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Famous Birthdays In February - 18

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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

1404  On this day in history birth of leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Della Pittura)  

1486  On this day in history birth of chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali saint, bhakti yoga developer  

1516  On this day in history birth of mary I Tudor, [Bloody Mary], Greenwich, queen of England (1553-58)  

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  On this day in history birth of isaac Casaubon, naturalized English classical scholar, theologian  

1602  On this day in history birth of per Brahe (the younger), Swedish soldier (d. 1680)  

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

1632  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Vitali, composer  

1635  Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (d. 1680) was born on this day in history.  

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

1658  On this day in history birth of charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743)  

1677  On this day in history birth of jacques Cassini, French astronomer (rings of Saturn)  

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  On this day in history birth of alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta, inventor (battery)  

1751  On this day in history birth of karl Haack, composer  

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

1771  Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1776  On this day in history birth of john Parry, composer  

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

1790  Marshall Hall, Basford Nottinghamshire, physician was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of samuel Fenton Cary, U. S. Congressman (d. 1900)  

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

1817  On this day in history birth of lewis Addison Armistead, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863  

1817  Walter Page Lane, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1892 was born on this day in history.  

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  Ramakrishna, Hooghly Bengal, Hindu saint (preached unity of religions) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In February - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0806  Death of Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 730) on this day in history.  

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

0901  Death of Thabit ibn Qurra, Arab astronomer and mathematician (b. 826) on this day in history.  

0999  On this day in history gregory V, [Bruno] 1st German Pope, dies  

1139  On this day in history death of prince Yaropolk II of Kiev (b. 1082)  

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  Death of Albert II of Mecklenburg (b. 1318) on this day in history.