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 This day in History - December 29
328 Historic Events for December 29
1141

Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed

Death
1170

Thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II

Death
1503

Battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France

Event
1539

St Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning

Event
1541

Isabella of Poland and King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu

Event
1558

Charles V, German emperor, buried

Event
1558

Hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31

Death
1563

Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer

Birth
1586

Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona

Birth
1619

Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies

Death
1630

Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51

Death
1678

Gotthard Wagner, composer

Birth
1689

Olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried

Death
1703

Mustapha II, sultan (Turkey), dies at 39

Death
1705

Prosper Jolyot's "Idomen‚e," premieres in Paris

Event
1708

Great Alliance occupies Gent

Event
1709

Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great

Birth
1721

Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th

Birth
1731

J Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46

Death
1743

Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer

Birth
1767

Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer

Birth
1776

Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric

Birth
1778

English troops occupy Savannah, Georgia

Event
1782

1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston

Event
1785

Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69

Death