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Famous Deaths In October - 08

Thursday, 18 September 2014

0705  Abd al-Malik, kalief of Damascus, dies on this day in history.  

0976  On this day in history death of jelena of Zadar, Croatian queen  

1094  On this day in history death of st Mark, the Evangelist, buried in San Marcos minstery in Venice  

1253  Robert Grosseteste, English Bishop/expert (optica), dies on this day in history.  

1286  On this day in history death of john I of Dreux, Duke of Brittany (b. 1217)  

1317  Death of Fushimi, Emperor of Japan (b. 1265) on this day in history.  

1604  Janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], literature/politician, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1606  Jan, the Aged, count of Nassau/fathered 24, dies on this day in history.  

1613  On this day in history sebastian de Covarrubias bon Horozco, lexicographer, dies at 74  

1621  On this day in history death of antoine de Montchrétien, French dramatist  

1647  Death of Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (b. 1562) on this day in history.  

1651  On this day in history isaac Elsevier, book publisher, dies at 55  

1652  On this day in history death of john Greaves, English mathematician (b. 1602)  

1656  On this day in history johann Georg I, ruler of Saxon (1611-56, Peace of Prague), dies at 71  

1659  Death of Jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary on this day in history.  

1680  Elisabeth, abbess, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1683  Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1686  Adriaen Paets, Rotterdams regent/diplomat, dies at about 55 on this day in history.  

1722  Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1728  Anne Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1735  On this day in history death of yongzheng Emperor of China (b. 1678)  

1754  Henry Fielding, English lawyer/author (Tom Jones), dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1771  John E Loovens, lawyer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1772  Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1793  On this day in history john Hancock, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 56  

1795  Death of Andrew Kippis, English non-conformist clergyman (b. 1725) on this day in history.  

1803  Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian earl/writer (Filippo), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1809  Death of James Elphinston, Scottish philologist (b. 1721) on this day in history.  

1834  On this day in history francois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer, dies at 58  

1842  Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1847  Death of Rose Scott, Social Reformer on this day in history.  

1862  On this day in history james Streshley Jackson, attorney/Union-brig-gen, dies in battle at 39  

1864  On this day in history thomas Jonathan Coffin Amory, US Union-brig-general, dies at about 34  

1865  On this day in history heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer, dies at 51  

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Famous Birthdays In October - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1515  Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (d. 1578) was born on this day in history.  

1585  Heinrich Schutz, composer was born on this day in history.  

1619  Philipp von Zesen, German poet/historian (Amsterdam) was born on this day in history.  

1621  Maximilian H of Bayern, prince-bishop of Liege/bishop of Hildesheim was born on this day in history.  

1676  On this day in history birth of benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (d. 1764)  

1690  Jaime de Casellas, composer was born on this day in history.  

1692  Antonio Palella, composer was born on this day in history.  

1697  Cornelis Consolation, Dutch portrait painter (Unseemly Love) was born on this day in history.