Pope Gregory VIII died (b. ca. 1100).
Pope Clement VII (1478–1534)
established a parallel to the
Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal.
Pope Paul III (1468–1549)
Henry VIII of England.
George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, who aided the
Reformation in Silesia and Ansbach and protested at Speyer
in 1529 and at Augsburg in 1530, died (b. 4 March 1484 at
Anna Sophia of Hessen-Darmstadt, hymnist, was born in
Marburg (d. 13 December 1683).
Beata Sturm, known for helping the poor, sick and needy,
was born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1730).
Ernst Gottlieb Woltersdorf, German poet, preacher and
author, died (b. 1725).
Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer, was baptized
(born either 16 or 17 December in Bonn, Germany; d. 26 March
Johann Balthasar Kohlhoff, Lutheran missionary to
Tranquebar, India, died (b. 15 November 1711, Neuwarp, West
John Greenleaf Whittier, American Quaker poet,
abolitionist and hymnist, was born (d. 7 September 1892).
Marianne Hearn, English Baptist religious editor and
hymnist, was born (d. 16 March 1909, Barmouth, England).
Rippon (b. 1751), English Baptist clergyman and hymn
Eduard Raimund Baierlein
(1819–1901), who had
previously worked with Indians in Michigan, arrived at
Madras, India, to begin his work for the Leipzig Evangelical
Eusebius Schultz Henkel, president of the Union Synod of
the Evangelical Lutheran Church, died (b. 26 July 1811,
Lincoln County, North Carolina).
David Alexander Day, Lutheran missionary and doctor in
Liberia, died (b. 17 February 1851).
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America (CLBA) was
Yale-educated Chicago native
(1887–1913), heir to a fortune in
real estate and milk production, boarded a ship to China via
Egypt. Converted as a young man, Borden had given his
inheritance and his life to the cause of world evangelism.
Only a month after arriving in Egypt, he contracted spinal
meningitis and died. However, publication of his story
prompted many young people to enter the mission field.
1917 The tune ST. DUNSTAN'S was written by
C. Winfred Douglas (1867–1944)
while returning by train from New York to his home at Saint
Dunstan’s cottage in
Peekskill, New York.
confiscated all property of the
Russian Orthodox Church
and abolished religious instruction in the schools.
1924 George Weller died in Seward, Nebraska (b. 8
January 1860, New Orleans, Louisiana). He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1882 and served as a
pastor in Marysville, Nebraska. He was a professor and
director (president) of the Missouri Synod teachers seminary
at Seward from 1894 to 1924.
Elling Hove, professor at Luther Seminary (Saint Paul,
Minnesota), died (b. 25 March 1863, Northwood, Iowa).
Jens Christian Roseland, Augustana Synod leader, died
(b. 25 March 1859, Sandnes, Jaederen, Norway).
Frank Mason North (b. 3 December 1850, New York City),
American Methodist clergyman and hymnist, died.
Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) was born
in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Dorothy Sayers (b. 13 June 1893), English writer, died.
Carl Stamm Meyer, professor at Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis), died (b. 12 March 1907).
Pope John Paul II (1920–2005)
told an international symposium,
“Today, on the eve of
the Great Jubilee, I feel the need to express deep regret
for the cruel death inflicted on Jan Hus.”
He commended Hus’s
“moral courage in the
face of adversity and death”
and proclaimed that through the scholars’
“Hus, who has been such
a point of contention in the past, has now become a subject
of dialogue, of comparison and shared investigation.”