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January 21 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 21st:
January 21 - Deaths:
304 – Saint Agnes (martyred) (b. 291)
917 – Erchanger - Duke of Swabia (b. c. 880)
1118 – Pope Paschal II
1519 – Vasco Núñez de Balboa - Spanish explorer (b. 1475)
1527 – Juan de Grijalva - Spanish conquistador (b. c. 1489)
1546 – Azai Sukemasa - Japanese samurai & warlord (b. 1491)
1609 – Joseph Justus Scaliger - French Protestant scholar (b. 1540)
1638 – Ignazio Donati - Italian composer (b. c. 1570)
1683 – Anthony Ashley-Cooper - 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, British politician (b. 1621)
1699 – Obadiah Walker - English writer (b. 1616)
1706 – Adrien Baillet - French scholar & critic (b. 1649)
1710 – Johann Georg Gichtel - German mystic (b. 1638)
1722 – Charles Paulet - 2nd Duke of Bolton, English supporter of William III of Engl (b. 1661)
1731 – Thomas Woolston - English theologian (b. 1669)
1766 – James Quin - English actor (b. 1693)
1773 – Alexis Piron - French writer (b. 1689)
1774 – Mustafa III - Ottoman Sultan (b. 1717)
1775 – Yemelyan Pugachev - Russian rebel
1793 – King Louis XVI of France (executed) (b. 1754)
1795 – Samuel Wallis - English navigator (b. 1728)
1809 – Josiah Hornblower - American statesman (b. 1729)
1814 – Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre - French writer & botanist (b. 1737)
1823 – Cayetano José Rodríguez - Argentine cleric, journalist & poet (b. 1761)
1831 – Ludwig Achim von Arnim - German poet (b. 1781)
1851 – Albert Lortzing - German composer (b. 1801)
1870 – Alexander Herzen - Russian writer (b. 1812)
1872 – Franz Grillparzer - Austrian writer (b. 1791)
1881 – Wilhelm Matthias Naeff - Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1802)
1891 – Calixa Lavallée - Canadian composer (b. 1842)
1901 – Elisha Gray - American inventor (b. 1835)
1914 – Theodor Kittelsen - Norwegian artist (b. 1857)
1919 – Gojong of Joseon - Emperor of Korea (b. 1852)
1924 – Vladimir Lenin - Russian revolutionary (b. 1870)
1926 – Camillo Golgi - Italian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1843)
1928 – George Goethals - American army engineer (b. 1858)
1931 – Felix Blumenfeld - Russian composer (b. 1863)
1932 – Giles Lytton Strachey - British writer (b. 1880)
1933 – George A. Moore - Irish novelist (b. 1852)
1937 – Marie Prevost - Canadian actress (b. 1898)
1948 – Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari - Italian composer (b. 1876)
1950 – George Orwell - British writer (b. 1903)
1955 – Archie Hahn - American athlete (b. 1880)
1956 – Sam Langford - Canadian boxer (b. 1883)
1959 – Cecil B. DeMille - American director (b. 1881)
1959 – Carl Switzer - American actor (b. 1927)
1961 – Blaise Cendrars - Swiss writer (b. 1887)
1967 – Ann Sheridan - American actress (b. 1915)
1968 – Will Lang Jr. - American magazine executive (b. 1914)
1977 – Sandro Penna - Italian poet (b. 1906)
1978 – Freda Utley - British scholar & author. (b. 1898)
1984 – Giannis Skaribas - Greek writer, dramatist, & poet (b. 1893)
1984 – Jackie Wilson - American musician (b. 1934)
1985 – James Beard - American chef & author (b. 1903)
1985 – Eddie Graham - American professional wrestler & promoter (b. 1930)
1987 – Charles Goodell - American politician (b. 1926)
1989 – Billy Tipton - American musician (b. 1914)
1989 – Carl Furillo - American Baseball player (b. 1922)
1993 – Charlie Gehringer - American baseball player (b. 1903)
1996 – René Marc Jalbert - sergeant-at-Arms at the National Assembly of Quebec (b. 1921)
1997 – Colonel Tom Parker - American manager of Elvis Presley (b. 1909)
1998 – Jack Lord - American actor (b. 1920)
1999 – Charles Brown - American blues singer & pianist (b. 1920)
1999 – Susan Strasberg - American actress (b. 1938)
2001 – Byron De La Beckwith - American white supremacist (b. 1921)
2002 – Peggy Lee - American singer (b. 1920)
2003 – Paul Haines - American-born Canadian poet (b. 1933)
2004 – Yordan Radichkov - Bulgarian writer (b. 1929)
2005 – Theun de Vries - Dutch writer (b. 1907)
2005 – John L. Hess - American journalist (b. 1917)
2005 – Parveen Babi - Indian actress (b. 1955)
2006 – Ibrahim Rugova - President of Kosovo (b. 1944)
2006 – Bedan & Jha - Nepalese politician
2007 – Maria Cioncan - Romanian athlete (b. 1977)
2007 – U;Nee - Korean pop artist (b. 1981)
2008 – Pam Barrett - Canadian politician (b. 1953)
2008 – Marie Smith Jones - last native speaker of the Eyak language (b. 1918)


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