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Famous Birthdays In February - 28

Friday, 25 March 2016

1155  On February - 28 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 February - 28.  

1409  Elisabeth II of Bohemia (d. 1442) was born on February - 28.  

1533  Michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher was born on February - 28.  

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

1552  On February - 28 birth of joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker (d. 1632)  

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

1612  On February - 28 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 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  On this day in history birth of rené Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (d. 1757)  

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

1704  On February - 28 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  On this day in history birth of george Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (d. 1807)  

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

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

1764  Robert Haldane, Scottish theologist/philanthropist was born on February - 28.  

1771  On February - 28 birth of french Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter  

1786  On February - 28 birth of d Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician  

1792  On February - 28 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 February - 28.  

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  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 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  Quincy Adams Gillmore, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1888 was born on this day in history.  

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0642  On February - 28 oswald, English missionary/saint, dies in battle  

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

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

1453  On February - 28 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  Death of Cuauhtémoc, Aztec ruler on February - 28.  

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

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