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Historical Events

  • 1963-09-06 Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974-02-13 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 1981-05-09 Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx historian
  • 2007-06-12 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin
  • 2016-04-03 Joseph Medicine Crow, Native American chief and historian, dies at 102

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 509

  • 0994-11-07 Muhammad ibn Hazm, historian/jurist/author of Islamic Spain
  • 1075-02-16 Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet
  • 1083-12-01 Anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153)
  • 1155-05-17 Jien, Japanese poet and historian (d. 1225)
  • 1322-08-01 Peter van Herentals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1332-05-27 Ibn Khaldūn, North African Islamic scholar, philosopher and historian (Muqaddimah), born in Tunis (d. 1406)

Islamic Scholar, Philosopher and Historian Ibn Khaldūn
Islamic Scholar, Philosopher and Historian
Ibn Khaldūn
  • 1440-02-13 Hartmann Schedel, German physician/humanist/historian
  • 1503-03-19 Benedetto Varchi, Ital humanist/historian (Storia Fiorentina)
  • 1505-02-05 Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572)
  • 1511-07-01 Hadrianus Junius, [Adriaen de Jonghe], Dutch physician, historian and humanist
  • 1516-04-23 Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)
  • 1519-05-27 Girolamo Mei, Italian historian (d. 1594)
  • 1521-08-19 Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti)
  • 1526-08-20 Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)
  • 1530-07-03 Claude Fauchet, French historian (d. 1601)
  • 1535-07-09 Emanuel van Meteren, Southern Neth, merchant/historian
  • 1538-10-31 Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607)
  • 1546-02-14 Johann Pistorius, German theologist/historian
  • 1547-10-18 Justus Lipsius, [Joost Lips], Dutch classic philologist/historian
  • 1547-12-05 Ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist/historian
  • 1548-12-23 Pieter C Bockenberg, historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae)
  • 1551-05-02 William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)
  • 1555-12-04 Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625)
  • 1558-08-19 Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian
  • 1571-01-21 John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)
  • 1576-01-12 Peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian
  • 1579-02-09 John Meursius, [van Meurs], Dutch historian
  • 1581-03-16 Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and writer (d. 1647)
  • 1588-11-27 Valerius Andreas, [Walter Driessens], Flemish historian
  • 1590-03-18 Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (d. 1649)
  • 1592-07-10 Pierre d'Hozier, French historian (d. 1660)
  • 1596-09-28 Vredius, [Olivier de Wree], Flemish historian/poet/mayor
  • 1600-11-19 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Dutch historian (Matters of State & War)
  • 1606-11-20 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian
  • 1610-03-01 Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian
  • 1612-09-25 Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, Dutch historian
  • 1619-06-07 Paulus Voet, Dutch jurist/historian
  • 1619-10-08 Philipp von Zesen, German poet/historian (Amsterdam)
  • 1626-07-25 Geeraerdt Brandt, Dutch theologist/poet/historian
  • 1626-10-17 Simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt)
  • 1628-03-17 Daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
  • 1635-12-18 Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian
  • 1637-11-30 Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (d. 1698)
  • 1639-01-19 Noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian
  • 1640-12-06 Claude Fleury, French historian (d. 1723)
  • 1643-11-01 John Strype, English historian and biographer (d. 1737)
  • 1649-02-08 Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)
  • 1652-01-07 Pavao Vitezovic, Croatia, writer/historian
  • 1653-08-08 Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar
  • 1654-05-11 Cornelis van Alkemade, Dutch historian
  • 1660-11-15 Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (d. 1746)
  • 1661-01-30 Charles Rollin, French historian (d. 1741)
  • 1661-03-25 Paul de Rapin, French historian (d. 1725)
  • 1661-05-25 Claude Buffier, French philosopher and historian (d. 1737)
  • 1662-08-05 James Anderson, Scottish historian (d. 1728)
  • 1665-07-02 Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian (d. 1726)
  • 1666-09-05 Gottfried Arnold, German theologist/historian/songwriter
  • 1668-06-23 Giambattista Vico, Italian philosopher and historian (d. 1744)
  • 1673-10-26 Dimitrie Cantemir, Romanians historian/monarch of Moldova (1710-11)
  • 1676-07-14 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (d. 1763)
  • 1678-12-14 Daniel Neal, English historian (d. 1743)
  • 1682-10-29 Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian (d. 1761)
  • 1683-01-17 Gerard van Loon, Dutch historian
  • 1685-02-08 Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (d. 1770)
  • 1686-01-17 Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (d. 1766)
  • 1687-03-07 Jean Lebeuf, French historian (d. 1760)
  • 1687-09-17 Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (d. 1772)
  • 1689-12-24 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian
  • 1695-04-10 Balthazar Huydecoper, Dutch translator/historian
  • 1695-04-12 Caspar Burman, historian/mayor (Utrecht Neth)
  • 1701-01-27 Johann N von Hontheim, German church historian/suffragan (bishop)
  • 1701-02-14 Enrique Florez, Spanish historian (d. 1773)
  • 1701-10-18 Charles le Beau, French historian (d. 1778)
  • 1705-11-23 Thomas Birch, English historian (d. 1766)
  • 1706-05-17 Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (d. 1780)
  • 1709-10-25 John Wagenaar, Amsterdam merchant/historian, baptised

