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Famous Deaths In January - 16

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

0308  On this day in history marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies  

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  On this day in history death of johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477)  

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  On this day in history murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies  

1659  Death of Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (b. 1580) on this day in history.  

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  Death of Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (b. 1651) on this day in history.  

1747  On this day in history death of barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (b. 1680)  

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  On this day in history death of francis Blomefield, English topographer (b. 1705)  

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

1809  On this day in history death of john Moore, British general (b. 1761)  

1817  Antonin Josef Alois Volanek, composer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1834  On this day in history death of jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician (b. 1769)  

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

1842  Thomas Freanby, Norwegian landscape painter, dies on this day in history.  

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  Anton Schindler, German violinist/biographer (Beethoven), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1865  Death of Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (b. 1828) on this day in history.  

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

1886  On this day in history amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51  

1891  On this day in history clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes, composer, dies at 54  

1892  Imakita Kosen, Zen teacher/abbot of Engagkuji monastery, dies on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of rené I of Naples (d. 1480)  

1477  On this day in history birth of johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)  

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  On this day in history birth of françois de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)  

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

1634  On this day in history birth of dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)