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Henry of Herford (Herworden or Hervordia) Dominican Friar & Chronicler d. 1370

Henry of Herford Demographics:
  • Name - Henry of Herford (or Herworden or Hervordia)
  • Birth - Date unknown.
  • Location - Native of Herworden, Westphalia.
  • Death - 9 October, 1370 (Minden)
  • Occupation - Dominican friar & chronicler.
  • Residence - Convent of St. Paul at Minden.
Henry of Herford Facts:
  • Native of Herworden, Westphalia, Germany.
  • Professed at the Dominican friary at Minden.
  • In Minden he wrote the chronicle Liber de rebus memorabilioribus (Book of Memorable Things).
  • Henry also composed the Catena aurea in decem partes distincta, a summary of theology.
  • He also completed a treatise, De Conceptione Virginis gloriosae.
  • 7 years after his death the emperor arranged for his remains to be solemnly transferred to a place of honour near the high altar.
Liber de rebus memorabilioribus (Book of Memorable Things):
  • Henry summarizes the work of older historians from Eusebius down to the writers of his own age.
  • Chronicles down to the coronation of the Emperor Charles IV in 1355.
  • A chief sources of historical information in 14th-century literature.
  • In his reporting of the Black Death (bubonic plague) Henry saw a prior epizootic of mostly large animals, the first to catch the disease being dogs, wolves, oxen & birds.
  • Regarding flagellants during the Black Death, Henry of Hervordia reported that each whip had 3 knotted thongs, each knot containing 2 sharp pieces of metal arranged in the form of a cross.
  • Henry also wrote, "Using these whips ... they beat … their bare skin until … blood rained down spattering the walls nearby."
  • Book printed under the editorship of August Potthast in Göttingen in 1859.

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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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January 21 - Births

