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Famous Deaths In December - 26

Saturday, 26 July 2014

0267  On this day in history dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies  

0268  Death of Pope Dionysius on this day in history.  

1350  On this day in history death of jean de Marigny, French bishop  

1458  Death of Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1393) on this day in history.  

1476  On this day in history death of galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan, murdered  

1530  Zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1574  Charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1624  On this day in history simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54  

1627  On this day in history gonzaga, Italian monarch of Mantua/Monferrato, dies  

1658  Simon Guillain, French sculptor (Castle of Blois/Sorbonne), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1676  On this day in history domenicus van Tol, Dutch painter, dies  

1679  John van de Cappelle, Amsterdam landscape painter, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1731  Death of Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (b. 1672) on this day in history.  

1736  Antonio Caldara, composer, dies on this day in history.  

1740  Mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, lt-gen (12 children), dies on this day in history.  

1771  Death of Claude Adrien Helvétius, French philosopher (b. 1715) on this day in history.  

1776  On this day in history johann Gottlieb Rall, Hessian colonel/mercenary, dies in battle  

1780  On this day in history death of john Fothergill, English physician (b. 1712)  

1784  Death of Seth Warner, American revolutionary leader (b. 1743) on this day in history.  

1786  Death of Gasparo Gozzi, Italian critic and dramatist (b. 1713) on this day in history.  

1797  John Wilkes, English journalist/Higher/Lower house leader, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1827  Jan David Holland, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1836  On this day in history hans Georg Nageli, composer, dies at 63  

1837  On this day in history martinus van Marum, chemist/physicist (giant salamander), dies at 87  

1861  On this day in history death of philip St George Cocke, Confederate brig-gen, commits suicide at 52  

1862  On this day in history death of 38 Santee Sioux indians, hanged in Mankato  

1866  On this day in history samuel Ryan Curtis, Union general-major, dies at 49  

1869  Death of Jean Louis Marie Poiseuille, French physiologist (b. 1797) on this day in history.  

1879  On this day in history jean Leonard Marie Poiseuille, dies  

1887  Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer, dies at 40 on this day in history.  

1890  On this day in history heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (Trojan War), dies at 86  

1909  Death of Frederic Remington, American artist (b. 1861) on this day in history.  

1916  On this day in history bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81  

1917  Louise J Gautier, French poetess/daughter of Theophile G, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1194  Frederick II, Iesi Italy, German Emperor (1212-1250)/King of Sicily was born on this day in history.  

1532  On this day in history birth of guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576)  

1536  On this day in history birth of yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584)  

1542  Tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616) was born on this day in history.  

1618  Elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess was born on this day in history.  

1633  On this day in history birth of charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised  

1646  On this day in history birth of robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)  

1660  On this day in history birth of peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised