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Famous Deaths In January - 21

Thursday, 21 August 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  On this day in history death of erchanger, Duke of Swabia (c. 880)  

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  John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1609  Joseph Justus Scaliger, French inventor of "Julian Period", dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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  Domenico Mazzocchi, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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  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  On this day in history willem B Schepers, Dutch merchant/ship owner, dies at about 83  

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

1710  Death of Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic (b. 1638) on this day in history.  

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

1766  Death of James Quin, English actor (b. 1693) on this day in history.  

1773  On this day in history death of alexis Piron, French writer (b. 1689)  

1774  Mustapha III, sultan of Turkey (1957-74), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history m Claudius, writer, dies at 74  

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  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 this day in history birth of charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80)  

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  Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer was born on this day in history.  

1743  On this day in history birth of john Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton)  

1746  On this day in history birth of johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS]