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Famous Birthdays In January - 21

Monday, 21 April 2014

1337  On this day in history birth of charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80)  

1338  On this day in history birth of king Charles V of France (d. 1380)  

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

1659  On this day in history birth of adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect  

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

1735  On this day in history birth of johann Gottfried Eckard, composer  

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

1746  On this day in history birth of johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS]  

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

1759  On this day in history birth of johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot  

1762  On this day in history birth of giuseppe Antonio Silvani, composer  

1771  Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history birth of john Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author  

1801  On this day in history birth of ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer  

1804  On this day in history birth of eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)  

1814  Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer was born on this day in history.  

1815  On this day in history birth of horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia)  

1815  John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900) was born on this day in history.  

1821  On this day in history birth of john Cabell Breckinridge, (D) 14th US VP (1857-61)/mjr-gen (Confed)  

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 this day in history.  

1825  Imre Madách, Hungarian writer (d. 1864) was born on this day in history.  

1827  Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (d. 1900) was born on this day in history.  

1829  On this day in history birth of oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet  

1833  On this day in history birth of norman Willis, union leader (Britain's Trades Union Congress)  

1840  Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician was born on this day in history.  

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

1855  John M Browning, US, weapons manufacturer was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

0879  On this day in history boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies  

0917  On this day in history death of erchanger, Duke of Swabia (c. 880)  

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

1519  Death of Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475) on this day in history.  

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

1546  On this day in history death of azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491)  

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