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Famous Deaths In December - 17

Sunday, 20 April 2014

0535  Death of Emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466) on this day in history.  

0695  Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693] on this day in history.  

0942  On this day in history death of william Longsword  

1187  On this day in history gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies  

1195  Boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies on this day in history.  

1213  On this day in history jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53  

1273  On this day in history death of rumi (b.1207)  

1471  Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on this day in history.  

1562  Adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82 on this day in history.  

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  Arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies on this day in history.  

1721  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1829  Bernard Jumentier, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  On this day in history giuseppe Saverio Raffaele Mercadante, composer, dies at 75  

1881  Lewis H Morgan, US ethnologist (Iroquois-indians), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1891  On this day in history msiri, king of Garanganja (Katanga), dies in battle  

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

1899  On this day in history frederick "Freddy" Roberts, son of Brit field marshal, dies in battle  

1907  Kelvin of Largs, [William Thomson], Br physicist (Kelvin), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1913  On this day in history stefano Gobatti, composer, dies at 61  

1916  On this day in history death of grigori Efimovich Rasputin, Russian monk, assassinated  

1917  Death of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, English physician (b. 1836) on this day in history.  

1925  A N "Monkey" Hornby, cricketer (England capt at Oval 1882), dies on this day in history.  

1926  On this day in history alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer, dies at 70  

1930  Peter Warlock, composer, dies at 36 on this day in history.  

1933  Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Side-Studies), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1239  Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256) was born on this day in history.  

1267  Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324) was born on this day in history.  

1493  Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) was born on this day in history.  

1554  On this day in history birth of ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne  

1619  Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician was born on this day in history.  

1619  Prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1632  On this day in history birth of anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695)  

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