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Famous Deaths In December - 29

Friday, 01 August 2014

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

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  On this day in history death of sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)  

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

1630  On this day in history jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51  

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

1661  On this day in history death of antoine GĂ©rard 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  On this day in history j Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46  

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

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

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

1835  On this day in history charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer, dies at 29  

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

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

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  Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1678  On this day in history birth of gotthard Wagner, composer  

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

1767  Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer was born on this day in history.  

1776  Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric was born on this day in history.