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Famous Birthdays In February - 28

Friday, 19 December 2014

1155  On this day in history birth of henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England (d. 1183)  

1261  On this day in history birth of margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (d. 1283)  

1409  On this day in history birth of elisabeth II of Bohemia (d. 1442)  

1533  On February - 28 birth of michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher  

1552  On February - 28 birth of jobst Borgi, [Justus Byrgius], Swiss/German mathematician  

1552  Joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker (d. 1632) was born on February - 28.  

1573  Elias Hill, German architect/city builder (Augsburg) was born on this day in history.  

1612  John Pearson, English theologian (d. 1686) was born on February - 28.  

1616  Kaspar Forster, composer was born on February - 28.  

1632  Jean-Baptiste Lully, Florence Italy, composer was born on February - 28.  

1663  On this day in history birth of thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor (steam engine)  

1670  On this day in history birth of benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)  

1675  On this day in history birth of guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (d. 1726)  

1683  On February - 28 birth of rené Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (d. 1757)  

1690  On this day in history birth of aleksei P Romanov, Russia, son of Peter the Great  

1704  On February - 28 birth of louis Godin, French astronomer (d. 1760)  

1712  On this day in history birth of louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759)  

1724  George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (d. 1807) was born on February - 28.  

1747  Justin Morgan, composer was born on February - 28.  

1750  On this day in history birth of ignacy Potocki, Polish foreign minister  

1764  Robert Haldane, Scottish theologist/philanthropist was born on this day in history.  

1771  French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter was born on this day in history.  

1786  D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician was born on February - 28.  

1792  Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist was born on this day in history.  

1797  Mary Lyon, US, educator (Mt Holyoke) (Hall of Fame) was born on February - 28.  

1797  On February - 28 birth of w Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral (10 day campaign)  

1810  On February - 28 birth of reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian  

1817  On this day in history birth of james Craig, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1888  

1820  On February - 28 birth of john Tenniel, England, cartoonist/illustrator (Alice in Wonderland)  

1822  On this day in history birth of matthew Duncan Ector, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1879  

1823  Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion was born on February - 28.  

1824  On this day in history birth of charles Blondin, France, acrobat/aerialist  

1824  On February - 28 birth of john Creed Moore, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1910  

1825  On this day in history birth of quincy Adams Gillmore, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1888  

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Famous Deaths In February - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0642  Oswald, English missionary/saint, dies in battle on February - 28.  

1261  On this day in history hendrik, duke of Brabant (1248-61), dies  

1326  On this day in history death of duke Leopold I of Austria (b. 1290)  

1453  On February - 28 death of isabella, Duchess of Lorraine (b. 1400)  

1485  On February - 28 death of niclas, Graf von Abensberg, German soldier (b. 1441)  

1510  Death of Juan de la Cosa, Spanish cartographer and explorer on this day in history.  

1525  Death of Cuauhtémoc, Aztec ruler on this day in history.  

1572  On February - 28 death of aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (b. 1505)