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Famous Birthdays In January - 26

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

1497  Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

1541  On this day in history birth of florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)  

1613  On this day in history birth of johann Jakob Wolleb, composer  

1667  On this day in history birth of henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies  

1708  On this day in history birth of william Hayes, composer  

1714  Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage) was born on this day in history.  

1715  On this day in history birth of claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher  

1716  George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville was born on this day in history.  

1722  Prestonpans was born on this day in history.  

1722  On this day in history birth of alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (d. 1805)  

1742  On this day in history birth of johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, composer  

1748  On this day in history birth of emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer  

1763  Charles XIV, French marshall, king of Sweden & Norway (1818-44) was born on this day in history.  

1770  Alexander Carlyle, Moderator of General Assembly was born on this day in history.  

1771  On this day in history birth of jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director (Suriname)  

1778  Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis) was born on this day in history.  

1781  On this day in history birth of achim v Arnim, writer  

1781  Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn) was born on this day in history.  

1786  On this day in history birth of benjamin Robert Haydon, Plymouth, painter (Waiting for The Times)  

1813  Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican founding father (d. 1876 was born on this day in history.  

1814  Rufus King, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1876 was born on this day in history.  

1816  On this day in history birth of lloyd Tilghman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863  

1819  On this day in history birth of abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 26]  

1826  Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76) was born on this day in history.  

1828  On this day in history birth of johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer  

1831  On this day in history birth of mary Mapes Dodge, NYC, writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates)  

1832  On this day in history birth of george Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924)  

1852  Frederick Corder, composer was born on this day in history.  

1852  On this day in history birth of pierre Brazza, explorer/colonial administrator (French Africa)  

1855  On this day in history birth of arthur Hervey, composer  

1857  On this day in history birth of the 12th Dalai Lama (d. 1875)  

1871  On this day in history birth of warner Fabian, [Samuel H Adams], US journalist/writer (Average Jones)  

1877  On this day in history birth of kees van Dongen, Netherland, French painter  

1878  A W "Dave" Nourse, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of S African cricket) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0946  On this day in history death of eadgyth, German Queen  

1109  On this day in history albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies  

1567  On this day in history death of nicholas Wotton, English diplomat  

1630  Death of Henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556) on this day in history.  

1636  On this day in history death of jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552)  

1697  Death of Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (b. 1640) on this day in history.  

1706  Guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1744  On this day in history death of ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683)