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Famous Deaths In May - 14

Thursday, 31 July 2014

0347  On this day in history pachomius, Egyptian monastery founder/abbot (Coenobieten), dies  

0649  On this day in history theodore, Greek Pope (642-49) (excommunicated by Paul II), dies  

0964  On this day in history john XII, [Octavianus], Pope (955-64), dies  

1470  On this day in history death of charles VIII of Sweden (b. 1409)  

1565  Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reform theologist, dies on this day in history.  

1574  On this day in history death of guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru (b. 1479)  

1608  On this day in history death of charles III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1543)  

1610  On this day in history death of henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of France (1572, 89-1610), murdered at 56  

1643  On this day in history louis XIII, king of France (1610-43), dies at 41  

1649  Death of Friedrich Spanheim, Dutch theologian (b. 1600) on this day in history.  

1669  Death of Georges de Scudéry, French writer (b. 1601) on this day in history.  

1688  On this day in history death of antoine Furetière, French writer (b. 1619)  

1726  John B Wellekens, poet/painter (Wedding Guests), dies on this day in history.  

1742  On this day in history dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop, dies at 64  

1754  On this day in history death of pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (b. 1692)  

1761  On this day in history thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rule of Simpson), dies at 50  

1801  Johann Ernst Altenburg, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1818  Death of Matthew Gregory Lewis, English novelist (b. 1775) on this day in history.  

1820  On this day in history paul Friedrich Struck, composer, dies at 43  

1832  Death of John van Speijk, Dutch heroic sailor, buried on this day in history.  

1833  On this day in history johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow, composer, dies at 88  

1847  On this day in history fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, composer, dies at 41  

1860  Death of Ludwig Bechstein, German writer (b. 1801) on this day in history.  

1863  On this day in history emile Racine Gauthier Prudent, composer, dies at 46  

1864  On this day in history william N Green Jr, Union brig-general, dies  

1870  On this day in history ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer, dies at 69  

1873  On this day in history death of gideon Brecher, Austrian physician and writer (b. 1797)  

1877  On this day in history john Roberts, composer, dies at 54  

1878  On this day in history death of ookubo Toshimichi, Japanese statesman, samurai, and one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji Restoration (b. 1830)  

1887  On this day in history death of lysander Spooner, American philosopher (b. 1808)  

1889  On this day in history death of volney E. Howard, American politician (b. 1809)  

1893  Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician (surface of Kummer), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history richard Hol, Dutch composer/organist/conductor, dies at 78  

1906  Death of Carl Schurz, German revolutionary and statesman (b. 1829) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 14

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1316  On this day in history birth of charles IV, King of Bohemia (1346-78)/emperor (1355-78)  

1316  Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1378) was born on this day in history.  

1553  On this day in history birth of margaret of Valois, wife of Henry IV (d. 1615)  

1652  Johann Philipp Fortsch, composer was born on this day in history.  

1666  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1732)  

1679  Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow, Danish astronomer was born on this day in history.  

1686  On this day in history birth of daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Prussia, inventor (thermometer) [NS=5/24]  

1699  On this day in history birth of hans Joachim von Zieten, Prussian field marshal (d. 1786)