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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Sunday, 24 May 2015

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  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 February - 23 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  John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized) was born on this day in history.  

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  On February - 23 birth of richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791)  

1729  On this day in history birth of josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809)  

1730  On this day in history birth of christian Joseph Lidarti, composer  

1734  Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild) was born on February - 23.  

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

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  On February - 23 birth of istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor  

1811  George Washington Hewitt, composer was born on February - 23.  

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

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

1824  On February - 23 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  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  Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906) was born on February - 23.  

1848  On this day in history birth of thomas Paine Westendorf, composer  

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

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

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