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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Thursday, 30 July 2015

1417  Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) was born on this day in history.  

1417  Pope Paul II (d. 1471) was born on February - 23.  

1583  Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656) was born on February - 23.  

1614  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter was born on this day in history.  

1615  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised was born on February - 23.  

1633  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) was born on this day in history.  

1646  Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709) was born on February - 23.  

1648  Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730) was born on February - 23.  

1649  On this day in history birth of john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)  

1685  On February - 23 birth of george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)  

1700  On this day in history birth of wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)  

1723  Richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791) was born on February - 23.  

1729  Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809) was born on this day in history.  

1730  On this day in history birth of christian Joseph Lidarti, composer  

1734  On this day in history birth of mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)  

1743  Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812) was born on this day in history.  

1776  On this day in history birth of john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)  

1787  Emma Willard, US, opens school for young ladies (Hall of Fame) was born on February - 23.  

1792  Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor was born on February - 23.  

1811  On this day in history birth of george Washington Hewitt, composer  

1817  George Watts, London, painter was born on February - 23.  

1818  Jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept was born on February - 23.  

1824  Herman N van der Tuuk, Dutch philologist (Tobasch' Grammar) was born on this day in history.  

1824  Lewis Cass Hunt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 was born on this day in history.  

1831  On this day in history birth of hendrik W Mesdag, Dutch painter (Panorama Mesdag)  

1834  On February - 23 birth of gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis  

1838  On February - 23 birth of gilbert Moxley Sorrel, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901  

1840  On February - 23 birth of carl Menger, Austrian economist  

1842  Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906) was born on this day in history.  

1848  Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer was born on February - 23.  

1850  César Ritz, Swiss hotelier (d. 1918) was born on this day in history.  

1863  Franz von Stuck, German painter (Der Krieg) was born on February - 23.  

1865  Barney Dreyfuss, baseball owner (Pitts Pirates) was born on February - 23.  

1868  On February - 23 birth of william E B Du Bois, Mass, civil rights writer (Souls of Black Folk)  

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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0155  Death of Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.  

0943  On this day in history death of herbert II, Count of Vermandois, (b. 884)  

1011  On this day in history death of willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

1100  On this day in history death of emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076)  

1447  On this day in history eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies  

1464  On February - 23 death of zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)  

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.  

1526  On this day in history diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies  

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