Martin Luther left for Smalcald with the
(b. 1496), early Dutch Anabaptist leader, died.
(b. 13 April 1570) was executed for his role in the
Gunpowder Plot by Roman Catholic restorationists in
England to assassinate King James I the the Protestant
aristocracy and nobility by blowing up the Houses of
Lutheran Apostle of Greenland, was born in Frondenaes,
Norway (d. 5 November 1758, Stubbeköbing, Falster Island,
Louis XIV of France
(1638–1715), having already
revoked the Protestant-tolerating Edict of Nantes, ordered
Jacob Duché, Episcopal
clergyman and chaplain to the Continental Congress, was born
in Philadelphia (d. 3 January 1798, Philadelphia).
Bernard Barton, hymnist, was born in London, England (d.
19 February 1849, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England).
Peter Schubert, Austrian composer, was born in a suburb
of Vienna (d. 19 November 1828).
Edward Osler, hymnist, was born at Falmouth, Cornwall,
England (d. 7 March 1863).
Alexander B. Bruce, Free Church of Scotland theologian,
was born (d. 7 August 1899).
Luther Alexander Gotwald, American Lutheran theologian
and educator, was born (d. 15 September 1900).
Oluf H. Smeby, hymn translator, was born in Rock County,
Wisconsin (d. 6 July 1929, Albert Lea, Minnesota).
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, English Baptist preacher and
one of the greatest public speakers of his day, died at
Mentone, France (b. 19 June 1834).
Merton, Roman Catholic Trappist monk, was born in Prades,
France (d. 10 December 1968).
Louis Wessel, professor at Concordia Theological
Seminary (Springfield, Illinois), Lutheran theologian and
homiletician, died (b. 14 July 1864, Saint Louis).
Mott (b. 25 May 1865), Methodist layman and founder of
the World Student Christian Federation, died.