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Famous Deaths In December - 22

Thursday, 28 August 2014

1100  On this day in history death of duke Bretislaus II of Bohemia  

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

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

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

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

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

1646  On this day in history death of peter Mogila, Orthodox Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia (b. 1596)  

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  Death of Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (b. 1681) on this day in history.  

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

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

1738  On this day in history jean-Joseph Mouret, composer, dies at 56  

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

1767  John Newberry, English publisher, dies on this day in history.  

1788  On this day in history death of percivall Pott, English physician and surgeon (b. 1714)  

1797  On this day in history giovanni Marco Rutini, composer, dies at 74  

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

1815  On this day in history death of jose Maria Morelos, Mexican revolutionary priest executed by Spaniards  

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

1874  Johann Peter Pixis, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1875  Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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

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

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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  On this day in history birth of jakob Obrecht, Brabant, composer  

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

1515  On this day in history birth of mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland  

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