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Famous Deaths In January - 31

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

0743  On this day in history death of muhammad al-Baqir, Shia Imam (b. 676)  

1398  On this day in history death of emperor Sukō (b. 1334)  

1435  Death of Xuande, Emperor of China (b. 1398) on this day in history.  

1561  Menno Simonsz, Dutch priest/vicar (Foundation Book), dies on this day in history.  

1580  Hendrik, Portuguese cardinal/epilepticus/regent (1578-80), dies on this day in history.  

1606  Death of Guy Fawkes, convicted in the "Gunpowder Plot", executed at 35 on this day in history.  

1615  Death of Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit (b. 1543) on this day in history.  

1632  On this day in history death of joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (b. 1552)  

1665  On this day in history death of johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (b. 1622)  

1686  On this day in history death of jean Mairet, French dramatist (b. 1604)  

1720  Death of Thomas Grey, 2nd Earl of Stamford, English privy councillor (c. 1654) on this day in history.  

1729  Death of Jakob Roggeveen, Dutch explorer (b. 1659) on this day in history.  

1736  On this day in history death of filippo Juvara, Italian architect (b. 1678)  

1788  Charles E Stuart, English pretender to the throne, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1790  Death of Thomas Lewis, Irish-born Virginia settler (b. 1718) on this day in history.  

1794  On this day in history death of marriott Arbuthnot, British admiral (b. 1711)  

1815  On this day in history death of josé Félix Ribas, Venezuelan independentist leader (b. 1775)  

1828  Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter, dies at 35 on this day in history.  

1844  Death of Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general (b. 1773) on this day in history.  

1861  Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1864  Hamilton Rowan Gamble, US judge/governor of Missouri (1861-64), dies on this day in history.  

1888  Death of John Bosco, Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society (b. 1815) on this day in history.  

1891  Ernest Meissonier, French painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1892  Death of Charles Spurgeon, English preacher and evangelist (b. 1834) on this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history death of timothy Eaton, Canadian department store founder (b. 1834)  

1919  On this day in history paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Estimate), dies at 79  

1922  On this day in history heinrich Reinhardt, composer, dies at 56  

1933  On this day in history john Galsworthy, England, writer (Forsythe, Nobel 1932), dies at 65  

1939  George Thornton, cricketer (1 Test for S Africa 1902, 1* & 1-20), dies on this day in history.  

1940  René "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1942  On this day in history death of henry Larkin, American baseball player (b. 1860)  

1944  Death of Jean Giraudoux, French writer (b. 1882) on this day in history.  

1945  Death of Eddie Slovik, 1st US executed for desertion since Civil War at 25 on this day in history.  

1949  Henri de Vries, [Hendricus Walterop], actor (Cleopatra), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0877  Taejo of Goryeo, ruler of Korea (d. 943) was born on this day in history.  

1512  On this day in history birth of king Henry of Portugal (d. 1580)  

1517  On this day in history birth of gioseffo Zarlino, composer  

1543  Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan (d. 1616) was born on this day in history.  

1550  Henry I, Duke of Guise, French Catholic leader (d. 1588) was born on this day in history.  

1573  Ambrosius Metzger, composer was born on this day in history.  

1573  On this day in history birth of giulio Cesare Monteverdi, composer  

1597  John Francis Regis, French saint (d. 1640) was born on this day in history.