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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Saturday, 29 August 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  On this day in history birth of jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  

1615  On this day in history birth of cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  

1633  On February - 23 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 this day in history.  

1649  On this day in history birth of john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)  

1685  George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah) was born on February - 23.  

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

1723  On February - 23 birth of richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791)  

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 February - 23 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  On this day in history birth of john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)  

1787  On this day in history birth of emma Willard, US, opens school for young ladies (Hall of Fame)  

1792  On February - 23 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  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  Hendrik W Mesdag, Dutch painter (Panorama Mesdag) was born on this day in history.  

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

1838  On this day in history birth of gilbert Moxley Sorrel, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901  

1840  Carl Menger, Austrian economist was born on February - 23.  

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

1848  On February - 23 birth of thomas Paine Westendorf, composer  

1850  César Ritz, Swiss hotelier (d. 1918) was born on this day in history.  

1863  On February - 23 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  Death of Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on February - 23.  

0943  Death of Herbert II, Count of Vermandois, (b. 884) on February - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1464  On February - 23 death of zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)  

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

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.  

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