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Famous Deaths In January - 12

Thursday, 24 April 2014

0689  Benedict Biscop, English saint, dies on this day in history.  

1049  Abu Sa'id ibn Aboa al-Chair, Persian mystic, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1167  Aelred of Hexham/Rievaulx, English abbot/saint, dies at about 56 on this day in history.  

1321  Death of Maria of Brabant, wife of Philip III of France (b. 1256) on this day in history.  

1390  On this day in history peter van Herenthals, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67  

1519  On this day in history maximilian I of Hapsburg, German kaiser, dies  

1537  On this day in history lorenzo di Credi, Italian painter, dies  

1665  Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (Fermat therorem), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1674  On this day in history giacomo Carissimi, Italian bandmaster/composer (Jephta), dies at 68  

1700  On this day in history death of marguerite Bourgeoys, saint (b. 1620)  

1705  On this day in history death of luca Giordano, Italian artist (b. 1634)  

1732  Death of John Horsley, British archaeologist (b. 1685) on this day in history.  

1735  Death of John Eccles, English composer (b. 1668) on this day in history.  

1759  Anne of Hannover, English princess, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1765  On this day in history johann Melchior Molter, composer, dies at 68  

1777  Death of Hugh Mercer, American Revolutionary War officer (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1726) on this day in history.  

1781  On this day in history death of richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (b. 1691)  

1807  Adriaan Kluit, Dutch historian, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1817  Death of Juan Andres, Spanish Jesuit (b. 1740) on this day in history.  

1829  On this day in history friedrich von Schlegel, German cultural philosopher/poet, dies at 56  

1833  On this day in history death of marie-Antoine Carême, French chef (b. 1784)  

1834  Death of William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1759) on this day in history.  

1839  On this day in history joseph A Koch, Aust painter/cartoonist/etcher/illustrator, dies at 70  

1851  On this day in history johan Herman Koekkoek, painter, dies at 72  

1856  Death of Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language, (b. 1815) on this day in history.  

1860  On this day in history martinus J Niewindt, bishop on Curacao (christened slaves), dies at 63  

1867  Victor Cousin, French philosopher/minister of Education, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1897  Death of Isaac Pitman, British inventor (Pitman Shorthand) (b. 1813) on this day in history.  

1899  Death of Hiram Walker, American distiller (b. 1816) on this day in history.  

1909  Death of Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician (b. 1864) on this day in history.  

1921  Death of Gervase Elwes, English tenor (b. 1866) on this day in history.  

1925  Oskar Brefeld, German botanist, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1926  On this day in history death of sir Austin Chapman, Australian politician (b. 1864)  

1928  Death of Ruth Snyder, 1st woman to die in electric chair on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1483  On this day in history birth of hendrik van Nassau-Dillenburg en Dietz, gov/viceroy of Holland  

1483  On this day in history birth of henry III of Nassau-Breda, German noblem (d. 1538)  

1492  Andreas Alicatus, Italian author was born on this day in history.  

1562  Charles Emanuel I, the great, Duke of Savoy was born on this day in history.  

1576  Peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian was born on this day in history.  

1577  Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist (d. 1644) was born on this day in history.  

1580  Jean Baptiste van Helmont, Belgian chemist, (found boiling pt temp) was born on this day in history.  

1580  On this day in history birth of lord Alexander Ruthven, Scottish nobleman (d. 1600)