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Famous Deaths In January - 26

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

0946  On this day in history death of eadgyth, German Queen  

1109  Albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.  

1567  On this day in history death of nicholas Wotton, English diplomat  

1630  Death of Henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556) on this day in history.  

1636  Death of Jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552) on this day in history.  

1697  On this day in history death of georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (b. 1640)  

1706  Guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1744  On this day in history death of ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683)  

1750  Death of Albert Schultens, Dutch philologist (b. 1686) on this day in history.  

1795  On this day in history johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer, dies at 62  

1798  Christian Gottlob Neefe, German organist/composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1799  On this day in history death of gabriel Christie, British general (b. 1722)  

1803  Georg von Pasterwiz, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1823  On this day in history death of edward Jenner, English physician (b. 1749)  

1824  On this day in history edward Jenner, discoverer (vaccination), dies  

1849  On this day in history death of thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), suicide at 45  

1850  Francis Jeffrey, Baron Jeffrey, judge/literary critic, dies on this day in history.  

1855  On this day in history death of gérard de Nerval, French writer (b. 1808)  

1869  Death of Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1846) on this day in history.  

1870  On this day in history cesare Pugni, composer, dies at 67  

1885  On this day in history death of charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51  

1886  Death of David Rice Atchison, American politician (b. 1807) on this day in history.  

1891  On this day in history nicholaus Otto, auto pioneer (internal combustion engine), dies  

1893  Abner Doubleday, credit with inventing baseball, dies on 74th birthday on this day in history.  

1895  On this day in history arthur Cayley, mathematician, dies  

1904  John P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1911  On this day in history charles Wentworth Dilke, English undersecretary of State, dies at 67  

1920  Death of Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered on this day in history.  

1922  On this day in history luigi Denza, composer, dies at 75  

1926  On this day in history death of john Flannagan, 2nd president of St. Ambrose University  

1932  William K Wrigley, owner (Wrigley Gum, Chicago Cubs), dies on this day in history.  

1933  Death of Alva Belmont, American socialite (b. 1853) on this day in history.  

1939  Death of Armand Calinescu, Romania's PM, assassinated by the iron guard on this day in history.  

1942  Gerard L F Philips, Dutch manufacturer (Philips), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1497  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)  

1541  Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596) was born on this day in history.  

1613  Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer was born on this day in history.  

1667  On this day in history birth of henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies  

1708  On this day in history birth of william Hayes, composer  

1714  Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage) was born on this day in history.  

1715  On this day in history birth of claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher  

1716  On this day in history birth of george Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville