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Famous Deaths In December - 21

Thursday, 24 July 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  On this day in history giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies  

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

1549  Death of Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66  

1734  Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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  Death of John Newton, English cleric and hymnist (b. 1725) on this day in history.  

1820  Charles-Francois Dumonchau, composer, dies at 45 on this day in history.  

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

1859  Nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1864  William Henry Fry, composer, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

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

1889  Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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

1900  Death of Roger Wolcott, American political figure, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1847) on this day in history.  

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  A O Jones, cricketer (12 Tests for England 1899-1909), dies on this day in history.  

1920  On this day in history death of claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death  

1921  P B S Pinchback, major Reconstruction politician, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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

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

1933  Knud J V Rasmussen, Danish Pole explorer (Thule), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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

1937  Frank Kellog, US foreign minister (Nobel 1929), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history f Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44  

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

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Famous Birthdays In December - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1117  On this day in history birth of thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  

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  On this day in history birth of johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)  

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  On this day in history birth of pietro Andrea Ziani, composer  

1628  On this day in history birth of samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer