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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

Thursday, 24 April 2014

1444  Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist was born on this day in history.  

1490  Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) was born on this day in history.  

1519  On this day in history birth of francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)  

1581  On this day in history birth of fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)  

1583  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist was born on this day in history.  

1646  On this day in history birth of pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)  

1653  Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) was born on this day in history.  

1667  Georg Bronner, composer was born on this day in history.  

1675  Johann Melchior Conradi, composer was born on this day in history.  

1696  Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer was born on this day in history.  

1697  Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer was born on this day in history.  

1699  Hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci) was born on this day in history.  

1718  On this day in history birth of matthew Tilghman, American Continental Congressman (d. 1790)  

1723  On this day in history birth of tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination  

1740  Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist was born on this day in history.  

1747  On this day in history birth of narciso Casanovas, composer  

1752  Friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr) was born on this day in history.  

1754  Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer was born on this day in history.  

1754  Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803) was born on this day in history.  

1758  John Pinkerton, Scottish historian was born on this day in history.  

1774  On this day in history birth of raphaelle Peale, US, painter (After the Rain-1823)  

1781  On this day in history birth of rené-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope)  

1796  On this day in history birth of giovanni Pacini, composer  

1796  Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866) was born on this day in history.  

1804  Samuel Read Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1883 was born on this day in history.  

1816  On this day in history birth of friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer  

1816  Haller Nutt, Southern Plantation owner (d. 1864) was born on this day in history.  

1820  Henri Vieuxtemps, Verviers Belgium, composer/teacher (Brussels Cons) was born on this day in history.  

1820  On this day in history birth of elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898)  

1821  Lola Montez, Irish dancer (d. 1861) was born on this day in history.  

1824  William Farrar "Baldy" Smith, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1903 was born on this day in history.  

1831  Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer was born on this day in history.  

1836  On this day in history birth of gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870)  

1837  Francis Jay Herron, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902 was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0364  Flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32 on this day in history.  

0440  On this day in history death of mesrop Mashtots  

0956  On this day in history hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55  

1339  On this day in history death of otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301)  

1371  Death of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

1596  On this day in history death of friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536)  

1600  On this day in history death of giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake  

1609  Death of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549) on this day in history.