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Famous Deaths In January - 26

Monday, 28 July 2014

0946  Death of Eadgyth, German Queen on this day in history.  

1109  On this day in history albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies  

1567  Death of Nicholas Wotton, English diplomat on this day in history.  

1630  On this day in history death of henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556)  

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

1697  Death of Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (b. 1640) on this day in history.  

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

1744  Death of Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683) on this day in history.  

1750  On this day in history death of albert Schultens, Dutch philologist (b. 1686)  

1795  Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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

1799  Death of Gabriel Christie, British general (b. 1722) on this day in history.  

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

1823  Death of Edward Jenner, English physician (b. 1749) on this day in history.  

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

1849  Death of Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), suicide at 45 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1846)  

1870  Cesare Pugni, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1885  Death of Charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51 on this day in history.  

1886  On this day in history death of david Rice Atchison, American politician (b. 1807)  

1891  Nicholaus Otto, auto pioneer (internal combustion engine), dies on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history death of matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered  

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  On this day in history william K Wrigley, owner (Wrigley Gum, Chicago Cubs), dies  

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

1939  On this day in history death of armand Calinescu, Romania's PM, assassinated by the iron guard  

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  On this day in history birth of florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)  

1613  On this day in history birth of johann Jakob Wolleb, composer  

1667  Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies was born on this day in history.  

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

1714  On this day in history birth of jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)  

1715  Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher was born on this day in history.  

1716  George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville was born on this day in history.