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Famous Birthdays In February - 08

Thursday, 24 April 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  On this day in history birth of agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)  

1577  On this day in history birth of robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy)  

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

1612  Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized) was born on this day in history.  

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  Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750) was born on this day in history.  

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  Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer, composer was born on this day in history.  

1792  On this day in history birth of caroline Augusta of Bavaria, queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1873)  

1795  Friedlieb F Runge, German chemist (Chinoline) was born on this day in history.  

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

1804  Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (d. 1834) was born on this day in history.  

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

1807  On this day in history birth of benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889)  

1810  Norbert Burgmuller, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1813  On this day in history birth of jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist  

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  John Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite) was born on this day in history.  

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

1822  On this day in history birth of maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres)  

1824  On this day in history birth of barnard Elliot Bee, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861  

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  On this day in history birth of hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902)  

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

1852  Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russ author (Tjoma Kartashov) [NS=2/20] was born on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history death of robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216)  

1265  Death of Hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217) on this day in history.  

1296  On this day in history death of king Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257)  

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

1513  On this day in history alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies  

1529  On this day in history death of baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478)