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Famous Birthdays In January - 19

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

0399  On this day in history birth of pulcheria, Byzantine empress (d. 453)  

1200  On this day in history birth of dogen Kigen, Japan, Zen teacher, 1st patriarch of the Japanese Soto  

1544  Francis II de Valois-Angouleme, king of France (1559-60) was born on this day in history.  

1613  On this day in history birth of jacques Huyn, composer  

1639  Noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian was born on this day in history.  

1676  On this day in history birth of john Weldon, composer  

1679  On this day in history birth of girolamo Chiti, composer  

1686  On this day in history birth of hakuin Ekakuborn, Japan, Zen Buddhist  

1736  On this day in history birth of james Watt, Scotland, inventor (steam engine)  

1736  On this day in history birth of laurens P van de Spiegel, Dutch regent/secretary of State 1787-95  

1737  On this day in history birth of jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Fr writer (Paul et Virgin)  

1739  Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect (d. 1808) was born on this day in history.  

1749  On this day in history birth of isaiah Thomas, US, printer/editor/publisher/historian  

1752  James Morris III, American army officer (d. 1820) was born on this day in history.  

1757  On this day in history birth of augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, German Princess (d. 1831)  

1760  On this day in history birth of melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer  

1790  Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna) was born on this day in history.  

1798  On this day in history birth of auguste Comte, philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism)  

1802  On this day in history birth of [Jean] Silvain van de Weyer, 1st Belg min of Foreign affairs (1831)  

1806  Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer was born on this day in history.  

1807  On this day in history birth of robert Edward Lee, Stratford Va, General-in-Chief (Confederacy)  

1807  On this day in history birth of robert E. Lee, American Confederate general (d. 1870)  

1807  Robert E. Lee, Stratford Virginia, American Confederate General in Chief (d. 1870) was born on this day in history.  

1808  On this day in history birth of lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887)  

1809  Edgar Allan Poe, Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum) was born on this day in history.  

1813  Henry Bessemer, engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine) was born on this day in history.  

1816  On this day in history birth of henry Gray, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1892  

1820  On this day in history birth of john Haskell King, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888  

1827  On this day in history birth of carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (Rafagas,)  

1830  George Blake Cosby, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1909 was born on this day in history.  

1832  On this day in history birth of ferdinand Laub, composer  

1832  Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer was born on this day in history.  

1837  On this day in history birth of william Williams Keen, surgeon (brain)  

1839  On this day in history birth of bohumil Pazdirek, composer  

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Famous Deaths In January - 19

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0639  Dagobert I, king of Austrasia/Soissons/Burgundy/Neustrië, dies on this day in history.  

1479  On this day in history johan II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81  

1526  Death of Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (b. 1501) on this day in history.  

1547  Death of Henry Howard, earl of Surrey, army commander/poet, beheaded at 29 on this day in history.  

1549  Barthout van Assendelft, 1st land advocate of Holland, dies on this day in history.  

1576  Hans Sachs, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1591  Edmond Auger, French jesuit (under Henri III), dies at about 60 on this day in history.  

1625  On this day in history erhard Buttner, composer, dies at 32