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Famous Deaths In December - 28

Wednesday, 01 April 2015

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

1367  Death of Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (b. 1330) on December - 28.  

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

1503  Death of Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1471) on this day in history.  

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  Death of Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618) on December - 28.  

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

1673  Joan Blaeu, Dutch cartographer/publisher (Atlas Major), dies at 77 on December - 28.  

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 December - 28.  

1706  Pierre Bayle, French theologist (History of Criticism), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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

1715  On December - 28 death of william Carstares, Scottish minister (b. 1649)  

1734  On December - 28 death of robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (b. 1671)  

1772  On December - 28 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 December - 28.  

1779  Gennaro Manna, composer, dies at 64 on December - 28.  

1793  Louis earl of Bylandt, Dutch admiral, dies at about 75 on December - 28.  

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

1830  On December - 28 adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer, dies at 83  

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  Death of James Van Ness, Mayor of San Francisco (1855-1856) (b. 1808) on December - 28.  

1878  Jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer, dies at 90 on December - 28.  

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

1891  On December - 28 alfred Cellier, composer, dies at 47  

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 December - 28.  

1915  Gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer/politician, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1916  Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81 on December - 28.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 28

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1164  Emperor Rokujō of Japan (d. 1176) was born on December - 28.  

1484  Joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen was born on December - 28.  

1522  On December - 28 birth of margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583)  

1619  Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688) was born on December - 28.  

1631  Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist was born on December - 28.  

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  On this day in history birth of george FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (d. 1716)