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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Thursday, 21 August 2014

1417  On this day in history birth of paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

1417  On this day in history birth of pope Paul II (d. 1471)  

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 this day in history birth of samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)  

1646  Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709) was born on this day in history.  

1648  On this day in history birth of arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)  

1649  On this day in history 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)  

1700  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of christian Joseph Lidarti, composer  

1734  On this day in history birth of mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)  

1743  Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812) was born on this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history.  

1824  Herman N van der Tuuk, Dutch philologist (Tobasch' Grammar) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of barney Dreyfuss, baseball owner (Pitts Pirates)  

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 this day in history death of herbert II, Count of Vermandois, (b. 884)  

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

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on this day in history.