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Famous Deaths In February - 08

Sunday, 20 April 2014

1124  On this day in history stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies  

1245  On this day in history johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies  

1250  On this day in history death of robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216)  

1265  On this day in history death of hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217)  

1296  Death of King Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257) on this day in history.  

1303  Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies on this day in history.  

1513  Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies on this day in history.  

1529  Death of Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478) on this day in history.  

1587  Death of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [NS=Feb 18] on this day in history.  

1599  Death of Robert Rollock, Scottish educator on this day in history.  

1611  Jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies on this day in history.  

1623  Death of Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician (b. 1546) on this day in history.  

1650  On this day in history john Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74  

1676  On this day in history aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov-czar of Russia, dies at 46  

1686  Death of Francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered on this day in history.  

1691  Carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1709  On this day in history giuseppi Torelli, Italian composer, dies at 50  

1725  On this day in history peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia (1682-1725), dies at 52  

1740  On this day in history clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], blind Pope (1730-40), dies at 87  

1749  Jan van Huysum, Dutch still life painter, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1750  On this day in history death of aaron Hill, English writer (b. 1685)  

1768  Death of George Dance the Elder, English architect (b. 1695) on this day in history.  

1771  On this day in history augusta von Saxen-Gotha, German prince Frederick Louis of Wales, dies  

1797  On this day in history johann Friedrich Doles, composer, dies at 81  

1801  Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, composer, dies at 43 on this day in history.  

1821  On this day in history paul Anton Wineberger, composer, dies at 62  

1824  Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1849  France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1856  Death of Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (b. 1773) on this day in history.  

1874  David F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1878  Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history arnold Henry Guyot, Swiss/US geologist/meteorologist, dies at 76  

1907  On this day in history hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist (fasenleer), dies at 52  

1909  Edouard Silas, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1191  On this day in history birth of yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)  

1291  On this day in history birth of afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57)  

1487  Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550) was born on this day in history.  

1552  On this day in history birth of agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)  

1577  On this day in history birth of robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy)  

1586  On this day in history birth of jacob Praetorius, composer  

1612  Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized) was born on this day in history.  

1649  On this day in history birth of gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)