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Famous Birthdays In February - 18

Thursday, 24 July 2014

1374  Saint Jadwiga of Poland, queen of Poland (d. 1399) was born on this day in history.  

1404  Leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Della Pittura) was born on this day in history.  

1486  Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali saint, bhakti yoga developer was born on this day in history.  

1516  Mary I Tudor, [Bloody Mary], Greenwich, queen of England (1553-58) was born on this day in history.  

1530  On this day in history birth of uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1578)  

1543  Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608) was born on this day in history.  

1559  Isaac Casaubon, naturalized English classical scholar, theologian was born on this day in history.  

1602  Per Brahe (the younger), Swedish soldier (d. 1680) was born on this day in history.  

1609  Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67) was born on this day in history.  

1632  Giovanni Battista Vitali, composer was born on this day in history.  

1635  On this day in history birth of johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (d. 1680)  

1642  Marie Champmeslé, French actress (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

1658  Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743) was born on this day in history.  

1677  Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (rings of Saturn) was born on this day in history.  

1716  On this day in history birth of gaspard Fritz, composer  

1743  Count Alessandro Volta, Como Italy, physicist was born on this day in history.  

1745  Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta, inventor (battery) was born on this day in history.  

1751  Karl Haack, composer was born on this day in history.  

1770  Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer was born on this day in history.  

1771  On this day in history birth of friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer  

1775  Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist was born on this day in history.  

1776  John Parry, composer was born on this day in history.  

1781  Henry Martyn, Truro, missionary was born on this day in history.  

1790  On this day in history birth of marshall Hall, Basford Nottinghamshire, physician  

1795  George Peabody, South Danvers Mass, merchant/philanthropist was born on this day in history.  

1805  Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, Rear Admiral (Union Navy) was born on this day in history.  

1814  Samuel Fenton Cary, U. S. Congressman (d. 1900) was born on this day in history.  

1815  On this day in history birth of henri Leys, Flemish painter  

1817  Lewis Addison Armistead, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 was born on this day in history.  

1817  On this day in history birth of walter Page Lane, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1892  

1819  On this day in history birth of joseph Philbrick Webster, composer  

1829  Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1864 was born on this day in history.  

1833  On this day in history birth of james Deshler, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863  

1836  On this day in history birth of ramakrishna, Hooghly Bengal, Hindu saint (preached unity of religions)  

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Famous Deaths In February - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0806  On this day in history death of tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 730)  

0814  Death of Angilbert, Frankish monk and confidant of Charlemagne on this day in history.  

0901  On this day in history death of thabit ibn Qurra, Arab astronomer and mathematician (b. 826)  

0999  Gregory V, [Bruno] 1st German Pope, dies on this day in history.  

1139  Death of Prince Yaropolk II of Kiev (b. 1082) on this day in history.  

1217  On this day in history alexander Neckum de Sancto Albano, Engl encyclopedist, dies at 59  

1294  Death of Kublai Khan, Mongol Emperor (b. 1215) on this day in history.  

1379  On this day in history death of albert II of Mecklenburg (b. 1318)