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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Monday, 13 April 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  On February - 23 birth of jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)  

1614  On February - 23 birth of jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  

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 February - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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 February - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1817  On February - 23 birth of george Watts, London, painter  

1818  On February - 23 birth of jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept  

1824  On February - 23 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 February - 23 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 February - 23.  

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

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

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

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  On February - 23 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  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  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on this day in history.  

1468  On this day in history john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.