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Famous Birthdays In February - 05

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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

1505  On this day in history birth of aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572)  

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  Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet (d. 1669) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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  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  Death of Sten Sture the Younger, regent of Sweden (b. 1493) on this day in history.  

1578  Giovanni B Moroni, Italian portrait painter, dies on this day in history.  

1591  Gerard de Jode, Flemish publisher, dies on this day in history.  

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

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