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Famous Deaths In January - 28

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

0814  Charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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  Death of Isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247) on this day in history.  

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  Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1549  On this day in history elia Levita, German-Yiddish writer (Habachur), dies at about 80  

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

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

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

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

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

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  Peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia, dies at 52 [NS=Feb 8] on this day in history.  

1754  On this day in history ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69  

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  On this day in history death of andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead  

1813  On this day in history jan Joseph Rosler, composer, dies at 41  

1817  On this day in history friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen, composer, dies at 55  

1829  Death of William Burke, murderer/body snatcher, executed in Edinburgh on this day in history.  

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

1838  Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [NS] on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Witiko), commits suicide at 62  

1869  Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1873  On this day in history henry Hugo Pierson, composer, dies at 57  

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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  Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610) was born on this day in history.  

1578  Cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39) was born on this day in history.  

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

1600  On this day in history birth of clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69)  

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