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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

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

1417  On February - 23 birth of pope Paul II (d. 1471)  

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  On this day in history birth of cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  

1633  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) was born on February - 23.  

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

1648  Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730) was born on this day in history.  

1649  On February - 23 birth of john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)  

1685  George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah) was born on this day in history.  

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  On February - 23 birth of josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809)  

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

1734  On February - 23 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  John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) was born on February - 23.  

1787  On February - 23 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 this day in history birth of george Washington Hewitt, composer  

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

1818  On February - 23 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  Lewis Cass Hunt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 was born on February - 23.  

1831  On February - 23 birth of hendrik W Mesdag, Dutch painter (Panorama Mesdag)  

1834  Gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis was born on February - 23.  

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

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 February - 23.  

1848  On February - 23 birth of thomas Paine Westendorf, composer  

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

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

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

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

1100  On February - 23 death of emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076)  

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

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

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

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