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Famous Deaths In December - 21

Sunday, 31 August 2014

0072  On this day in history death of thomas the Apostle  

0918  On this day in history conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies  

1295  On this day in history death of marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)  

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  On this day in history death of bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442)  

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

1579  On this day in history death of vicente Masip, Spanish painter  

1597  On this day in history petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76  

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  On this day in history alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45  

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

1906  On this day in history adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 58  

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

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  Leendert Round, sculptor (Giraffen, Blijdorp), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history birth of mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician  

1537  On this day in history birth of johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)  

1596  On this day in history birth of petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)  

1603  Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684) was born on this day in history.  

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

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