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Famous Deaths In January - 23

Thursday, 17 April 2014

1002  On this day in history otto III, German king/emperor 983/996-1002, dies at 21  

1199  Death of Yaqub, Almohad Caliph (b. 1160) on this day in history.  

1356  Margaretha of Bavaria, Emperess of Germany, dies on this day in history.  

1516  On this day in history ferdinand II, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 63  

1548  Bernardo Pisano, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1549  On this day in history death of johannes Honter, Transylvanian Saxon humanist and theologian (b. 1498)  

1567  Death of Jiajing, Emperor of China (b. 1507) on this day in history.  

1622  William Baffin, British explorer, dies at about 38 on this day in history.  

1639  Death of Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake on this day in history.  

1648  On this day in history francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish poet (Del Rey Abajo), dies at 40  

1708  Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1744  On this day in history death of giambattista Vico, Italian philosopher and historian (b. 1668)  

1785  On this day in history death of matthew Stewart, Scottish mathematician (b. 1717)  

1789  Death of Frances Brooke, English writer (b. 1724) on this day in history.  

1800  On this day in history edward Rutledge, US attorney (signed Decl of Indep), dies at 50  

1803  On this day in history death of arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (b. 1725)  

1805  Vaclav Pichl, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1806  William Pitt, the Younger, PM Great Britain (1783..1806), dies at 46 on this day in history.  

1812  Death of Robert Craufurd, British general (b. 1764) on this day in history.  

1813  On this day in history george Clymer, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 73  

1814  Georg Friedrich Theodor Wolf, composer, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

1820  On this day in history death of prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn  

1833  Death of Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, British admiral (b. 1757) on this day in history.  

1837  John Field, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1838  On this day in history arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director, dies at 67  

1845  On this day in history francesco Ruggi, composer, dies at 77  

1864  Michele Puccini, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1866  Death of Thomas Love Peacock, English satirist (b. 1785) on this day in history.  

1875  On this day in history charles Kingsley, English vicar/writer (Westward Ho!), dies at 55  

1879  Adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42 on this day in history.  

1883  Death of Gustave Doré, French artist, engraver, and illustrator (b. 1832) on this day in history.  

1891  On this day in history boudouin LPMCAJL, prince of Belgium/count of Flaanders, dies at 21  

1893  On this day in history jose Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish poet (Granada), dies at 75  

1898  W A Remy, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1350  On this day in history birth of vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419)  

1574  On this day in history birth of lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter  

1582  John Barclay, Scottish satirist/Latin poet (Argenis) was born on this day in history.  

1688  On this day in history birth of queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741)  

1719  John Landen, English mathematician (d. 1790) was born on this day in history.  

1730  On this day in history birth of joseph Hewes, US merchant (Declaration of Independence signer)  

1745  On this day in history birth of william Jessop, English canal engineer (d. 1814)  

1752  Muzio Clementi, Italian composer was born on this day in history.