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Famous Deaths In December - 28

Thursday, 27 November 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  Clemens VIII, [Aegyd Munoz], Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies on December - 28.  

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 December - 28.  

1663  On December - 28 death of francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618)  

1671  On December - 28 death of johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (b. 1611)  

1673  On December - 28 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  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  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  On this day in history gennaro Manna, composer, dies at 64  

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

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

1830  Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer, dies at 83 on December - 28.  

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

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

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 December - 28.  

1878  On this day in history jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer, dies at 90  

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

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

1897  On December - 28 death of rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (b. 1833)  

1900  Death of Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto, Portuguese explorer (b. 1846) on December - 28.  

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 December - 28.  

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 this day in history.  

1522  Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583) was born on December - 28.  

1619  On this day in history birth of antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)  

1631  On this day in history birth of ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist  

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

1655  On December - 28 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.