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Famous Deaths In December - 28

Friday, 22 May 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  Clemens VIII, [Aegyd Munoz], Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies on this day in history.  

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 December - 28.  

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

1706  On December - 28 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  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 December - 28.  

1772  Ernst J earl van/of Biron, Russian duke of Courland, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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

1859  On December - 28 thomas Babington Macaulay, English essayist/historian, dies  

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

1862  Joaquim Casimiro Junior, composer, dies at 54 on December - 28.  

1870  Alexey Fyodorovich L'vov, composer, dies at 72 on December - 28.  

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  Death of Rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (b. 1833) on December - 28.  

1900  On this day in history death of alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto, Portuguese explorer (b. 1846)  

1903  On December - 28 george [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies at 46  

1915  On December - 28 gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer/politician, dies at 78  

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

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Famous Birthdays In December - 28

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 December - 28.  

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 Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)  

1631  On December - 28 birth of ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist  

1635  On this day in history birth of princess Elizabeth of England (d. 1650)  

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 December - 28.