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Famous Deaths In December - 13

Sunday, 31 August 2014

0838  Pippijn I, King of Aquitania, dies on this day in history.  

1048  Al-Biruni, Arabic royal astrologer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1124  On this day in history callistus II, [Guido di Borgogna], Italian Pope (1119-24), dies  

1126  Hendrik IX, the Black, Duke of Bayern (1120-26), dies on this day in history.  

1204  Maimonides, Jewish philosopher/talmudic scholar, dies in Cairo at 69 on this day in history.  

1250  On this day in history frederick II, German Emperor (1212-1250), dies at 55  

1404  On this day in history albrecht, duke of Bavaria, dies at 74  

1466  Death of Donatello, Florentine artist and sculptor (b. 1386) on this day in history.  

1516  On this day in history death of johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer (b. 1462)  

1521  Manoel I "the Great", King of Portugal (1495-1521), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

1557  On this day in history niccolo Tartaglia, Italian mathematician, dies  

1565  Konrad von Gesner, naturalist, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1574  On this day in history selam II Sari, the blonde, sultan of Turkey (1566-74), dies at 50  

1603  On this day in history franciscus Vieta, mathematician, dies in Paris at 63  

1621  Death of Katarina Stenbock, Queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1535) on this day in history.  

1622  On this day in history jan Campanus, composer, dies at 50  

1672  Jan II Kazimierz, king of Poland (1648-68), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1693  Dodoftei, Romanian metropolitan of Moldavia/writer (Saint Lives), dies on this day in history.  

1716  Death of Charles de La Fosse, French painter (b. 1640) on this day in history.  

1721  Death of Alexander Selkirk, Scottish sailor and castaway (b. 1676) on this day in history.  

1729  Anthony Collins, Engl philosopher (On Liberty & Necessity), dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1738  On this day in history gotthard Wagner, composer, dies at 59  

1769  On this day in history c F Gellert, writer, dies at 54  

1774  On this day in history susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother, dies at 50  

1783  Death of Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish astronomer (b. 1717) on this day in history.  

1784  Death of Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer (b. 1709) on this day in history.  

1793  Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1812  Marianne von Martinez, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1814  Charles Joseph Prince of Ligne, Belg fieldmarshal/author, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1835  Death of John Storm, American Revolutionary soldier (b. 1760) on this day in history.  

1837  On this day in history death of herman of Alaska, Russian Orthodox hermit (b. 1756)  

1862  Conrad Feger Jackson, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 49 on this day in history.  

1863  On this day in history friedrich Hebbel, writer, dies at 50  

1868  On this day in history death of carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist (b. 1794)  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1521  On this day in history birth of sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], bishop of Fermo/Pope (1585-90)  

1533  Erik XIV Wasa, king of Sweden (1560-69) was born on this day in history.  

1553  Henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of Navarre/France (1572/89-1610) was born on this day in history.  

1585  William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649) was born on this day in history.  

1640  Robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696) was born on this day in history.  

1662  On this day in history birth of francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1729)  

1678  On this day in history birth of yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735)  

1720  On this day in history birth of carlo Gozzi, Italian dramatist (d. 1804)