Gaspard de Coligny, French Huguenot leader, was born (d.
24 August 1572).
Cornelius Canis (also de Hondt, d'Hondt), a
Franco-Flemish composer, singer and choir director of the
Renaissance, active for much of his life in the Grande
Chapelle, the imperial Habsburg music establishment
during the reign of Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V (1500–1558), died
(b. between 1500 and 1510).
Samuel Gilman, hymnist, was born at Gloucester,
Massachusetts (d. 9 February 1858, Kingston, Massachusetts).
African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church was
officially incorporated as a Protestant denomination and
chartered, distinctly separate from its parent, the
Methodist Episcopal Church.
1851 Friedrich Rechlin, professor at Concordia
Teachers College (Addison and River Forest, Illinois), was
born in Bergen, Central Ruegen island in the Baltic Sea,
Pomerania (d. 9 December 1915).
1852 Charles Taze Russell was born in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 31 October 1916).
1855 Heinrich Huet, Ohio Synod pastor, died (b.
14 February 1772).
1857 Philipp Wambsganss of Fort Wayne, Indiana,
institutional minister, was born (d. 21 April 1933, Fort
Wayne). His interests centered in hospitals and child
1864 William Lee Hunton, Lutheran publishing
house manager, was born in Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada (d.
12 October 1930).
1872 Henry F. Chorley, hymnist, died (b. 15
1886 Hans Knudsen, missionary to Tranquebar for
seven years, died (b. 11 January 1813, Copenhagen).
1903 Martin Paul William Simon, missionary to
China and author, was born in Zachow, Wisconsin (d. 23
September 1969, Saint Louis).
1904 Carl Aaron Swensson, Swedish Lutheran
educator and theologian, died (b. 25 June 1857, Sugargrove,
1911 “Rise Up,
O Men of God” by William P. Merrill (1867–1954)
was first published in the Presbyterian periodical The
Continent. Merrill wrote the hymn that same year while
aboard a steamer on Lake Michigan, heading back to his home
Benjamin B. Warfield, Presbyterian theologian, died (b.
5 November 1851, Lexington, Kentucky).
1925 Olav L. Kirkeberg, president of the Danish
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, died (b. 11 October
1849, Valdres, Norway).