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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Friday, 24 October 2014

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  On February - 23 birth of jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)  

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

1615  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1633  On February - 23 birth of samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)  

1646  Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709) was born on this day in history.  

1648  On February - 23 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 February - 23.  

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

1700  On February - 23 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 February - 23.  

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 February - 23.  

1776  John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) was born on February - 23.  

1787  On this day in history birth of emma Willard, US, opens school for young ladies (Hall of Fame)  

1792  Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor was born on this day in history.  

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

1817  George Watts, London, painter was born on this day in history.  

1818  Jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept was born on this day in history.  

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

1824  On February - 23 birth of lewis Cass Hunt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886  

1831  On February - 23 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  Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901 was born on February - 23.  

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

1842  On February - 23 birth of karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906)  

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  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 February - 23.  

0943  On February - 23 death of herbert II, Count of Vermandois, (b. 884)  

1011  Death of Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on February - 23.  

1100  Death of Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076) on this day in history.  

1447  Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on February - 23.  

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on this day in history.  

1468  On February - 23 john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

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