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Famous Deaths In December - 29

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

0721  On this day in history death of empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661)  

1141  On this day in history death of yue Fei, Chinese general, executed  

1170  On this day in history death of thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II  

1558  Hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31 on this day in history.  

1563  Death of Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515) on this day in history.  

1619  Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies on this day in history.  

1630  Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1634  Death of John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612) on this day in history.  

1661  On this day in history death of antoine Gérard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594)  

1689  On this day in history death of olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried  

1703  Mustapha II, sultan (Turkey), dies at 39 on this day in history.  

1731  J Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

1737  Death of Joseph Saurin, French mathematician (b. 1659) on this day in history.  

1785  Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1815  On this day in history saartjie Baartman, Hottentot Venus, dies in Paris  

1821  On this day in history jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael, S Neth general, dies at 61  

1822  Albert Christoph Dies, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1825  Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini, composer, dies on this day in history.  

1835  Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer, dies at 29 on this day in history.  

1836  On this day in history johann Baptist Schenk, composer, dies at 83  

1847  On this day in history william Crotch, composer, dies at 72  

1871  Ferdinand Marcucci, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1877  On this day in history willem Sassen, Dutch attorney general on Curacao (Affair-S), dies  

1890  On this day in history big Foot, Sioux indian chief, dies at Wounded Knee  

1891  On this day in history leopold Kronecker, German mathematician, dies at 68  

1894  Chris Rossetti, writer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1897  On this day in history death of william James Linton, American wood engraver and political reformer. (b. 1812)  

1898  On this day in history georg Goltermann, composer, dies at 74  

1915  Charles Beach Hawley, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1916  On this day in history death of grigori J Rasputin, Russian faith healer/intriguer, murdered at 45  

1924  On this day in history death of carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)  

1925  On this day in history félix E Vallotton, Swiss painter/writer (Chaste Susanne), dies at 60  

1926  On this day in history rainer M Rilke, Austrias songwriter/writer (Wise Queen), dies at 51  

1929  On this day in history death of wilhelm Maybach, German automobile designer (b. 1846)  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 29

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1563  On this day in history birth of francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer  

1586  On this day in history birth of francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona  

1678  Gotthard Wagner, composer was born on this day in history.  

1709  On this day in history birth of elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great  

1721  On this day in history birth of madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th  

1743  Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer was born on this day in history.  

1767  On this day in history birth of aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer  

1776  On this day in history birth of charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric