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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Thursday, 24 April 2014

1417  Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791)  

1729  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1824  On this day in history birth of lewis Cass Hunt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886  

1831  On this day in history birth of hendrik W Mesdag, Dutch painter (Panorama Mesdag)  

1834  On this day in history birth of gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of franz von Stuck, German painter (Der Krieg)  

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

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  On this day in history diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies