30th December 2011 (8 Years)
Ronald Searle, British artist and satirical cartoonist, best remembered as the creator of St Trinian's School, dies. 5 years.
31st December 1514 (505 Years)
Andreas Vesalius, the Flemish physician who wrote and illustrated the first comprehensive textbook of human anatomy, is born. 500 years.
31st December 1838 (181 Years)
Emile Loubet, 8th president of France, is born. 175 years.
31st December 1869 (150 Years)
Henri Matisse, the French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement, was born. 150 years.

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