Historic Dates - September

Death of Henri Rousseau

2 September 1910

Henri Julien Félix Rousseau (born on May 21 1844, died on September 2 1910) was a French Post-Impressionist painter in the Naive or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer) after his place of employment. Ridiculed during his life, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality.

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Gregory the Great Elected Pope

3 September 590

Pope Gregory I (Latin: Gregorius I, circa 540 - 12 March 604), better known as Gregory the Great, was pope from 3 September 590 until his death, after which he was canonized by popular acclaim. Saint Gregory is the patron of musicians, singers, students, and teachers.

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Death of Politician Nikita Khrushchev

11 September 1971

Nikita Khrushchev (15 April 1894- 11 September 1971) led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964, and as Chairman of the Council of Ministers, or Premier, from 1958 to 1964. Khrushchev was responsible for the partial de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union, for backing the progress of the early Soviet space program, and for several relatively liberal reforms in areas of domestic policy. Khrushchev's party colleagues removed him from power in 1964, replacing him with Leonid Brezhnev as First Secretary and Alexei Kosygin as Premier.

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Battle of Vienna

11 September 1683

The Battle of Vienna ocurred on the 11 and 12 of September in 1683 after Vienna had been besieged by the Ottoman Empire for two months. The battle was fought between the Holy League and the Ottoman Empire and fiefdoms of the Ottoman Empire. The event marked the beginning of the political hegemony of the Habsburg dynasty in Central Europe.

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End of Slavery

22 September 1862

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President USA (1809-1865) President 1860-1865, the year of his assassination by actor John Wilkes Booth.

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Death of Emperor Karl V

21 September 1558

Emperor Karl V (1500-1558), in whose realm, stretching from Eastern Europe to Latin America, 'the sun never set'.Contemporary copy after Titian. Canvas, 110 x 91 cm Inv. 8060

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Death of Spanish Poet Miguel de Cervantes

29 September 1616

A windmill in Campo de Criptana, on the Spanish Mancha Plateau, reminiscent of the famous scene of Miguel de Cervantes' novel "Don Quijote de la Mancha" (published in Spain 1605-1615). In the foreground Don Quijote's typical outfit from the local museum.

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