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Famous Deaths In December - 17

Monday, 22 December 2014

0535  On this day in history death of emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466)  

0695  Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693] on December - 17.  

0942  On December - 17 death of william Longsword  

1187  Gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies on December - 17.  

1195  Boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies on December - 17.  

1213  Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1273  On December - 17 death of rumi (b.1207)  

1471  Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on December - 17.  

1562  On December - 17 adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82  

1651  Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1663  Death of Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba (b. 1583) on this day in history.  

1679  On this day in history don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies  

1711  On this day in history arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies  

1721  On December - 17 death of richard Lumley, 1st Earl of Scarbrough, English statesman (b. 1640)  

1751  Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, Czech master builder, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1811  John Antes, composer, dies at 71 on December - 17.  

1829  Bernard Jumentier, composer, dies at 80 on December - 17.  

1830  Simon Bolivar, president (Colombia), dies at 47 in Colombia on this day in history.  

1833  Death of Kaspar Hauser, German son of grand duke Karel of Bathe, murdered at 21 on this day in history.  

1847  On December - 17 death of archduchess Marie Louise of Austria, second wife of Napoleon (b. 1791)  

1860  On this day in history death of désirée Clary, Queen of Sweden and Norway (b. 1777)  

1870  Giuseppe Saverio Raffaele Mercadante, composer, dies at 75 on December - 17.  

1881  On this day in history lewis H Morgan, US ethnologist (Iroquois-indians), dies at 62  

1891  Msiri, king of Garanganja (Katanga), dies in battle on December - 17.  

1893  On this day in history levinus T Keuchenius, Dutch min of Colonies (1888-90), dies at 71  

1899  On December - 17 frederick "Freddy" Roberts, son of Brit field marshal, dies in battle  

1907  On December - 17 kelvin of Largs, [William Thomson], Br physicist (Kelvin), dies at 83  

1913  Stefano Gobatti, composer, dies at 61 on December - 17.  

1916  Death of Grigori Efimovich Rasputin, Russian monk, assassinated on this day in history.  

1917  Death of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, English physician (b. 1836) on December - 17.  

1925  A N "Monkey" Hornby, cricketer (England capt at Oval 1882), dies on December - 17.  

1926  On December - 17 alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer, dies at 70  

1930  On December - 17 peter Warlock, composer, dies at 36  

1933  On this day in history hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Side-Studies), dies at 81  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 17

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1239  On December - 17 birth of kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256)  

1267  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)  

1493  On this day in history birth of philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum)  

1554  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne was born on this day in history.  

1619  Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician was born on December - 17.  

1619  On December - 17 birth of prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682)  

1632  Anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695) was born on this day in history.  

1638  Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer was born on this day in history.