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Famous Deaths In January - 28

Sunday, 31 August 2014

0814  On this day in history charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71  

1061  Death of Duke Spytihněv II of Bohemia (b. 1031) on this day in history.  

1119  On this day in history gelasius II, [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies  

1256  On this day in history willem II, earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22  

1271  On this day in history death of isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247)  

1393  On this day in history death of earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball  

1443  On this day in history death of robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France  

1528  Philips of Cleve, ruler of Ravenstein, dies on this day in history.  

1547  On this day in history henry VIII, King of England (1509-47), dies at 55  

1549  Elia Levita, German-Yiddish writer (Habachur), dies at about 80 on this day in history.  

1560  On this day in history john a Lasco, [John Laski], Polish nobleman/reformed theologist, dies  

1595  On this day in history francis Drake, English pirate, Admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (Porto Bello West Indies), dies at 50  

1606  Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1612  Thomas Bodley, diplomat/founder (Bodleian Library), dies on this day in history.  

1621  On this day in history paulus V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68  

1672  Death of Pierre Séguier, Chancellor of France (b. 1588) on this day in history.  

1681  Death of Richard Allestree, English royalist churchman (b. 1619) on this day in history.  

1687  Johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday on this day in history.  

1697  Death of John Fenwick, English conspirator on this day in history.  

1725  On this day in history peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia, dies at 52 [NS=Feb 8]  

1754  Ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1768  John Wainwright, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1782  On this day in history jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84  

1810  Death of Andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead on this day in history.  

1813  Jan Joseph Rosler, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1817  Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen, composer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1829  On this day in history death of william Burke, murderer/body snatcher, executed in Edinburgh  

1832  Death of Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (b. 1769) on this day in history.  

1838  On this day in history aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [NS]  

1859  Death of Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1782) on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history death of Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (b. 1799)  

1868  Death of Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Witiko), commits suicide at 62 on this day in history.  

1869  On this day in history prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, composer, dies at 72  

1873  Henry Hugo Pierson, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1225  On this day in history birth of saint Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274)  

1312  Queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349) was born on this day in history.  

1457  Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509) was born on this day in history.  

1540  On this day in history birth of ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)  

1578  On this day in history birth of cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)  

1582  John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon) was born on this day in history.  

1600  Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69) was born on this day in history.  

1608  Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer was born on this day in history.