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Famous Deaths In December - 28

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

0300  On this day in history death of theonas, Patriarch of Alexandria  

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  On this day in history albert Pigge, [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52  

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

1663  On this day in history death of francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618)  

1671  On this day in history death of johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (b. 1611)  

1673  Joan Blaeu, Dutch cartographer/publisher (Atlas Major), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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

1703  Death of Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1664) on this day in history.  

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

1708  On this day in history death of joseph Pitton de Tournefort, French botanist (b. 1656)  

1715  Death of William Carstares, Scottish minister (b. 1649) on this day in history.  

1734  Death of Robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (b. 1671) on this day in history.  

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  Louis earl of Bylandt, Dutch admiral, dies at about 75 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history thomas Babington Macaulay, English essayist/historian, dies  

1860  On this day in history cornelius Broere, Dutch RC clergyman/poet, dies at 57  

1862  On this day in history joaquim Casimiro Junior, composer, dies at 54  

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  On this day in history jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer, dies at 90  

1884  Gerben Colmjon, Frisian linguist/publisher, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1891  Alfred Cellier, composer, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1897  Death of Rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (b. 1833) on this day in history.  

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

1903  George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

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

1916  On this day in history eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1164  On this day in history birth of emperor Rokujō of Japan (d. 1176)  

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

1522  Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583) was born on this day in history.  

1619  Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1698)  

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