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Famous Deaths In January - 21

Thursday, 24 July 2014

0304  Death of Saint Agnes (martyred) (b. 291) on this day in history.  

0879  Boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies on this day in history.  

0917  Death of Erchanger, Duke of Swabia (c. 880) on this day in history.  

1118  Paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies on this day in history.  

1519  On this day in history death of vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475)  

1527  On this day in history death of juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489)  

1546  On this day in history death of azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491)  

1596  On this day in history john Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66  

1609  On this day in history joseph Justus Scaliger, French inventor of "Julian Period", dies at 68  

1626  John Dowland, English composer (In Darkness We Dwell), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1638  On this day in history death of ignazio Donati, Italian composer (c. 1570)  

1665  On this day in history domenico Mazzocchi, composer, dies at 72  

1670  On this day in history honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright, dies at 80  

1683  On this day in history anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury, dies at 61  

1686  Nicolas-Francois Blondel, French architect, dies on this day in history.  

1699  On this day in history death of obadiah Walker, English writer (b. 1616)  

1704  Willem B Schepers, Dutch merchant/ship owner, dies at about 83 on this day in history.  

1706  On this day in history death of adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (b. 1649)  

1710  On this day in history death of johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic (b. 1638)  

1722  On this day in history death of charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton, English supporter of William III of England (b. 1661)  

1731  On this day in history death of thomas Woolston, English theologian (b. 1669)  

1746  On this day in history gottfried Kirkhoff, composer, dies at 60  

1766  On this day in history death of james Quin, English actor (b. 1693)  

1773  Death of Alexis Piron, French writer (b. 1689) on this day in history.  

1774  On this day in history mustapha III, sultan of Turkey (1957-74), dies at 56  

1793  Death of Louis XVI, French king (1774-93), beheaded by revolutionaries at 38 on this day in history.  

1795  On this day in history death of samuel Wallis, English navigator (b. 1728)  

1809  On this day in history death of josiah Hornblower, American statesman (b. 1729)  

1814  Death of Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, French writer and botanist (b. 1737) on this day in history.  

1815  M Claudius, writer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1823  Death of Cayetano José Rodríguez, Argentine cleric, journalist and poet (b. 1761) on this day in history.  

1831  Achim v Arnim, writer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1851  Gustav Albert Lortzing, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1870  Death of Alexander Herzen, Russian writer (b. 1812) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1337  Charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80) was born on this day in history.  

1338  King Charles V of France (d. 1380) was born on this day in history.  

1571  On this day in history birth of john I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)  

1659  On this day in history birth of adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect  

1721  James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794) was born on this day in history.  

1735  On this day in history birth of johann Gottfried Eckard, composer  

1743  John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton) was born on this day in history.  

1746  Johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS] was born on this day in history.