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Famous Deaths In December - 28

Saturday, 23 August 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  Death of Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1471) on this day in history.  

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

1622  On this day in history francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint, dies at 55  

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

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

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

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

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  On this day in history gennaro Manna, composer, dies at 64  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.