  Anne Bronte, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall) was born on this day in history.  

1828  On this day in history birth of lewis Addison Grant, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1918  

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Famous Deaths In January - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0395  On this day in history theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49  

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  On this day in history albert, bishop of Riga/founder (Sword Knights), dies at about 68  

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