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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

1417  On February - 23 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  On February - 23 birth of jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  

1615  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised was born on February - 23.  

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  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  On February - 23 birth of wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)  

1723  On this day in history 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 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  On this day in history birth of john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)  

1787  Emma Willard, US, opens school for young ladies (Hall of Fame) was born on February - 23.  

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

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

1817  George Watts, London, painter was born on February - 23.  

1818  Jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept was born on February - 23.  

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  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 February - 23.  

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

1840  On February - 23 birth of carl Menger, Austrian economist  

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

1848  Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer was born on February - 23.  

1850  On this day in history birth of césar Ritz, Swiss hotelier (d. 1918)  

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 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  On February - 23 death of polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake  

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

1011  Death of Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.  

1100  On February - 23 death of emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076)  

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

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

1468  On this day in history john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

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