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Famous Deaths In December - 21

Monday, 21 April 2014

0072  Death of Thomas the Apostle on this day in history.  

0918  Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on this day in history.  

1295  Death of Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) on this day in history.  

1308  On this day in history henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies  

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on this day in history.  

1504  Death of Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442) on this day in history.  

1549  On this day in history death of marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492)  

1579  Death of Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on this day in history.  

1597  Petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1674  Rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66 on this day in history.  

1734  On this day in history philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54  

1736  Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45 on this day in history.  

1755  Caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1807  On this day in history death of john Newton, English cleric and hymnist (b. 1725)  

1820  On this day in history charles-Francois Dumonchau, composer, dies at 45  

1824  On this day in history death of james Parkinson, English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (b. 1755)  

1859  On this day in history nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist, dies at 66  

1864  On this day in history william Henry Fry, composer, dies at 51  

1873  On this day in history death of francis Garnier, French explorer (b. 1839)  

1889  On this day in history joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham, dies at 61  

1890  Niels Vilhelm Gade, Danish composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history death of roger Wolcott, American political figure, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1847)  

1906  Adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1907  Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (public baths), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history a O Jones, cricketer (12 Tests for England 1899-1909), dies  

1920  Death of Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death on this day in history.  

1921  On this day in history p B S Pinchback, major Reconstruction politician, dies at 84  

1927  On this day in history jack Saunders, cricketer (79 wickets-14 Tests for Aust 1902-08), dies  

1928  On this day in history harry Butt, cricketer (England wicket-keeper v S Africa 1895-96), dies  

1933  On this day in history knud J V Rasmussen, Danish Pole explorer (Thule), dies at 54  

1935  On this day in history kurt Tucholsky, Ger journalist/writer (Panter, Tiger & Co), dies at 45  

1937  On this day in history frank Kellog, US foreign minister (Nobel 1929), dies at 80  

1940  F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44 on this day in history.  

1942  On this day in history leendert Round, sculptor (Giraffen, Blijdorp), dies at 63  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1117  Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury was born on this day in history.  

1401  Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428) was born on this day in history.  

1518  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician was born on this day in history.  

1537  Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) was born on this day in history.  

1596  Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646) was born on this day in history.  

1603  On this day in history birth of roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684)  

1616  Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer was born on this day in history.  

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on this day in history.