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Famous Deaths In February - 08

Saturday, 26 July 2014

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

1245  Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of king Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257)  

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  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  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  John Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1749  On this day in history jan van Huysum, Dutch still life painter, dies at 66  

1750  Death of Aaron Hill, English writer (b. 1685) on this day in history.  

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

1821  Paul Anton Wineberger, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1824  On this day in history rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71  

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

1907  Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist (fasenleer), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In February - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1191  Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246) was born on this day in history.  

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

1612  On this day in history birth of samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)  

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