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Famous Deaths In January - 21

Friday, 27 March 2015

0304  Death of Saint Agnes (martyred) (b. 291) on January - 21.  

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 January - 21.  

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

1519  Death of Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475) on January - 21.  

1527  On January - 21 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  John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66 on January - 21.  

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

1626  On this day in history john Dowland, English composer (In Darkness We Dwell), dies at 62  

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  Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1683  Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1686  On January - 21 nicolas-Francois Blondel, French architect, dies  

1699  Death of Obadiah Walker, English writer (b. 1616) on this day in history.  

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

1706  Death of Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (b. 1649) on this day in history.  

1710  Death of Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic (b. 1638) on January - 21.  

1722  Death of Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton, English supporter of William III of England (b. 1661) on this day in history.  

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

1746  Gottfried Kirkhoff, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1766  Death of James Quin, English actor (b. 1693) on January - 21.  

1773  On January - 21 death of alexis Piron, French writer (b. 1689)  

1774  On January - 21 mustapha III, sultan of Turkey (1957-74), dies at 56  

1793  On this day in history death of louis XVI, French king (1774-93), beheaded by revolutionaries at 38  

1795  Death of Samuel Wallis, English navigator (b. 1728) on January - 21.  

1809  Death of Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (b. 1729) on January - 21.  

1814  On this day in history death of jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, French writer and botanist (b. 1737)  

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 January - 21.  

1851  On this day in history gustav Albert Lortzing, composer, dies at 49  

1870  On this day in history death of alexander Herzen, Russian writer (b. 1812)  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1337  On January - 21 birth of charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80)  

1338  King Charles V of France (d. 1380) was born on January - 21.  

1571  John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam) was born on this day in history.  

1659  On January - 21 birth of adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect  

1721  On January - 21 birth of james Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)  

1735  On January - 21 birth of johann Gottfried Eckard, composer  

1743  On January - 21 birth of john Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton)  

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