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Famous Deaths In January - 10

Thursday, 24 April 2014

0681  On this day in history agatho, Sicilian pope (678-81), dies  

0866  Lin-chi I-hsuan, [J Rinzai Gigen], Zen teacher, dies on this day in history.  

0976  On this day in history john I Tzimisces, co-emperor of Byzantium (969-76), dies at 51  

1094  Death of Caliph Al-Mustansir of Cairo (b. 1029) on this day in history.  

1271  On this day in history otto II, the Lame, earl of Gelre, dies  

1276  Gregorius X, [Tedaldo Visconti], pope, dies on this day in history.  

1542  Death of Gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59 on this day in history.  

1645  On this day in history death of william Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, beheaded for treason at 71  

1654  Death of Nicholas Culpeper, English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer (b. 1616) on this day in history.  

1662  On this day in history death of prince Honoré II of Monaco (b. 1597)  

1674  Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/MP, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1698  On this day in history death of louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (b. 1637)  

1707  Death of Philibert, comte de Gramont, French writer (b. 1621) on this day in history.  

1754  Daniel Raap, Dutch porcelain salesman/politician, dies at about 51 on this day in history.  

1761  Death of Edward Boscawen, British admiral (b. 1711) on this day in history.  

1768  On this day in history charles Cressent, French court furniture maker, dies at 82  

1775  Jemeljan Pugatshov, Russian kosak leader/"czar Peter III", dies on this day in history.  

1777  On this day in history death of spranger Barry, Irish actor (b. 1719)  

1778  On this day in history carolus Linaeus "Carl von Linne", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies at 70  

1780  On this day in history francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist/composer, dies at 82  

1789  Pierre Lyonet, Dutch zoologist/cryptologist, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1792  Jean-Louis Laruette, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1794  On this day in history death of georg Forster, German scientist and revolutionary (d. 1754)  

1800  On this day in history johan Wikmanson, composer, dies at 46  

1811  Death of Marie-Joseph Chénier, French poet (b. 1764) on this day in history.  

1824  On this day in history victor Emanuel I, king of Sardinia (1802-21), dies at 64  

1828  Death of François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure (b. 1750) on this day in history.  

1833  On this day in history adrien Marie Legendre, dies  

1846  On this day in history etienne P de Senancour, French writer (De l'Amour), dies at 75  

1851  On this day in history death of karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (b. 1775)  

1855  On this day in history mary Russell Mitford, Engl playwright/poet (Julian), dies at 67  

1862  Samuel Colt, inventor (6 shot revolver), dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1863  On this day in history death of lyman Beecher, US Presbyterian clergyman, temperance movement leader (b. 1775)  

1866  Death of Pyotr Pletnyov, Russian poet (b. 1792) on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1480  On this day in history birth of margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands (d. 1530)  

1502  On this day in history birth of hendrik Niclaes, German/Dutch merchant/cult leader (Children of God)  

1538  On this day in history birth of louis of Nassau, Dutch general (d. 1574)  

1573  On this day in history birth of simon Marius, German astronomer (d. 1624)  

1607  On this day in history birth of isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1646)  

1628  Jan Theunisz Blanckerhoff, [Jan Maet], seascape painter) was born on this day in history.  

1638  Niels Stensen, Danish astronomer was born on this day in history.  

1638  On this day in history birth of nicolas Steno, Danish geologist (d. 1686)