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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

1417  On this day in history birth of paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

1417  Pope Paul II (d. 1471) was born on this day in history.  

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

1614  On this day in history birth of jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  

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

1633  On this day in history birth of samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)  

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

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 this day in history birth of richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791)  

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

1743  On this day in history birth of mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812)  

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

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

1792  On this day in history birth of istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor  

1811  George Washington Hewitt, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1818  On this day in history birth of jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept  

1824  On this day in history birth of herman N van der Tuuk, Dutch philologist (Tobasch' Grammar)  

1824  On this day in history birth of lewis Cass Hunt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886  

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

1834  Gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis was born on this day in history.  

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

1840  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1850  On this day in history birth of césar Ritz, Swiss hotelier (d. 1918)  

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

1865  On this day in history birth of barney Dreyfuss, baseball owner (Pitts Pirates)  

1868  William E B Du Bois, Mass, civil rights writer (Souls of Black Folk) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0155  On this day in history death of polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake  

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

1011  Death of Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.  

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

1447  Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on this day in history.  

1464  On this day in history death of zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)  

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

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on this day in history.