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January 6 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 6th:
January 6 - Deaths:
664 – Amr ibn al-A'as - Arab general (b. c.583)
1088 – Berengar of Tours - French theologian (b. c.999)
1275 – St Raymond of Peñafort (b. c.1175)
1448 – Christopher of Bavaria - King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (b. 1418)
1481 – Akhmat Khan - Khan of the Golden Horde
1537 – Baldassare Peruzzi - Italian architect & painter (b. 1481)
1537 – Alessandro de' Medici - Duke of Florence (b. 1510)
1572 – Shah Jehan - Mughal King
1592 – Johann Casimir of Simmern - Elector Palatine (b. 1543)
1616 – Philip Henslowe - English theatrical entrepreneur (b. c.1550)
1646 – Elias Holl - German Architect (b. 1573)
1689 – Seth Ward - English mathematician & astronomer (b. 1617)
1693 – Mehmed IV - ex-Ottoman Sultan (b. 1642)
1711 – Philipp van Almonde - Dutch admiral (b. 1646)
1718 – Richard Hoare - English goldsmith & banker (b. 1648)
1718 – Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina - Italian writer & jurist (b. 1664)
1725 – Chikamatsu Monzaemon - Japanese dramatist (b. 1653)
1731 – Étienne François Geoffroy - French chemist (b. 1672)
1734 – John Dennis - English dramatist (b. 1657)
1813 – Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers - French general (b. 1764)
1831 – Rodolphe Kreutzer - French violinist, composer & conductor (b. 1766)
1840 – Fanny Burney - English novelist & diarist (b. 1752) died age 87.
1847 – Tyāgarāja - Carnatic Classic Music Composer,Indian(b. 1767)
1852 – Louis Braille - French teacher of the blind & inventor (1829) of braille (b. 1809).
1855 – Giacomo Beltrami - Italian explorer (b. 1779)
1882 – Richard Henry Dana - Jr., American novelist (Two Years Before the Mast) (b. 1815).
1884 – Gregor Johann Mendel - Augustine monk, botanist, Austrian geneticist died in Brun, Bavaria (b. 1822).
1885 – Peter Christen Asbjørnsen - Norwegian writer & scientist (b. 1812)
1896 – Thomas W. Knox - American writer & journalist (b. 1835)
1901 – Philip Armour - American meat packer
1913 – Frederick Hitch - English Victoria Cross Winner (b. 1856)
1918 – Georg Cantor - German mathematician, worked on theory of infinity (b. 1845).
1919 – Theodore Roosevelt - 26th President of the United States died at Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, New York State (b. 1858)
1919 – Max Heindel - Danish astrologer & mystic (b. 1865)
1922 – Jakob Rosanes - German mathematician (b. 1842)
1928 – Alvin Kraenzlein - American athlete (b. 1876)
1933 – Vladimir de Pachmann - Russian-German pianist (b. 1848)
1934 – Herbert Chapman - English football player & manager (b. 1878)
1937 – André Besette - Canadian religious figure (b. 1845)
1941 – Charley O'Leary - American baseball player (b. 1882)
1942 – Emma Calvé - French soprano (b. 1858)
1942 – Henri de Baillet-Latour - Belgian International Olympic Committee president (b. 1876)
1944 – Ida Tarbell - American journalist (b. 1857)
1945 – Vladimir Vernadsky - Russian mineralogist (b. 1863)
1945 – Edith Frank - mother of Anne Frank (b. 1900)
1949 – Victor Fleming - American film director (The Wizard of Oz) dies in Phoenix, Arizona (b. 1883).
1966 – Jean Lurçat - French painter & tapestry designer (b. 1892)
1972 – Chen Yi - Chinese military commander & politician (b. 1901)
1974 – David Alfaro Siqueiros - Mexican painter (b. 1896)
1978 – Burt Munro - New Zealand motorcycle racer (b. 1899)
1981 – A. J. (Archibald Joseph) Cronin - Scottish novelist dies in Switzerland (b. 1896).
1984 – Ernest Laszlo - Hungarian-U.S. cinematographer (b. 1898)
1990 – Pavel Alekseyevich Čerenkov - Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
1990 – Ian Charleson - Scottish actor (b. 1949)
1993 – Dizzy Gillespie - acclaimed jazz trumpet player (b. 1917)
1993 – Richard Mortensen - Danish painter (b. 1910)
1993 – Rudolf Nureyev - Russian ballet dancer (b. 1938)
1994 – Virginia Dell Cassidy - Bill Clinton's mother (b. 1923)
1995 – Joe Slovo - South African politician (b. 1926)
1997 – Catherine Scorsese - Italian-American actress (b. 1912)
1999 – Michel Petrucciani - French jazz pianist (b. 1962)
2000 – Don Martin - American cartoonist (b. 1931)
2004 – Francesco Scavullo - American photographer (b. 1921)
2004 – Charles Dumas - American athlete (b. 1937)
2004 – Pierre Charles - Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1954)
2005 – Louis Robichaud - Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1925)
2005 – Lois Hole - Lt. Governor of Alberta (b. 1933)
2006 – Lou Rawls - American singer (b. 1933)
2006 – Hugh Thompson - Jr., decorated Vietnam War helicopter pilot (b. 1943)
2007 – Roberta Wohlstetter - military historian & strategist (b. 1912)
2007 – Sneaky Pete Kleinow - American musician & special-effects artist (b. 1934)
2007 – Mario Danelo - American football player (b. 1985)
2009 – Ron Asheton - The Stooges guitarist (b. 1948)


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