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Famous Birthdays In January - 21

Sunday, 29 March 2015

1337  Charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80) was born on this day in history.  

1338  On January - 21 birth of king Charles V of France (d. 1380)  

1571  John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam) was born on this day in history.  

1659  Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect was born on this day in history.  

1721  James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794) was born on this day in history.  

1735  Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer was born on January - 21.  

1743  John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton) was born on this day in history.  

1746  Johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS] was born on January - 21.  

1751  Josephus Andreas Fodor, composer was born on this day in history.  

1759  Johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot was born on January - 21.  

1762  On January - 21 birth of giuseppe Antonio Silvani, composer  

1771  On this day in history birth of arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director  

1775  Manuel Garcia, composer was born on this day in history.  

1792  Tsjalling Hiddes Halbertsma, Fries story teller (Rhymes & Tales) was born on this day in history.  

1796  On January - 21 birth of john Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author  

1801  Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer was born on this day in history.  

1804  Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887) was born on this day in history.  

1814  On this day in history birth of thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer  

1815  Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia) was born on January - 21.  

1815  On this day in history birth of john Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900)  

1821  John Cabell Breckinridge, (D) 14th US VP (1857-61)/mjr-gen (Confed) was born on January - 21.  

1823  Alexandre Edouard Goria, composer was born on this day in history.  

1824  Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed) was born on January - 21.  

1825  On this day in history birth of imre Madách, Hungarian writer (d. 1864)  

1827  Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (d. 1900) was born on January - 21.  

1829  Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet was born on this day in history.  

1833  Norman Willis, union leader (Britain's Trades Union Congress) was born on this day in history.  

1840  On January - 21 birth of sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician  

1848  On this day in history birth of henri Duparc, French composer  

1855  John M Browning, US, weapons manufacturer was born on January - 21.  

1859  Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer was born on this day in history.  

1860  Karl Staaff, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915) was born on this day in history.  

1867  James Marcus, New York, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail) was born on this day in history.  

1867  Maxime Weygard, French general/gov-gen (Algeria) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0304  Death of Saint Agnes (martyred) (b. 291) on January - 21.  

0879  Boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies on this day in history.  

0917  Death of Erchanger, Duke of Swabia (c. 880) on this day in history.  

1118  On this day in history paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies  

1519  On this day in history death of vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475)  

1527  Death of Juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489) on this day in history.  

1546  Death of Azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491) on this day in history.  

1596  John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66 on this day in history.