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Famous Birthdays In February - 28

Saturday, 31 January 2015

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 February - 28.  

1533  On February - 28 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 February - 28.  

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  Kaspar Forster, composer was born on February - 28.  

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 February - 28.  

1670  Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737) was born on February - 28.  

1675  On February - 28 birth of guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (d. 1726)  

1683  René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (d. 1757) was born on February - 28.  

1690  Aleksei P Romanov, Russia, son of Peter the Great was born on this day in history.  

1704  On this day in history birth of louis Godin, French astronomer (d. 1760)  

1712  Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759) was born on February - 28.  

1724  George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (d. 1807) was born on this day in history.  

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

1750  On February - 28 birth of ignacy Potocki, Polish foreign minister  

1764  On February - 28 birth of robert Haldane, Scottish theologist/philanthropist  

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  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 February - 28.  

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 February - 28 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  Matthew Duncan Ector, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1879 was born on this day in history.  

1823  On this day in history birth of ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion  

1824  On February - 28 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 February - 28 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  On February - 28 oswald, English missionary/saint, dies in battle  

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 February - 28.  

1510  On February - 28 death of juan de la Cosa, Spanish cartographer and explorer  

1525  On February - 28 death of cuauhtémoc, Aztec ruler  

1572  Death of Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (b. 1505) on February - 28.