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Famous Deaths In December - 22

Friday, 25 April 2014

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

1337  On this day in history daito Kokushi, leader of O-To-Kan Rinzai school in Japan, dies at 54  

1419  On this day in history john XXIII, [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15), dies  

1440  Death of Bluebeard, pirate, executed on this day in history.  

1550  On this day in history death of richard Plantagenet (Richard of Eastwell) possibly a son of Richard III  

1603  Mehmed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603), dies at 37 on this day in history.  

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

1660  Death of André Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (b. 1612) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of nathaniel Hawes, tortured & executed in England for robbery  

1723  Jacques Basnage, French/Dutch historian/vicar, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

1745  Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history ishmail Spicer, composer, dies at 72  

1863  On this day in history michael Corcoran, Union brig-general, dies at 36  

1867  On this day in history jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician (kinematics), dies at 79  

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

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  George Eliot, Victorian novelist (Adam Bede), dies on 61st birthday on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist, dies at 62  

1908  On this day in history marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44  

1913  On this day in history menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913), dies at 69  

1917  Francesca Saveria Cabrini, US saint/patron of immigrant, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history birth of emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)  

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

1428  Richard Neville Warwick, 2nd earl of Salisbury was born on this day in history.  

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.