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Famous Birthdays In February - 08

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

1191  On this day in history birth of yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)  

1291  Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57) was born on this day in history.  

1487  Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550) was born on this day in history.  

1552  Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630) was born on this day in history.  

1577  Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) was born on this day in history.  

1586  Jacob Praetorius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1612  On this day in history birth of samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)  

1649  Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728) was born on this day in history.  

1685  Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (d. 1770) was born on this day in history.  

1708  Vaclav Jan Kopriva, composer was born on this day in history.  

1720  On this day in history birth of emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)  

1741  On this day in history birth of andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry, composer  

1764  Joseph Leopold von Eybler, Austrian composer was born on this day in history.  

1789  On this day in history birth of ludwig Wilhelm Maurer, composer  

1792  Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1873) was born on this day in history.  

1795  On this day in history birth of friedlieb F Runge, German chemist (Chinoline)  

1795  On this day in history birth of moritz G [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist/serial writer  

1804  On this day in history birth of richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (d. 1834)  

1807  Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman was born on this day in history.  

1807  Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889) was born on this day in history.  

1810  On this day in history birth of norbert Burgmuller, composer  

1811  On this day in history birth of edwin Denison Morgan, Sect of War (Confederacy), died in 1883  

1813  Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist was born on this day in history.  

1817  On this day in history birth of richard Stoddert Ewell, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1872  

1818  On this day in history birth of austin Blair, Gov/MC (Union), died in 1894  

1819  On this day in history birth of john Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite)  

1820  William Tecumseh Sherman, Major General (Union Army), died in 1891 was born on this day in history.  

1822  Maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres) was born on this day in history.  

1824  Barnard Elliot Bee, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861 was born on this day in history.  

1828  Antonio Cagnoni, composer was born on this day in history.  

1828  Jules Verne, France, pioneered sci-fi (From the Earth to the Moon) was born on this day in history.  

1847  Hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902) was born on this day in history.  

1851  Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, novelist was born on this day in history.  

1852  On this day in history birth of nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russ author (Tjoma Kartashov) [NS=2/20]  

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Famous Deaths In February - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1124  On this day in history stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies  

1245  Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies on this day in history.  

1250  Death of Robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216) on this day in history.  

1265  On this day in history death of hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217)  

1296  Death of King Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257) on this day in history.  

1303  Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies on this day in history.  

1513  Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies on this day in history.  

1529  Death of Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478) on this day in history.