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1711-04-26 David Hume, Scottish philosopher and historian (A Treatise of Human Nature), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1776)

Philosopher David Hume
Philosopher
David Hume
  • 1714-02-22 Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (d. 1795)
  • 1714-03-27 Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian (d. 1795)
  • 1719-01-03 Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian (d. 1773)
  • 1720-08-12 Martin Gerbert, [von Hornau], prince-abbot/music historian
  • 1722-07-22 Jean-Noel/Joannes Natalis Paquot, Belgian priest/historian
  • 1723-02-21 Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (d. 1808)
  • 1723-06-20 Adam Ferguson, Scottish sociologist/historian
  • 1723-07-01 Pedro R de Campomanes, Spanish economist/historian/literary
  • 1723-07-11 Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (d. 1799)
  • 1725-12-18 Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (d. 1791)
  • 1726-04-12 Charles Burney, English music historian (d. 1814)
  • 1735-02-09 Adriaan Kluit, Dutch historian
  • 1736-09-15 Jean-Sylvain, French historian (History of France)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1737-05-08 Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), born in Putney, England (d. 1794)

Historian Edward Gibbon
Historian
Edward Gibbon
  • 1746-08-07 Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian
  • 1749-01-19 Isaiah Thomas, US, printer/editor/publisher/historian
  • 1758-02-17 John Pinkerton, Scottish historian
  • 1766-03-04 Emanuel ADMJ, French historian (Napoleon)
  • 1770-10-01 Vincenzo Cuoco, Italian historian (Naples Revolution 1799)
  • 1771-03-10 Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian (Idea und Probe)
  • 1773-04-06 James Mill, Scotland, philosopher/historian (Hist of British India)
  • 1774-12-30 Pieter G Witsen Geysbeek, Dutch historian/literary [or Dec 31]
  • 1777-07-09 Henry Hallam, British lawyer/historian

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1826-10-17 Historian Thomas Carlyle (30) weds Jane Welsh (25)

Historian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle
Historian and Essayist
Thomas Carlyle
  • 1980-11-27 British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (50) marries 2nd wife British writer and historian Antonia Frazer (48)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 463

  • 0735-05-26 Bede (Beda Venerabilis), English historian and monk, (b. circa 672 or 673)
  • 0923-02-16 Abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83
  • 1072-09-22 Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian and scholar-official (b. 1007)
  • 1103-01-17 Frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies
  • 1130-01-07 Baldricus Burgoliensis, French historian/archbishop, dies at about 83
  • 1151-01-13 Abbot Suger, French statesman and historian (b. 1081)
  • 1225-10-28 Jien, Japanese poet and historian (b. 1155)
  • 1241-09-23 Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic historian, poet, and politician (b. 1178)
  • 1390-01-12 Peter van Herenthals, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1406-03-19 Ibn Khaldūn, North African Islamic scholar, philosopher and historian (Muqaddimah), dies at 73

Islamic Scholar, Philosopher and Historian Ibn Khaldūn
Islamic Scholar, Philosopher and Historian
Ibn Khaldūn
  • 1418-03-22 Dietrich of Nieheim, German historian
  • 1464-01-08 Thomas Ebendorfer, Austrian historian (b. 1385)
  • 1491-12-03 Thomas Basin, French historian/bishop of Lisieux, dies
  • 1507-08-23 Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72
  • 1514-11-28 Hartmann Skull, German physician/historian (Skull's Liederbuch), dies
  • 1540-05-22 Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57
  • 1556-10-31 John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50
  • 1561-10-21 Johannes Vasaeus, Flemish humanist/historian, dies at about 49
  • 1565-12-18 Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62
  • 1566-07-31 Bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92
  • 1570-10-20 João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)
  • 1571-07-17 Georg Fabricius, German poet and historian (b. 1516)
  • 1572-02-28 Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (b. 1505)
  • 1575-06-16 Hadrianus Junius, [Adriaen the Jonghe], medical/historian, dies at 63
  • 1580-08-20 Jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506)
  • 1580-11-03 Jeronimo Zurita y Castro, Spanish historian (b. 1512)
  • 1582-09-28 George Buchanan, Scottish historian (b. 1506)
  • 1586-03-20 Richard Maitland, Scottish statesman and historian (b. 1496)
  • 1589-03-22 Lodovico Guicciardini, Ital historian, dies at 67
  • 1595-11-08 Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist, dies at 69
  • 1602-02-25 Everard van Reyd, Dutch historian, dies at about 51
  • 1605-04-06 John Stow, English historian (Survey of London), dies
  • 1607-06-30 Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1538)
  • 1607-07-20 Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian (Historia Belgica), dies at 48
  • 1612-04-18 Emanuel Van Meteren, merchant/historian, dies
  • 1614-07-15 Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, French historian and biographer (b. c.1540)
  • 1616-12-10 Diogo do Couto, Portuguese historian/archivist of Goa, dies at 74
  • 1617-01-17 Pieter C Bockenberg, Dutch historian, dies at 68

