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Famous Deaths In December - 29

Thursday, 18 September 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  Death of Thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II on this day in history.  

1558  On this day in history hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31  

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  Death of Antoine Gérard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594) on this day in history.  

1689  Death of Olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1924  Death of Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845) on this day in history.  

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  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  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  Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th was born on this day in history.  

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