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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Monday, 24 November 2014

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

1417  Pope Paul II (d. 1471) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1615  On February - 23 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 this day in history 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  On February - 23 birth of john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)  

1685  On February - 23 birth of george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)  

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

1723  Richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791) was born on February - 23.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1792  On February - 23 birth of istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1831  On this day in history 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  On February - 23 birth of gilbert Moxley Sorrel, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901  

1840  On this day in history birth of carl Menger, Austrian economist  

1842  Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906) was born on this day in history.  

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

1850  César Ritz, Swiss hotelier (d. 1918) was born on February - 23.  

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  On this day in history 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  Death of Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.  

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

1011  Death of Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on February - 23.  

1100  Death of Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076) on this day in history.  

1447  On February - 23 eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies  

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on February - 23.  

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

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