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Famous Deaths In January - 21

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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

0879  On this day in history boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies  

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

1118  On this day in history paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies  

1519  Death of Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475) on this day in history.  

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

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

1638  Death of Ignazio Donati, Italian composer (c. 1570) on this day in history.  

1665  Domenico Mazzocchi, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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

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

1686  On this day in history 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  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  Death of Thomas Woolston, English theologian (b. 1669) on this day in history.  

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

1774  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of samuel Wallis, English navigator (b. 1728)  

1809  Death of Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (b. 1729) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history achim v Arnim, writer, dies at 49  

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

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

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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  On this day in history birth of king Charles V of France (d. 1380)  

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

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

1721  On this day in history birth of james Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)  

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.