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Famous Birthdays In February - 19

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

1473  On this day in history birth of nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)  

1526  On this day in history birth of charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (d. 1609)  

1552  Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (d. 1630) was born on this day in history.  

1588  Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Dutch East-Indies was born on this day in history.  

1611  Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71) was born on this day in history.  

1616  Jacques de Saint-Luc, composer was born on this day in history.  

1630  Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire (d. 1680) was born on this day in history.  

1660  Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742) was born on this day in history.  

1671  On this day in history birth of charles-Hubert Gervais, composer  

1683  On this day in history birth of philip V, France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)  

1687  Johann Adam Birkenstock, composer was born on this day in history.  

1717  David Garrick, actor/producer/writer (Aboan-Oroonoko) was born on this day in history.  

1722  On this day in history birth of tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (d. 1774)  

1743  [Ridolfo] Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer, cellist (Minuet) was born on this day in history.  

1751  Cornelis de Gijselaar, Dutch politician/patriot was born on this day in history.  

1754  On this day in history birth of vincenzo Monti, Italian poet/translator (Al Signor di Montgolfier)  

1755  On this day in history birth of pieter G van Overstraten, governor-general of Neth-Indies  

1762  On this day in history birth of friedrich Franz Hurka, composer  

1763  On this day in history birth of adalbert Gyrowetz, composer  

1780  Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist (Nibelungenlied) was born on this day in history.  

1780  On this day in history birth of richard McCarty, American politician (d. 1844)  

1802  Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881) was born on this day in history.  

1804  On this day in history birth of carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, German physician (d. 1878)  

1804  David Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905) was born on this day in history.  

1812  On this day in history birth of lauro Rossi, composer  

1817  On this day in history birth of willem III, last male King of Netherlands (1849-90)  

1819  Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer was born on this day in history.  

1821  On this day in history birth of francis Preston Blair Jr, Lexington Ky, (Rep-Missouri)  

1824  On this day in history birth of constantine D Uschinsky, Russian educator [NS=Mar 2]  

1827  Charles Robert Woods, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1855 was born on this day in history.  

1828  On this day in history birth of johannes von Miquel, German politician  

1841  Felipe Pedrell, composer was born on this day in history.  

1843  On this day in history birth of adelina Patti, Madrid Spain, opera soprano (Lucio)  

1859  Svante August Arhenius, Swedish physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In February - 19

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0197  On this day in history d Clodius Septimus Albinus, Roman bequest in England, dies in battle  

0440  Death of Mesrop Mashtots, Armenian monk, theologian and linguist (b. 361/362) on this day in history.  

1133  Death of Irene Ducaena, wife of Alexius I Comnenus (b. 1066) on this day in history.  

1260  Boniface, of Lausanne, Belgian bishop/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1401  On this day in history death of william Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London  

1414  Thomas Arundel, archbishop of Canterbury/chancellor of England, dies on this day in history.  

1545  Death of Pierre Brully, [Peter Brulius], calvinist minister, burned to death on this day in history.  

1553  Erasmus Reinhold, German mathematician, dies at 41 on this day in history.