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Historical Events Happened In January - 12

Friday, 01 August 2014

0475  On this day in history basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.  

0689  Benedict Biscop, English saint, dies on this day in history.  

1049  On this day in history abu Sa'id ibn Aboa al-Chair, Persian mystic, dies at 81  

1167  On this day in history aelred of Hexham/Rievaulx, English abbot/saint, dies at about 56  

1390  On this day in history peter van Herenthals, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67  

1483  On this day in history hendrik van Nassau-Dillenburg en Dietz, gov/viceroy of Holland  

1492  Andreas Alicatus, Italian author on this day in history.  

1493  Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily on this day in history.  

1519  On this day in history maximilian I of Hapsburg, German kaiser, dies  

1528  Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden on this day in history.  

1537  Lorenzo di Credi, Italian painter, dies on this day in history.  

1552  Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, 100s killed on this day in history.  

1562  On this day in history charles Emanuel I, the great, Duke of Savoy  

1576  On this day in history peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian  

1579  Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist, (found boiling point temperature) on this day in history.  

1583  On this day in history holland begins use of Gregorian calendar  

1583  On this day in history holland begins use of Gregorian calendar (yesterday was 1/1/1583)  

1588  John Winthrop, 1st governor (Mass Bay Colony) on this day in history.  

1598  Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso on this day in history.  

1599  On this day in history adrian van Utrecht, Flemish painter  

1602  On this day in history the birth of Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician  

1628  Charles Perrault, Paris France, author (Mother Goose) on this day in history.  

1638  On this day in history ernst R Tarhemberg, Austrian fieldmarshal (Turkish Wars)  

1665  Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (Fermat therorem), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1674  Reinhard Keiser, composer on this day in history.  

1674  Giacomo Carissimi, Italian bandmaster/composer (Jephta), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1684  French king Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon on this day in history.  

1701  On this day in history parts of the Netherlands adopt the Gregorian calendar  

1701  On this day in history frisia & Groningen begin use of Gregorian calendar  

1711  Gaetano Latilla, composer on this day in history.  

1715  Jacques Duphly, composer on this day in history.  

1723  Handel's opera "Ottone" premieres, London on this day in history.  

1729  On this day in history the birth of Edmund Burke, British writer  

1729  On this day in history edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [OS=Jan 1]  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1483  Hendrik van Nassau-Dillenburg en Dietz, gov/viceroy of Holland was born on this day in history.  

1483  On this day in history birth of henry III of Nassau-Breda, German noblem (d. 1538)  

1492  Andreas Alicatus, Italian author was born on this day in history.  

1562  Charles Emanuel I, the great, Duke of Savoy was born on this day in history.  

1576  Peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian was born on this day in history.  

1577  Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist (d. 1644) was born on this day in history.  

1580  On this day in history birth of jean Baptiste van Helmont, Belgian chemist, (found boiling pt temp)  

1580  On this day in history birth of lord Alexander Ruthven, Scottish nobleman (d. 1600)  

Famous Deaths In January - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0689  On this day in history benedict Biscop, English saint, dies  

1049  Abu Sa'id ibn Aboa al-Chair, Persian mystic, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1167  Aelred of Hexham/Rievaulx, English abbot/saint, dies at about 56 on this day in history.  

1321  On this day in history death of maria of Brabant, wife of Philip III of France (b. 1256)  

1390  Peter van Herenthals, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1519  On this day in history maximilian I of Hapsburg, German kaiser, dies  

1537  On this day in history lorenzo di Credi, Italian painter, dies  

1665  On this day in history pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (Fermat therorem), dies at 63