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Famous Deaths In October - 08

Monday, 28 July 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  Death of St Mark, the Evangelist, buried in San Marcos minstery in Venice on this day in history.  

1253  On this day in history robert Grosseteste, English Bishop/expert (optica), dies  

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

1317  On this day in history death of fushimi, Emperor of Japan (b. 1265)  

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

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

1647  On this day in history death of christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (b. 1562)  

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

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

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

1659  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1686  On this day in history adriaen Paets, Rotterdams regent/diplomat, dies at about 55  

1722  On this day in history gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral, dies at 80  

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

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  On this day in history john E Loovens, lawyer, dies at 76  

1772  On this day in history jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer, dies at 60  

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

1795  On this day in history death of andrew Kippis, English non-conformist clergyman (b. 1725)  

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

1809  On this day in history death of james Elphinston, Scottish philologist (b. 1721)  

1834  Francois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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 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  On this day in history birth of maximilian H of Bayern, prince-bishop of Liege/bishop of Hildesheim  

1676  Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (d. 1764) was born on this day in history.  

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

1692  On this day in history birth of antonio Palella, composer  

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