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Famous Deaths In October - 08

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

0976  Death of Jelena of Zadar, Croatian queen on October - 08.  

1094  On October - 08 death of st Mark, the Evangelist, buried in San Marcos minstery in Venice  

1253  Robert Grosseteste, English Bishop/expert (optica), dies on October - 08.  

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  On this day in history jan, the Aged, count of Nassau/fathered 24, dies  

1613  Sebastian de Covarrubias bon Horozco, lexicographer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1621  Death of Antoine de Montchrétien, French dramatist on October - 08.  

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

1651  Isaac Elsevier, book publisher, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1652  Death of John Greaves, English mathematician (b. 1602) on October - 08.  

1656  On October - 08 johann Georg I, ruler of Saxon (1611-56, Peace of Prague), dies at 71  

1659  On October - 08 death of jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary  

1680  On this day in history elisabeth, abbess, dies at 61  

1683  Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer, dies at 76 on October - 08.  

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

1722  Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral, dies at 80 on October - 08.  

1728  On this day in history anne Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 47  

1735  Death of Yongzheng Emperor of China (b. 1678) on this day in history.  

1754  On October - 08 henry Fielding, English lawyer/author (Tom Jones), dies at 47  

1771  John E Loovens, lawyer, dies at 76 on October - 08.  

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 October - 08.  

1803  On this day in history vittoria A Alfieri, Italian earl/writer (Filippo), dies at 54  

1809  On October - 08 death of james Elphinston, Scottish philologist (b. 1721)  

1834  On October - 08 francois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer, dies at 58  

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

1847  On this day in history death of rose Scott, Social Reformer  

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 October - 08 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 October - 08.  

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 October - 08.  

1676  Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (d. 1764) was born on October - 08.  

1690  On October - 08 birth of jaime de Casellas, composer  

1692  On October - 08 birth of antonio Palella, composer  

1697  Cornelis Consolation, Dutch portrait painter (Unseemly Love) was born on October - 08.