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0838  Death of Babak, Persian social/religious reformer, martyred on this day in history.  

1248  Death of King Sancho II of Portugal (b. 1207) on this day in history.  

1428  Death of Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, 'The Warlike' (b. 1370) on this day in history.  

1564  Death of Hosokawa Ujitsuna, Japanese military commander (b. 1514) on this day in history.  

1584  Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1612  On this day in history henry L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62  

1678  On this day in history johan Maetsuyker, Dutch gov-general of Ceylon (1653-78), dies at 71  

1695  Duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourg/French marshal, dies on this day in history.  

1701  On this day in history ernst R Tarhemberg, Austria, field marshal, dies at 62  

1707  On this day in history louis Willem I, count of Baden-Baden, dies  

1729  Joseph de Montesquiou earl d'Artagnan, French lt-general, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1745  On this day in history willem I Kerricx, the Young, Flemish architect/painter, dies at 62  

1752  Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer), dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1761  On this day in history stephen Hales, English vicar/inventor (ventilator), dies at 83  

1765  On this day in history joseph Franz Xaver Dominik Stalder, composer, dies at 39  

1773  Death of Anton Losenko, Russian painter (b. 1737) on this day in history.  

1778  On this day in history charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57  

1782  Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French architect (Ecole Military), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1786  Mozes Mendelssohn, Jewish/German philosopher (Haksalah), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1793  On this day in history bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea/Yttersa domen), dies at 35  

1804  Charlotte Lennox, English novelist (The Female Quixote), dies on this day in history.  

1809  On this day in history bartolomeo Giacometti, composer, dies at 67  

1821  Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1st native-born American saint, dies in Maryland on this day in history.  

1825  On this day in history ferdinand I, King of Sicily/Naples (Ferdinand IV), dies at 73  

1831  Nikola P Neofit Rilski, Bulgaria abbot/poet, dies at 37 on this day in history.  

1843  On this day in history petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess, dies at 80  

1864  Mateo Ferrer, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1874  Death of Thomas Gregson, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1798) on this day in history.  

1877  On this day in history cornelius Vanderbilt, US robber baron, dies at 82  

1880  On this day in history anselm Feuerbach, German painter, dies  

1882  On this day in history death of john William Draper, English scientist, photographer (b. 1811)  

1883  On this day in history nicolas Ledesma, composer, dies at 91  

1885  Eduard Yosif Kotek, composer, dies at 29 on this day in history.  

1886  Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horace), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1077  Emperor Zhezong of Song Dynasty in China (d. 1100) was born on this day in history.  

1334  Amadeus VI, [Green Earl], earl of Savoye was born on this day in history.  

1334  Amadeus VI of Savoy (d. 1383) was born on this day in history.  

1567  On this day in history birth of franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect  

1579  Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar was born on this day in history.  

1581  On this day in history birth of james Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (gave age to Earth based on bible)  

1604  On this day in history birth of jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe)  

1643  On this day in history birth of isaac Newton, Grantham England, physicist, mathematician and astronomer ("Whatever goes up must come down") [NS]