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Famous Birthdays In January - 26

Friday, 18 April 2014

1497  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)  

1541  Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596) was born on this day in history.  

1613  Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer was born on this day in history.  

1667  Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies was born on this day in history.  

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  Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher was born on this day in history.  

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

1722  Prestonpans was born on this day in history.  

1722  Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (d. 1805) was born on this day in history.  

1742  Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)  

1781  Achim v Arnim, writer was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican founding father (d. 1876  

1814  On this day in history birth of rufus King, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1876  

1816  Lloyd Tilghman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 was born on this day in history.  

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  George Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924) was born on this day in history.  

1852  On this day in history birth of frederick Corder, composer  

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

1855  Arthur Hervey, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1871  Warner Fabian, [Samuel H Adams], US journalist/writer (Average Jones) was born on this day in history.  

1877  Kees van Dongen, Netherland, French painter was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Eadgyth, German Queen on this day in history.  

1109  Albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (b. 1640)  

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

1744  Death of Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683) on this day in history.