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Famous Deaths In February - 06

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

0743  Hisham ibn 'Abd al-Malik, 10th Moslem caliph, dies at about 52 on this day in history.  

0891  Photius, Byzantine theologist/patriarch of Constantinople/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1140  On this day in history thurstan, archbishop of York, dies  

1378  Death of Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (b. 1338) on this day in history.  

1497  On this day in history john Ockeghem, Flemish singer/composer, dies at 79  

1515  On this day in history death of aldus Manutius, Italian printer  

1585  Death of Edmund Plowden, English legal scholar (b. 1518) on this day in history.  

1593  On this day in history death of emperor Ogimachi of Japan (b. 1517)  

1612  On this day in history christopher Clavius, calendar reformer, dies (birth date unknown)  

1617  On this day in history prosper Alpinus, Italian physician/botanist, dies at 63  

1695  On this day in history ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95), dies  

1699  Jozef Ferdinand of Bavaria, heir of Spanish king Carlos II, dies on this day in history.  

1725  Johann Philipp Krieger, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1775  Death of William Dowdeswell, English politician (b. 1721) on this day in history.  

1783  On this day in history lancelot "Capability" Brown, English architect (Kew), dies at about 67  

1785  Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1793  Carlo Goldoni, Italian author (L'avaro), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1798  On this day in history niels Schiorring, composer, dies at 54  

1804  Joseph Priestley, Engl/US theologist/philosopher/chemist, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1807  On this day in history john Reid, composer, dies at 85  

1812  On this day in history carlo Goldoni, writer, dies at 104  

1816  Death of Maria Ludwika Rzewuska, Polish szlachcianka (b. 1744) on this day in history.  

1833  On this day in history death of pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (b. 1762)  

1834  Death of Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (b. 1804) on this day in history.  

1855  On this day in history death of josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1791)  

1859  Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45 on this day in history.  

1865  On this day in history john Pegram, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 33  

1881  Pieter Mijer, Gov-Gen of Neth Indies (1866-72), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1896  Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1897  Ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase & Fable), dies on this day in history.  

1899  Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1910  Death of Alfonso Maria Fusco. Beatified Italian Roman Catholic priest and founder (b.1839) on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history j Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter (Hague School), dies at 69  

1916  Anne C A I van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1461  Dzore Drzic, Croatian poet was born on this day in history.  

1564  Christopher Marlowe, English poet/dramatist (Dr Faustus) was born on this day in history.  

1577  On this day in history birth of beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman (d. 1599)  

1608  Antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher was born on this day in history.  

1611  Chongzhen Emperor, Emperor of China (d. 1644) was born on this day in history.  

1612  Antoine Arnauld, [Grand Arnauld], French lawyer/theologist was born on this day in history.  

1637  Toyotomi Hideyoshi, unified Japan was born on this day in history.  

1639  On this day in history birth of daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)