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Famous Deaths In December - 29

Saturday, 29 August 2015

0721  Death of Empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661) on this day in history.  

1141  Death of Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed on December - 29.  

1170  Death of Thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II on this day in history.  

1558  On December - 29 hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31  

1563  Death of Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515) on December - 29.  

1619  On this day in history antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies  

1630  On December - 29 jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51  

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  Death of Olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried on December - 29.  

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  Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69 on December - 29.  

1815  Saartjie Baartman, Hottentot Venus, dies in Paris on this day in history.  

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

1822  On this day in history albert Christoph Dies, composer, dies at 67  

1825  Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini, composer, dies on December - 29.  

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  William Crotch, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1871  On this day in history ferdinand Marcucci, composer, dies at 71  

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

1890  On December - 29 big Foot, Sioux indian chief, dies at Wounded Knee  

1891  Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician, dies at 68 on December - 29.  

1894  Chris Rossetti, writer, dies at 64 on December - 29.  

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 December - 29.  

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

1925  Félix E Vallotton, Swiss painter/writer (Chaste Susanne), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1926  Rainer M Rilke, Austrias songwriter/writer (Wise Queen), dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1929  Death of Wilhelm Maybach, German automobile designer (b. 1846) on this day in history.  

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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  On December - 29 birth of gotthard Wagner, composer  

1709  Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great was born on this day in history.  

1721  Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th was born on December - 29.  

1743  On this day in history birth of alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer  

1767  Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer was born on December - 29.  

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

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