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Famous Birthdays In February - 28

Friday, 29 August 2014

1155  Henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England (d. 1183) was born on this day in history.  

1261  Margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (d. 1283) was born on this day in history.  

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

1533  Michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher was born on this day in history.  

1552  Jobst Borgi, [Justus Byrgius], Swiss/German mathematician was born on this day in history.  

1552  On this day in history birth of joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker (d. 1632)  

1573  On this day in history birth of elias Hill, German architect/city builder (Augsburg)  

1612  On this day in history birth of john Pearson, English theologian (d. 1686)  

1616  On this day in history birth of kaspar Forster, composer  

1632  Jean-Baptiste Lully, Florence Italy, composer was born on this day in history.  

1663  Thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor (steam engine) was born on this day in history.  

1670  Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737) was born on this day in history.  

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

1683  René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (d. 1757) was born on this day in history.  

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

1704  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1747  Justin Morgan, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of d Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician  

1792  On this day in history birth of karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist  

1797  Mary Lyon, US, educator (Mt Holyoke) (Hall of Fame) was born on this day in history.  

1797  W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral (10 day campaign) was born on this day in history.  

1810  Reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian was born on this day in history.  

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

1820  John Tenniel, England, cartoonist/illustrator (Alice in Wonderland) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1824  Charles Blondin, France, acrobat/aerialist was born on this day in history.  

1824  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1261  Hendrik, duke of Brabant (1248-61), dies on this day in history.  

1326  Death of Duke Leopold I of Austria (b. 1290) on this day in history.  

1453  On this day in history death of isabella, Duchess of Lorraine (b. 1400)  

1485  Death of Niclas, Graf von Abensberg, German soldier (b. 1441) on this day in history.  

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

1525  On this day in history death of cuauhtémoc, Aztec ruler  

1572  Death of Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (b. 1505) on this day in history.