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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Thursday, 23 March 2017

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 this day in history.  

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 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  On February - 23 birth of tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)  

1648  On February - 23 birth of arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)  

1649  On February - 23 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)  

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1700  On February - 23 birth of wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)  

1723  Richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791) was born on this day in history.  

1729  Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809) was born on this day in history.  

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  On February - 23 birth of mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812)  

1776  On February - 23 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1831  Hendrik W Mesdag, Dutch painter (Panorama Mesdag) was born on February - 23.  

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

1838  On this day in history birth of gilbert Moxley Sorrel, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901  

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

1842  On this day in history birth of karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906)  

1848  Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer was born on February - 23.  

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

1863  Franz von Stuck, German painter (Der Krieg) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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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  Death of Herbert II, Count of Vermandois, (b. 884) on this day in history.  

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  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on February - 23.  

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

1526  On February - 23 diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies  

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