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Famous Deaths In December - 28

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0300  Death of Theonas, Patriarch of Alexandria on this day in history.  

1367  Death of Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (b. 1330) on this day in history.  

1446  On this day in history clemens VIII, [Aegyd Munoz], Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies  

1503  On this day in history death of piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1471)  

1542  Albert Pigge, [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52 on this day in history.  

1622  Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1663  Death of Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618) on this day in history.  

1671  Death of Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (b. 1611) on this day in history.  

1673  On this day in history joan Blaeu, Dutch cartographer/publisher (Atlas Major), dies at 77  

1694  Mary II, Queen of England, dies after 5 years of rule at 32 [NS=Jan 7] on this day in history.  

1703  On this day in history death of mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1664)  

1706  On this day in history pierre Bayle, French theologist (History of Criticism), dies at 59  

1708  Death of Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, French botanist (b. 1656) on this day in history.  

1715  On this day in history death of william Carstares, Scottish minister (b. 1649)  

1734  On this day in history death of robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (b. 1671)  

1772  On this day in history ernst J earl van/of Biron, Russian duke of Courland, dies at 82  

1775  Peter A van de Parra, gov-gen of (Neth Indies), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1779  Gennaro Manna, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1793  On this day in history louis earl of Bylandt, Dutch admiral, dies at about 75  

1795  Death of Eugenio Espejo, Ecuadorian scientist (b. 1747) on this day in history.  

1830  Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1859  Thomas Babington Macaulay, English essayist/historian, dies on this day in history.  

1860  Cornelius Broere, Dutch RC clergyman/poet, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1862  Joaquim Casimiro Junior, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1870  On this day in history alexey Fyodorovich L'vov, composer, dies at 72  

1872  On this day in history death of james Van Ness, Mayor of San Francisco (1855-1856) (b. 1808)  

1878  Jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history gerben Colmjon, Frisian linguist/publisher, dies at 56  

1891  On this day in history alfred Cellier, composer, dies at 47  

1897  On this day in history death of rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (b. 1833)  

1900  Death of Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto, Portuguese explorer (b. 1846) on this day in history.  

1903  On this day in history george [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies at 46  

1915  On this day in history gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer/politician, dies at 78  

1916  Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1164  Emperor RokujŇć of Japan (d. 1176) was born on this day in history.  

1484  Joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen was born on this day in history.  

1522  On this day in history birth of margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583)  

1619  On this day in history birth of antoine Fureti√®re, French writer (d. 1688)  

1631  Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist was born on this day in history.  

1635  Princess Elizabeth of England (d. 1650) was born on this day in history.  

1655  Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

1665  George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (d. 1716) was born on this day in history.