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Famous Birthdays In February - 28

Saturday, 26 July 2014

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

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

1409  Elisabeth II of Bohemia (d. 1442) was born on this day in history.  

1533  On this day in history birth of michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher  

1552  On this day in history birth of jobst Borgi, [Justus Byrgius], Swiss/German mathematician  

1552  Joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker (d. 1632) was born on this day in history.  

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

1612  John Pearson, English theologian (d. 1686) was born on this day in history.  

1616  Kaspar Forster, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1675  Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (d. 1726) was born on this day in history.  

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  Louis Godin, French astronomer (d. 1760) was born on this day in history.  

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

1724  On this day in history birth of george Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (d. 1807)  

1747  On this day in history birth of justin Morgan, composer  

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  On this day in history birth of french Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter  

1786  On this day in history birth of d Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician  

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

1797  On this day in history birth of mary Lyon, US, educator (Mt Holyoke) (Hall of Fame)  

1797  On this day in history birth of w Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral (10 day campaign)  

1810  On this day in history birth of reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian  

1817  James Craig, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1888 was born on this day in history.  

1820  On this day in history birth of john Tenniel, England, cartoonist/illustrator (Alice in Wonderland)  

1822  Matthew Duncan Ector, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1879 was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (b. 1505)