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Famous Deaths In October - 08

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0705  Abd al-Malik, kalief of Damascus, dies on October - 08.  

0976  Death of Jelena of Zadar, Croatian queen on this day in history.  

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 October - 08 death of john I of Dreux, Duke of Brittany (b. 1217)  

1317  Death of Fushimi, Emperor of Japan (b. 1265) on October - 08.  

1604  Janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], literature/politician, dies at 58 on October - 08.  

1606  Jan, the Aged, count of Nassau/fathered 24, dies on October - 08.  

1613  On October - 08 sebastian de Covarrubias bon Horozco, lexicographer, dies at 74  

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

1647  On October - 08 death of christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (b. 1562)  

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

1652  On October - 08 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  On October - 08 death of jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary  

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  On October - 08 gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral, dies at 80  

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

1735  On October - 08 death of yongzheng Emperor of China (b. 1678)  

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

1771  On October - 08 john E Loovens, lawyer, dies at 76  

1772  Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer, dies at 60 on October - 08.  

1793  John Hancock, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

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

1803  On October - 08 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  On this day in history francois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer, dies at 58  

1842  Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer, dies at 68 on October - 08.  

1847  Death of Rose Scott, Social Reformer on October - 08.  

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  Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer, dies at 51 on October - 08.  

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Famous Birthdays In October - 08

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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 October - 08.  

1621  On October - 08 birth of maximilian H of Bayern, prince-bishop of Liege/bishop of Hildesheim  

1676  On October - 08 birth of benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (d. 1764)  

1690  On this day in history birth of jaime de Casellas, composer  

1692  On October - 08 birth of antonio Palella, composer  

1697  On this day in history birth of cornelis Consolation, Dutch portrait painter (Unseemly Love)