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Famous Birthdays In February - 28

Monday, 13 April 2015

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

1261  On February - 28 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  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  Elias Hill, German architect/city builder (Augsburg) was born on February - 28.  

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 February - 28.  

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 February - 28.  

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 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 this day in history.  

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 February - 28.  

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

1764  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1797  W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral (10 day campaign) was born on February - 28.  

1810  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history birth of charles Blondin, France, acrobat/aerialist  

1824  John Creed Moore, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1910 was born on this day in history.  

1825  Quincy Adams Gillmore, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1888 was born on February - 28.  

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Famous Deaths In February - 28

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0642  On this day in history oswald, English missionary/saint, dies in battle  

1261  Hendrik, duke of Brabant (1248-61), dies on February - 28.  

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

1453  Death of Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine (b. 1400) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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