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Famous Birthdays In February - 05

Thursday, 17 April 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  On this day in history birth of rené of Châlon, (d. 1544)  

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

1589  On this day in history birth of honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright/poet  

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  On this day in history birth of marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)  

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

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  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  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  On this day in history birth of coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma, Frisian regent/patriot  

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

1788  Karoly Kisfaludy, Hungarian literary (A Tat rok Magyarorsz gon) was born on this day in history.  

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

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  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  Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (d. 1880) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1840  Hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle) was born on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history death of william IV, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 937)  

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  Gerard de Jode, Flemish publisher, dies on this day in history.  

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  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