Calendar Date January 21st:
January 21st - Births:
1338 – King Charles V of France (d. 1380)
1721 – James Murray - British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)
1804 – Eliza Roxcy Snow - American poet (d. 1887)
1813 – John C. Frémont - American army officer, explorer & presidential candidate (d. 1890)
1815 – John Bingham - American politician & lawyer (d. 1900)
1824 – Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson - American, Confederate army general (d. 1863)
1825 – Imre Madách - Hungarian writer (d. 1864)
1827 – Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin - Russian mathematician (d. 1900)
1829 – King Oscar II of Sweden & Norway (d. 1907)
1848 – Henri Duparc - French composer (d. 1933)
1860 – Karl Staaff - Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)
1867 – Ludwig Thoma - German writer (d. 1921)
1867 – Maxime Weyg & - French general (d. 1965)
1881 – Arch McCarthy - American baseball player (d. unknown)
1882 – Pavel Florensky (O.S. January 9) - Russian Orthodox theologian & mathematician (d. 1937)
1883 – Amang Rodriguez - Filipino politician (d. 1964)
1883 – Olav Aukrust - Norwegian poet (d. 1929)
1884 – Roger Baldwin - American social activist (d. 1981)
1885 – Umberto Nobile - Italian aeronautical engineer (d. 1978)
1887 – Georges Vézina - Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1926)
1895 – Cristóbal Balenciaga - Spanish couturier (d. 1972)
1897 – René Iché - French sculptor (d. 1954)
1899 – Alexander Tcherepnin - Russian born American composer (d. 1977)
1901 – Ricardo Zamora - Spanish footballer (d. 1978)
1905 – Christian Dior - French fashion designer (d. 1957)
1905 – Karl Wallenda - German acrobat (d. 1978)
1906 – Igor Moiseyev - Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
1909 – Todor Skalovski - Macedonian composer (d. 2004)
1910 – Eua Sunthornsanan - Thai composer & bandleader (d. 1981)
1910 – Albert Rosellini - American politician
1912 – Konrad Emil Bloch - German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
1918 – Richard D. Winters - American war hero
1918 – Chichay - Filipino actress (d. 1993)
1921 – Howard Unruh - American mass murderer (d. 2009)
1922 – Telly Savalas - American actor (d. 1994)
1922 – Paul Scofield - English actor (d. 2008)
1923 – Lola Flores - Spanish singer (d. 1995)
1924 – Benny Hill - English actor, comedian, & singer (d. 1992)
1926 – Steve Reeves - American actor (d. 2000)
1926 – Brian Brockless - English organist (d. 1995)
1927 – Clive Churchill - Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1985)
1928 – Gene Sharp - American political theorist & pacifist
1932 – John Chaney - American basketball coach
1933 – Joseph W. Eschbach - American doctor (d. 2007)
1934 – Audrey Dalton - Irish actress
1936 – Koji Hashimoto - Japanese film director (d. 2005)
1937 – Prince Max - Duke in Bavaria
1938 – Wolfman Jack - American disk jockey & actor (d. 1995)
1938 – John Savident - British actor
1940 – Jack Nicklaus - American golfer
1941 – Plácido Domingo - Spanish tenor
1941 – Stathis Giallelis - Greek actor
1941 – Richie Havens - American musician
1941 – Mike Medavoy - American film producer
1941 – Ivan Putski - Polish-born American professional wrestler
1942 – Edwin Starr - American singer (d. 2003)
1942 – Mac Davis - American musician
1943 – Dimitris Poulikakos - Greek actor, songwriter & singer
1946 – Johnny Oates - American baseball player & manager (d. 2004)
1947 – Jill Eikenberry - American actress
1947 – Pye Hastings - English singer & musician (Caravan)
1947 – Michel Jonasz - French singer & composer
1950 – Billy Ocean - West Indian musician
1950 – Gary Locke - American Secretary of Commerce
1951 – Eric Holder - American Attorney General (2009-)
1952 – Marco Camenisch - Swiss environmental activist
1952 – Cyril & Libbye Hellier - identical-twin sopranos
1952 – Louis Men & - American writer & critic
1953 – Paul Allen - American entrepreneur, co-founder of Microsoft
1954 – Phil Thompson - English footballer & coach
1955 – Jeff Koons - American artist
1956 – Robby Benson - American actor
1956 – Geena Davis - American actress
1957 – Greg Ryan - American soccer coach
1958 – Frank Ticheli - American composer
1958 – Michael Wincott - Canadian actor
1959 – Alex McLeish - Scottish footballer & manager
1962 – Marie Trintignant - French actress (d. 2003)
1962 – Tyler Cowen - American economist
1963 – Hakeem Olajuwon - Nigerian-born American basketball player
1963 – Detlef Schrempf - German basketball player
1965 – Jam Master Jay - American disc jockey (d. 2002)
1966 – Robert Del Naja - English musician
1966 – Candi Milo - American voice actress
1967 – Artashes Minasian - Armenian chess Grandmaster
1968 – Ulrica Messing - Swedish politician
1968 – Charlotte Ross - American actress
1969 – Karina Lombard - American actress
1969 – Tsubaki Nekoi - Japanese manga artist
1969 – M. K. Hobson - American speculative fiction & fantasy writer
1970 – Ken Leung - American actor
1970 – Mark Trojanowski - American musician (Sister Hazel)
1971 – Tweet - American singer
1971 – Alan McManus - Scottish snooker player
1971 – Doug Weight - American ice hockey player
1972 – Alan Benes - American baseball player
1972 – Rick Falkvinge - Swedish politician
1972 – Yasunori Mitsuda - Japanese composer
1972 – Cat Power (Chan Marshall) - American musician
1973 – Duane Lee Chapman Jr (American bounty hunter)
1974 – Rove McManus - Australian television host & comedian
1974 – Alex Sperafico - Brazilian racing driver
1975 – Ito - Spanish footballer
1975 – Nicky Butt - English footballer
1975 – Casey FitzRandolph - American speed skater
1975 – Thomas Castaignede - French rugby player
1975 – Yuji Ide - Japanese racing driver
1976 – Emma Bunton - English singer (Spice Girls)
1977 – Al Baxter - Australian rugby union footballer
1977 – Phil Neville - English footballer
1977 – Matt Perry - English rugby player
1977 – Rick Ross - American rapper
1978 – Bryan Gilmore - National Football League player
1978 – Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin - American Singer
1978 – Faris al-Sultan - German-Iraqi triathlete
1978 – Phil Stacey - American Idol finalist
1978 – Andrei Zyuzin - Russian ice hockey player
1979 – Byung-Hyun Kim - Korean baseball player
1979 – Spider Loc - American rapper, member of G-Unit
1979 – Brian O'Driscoll - Irish rugby union footballer
1980 – Dave Kitson - English footballer
1980 – Nana Mizuki - Japanese voice actress & singer
1980 – Mari Possa - Salvatorian-American Adult-Films actress
1981 – Gillian Chung Yan-tung - Hong Kong singer (Twins)
1981 – Jamie Dalrymple - English cricketer
1981 – Ivan Ergić - Serbian footballer
1981 – Dany Heatley - Canadian ice hockey player
1981 – Andy Lee - Korean singer (Shinhwa)
1981 – Izabella Miko - Polish-born actress & model
1981 – Alex Ubago - Spanish-Basque singer-songwriter
1982 – Dean Whitehead - English footballer
1982 – Go Shiozaki - Japanese professional wrestler
1982 – Simon Rolfes - German footballer
1983 – Maryse Ouellet - French-Canadian model & professional wrestler
1983 – Moritz Volz - German footballer
1983 – Katie Griffiths - English Actress
1983 – Peter Philipakos - Greek-American soccer player
1984 – Richard Gutierrez & Raymond Gutierrez - Filipino (Twin) Actor/Host
1984 – Robert Ray - Baseball Player
1985 – Alex Pérez - Spanish footballer
1985 – Sasha Pivovarova - Russian Model
1985 – Matt Unicomb - Australian basketball player
1985 – Adrian Lewis - English Dart Player
1987 – Joe Ledley - Welsh footballer
1988 – William C. Woxlin - Swedish composer
1990 – Jacob Smith - American actor
1994 – Laura Robson - Tennis Player
2004 – Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway


