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Famous Deaths In February - 20

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

1054  On this day in history yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies  

1154  Death of Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on this day in history.  

1171  Death of Conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138) on this day in history.  

1194  On this day in history tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  

1258  Death of Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on this day in history.  

1408  Death of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342) on this day in history.  

1431  On this day in history martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies  

1524  On this day in history death of tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya  

1569  On this day in history mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50  

1579  Death of Nicholas Bacon, English politician (b. 1509) on this day in history.  

1595  Ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1618  On this day in history death of philip William, Prince of Orange (b. 1554)  

1626  On this day in history john Dowland, composer, dies  

1628  On this day in history gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63  

1656  On this day in history james Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76  

1667  David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies on this day in history.  

1707  On this day in history aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies  

1731  On this day in history frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50  

1737  On this day in history elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies  

1746  On this day in history guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68  

1762  Death of Tobias Mayer, German astronomer (b. 1723) on this day in history.  

1771  On this day in history death of jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (b. 1678)  

1773  Charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia/Duke of Savoy (CE III), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1778  On this day in history death of laura Bassi, Italian scholar (b. 1711)  

1786  On this day in history johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 70  

1788  Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1790  On this day in history joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48  

1803  Death of Marie Dumesnil, French actress (b. 1713) on this day in history.  

1806  On this day in history death of lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (b. 1725)  

1809  Johann Joseph Emmert, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1810  Death of Andreas Hofer, milt leader (fought Napoleon's France), executed at 42 on this day in history.  

1817  Martin de Ron, composer, dies at 27 on this day in history.  

1845  On this day in history pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer, dies at 57  

1848  On this day in history [Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of Neth/gen-maj, dies at 29  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  On this day in history birth of johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)  

1507  On this day in history birth of gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)  

1523  Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers) was born on this day in history.  

1632  On this day in history birth of thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)  

1633  On this day in history birth of jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher  

1656  On this day in history birth of johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised  

1734  On this day in history birth of franz Ignaz Beck, composer  

1745  Johann Peter Salomon, composer was born on this day in history.