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Famous Deaths In December - 13

Thursday, 24 July 2014

0838  On this day in history pippijn I, King of Aquitania, dies  

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

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

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  Albrecht, duke of Bavaria, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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

1516  Death of Johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer (b. 1462) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history konrad von Gesner, naturalist, dies at 49  

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

1603  Franciscus Vieta, mathematician, dies in Paris at 63 on this day in history.  

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

1622  Jan Campanus, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of charles de La Fosse, French painter (b. 1640)  

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  Gotthard Wagner, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1769  C F Gellert, writer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1774  Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1783  On this day in history death of pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish astronomer (b. 1717)  

1784  On this day in history death of samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer (b. 1709)  

1793  On this day in history johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer, dies at 63  

1812  On this day in history marianne von Martinez, composer, dies at 68  

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  Death of Herman of Alaska, Russian Orthodox hermit (b. 1756) on this day in history.  

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

1863  Friedrich Hebbel, writer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1868  Death of Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist (b. 1794) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1521  Sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], bishop of Fermo/Pope (1585-90) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of william Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649)  

1640  On this day in history birth of robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696)  

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)