Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette's husband, king of France. As the former King of France, Louis XVI was executed by guillotine on January 21, 1793. The National Convention had taken power a few months earlier.
12 Facts About Thomas A. Dorsey, the "Father of Gospel Music"
When he lost his wife Nettie in childbirth and their infant son also died, Thomas Andrew Dorsey wrote “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” which his protégé Mahalia Jackson sang at the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dorsey helped develop and shape modern day gospel music through the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, which he founded. He is considered the father of modern gospel music.