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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Wednesday, 24 June 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  Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656) was born on this day in history.  

1614  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter was born on this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history.  

1649  John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized) was born on February - 23.  

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

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

1730  On February - 23 birth of christian Joseph Lidarti, composer  

1734  On February - 23 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  On this day in history birth of istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor  

1811  George Washington Hewitt, composer was born on this day in history.  

1817  On this day in history 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  Lewis Cass Hunt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 was born on February - 23.  

1831  On February - 23 birth of hendrik W Mesdag, Dutch painter (Panorama Mesdag)  

1834  On February - 23 birth of gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis  

1838  On February - 23 birth of gilbert Moxley Sorrel, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901  

1840  Carl Menger, Austrian economist was born on this day in history.  

1842  On February - 23 birth of karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906)  

1848  Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

1100  Death of Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076) on February - 23.  

1447  Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on February - 23.  

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