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Famous Deaths In January - 21

Friday, 27 February 2015

0304  On January - 21 death of saint Agnes (martyred) (b. 291)  

0879  Boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies on January - 21.  

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  Death of Juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489) on January - 21.  

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

1665  On January - 21 domenico Mazzocchi, composer, dies at 72  

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

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

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  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 January - 21 gottfried Kirkhoff, composer, dies at 60  

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

1773  Death of Alexis Piron, French writer (b. 1689) on January - 21.  

1774  On January - 21 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  Death of Samuel Wallis, English navigator (b. 1728) on this day in history.  

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

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 January - 21.  

1831  Achim v Arnim, writer, dies at 49 on January - 21.  

1851  Gustav Albert Lortzing, composer, dies at 49 on January - 21.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In January - 21

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1337  Charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80) was born on January - 21.  

1338  On January - 21 birth of king Charles V of France (d. 1380)  

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

1659  Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect was born on this day in history.  

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

1735  Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer was born on January - 21.  

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

1746  On January - 21 birth of johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS]