Conradin, king of Sicily (b. 1252) 29 Oct Death

Conradin, king of Sicily (b. 1252) 29 Oct Death

Conradin (25 March 1252 – 29 October 1268), called the Younger or the Boy, but usually known by the diminutive Conradin (German: Konradin, Italian: Corradino), was the last direct heir of the House of Hohenstaufen. He was Duke of Swabia (1254–1268) and nominal King of Jerusalem (1254–1268) and Sicily (1254–1258). After his attempt to reconquer Sicily failed, he was caught and beheaded. This article includes a list of general references, but it … Read more

Abe no Seimei, Japanese astrologer (b. 921) 31 Oct Death

Abe no Seimei, Japanese astrologer (b. 921) 31 Oct Death

Abe no Seimei (安倍 晴明, February 21, 921 A.D. – October 31, 1005) was an onmyōji, a leading specialist of onmyōdō during the middle of the Heian period in Japan.[2]  In addition to his prominence in history, he is a legendary figure in Japanese folklore and has been portrayed in a number of stories and films. Abe no Seimei worked as onmyōji for emperors and the Heian government, … Read more

Al-Muqtadir, Abbasid caliph (b. 895) 31 Oct Death

Al-Muqtadir, Abbasid caliph (b. 895) 31 Oct Death

Abu’l-Faḍl Jaʿfar ibn Ahmad al-Muʿtaḍid (Arabic: أبو الفضل جعفر بن أحمد المعتضد‎) (895 – 31 October 932 CE), better known by his regnal name al-Muqtadir bi-llāh (Arabic: المقتدر بالله‎, “Mighty in God”[1]), was the Caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate from 908 to 932 CE (295–320 AH), with the exception of a brief deposition in favour of al-Qahir in 928. He came to the throne at the age of … Read more

Zane Grey, American dentist and author (b. 1872)23 Oct Death

Zane Grey, American dentist and author (b. 1872)23 Oct Death

Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author and dentist best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) was his best-selling book. In addition to the commercial success of his printed works, his … Read more

Frithuswith, English saint (b. 650) 19 Oct Death

Frithuswith, English saint (b. 650) 19 Oct Death

Frithuswith (Birth In c. 650 – Death In 19 October 727 Old English also known as Frideswide, Fridiswade, Frideswith, Fritheswithe, Frevisse, or simply Fris) was an English princess and abbess. She is credited with establishing a religious site later incorporated into Christ Church in Oxford – Frithuswith was the first abbess of this Oxford double monastery.[2]  Frithuswith was the daughter of a Mercian sub-king named Dida of Eynsham, whose lands … Read more

Jonathan Swift,Irish Satirist And Essayist (b.1667) 19 Oct Death

Jonathan Swift,Irish Satirist And Essayist (b.1667) 19 Oct Death

Jonathan Swift (Birth In 30 November 1667 – Death In 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin,[2] hence his common sobriquet, “Dean Swift”.

Yusuf I,Sultan of Granada (b. 1318) 19 Oct Death

Yusuf I,Sultan of Granada (b. 1318) 19 Oct Death

Abu al-Hajjaj Yusuf ibn Ismail (Arabic: أبو الحجاج يوسف بن إسماعيل‎; 29 June 1318 – 19 October 1354), known by the regnal name al-Muayyad billah (المؤيد بالله, “He who is aided by God”),[1] was the seventh Nasrid ruler of the Emirate of Granada on the Iberian Peninsula. The third son of Ismail I (r. 1314–1322), he was Sultan between 1333 and 1354, after his brother Muhammad IV (r. 1325–1333) was assassinated. Coming to … Read more

Thomas Browne, English physician and author (b. 1605) 19 Oct Death

Thomas Browne, English physician and author (b. 1605) 19 Oct Death

Sir Thomas Browne Birth In 19 October 1605 – Death In 19 October 1682 was an English polymath and author of varied works which reveal his wide learning in diverse fields including science and medicine, religion and the esoteric. His writings display a deep curiosity towards the natural world, influenced by the scientific revolution of Baconian enquiry. Browne’s literary works are permeated by references … Read more