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Famous Deaths In January - 05

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

0842  On this day in history death of al-Mu'tasim, Abbasid caliph (b. 794)  

1066  Edward de Belijder, the Confessor, king of England (1043-66), dies on this day in history.  

1387  Pedro IV, king of Aragon/conqueror of Sicily, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1400  Death of John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English politician (executed) (b. ca. 1350) on this day in history.  

1425  On this day in history death of john of Bavaria/Bayern, liege of Holland/Zealand/Dordrecht, poisoned  

1448  Death of Christopher of Bavaria (b. 1416) on this day in history.  

1465  Death of Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (b. 1394) on this day in history.  

1477  On this day in history charles, the Bold, duke of Burgundy/writer, dies at 43  

1524  On this day in history marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pecinich, Croatian poet, dies at 73  

1527  Death of Felix Manz, Swiss leader (executed) (b. 1498) on this day in history.  

1588  Death of Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (b. 1528) on this day in history.  

1589  On this day in history catherine de' Medici, Queen mother of France, dies at 69  

1592  On this day in history willem II, Duke of Gulik/Kleef/Gelre, dies at about 75  

1595  Ercole Procaccini, Italian painter, dies on this day in history.  

1603  On this day in history pieter Adriaansz van der Werff, mayor of Lead, dies at 73  

1667  Death of Antonio Lotti, Italian composer (b. 1740) on this day in history.  

1684  Claude Audran II, French painter/engraver, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1713  Death of Jean Chardin, French explorer (b. 1643) on this day in history.  

1740  On this day in history antonio Lotti, Italian opera composer, dies at about 72  

1746  On this day in history anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer, dies at 53  

1759  On this day in history thomas-Philippe et de Boussu, S Neth cardinal, dies at 79  

1762  Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at 52 [NS] on this day in history.  

1771  Death of John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (b. 1710) on this day in history.  

1783  Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer, dies on 73rd birthday on this day in history.  

1788  On this day in history johann Schneider, composer, dies at 85  

1796  Samuel Huntington, US judge (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1807  On this day in history michel Adanson, French biologist (Plant classes), dies at 79  

1814  On this day in history johann Gottfried Krebs, composer, dies at 72  

1823  Death of Major George Johnston, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764) on this day in history.  

1827  On this day in history frederick of York, English duke/bishop/general, dies at 63  

1846  Death of Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (b. 1812) on this day in history.  

1848  Ferdinando Orlandi, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1856  On this day in history pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67  

1858  On this day in history johann JWAFK Radetzky von Radetz, Austr earl/field marshal, dies at 91  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1209  On this day in history birth of richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1272)  

1548  On this day in history birth of francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian (d. 1617)  

1560  William Cobbold, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  On this day in history birth of xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)  

1592  On this day in history birth of shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India (1628-58), built Taj Mahal  

1596  On this day in history birth of henry Lawes, English composer  

1614  On this day in history birth of archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (d. 1662)  

1661  Jacob Balthasar Schutz, composer was born on this day in history.