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January 21 - General (Calendar Date)


January 21st - Basic Facts:
  • January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 344 days remaining until the end of the year (345 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 20.
  • Next day is January 22.
January 21st Births (Here)

January 21st Deaths (Here)

January 21st Events:

1189 – Philip II of France & Richard I of England start to build troops for the Third Crusade.
1287 – Treaty of San Agayz is signed - Minorca conquered by King Alfons III of Aragon.
1525 – The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is founded.
1643 – Abel Tasman - 1st European to reach Tonga.
1720 – Treaty of Stockholm signed by Sweden & Prussia.
1749 – Verona Philharmonic Theatre is destroyed by fire.
1789 – The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth - 1st American novel, is printed in Boston, Massachusetts.
1793 – Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine after found guilty of treason by the French Convention.
1861 – American Civil War - Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
1864 – Tauranga Campaign - begins during the Maori Wars.
1899 – Opel manufactures its first automobile.
1908 – New York City passes the Sullivan Ordinance - making it illegal for women to smoke in public.
1911 – First Monte Carlo Rally takes place.
1915 – Kiwanis International is founded in Detroit, Michigan.
1919 – Meeting of the First Dáil Éireann in the Mansion House Dublin.
1921 – Italian Communist Party is founded at Livorno.
1925 – Albania declares itself a republic.
1948 – Flag of Quebec is adopted & flown for the first time over the National Assembly of Quebec.
1950 – Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury.
1954 – USS Nautilus, first nuclear-powered submarine, is launched in Groton, Connecticut.
1960 – Little Joe 1B, a Mercury spacecraft, lifts off from Wallops Island, Virginia - inside was a rhesus monkey named Miss Sam.
1968 – Battle of Khe Sanh (Vietnam War) begins.
1968 – A B-52 bomber crashes near Thule Air Base, contaminating the area from its nuclear payload.
1976 – Concorde commercial service begins with the London-Bahrain & Paris-Rio routes.
1977 – President Jimmy Carter pardons nearly all American Vietnam War draft evaders.
1981 – Tehran releases American hostages after 444 days.
1997 – Newt Gingrich (leader of the United States House of Representatives) internally disciplined for ethical misconduct.
2002 – Canadian Dollar sets all-time low against the US Dollar - US$0.6179.
2005 – Belmopan, Belize - unrest over the government's new taxes erupts into riots.
2008 – Black Monday in worldwide stock markets - FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall.


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