Berthold Haller, German-born Swiss reformer, died (b.
(b. 1500) was tortured, whipped and immersed in freezing
water (to mock baptismal practices), then doused with brandy
1570 Pope Pius V (1504–1572)
excommunicated and deposed Protestant
Queen Elizabeth I
(1533–1603), declaring her to be a
usurper to the throne of England.
1591 Friedrich von Spee, hymnist, was born at
Kaiserswerth, near Düsseldorf (d. 7 August 1635).
Albrecht Eusebius Wenzel von Wallenstein, Roman Catholic
general in the Thirty Years’ War,
was assassinated (b. 24 September 1583).
Abraham Calov, Lutheran theologian and champion of
Lutheran orthodoxy in the 17th century, died (b. 16 April
1612 in East Prussia).
Sir Christopher Wren, English architect, died (b. 20
October 1632, Wiltshire, England).
Samuel Seabury (b. 30 November 1729), first bishop of
the Protestant Episcopal Church in America, died.
1831 Georg Schick, Missouri Synod professor at
Fort Wayne and Saint Louis, was born in Homburg von der Höhe,
Hessen-Homburg (d. 3 January 1915).
1835 Adolf Hönecke
was born in Brandenburg (d. 3 January 1908).
Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman, educator,
and lexicographer, son-in-law of Noah Webster, died (b. 23
1862 Andrew Reed, English Congregational
clergyman and hymnist, died in London (b. 27 November 1787).
Johann Christoph Blumhardt, German Lutheran theologian,
died in Boll, Germany (b. 16 July 1805).
Oscar Cullmann, New Testament scholar, was born at
Strasbourg, Germany (d. 16 January 1999).
1909 Carl Johann August Strasen, president of
the Northwestern and Wisconsin Districts of the Missouri
Synod, died (b. 30 May 1827 at Jürgenshagen,
1913 Eduard Louis Arndt (1864–1929),
first LCMS missionary to China, arrived at Shanghai. Arndt
laid the groundwork for the synod's mission in China when he
helped found the Evangelical Lutheran Mission for China in
1912. The synod adopted this mission in 1917.
Elizabeth Fedde, deaconess, died (b. 25 December 1850).
1940 Mary Mills Patrick (b. 10 March 1850),
American missionary to Turkey, Greece and Armenia, died.
1957 William Frederick Arndt died at Cambridge,
England (b. 1 December 1880).