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Famous Birthdays In January - 19

Friday, 18 April 2014

0399  Pulcheria, Byzantine empress (d. 453) was born on this day in history.  

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

1544  On this day in history birth of francis II de Valois-Angouleme, king of France (1559-60)  

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  Hakuin Ekakuborn, Japan, Zen Buddhist was born on this day in history.  

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  Isaiah Thomas, US, printer/editor/publisher/historian was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)  

1798  Auguste Comte, philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism) was born on this day in history.  

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

1806  On this day in history birth of vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer  

1807  Robert Edward Lee, Stratford Va, General-in-Chief (Confederacy) was born on this day in history.  

1807  Robert E. Lee, American Confederate general (d. 1870) was born on this day in history.  

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

1808  Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887) was born on this day in history.  

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

1813  On this day in history birth of henry Bessemer, engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine)  

1816  Henry Gray, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1892 was born on this day in history.  

1820  John Haskell King, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888 was born on this day in history.  

1827  Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (Rafagas,) was born on this day in history.  

1830  On this day in history birth of george Blake Cosby, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1909  

1832  Ferdinand Laub, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1479  Johan II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1526  On this day in history death of isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (b. 1501)  

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  On this day in history edmond Auger, French jesuit (under Henri III), dies at about 60  

1625  Erhard Buttner, composer, dies at 32 on this day in history.