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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Thursday, 29 January 2015

1417  On February - 23 birth of paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

1417  Pope Paul II (d. 1471) was born on February - 23.  

1583  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1646  On February - 23 birth of tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)  

1648  Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730) was born on February - 23.  

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  Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity) was born on February - 23.  

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

1743  Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812) was born on February - 23.  

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 February - 23 birth of george Washington Hewitt, composer  

1817  George Watts, London, painter was born on this day in history.  

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

1824  Herman N van der Tuuk, Dutch philologist (Tobasch' Grammar) was born on February - 23.  

1824  Lewis Cass Hunt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 was born on this day in history.  

1831  Hendrik W Mesdag, Dutch painter (Panorama Mesdag) was born on this day in history.  

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  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  Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 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 February - 23.  

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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0155  Death of Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on February - 23.  

0943  Death of Herbert II, Count of Vermandois, (b. 884) on this day in history.  

1011  On February - 23 death of willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

1100  On February - 23 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 February - 23 death of zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)  

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

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