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Famous Birthdays In February - 19

Saturday, 02 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  On this day in history birth of melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (d. 1630)  

1588  On this day in history birth of pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Dutch East-Indies  

1611  On this day in history birth of andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71)  

1616  On this day in history birth of jacques de Saint-Luc, composer  

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

1660  On this day in history birth of friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742)  

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

1683  Philip V, France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46) was born on this day in history.  

1687  On this day in history birth of johann Adam Birkenstock, composer  

1717  On this day in history birth of david Garrick, actor/producer/writer (Aboan-Oroonoko)  

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  Pieter G van Overstraten, governor-general of Neth-Indies was born on this day in history.  

1762  Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer was born on this day in history.  

1763  Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer was born on this day in history.  

1780  On this day in history birth of friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist (Nibelungenlied)  

1780  Richard McCarty, American politician (d. 1844) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of david Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905)  

1812  Lauro Rossi, composer was born on this day in history.  

1817  Willem III, last male King of Netherlands (1849-90) was born on this day in history.  

1819  On this day in history birth of mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer  

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

1824  Constantine D Uschinsky, Russian educator [NS=Mar 2] was born on this day in history.  

1827  On this day in history birth of charles Robert Woods, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1855  

1828  Johannes von Miquel, German politician was born on this day in history.  

1841  On this day in history birth of felipe Pedrell, composer  

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

1859  On this day in history birth of svante August Arhenius, Swedish physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903)  

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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  On this day in history death of mesrop Mashtots, Armenian monk, theologian and linguist (b. 361/362)  

1133  On this day in history death of irene Ducaena, wife of Alexius I Comnenus (b. 1066)  

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

1401  Death of William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London on this day in history.  

1414  On this day in history thomas Arundel, archbishop of Canterbury/chancellor of England, dies  

1545  On this day in history death of pierre Brully, [Peter Brulius], calvinist minister, burned to death  

1553  On this day in history erasmus Reinhold, German mathematician, dies at 41