BattleExecution

1618-10-29 Walter Raleigh, English scholar/poet/historian, beheaded for treason

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh
  • 1623-01-14 Paolo Sarpi, Italian church historian/politician, dies at 70
  • 1623-11-09 William Camden, English historian: Brittania/Annales, dies at 72
  • 1624-02-17 Juan de Mariana, Spanish historian (b. 1536)
  • 1625-03-29 Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas, Spanish historian (b. 1549)
  • 1625-09-06 Thomas Dempster, Scottish historian (b. 1579)
  • 1625-09-20 Heinrich Meibom, German historian and critic (b. 1555)
  • 1625-12-09 Ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Frisian humanist/historian, dies at 78
  • 1627-06-27 John Hayward, English historian
  • 1635-03-03 Philips de l'Espinoy, historian/mayor of Ghent, dies
  • 1635-03-19 Pieter Christiaensz Bor, Dutch historian, dies
  • 1639-08-20 Martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41
  • 1639-09-20 John Meursius, [van Meurs], historian, dies at 60
  • 1639-10-07 John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68
  • 1639-11-26 John Spottiswoode, Scottish historian (b. 1565)
  • 1640-05-30 Andre Duchesne, French historian/genealogy, dies
  • 1646-03-20 Matthew Vossius, historian (Annales Holland Zelandiaeque), dies at 35
  • 1649-06-03 Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (b. 1590)
  • 1650-10-29 David Calderwood, Scottish historian (b. 1575)
  • 1650-11-13 Thomas May, English poet and historian (b. 1595)
  • 1652-03-21 Vredius, [Olivier de Wree], Flem historian/mayor (Brugge), dies at 55
  • 1653-10-03 Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, historian, dies at 41
  • 1655-03-29 Valerius Andreas, Flemish historian, dies at 66
  • 1660-04-30 Peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 84
  • 1660-05-29 Peter Scriverius, lawyer/historian, dies at 44
  • 1660-12-01 Pierre d'Hozier, French historian (b. 1592)
  • 1661-10-26 Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian/vicar, dies
  • 1667-08-01 Paul Foot, lawyer/historian, dies at 48
  • 1669-02-23 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68
  • 1670-11-10 Geory Horn, [Hornius], theologist/historian, dies at about 50
  • 1676-03-21 Henri Sauval, French historian (b. 1623)
  • 1682-01-13 Simon van Leeuwen, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 55
  • 1682-02-23 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75
  • 1683-07-10 François-Eudes de Mézeray, French historian (b. 1610)
  • 1685-05-28 Pieter de la Court, economist/historian, dies at about 67
  • 1685-10-12 Geeraerdt Burns, theologist/poet/historian, dies at 59
  • 1686-08-13 Louis Maimbourg, French-born historian (b. 1610)
  • 1689-12-29 Olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried
  • 1694-11-08 Ulrik Huber, Frisian lawyer/law historian/polemist, dies at 58
  • 1697-01-01 Filippo Baldinucci, Florentine biographer/historian (b. 1624)
  • 1698-01-10 Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (b. 1637)
  • 1710-06-25 Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 74
  • 1713-01-20 Pavao Vitezovic, Croatian historian, dies
  • 1713-12-14 Thomas Rymer, English historian (b. 1641)
  • 1714-06-28 Daniel van Papenbroeck, Flemish jesuit/historian, dies at 86
  • 1719-04-21 Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and historian (b. 1640)
  • 1722-04-21 Robert Beverley, Jr., historian of Colonial Virginia (b. 1673)
  • 1723-07-14 Claude Fleury, French historian (b. 1640)
  • 1723-12-22 Jacques Basnage, French/Dutch historian/vicar, dies at 70
  • 1726-04-26 Jeremy Collier, Engl bishop/historian/opponent to theater, dies at 75
  • 1726-12-02 Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian (b. 1665)
  • 1732-02-13 Charles-René d'Hozier, French historian (b. 1640)
  • 1734-03-21 Robert Wodrow, Scottish historian (b. 1679)
  • 1737-05-12 Cornelis van Alkemade, historian, dies at 83
  • 1737-12-11 John Strype, English historian (b. 1643)
  • 1741-12-14 Charles Rollin, French historian (b. 1661)
  • 1742-07-09 John Oldmixon, English historian (b. 1673)
  • 1743-04-04 Daniel Neal, English historian (b. 1678)
  • 1744-01-23 Giambattista Vico, Italian philosopher and historian (b. 1668)
  • 1746-02-28 Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (b. 1660)
  • 1754-04-02 Thomas Carte, English historian (b. 1686)
  • 1755-08-22 Caspar Burman, historian/mayor (Utrecht), dies

Famous Historians