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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

1444  On this day in history birth of rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

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

1519  Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563) was born on this day in history.  

1581  Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653) was born on this day in history.  

1583  On this day in history birth of j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist  

1646  Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714) was born on this day in history.  

1653  On this day in history birth of arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)  

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

1675  On this day in history birth of johann Melchior Conradi, composer  

1696  On this day in history birth of baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer  

1697  On this day in history birth of louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer  

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  On this day in history birth of friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr)  

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

1754  On this day in history birth of nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803)  

1758  On this day in history birth of john Pinkerton, Scottish historian  

1774  Raphaelle Peale, US, painter (After the Rain-1823) was born on this day in history.  

1781  René-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of haller Nutt, Southern Plantation owner (d. 1864)  

1820  On this day in history birth of henri Vieuxtemps, Verviers Belgium, composer/teacher (Brussels Cons)  

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

1821  On this day in history birth of lola Montez, Irish dancer (d. 1861)  

1824  On this day in history birth of william Farrar "Baldy" Smith, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1903  

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  On this day in history flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32  

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  Death of Otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301) on this day in history.  

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

1596  Death of Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536) on this day in history.  

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

1609  On this day in history death of ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)