Book List

19th of April

St Ursmar, bishop and abbot, 713. St Leo IX., Pope, 1054.   Died. - King Robert II. of Scotland, 1390, Dundonald Castle, Ayrshire; Philip Melanchthon, German Protestant scholar, 1560, Wittenberg; Queen Christina, of Sweden, 1689, Rome; Jean Gallois, French scholar and critic, 1707; Professor Robert Jameson, naturalist, 1854, Edinburgh.   On this Day in Other … Continue reading 19th of April

18th of April

St Apollonius, the Apologist, martyr, 186. St Laserian, Bishop of Leighlin, Ireland, 638. St Galdin, Archbishop of Milan, 1176.    Died. - Alexandre Lainez, French poet, 1719.   On this Day in Other Sources.   A discovery of antique remains was made at Inveresk, near Musselburgh, revealing the long-forgotten fact of the Romans once having … Continue reading 18th of April

17th of April

St Anicetus, Pope and martyr, 173. St Simeon, Bishop of Ctesiphon, 341.   Died. - Marino Falieri, doge of Venice, executed, 1355; Joachim Camerarius, German Protestant scholar, 1574, Leipzig; Dr Benjamin Franklin, 1790, Philadelphia; James Thom, 'The Ayrshire sculptor,' 1850, New York.   GREYSTEIL. The books of the Lord Treasurer of Scotland indicate that, when … Continue reading 17th of April

16th of April – Battle of Culloden

Eighteen martyrs of Saragossa, 304. St Turibius, Bishop of Astorga, about 420. St Fructuosus, Archbishop of Braga, 665. St Magnus, of Orkney, martyr, 1104. St Druon, recluse, patron of shepherds, 1186. St Joachim of Sienna, 1305.   Born. - Sir Hans Sloane, naturalist, 1660, Killileagh; John Law, speculative financier, 1671, Edinburgh.  Died. - George Louis, … Continue reading 16th of April – Battle of Culloden

15th of April

Saints Basilissa and Anastasia, martyrs, 1st century. Saint Paternus, Bishop of Avranches, 563. St Ruadhan, abbot, 584. St Munde, abbot, 962. St Peter Gonzales, 1246.   Died. - Dominico Zampieri (Domenichino), Italian painter, 1641, Naples; Madame de Maintenon, 1719, St Cyr; Madame de Pompadour, mistr4ess of Louis XV., 1764, Paris; Dr Alexander Murray, philologist, 1813; … Continue reading 15th of April

14th of April

Saints Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus, martyrs in Rome, 229. Saint Carpus of Thyatira, and others, 251. St Benezet, patron of Avignon, 1184. Saints Antony, John, and Eustachius, martyrs, about 1342. B. Lidwina, of Schiedam, 1433.   Born. – Dr George Gregory, miscellaneous writer, 1754, Dublin.  Died. – Earl of Bothwell, 1577; Madame de Sévigné (Letters), … Continue reading 14th of April