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Famous Deaths In February - 08

Thursday, 24 April 2014

1124  Stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies on this day in history.  

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

1250  Death of Robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216) on this day in history.  

1265  Death of Hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217) on this day in history.  

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

1303  On this day in history nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies  

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

1529  On this day in history death of baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478)  

1587  On this day in history death of mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [NS=Feb 18]  

1599  On this day in history death of robert Rollock, Scottish educator  

1611  On this day in history jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies  

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  On this day in history death of francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered  

1691  On this day in history carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79  

1709  Giuseppi Torelli, Italian composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history death of george Dance the Elder, English architect (b. 1695)  

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  On this day in history johann Chrysostomus Drexel, composer, dies at 43  

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  On this day in history david F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66  

1878  On this day in history elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83  

1884  Arnold Henry Guyot, Swiss/US geologist/meteorologist, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

1909  On this day in history edouard Silas, composer, dies at 80  

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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  Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57) was born on this day in history.  

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

1552  Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630) was born on this day in history.  

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

1586  Jacob Praetorius, composer was born on this day in history.  

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)