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Famous Deaths In January - 12

Friday, 01 August 2014

0689  On this day in history benedict Biscop, English saint, dies  

1049  On this day in history abu Sa'id ibn Aboa al-Chair, Persian mystic, dies at 81  

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  Peter van Herenthals, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1519  Maximilian I of Hapsburg, German kaiser, dies on this day in history.  

1537  Lorenzo di Credi, Italian painter, dies on this day in history.  

1665  On this day in history pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (Fermat therorem), dies at 63  

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

1700  Death of Marguerite Bourgeoys, saint (b. 1620) on this day in history.  

1705  Death of Luca Giordano, Italian artist (b. 1634) on this day in history.  

1732  On this day in history death of john Horsley, British archaeologist (b. 1685)  

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

1759  On this day in history anne of Hannover, English princess, dies at 49  

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  On this day in history death of juan Andres, Spanish Jesuit (b. 1740)  

1829  Friedrich von Schlegel, German cultural philosopher/poet, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

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  Martinus J Niewindt, bishop on Curacao (christened slaves), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1867  On this day in history victor Cousin, French philosopher/minister of Education, dies at 74  

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

1899  On this day in history death of hiram Walker, American distiller (b. 1816)  

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

1921  On this day in history death of gervase Elwes, English tenor (b. 1866)  

1925  On this day in history oskar Brefeld, German botanist, dies at 85  

1926  Death of Sir Austin Chapman, Australian politician (b. 1864) on this day in history.  

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  Henry III of Nassau-Breda, German noblem (d. 1538) was born on this day in history.  

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alicatus, Italian author  

1562  On this day in history birth of charles Emanuel I, the great, Duke of Savoy  

1576  On this day in history birth of peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian  

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

1580  On this day in history birth of jean Baptiste van Helmont, Belgian chemist, (found boiling pt temp)  

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