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Famous Deaths In January - 16

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

0308  Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies on this day in history.  

0429  Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430] on this day in history.  

0960  Death of Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople on this day in history.  

1343  Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies on this day in history.  

1400  Death of John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352) on this day in history.  

1545  Death of George Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484) on this day in history.  

1547  Death of Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477) on this day in history.  

1554  On this day in history death of christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480)  

1585  On this day in history death of edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, English admiral (b. 1512)  

1595  Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies on this day in history.  

1659  On this day in history death of charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (b. 1580)  

1703  Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1710  Death of Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (b. 1675) on this day in history.  

1711  On this day in history death of joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (b. 1651)  

1747  Death of Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (b. 1680) on this day in history.  

1748  Death of Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (b. 1684) on this day in history.  

1750  On this day in history death of ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshall (b. 1667)  

1752  Death of Francis Blomefield, English topographer (b. 1705) on this day in history.  

1794  Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline & Fall), dies in London at 56 on this day in history.  

1809  Death of John Moore, British general (b. 1761) on this day in history.  

1817  On this day in history antonin Josef Alois Volanek, composer, dies at 55  

1834  Death of Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician (b. 1769) on this day in history.  

1838  On this day in history aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [OS]  

1842  On this day in history thomas Freanby, Norwegian landscape painter, dies  

1849  Wilhelm M L de Wette, German theologist, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1856  Death of Thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (b. 1795) on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history anton Schindler, German violinist/biographer (Beethoven), dies at 68  

1865  On this day in history death of edmond François Valentin About, French writer (b. 1828)  

1879  On this day in history death of octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827)  

1886  Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1891  Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1892  On this day in history imakita Kosen, Zen teacher/abbot of Engagkuji monastery, dies  

1893  Johan Philip Koelman, painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1898  Death of Charles Pelham Villiers, longest-serving MP in the British House of Commons (b. 1802) on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1245  Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296) was born on this day in history.  

1409  René I of Naples (d. 1480) was born on this day in history.  

1477  Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547) was born on this day in history.  

1501  On this day in history birth of anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)  

1587  On this day in history birth of alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter  

1616  François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669) was born on this day in history.  

1626  Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699) was born on this day in history.  

1634  Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716) was born on this day in history.