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Famous Deaths In December - 29

Thursday, 24 April 2014

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

1141  Death of Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies  

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

1634  On this day in history death of john Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612)  

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  On this day in history mustapha II, sultan (Turkey), dies at 39  

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  On this day in history johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69  

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

1821  Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael, S Neth general, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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

1825  On this day in history giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini, composer, dies  

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

1836  Johann Baptist Schenk, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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  Big Foot, Sioux indian chief, dies at Wounded Knee on this day in history.  

1891  Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1894  On this day in history chris Rossetti, writer, dies at 64  

1897  Death of William James Linton, American wood engraver and political reformer. (b. 1812) on this day in history.  

1898  Georg Goltermann, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history charles Beach Hawley, composer, dies at 57  

1916  Death of Grigori J Rasputin, Russian faith healer/intriguer, murdered at 45 on this day in history.  

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 People Born On This Day In History

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

1586  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona was born on this day in history.  

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  Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer was born on this day in history.  

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