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Famous Deaths In December - 28

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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

1367  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (b. 1330)  

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  On this day in history francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint, dies at 55  

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

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

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

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

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

1795  On this day in history death of eugenio Espejo, Ecuadorian scientist (b. 1747)  

1830  On this day in history adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer, dies at 83  

1859  On this day in history thomas Babington Macaulay, English essayist/historian, dies  

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

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

1870  Alexey Fyodorovich L'vov, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1872  Death of James Van Ness, Mayor of San Francisco (1855-1856) (b. 1808) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto, Portuguese explorer (b. 1846)  

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

1484  On this day in history birth of joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen  

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