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Famous Deaths In January - 26

Sunday, 31 August 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  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  On this day in history guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59  

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

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  On this day in history christian Gottlob Neefe, German organist/composer, dies at 49  

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  Edward Jenner, discoverer (vaccination), dies on this day in history.  

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  Death of Gérard de Nerval, French writer (b. 1808) on this day in history.  

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

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  Charles Wentworth Dilke, English undersecretary of State, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1920  On this day in history death of matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered  

1922  Luigi Denza, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1926  Death of John Flannagan, 2nd president of St. Ambrose University on this day in history.  

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