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Famous Birthdays In February - 05

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

0976  On this day in history birth of sanjō, Emperor of Japan (d. 1017)  

1505  Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572) was born on this day in history.  

1519  René of Châlon, (d. 1544) was born on this day in history.  

1534  Giovanni de' Bardi, Italian writer (d. 1612) was born on this day in history.  

1589  Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright/poet was born on this day in history.  

1589  On this day in history birth of esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet (d. 1669)  

1608  On this day in history birth of gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666)  

1626  Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696) was born on this day in history.  

1662  Giuseppi Vignola, composer was born on this day in history.  

1703  On this day in history birth of gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (d. 1764)  

1711  Joseph Umstatt, composer was born on this day in history.  

1723  On this day in history birth of john Witherspoon, clergyman/signed Declaration of Independence  

1725  On this day in history birth of james Otis, American lawyer and patriot (d. 1783)  

1732  On this day in history birth of nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer  

1744  On this day in history birth of john Jeffries, colonial physician/meteorologist  

1748  On this day in history birth of christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer/conductor/tutor of Beethoven  

1753  Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma, Frisian regent/patriot was born on this day in history.  

1770  On this day in history birth of alexandre Brongniart, Paris, mineralogist/geologist (Tertiary)  

1775  On this day in history birth of margaretha J de Neufville, author (Small Pligten)  

1778  On this day in history birth of robert Peel, British PM (1834-46)/founder (Tories)  

1784  Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1818) was born on this day in history.  

1788  On this day in history birth of karoly Kisfaludy, Hungarian literary (A Tat rok Magyarorsz gon)  

1788  On this day in history birth of robert "Bobbie" Peel, British conservative premier/founder (Bobbies)  

1795  Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist (d. 1871) was born on this day in history.  

1799  John Lindley, English botanist (Elements of Botany) was born on this day in history.  

1804  Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet was born on this day in history.  

1808  On this day in history birth of carl Spitzweg, German painter (d. 1885)  

1810  On this day in history birth of ole Bull, composer  

1810  On this day in history birth of ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (d. 1880)  

1833  On this day in history birth of john Watkinson, founder of British Chess Magazine (oldest chess mag)  

1837  On this day in history birth of dwight Lyman Moody, US, evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement)  

1840  On this day in history birth of hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle)  

1840  John Boyd Dunlop, Scotland, developer (pneumatic rubber tire) was born on this day in history.  

1848  On this day in history birth of belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley], US female outlaw (wild west)  

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Famous Deaths In February - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0995  Death of William IV, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 937) on this day in history.  

1520  On this day in history death of sten Sture the Younger, regent of Sweden (b. 1493)  

1578  On this day in history giovanni B Moroni, Italian portrait painter, dies  

1591  On this day in history gerard de Jode, Flemish publisher, dies  

1658  On this day in history maria Margaretha van Angels, Dutch prioress at Oirschot, dies at 52  

1679  Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet (Gysbreght van Aemstel), dies at 91 on this day in history.  

1705  Jean Gilles, composer, dies at 37 on this day in history.  

1721  On this day in history james Stanhope 1st earl of Stanhope, English general, dies at 47