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Famous Birthdays In February - 05

Friday, 29 August 2014

0976  Sanjō, Emperor of Japan (d. 1017) was born on this day in history.  

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  Gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666) was born on this day in history.  

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

1662  On this day in history birth of giuseppi Vignola, composer  

1703  Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (d. 1764) was born on this day in history.  

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

1723  John Witherspoon, clergyman/signed Declaration of Independence was born on this day in history.  

1725  James Otis, American lawyer and patriot (d. 1783) was born on this day in history.  

1732  Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer was born on this day in history.  

1744  John Jeffries, colonial physician/meteorologist was born on this day in history.  

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  Alexandre Brongniart, Paris, mineralogist/geologist (Tertiary) was born on this day in history.  

1775  Margaretha J de Neufville, author (Small Pligten) was born on this day in history.  

1778  Robert Peel, British PM (1834-46)/founder (Tories) was born on this day in history.  

1784  On this day in history birth of nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1818)  

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

1788  Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British conservative premier/founder (Bobbies) was born on this day in history.  

1795  On this day in history birth of wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist (d. 1871)  

1799  On this day in history birth of john Lindley, English botanist (Elements of Botany)  

1804  On this day in history birth of johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet  

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

1810  Ole Bull, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1833  John Watkinson, founder of British Chess Magazine (oldest chess mag) was born on this day in history.  

1837  Dwight Lyman Moody, US, evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement) was born on this day in history.  

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

1840  On this day in history birth of john Boyd Dunlop, Scotland, developer (pneumatic rubber tire)  

1848  Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley], US female outlaw (wild west) was born on this day in history.  

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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  Giovanni B Moroni, Italian portrait painter, dies on this day in history.  

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

1658  Maria Margaretha van Angels, Dutch prioress at Oirschot, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

1679  On this day in history joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet (Gysbreght van Aemstel), dies at 91  

1705  On this day in history jean Gilles, composer, dies at 37  

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