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Famous Birthdays In February - 18

Saturday, 23 August 2014

1374  On this day in history birth of saint Jadwiga of Poland, queen of Poland (d. 1399)  

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  Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1578) was born on this day in history.  

1543  On this day in history birth of charles III, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608)  

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

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

1609  On this day in history birth of edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67)  

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  On this day in history birth of marie Champmeslé, French actress (d. 1698)  

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  Gaspard Fritz, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist  

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

1781  On this day in history birth of henry Martyn, Truro, missionary  

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

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

1819  Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer was born on this day in history.  

1829  On this day in history birth of jean Jacques Alfred Mouton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1864  

1833  James Deshler, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 was born on this day in history.  

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  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  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  On this day in history death of kublai Khan, Mongol Emperor (b. 1215)  

1379  Death of Albert II of Mecklenburg (b. 1318) on this day in history.