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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Tuesday, 09 February 2016

1417  On February - 23 birth of paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

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

1583  On this day in history birth of jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)  

1614  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter was born on February - 23.  

1615  On February - 23 birth of cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  

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

1646  On this day in history birth of tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)  

1648  On this day in history birth of arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)  

1649  John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized) was born on this day in history.  

1685  On this day in history birth of george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)  

1700  Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity) was born on this day in history.  

1723  On February - 23 birth of richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791)  

1729  Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809) was born on February - 23.  

1730  Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer was born on this day in history.  

1734  Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild) was born on this day in history.  

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

1776  On February - 23 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 this day in history.  

1792  On February - 23 birth of istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor  

1811  On February - 23 birth of george Washington Hewitt, composer  

1817  On this day in history birth of george Watts, London, painter  

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 February - 23.  

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

1831  Hendrik W Mesdag, Dutch painter (Panorama Mesdag) was born on this day in history.  

1834  On this day in history birth of gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis  

1838  Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901 was born on this day in history.  

1840  Carl Menger, Austrian economist was born on this day in history.  

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

1848  On this day in history birth of thomas Paine Westendorf, composer  

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

1863  On this day in history birth of franz von Stuck, German painter (Der Krieg)  

1865  Barney Dreyfuss, baseball owner (Pitts Pirates) was born on this day in history.  

1868  William E B Du Bois, Mass, civil rights writer (Souls of Black Folk) was born on February - 23.  

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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  Death of Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076) on this day in history.  

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 February - 23.  

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

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