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Famous Birthdays In February - 18

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

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

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

1559  On February - 18 birth of isaac Casaubon, naturalized English classical scholar, theologian  

1602  On February - 18 birth of per Brahe (the younger), Swedish soldier (d. 1680)  

1609  Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67) was born on February - 18.  

1632  Giovanni Battista Vitali, composer was born on February - 18.  

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 February - 18.  

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 February - 18.  

1743  On this day in history birth of count Alessandro Volta, Como Italy, physicist  

1745  On February - 18 birth of alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta, inventor (battery)  

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

1770  On February - 18 birth of johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer  

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

1775  On this day in history birth of thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist  

1776  On February - 18 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  On this day in history birth of george Peabody, South Danvers Mass, merchant/philanthropist  

1805  Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, Rear Admiral (Union Navy) was born on February - 18.  

1814  On this day in history birth of samuel Fenton Cary, U. S. Congressman (d. 1900)  

1815  On February - 18 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  Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer was born on February - 18.  

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

1833  On February - 18 birth of james Deshler, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863  

1836  Ramakrishna, Hooghly Bengal, Hindu saint (preached unity of religions) was born on February - 18.  

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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  On this day in history death of angilbert, Frankish monk and confidant of Charlemagne  

0901  On February - 18 death of thabit ibn Qurra, Arab astronomer and mathematician (b. 826)  

0999  On February - 18 gregory V, [Bruno] 1st German Pope, dies  

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

1217  Alexander Neckum de Sancto Albano, Engl encyclopedist, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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.