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Famous Deaths In October - 08

Monday, 22 December 2014

0705  On October - 08 abd al-Malik, kalief of Damascus, dies  

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 this day in history.  

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 October - 08.  

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 October - 08.  

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

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  Death of John Greaves, English mathematician (b. 1602) on this day in history.  

1656  Johann Georg I, ruler of Saxon (1611-56, Peace of Prague), dies at 71 on October - 08.  

1659  On this day in history death of jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary  

1680  On October - 08 elisabeth, abbess, dies at 61  

1683  On this day in history philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer, dies at 76  

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

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 October - 08.  

1754  On this day in history 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 October - 08 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 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 October - 08 francois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer, dies at 58  

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

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  Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

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1515  On October - 08 birth of margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (d. 1578)  

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 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  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.