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Famous Deaths In January - 12

Thursday, 24 July 2014

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

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

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

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

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

1735  On this day in history death of john Eccles, English composer (b. 1668)  

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  On this day in history death of hugh Mercer, American Revolutionary War officer (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1726)  

1781  Death of Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (b. 1691) on this day in history.  

1807  On this day in history adriaan Kluit, Dutch historian, dies at 71  

1817  On this day in history death of juan Andres, Spanish Jesuit (b. 1740)  

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

1833  Death of Marie-Antoine Carême, French chef (b. 1784) on this day in history.  

1834  On this day in history death of william Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1759)  

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

1851  Johan Herman Koekkoek, painter, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  On this day in history death of ruth Snyder, 1st woman to die in electric chair  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1483  Hendrik van Nassau-Dillenburg en Dietz, gov/viceroy of Holland was born on this day in history.  

1483  Henry III of Nassau-Breda, German noblem (d. 1538) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist (d. 1644)  

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

1580  Lord Alexander Ruthven, Scottish nobleman (d. 1600) was born on this day in history.