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Famous Birthdays In January - 17

Friday, 29 August 2014

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

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

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  Antonio Pace, composer was born on this day in history.  

1560  On this day in history birth of gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624)  

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

1600  On this day in history birth of calderon, writer  

1612  On this day in history birth of thomas Fairfax, Lord Fairfax, English Parliamentary general  

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  On this day in history birth of archibald Bower, Scottish historian (d. 1766)  

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

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

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  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  Paul Cuffe, Mass, merchant/shipbuilder/black nationalist was born on this day in history.  

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

1814  Ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey) was born on this day in history.  

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

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  Santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.