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Famous Deaths In December - 13

Thursday, 24 April 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  On this day in history hendrik IX, the Black, Duke of Bayern (1120-26), dies  

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

1250  Frederick II, German Emperor (1212-1250), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

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

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

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  On this day in history dodoftei, Romanian metropolitan of Moldavia/writer (Saint Lives), dies  

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  On this day in history charles Joseph Prince of Ligne, Belg fieldmarshal/author, dies at 79  

1835  On this day in history death of john Storm, American Revolutionary soldier (b. 1760)  

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

1862  On this day in history conrad Feger Jackson, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 49  

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  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  On this day in history birth of henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of Navarre/France (1572/89-1610)  

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  Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1729) was born on this day in history.  

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)