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Famous Deaths In December - 22

Thursday, 24 July 2014

1100  Death of Duke Bretislaus II of Bohemia on this day in history.  

1337  Daito Kokushi, leader of O-To-Kan Rinzai school in Japan, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1419  John XXIII, [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15), dies on this day in history.  

1440  On this day in history death of bluebeard, pirate, executed  

1550  Death of Richard Plantagenet (Richard of Eastwell) possibly a son of Richard III on this day in history.  

1603  On this day in history mehmed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603), dies at 37  

1646  Death of Peter Mogila, Orthodox Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia (b. 1596) on this day in history.  

1660  On this day in history death of andré Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (b. 1612)  

1668  On this day in history stephen Day, 1st British colonial printer, dies  

1681  Death of Richard Alleine, English Puritan clergyman (b. 1611) on this day in history.  

1708  On this day in history death of hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (b. 1681)  

1721  Death of Nathaniel Hawes, tortured & executed in England for robbery on this day in history.  

1723  On this day in history jacques Basnage, French/Dutch historian/vicar, dies at 70  

1738  Jean-Joseph Mouret, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1745  On this day in history jan Dismas Zelenka, composer, dies at 66  

1767  On this day in history john Newberry, English publisher, dies  

1788  Death of Percivall Pott, English physician and surgeon (b. 1714) on this day in history.  

1797  Giovanni Marco Rutini, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1806  Death of William Vernon, American merchant (b. 1719) on this day in history.  

1815  Death of Jose Maria Morelos, Mexican revolutionary priest executed by Spaniards on this day in history.  

1828  Rachel Jackson, wife of 7th US pres Andrew Jackson, dies on this day in history.  

1832  Ishmail Spicer, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1863  Michael Corcoran, Union brig-general, dies at 36 on this day in history.  

1867  Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician (kinematics), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1870  Constantine D Uschinsky, Russian educator, dies at 46 [NS=Jan 3 1871] on this day in history.  

1874  On this day in history johann Peter Pixis, composer, dies at 86  

1875  On this day in history nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer, dies at 75  

1880  On this day in history george Eliot, Victorian novelist (Adam Bede), dies on 61st birthday  

1893  Benedikt Randhartinger, composer, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

1899  Dwight L Moody, US evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement), dies on this day in history.  

1902  Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1908  Marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1913  Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1917  On this day in history francesca Saveria Cabrini, US saint/patron of immigrant, dies at 67  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 22

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1095  Roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154) was born on this day in history.  

1178  Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185) was born on this day in history.  

1400  Luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden) was born on this day in history.  

1428  On this day in history birth of richard Neville Warwick, 2nd earl of Salisbury  

1452  Jakob Obrecht, Brabant, composer was born on this day in history.  

1459  Djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II was born on this day in history.  

1515  Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland was born on this day in history.  

1523  Charles "Cardinal" of Bourbon, archbishop Rouen was born on this day in history.