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Famous Deaths In February - 14

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

0270  Death of St. Valentine marking Valentines Day (some sources say 269, others 273) on this day in history.  

0869  Cyrillus, Greek apostle of Slaves, dies on this day in history.  

1317  Death of Marguerite of France, queen of Edward I of England (b. 1282) on this day in history.  

1400  Death of Richard II, king of England (1377-99), murdered at age 33 at Pontefract Castle on this day in history.  

1405  Timur/Tamerlan "Lenk", [Crippled], Mongols monarch, dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

1528  Edzard I the Great, count of Austria-E Frisia (1494-1528), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1571  Benvenuto Cellini, Ital sculptor/writer (Perseus), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1676  On this day in history death of abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist  

1681  Francesco Nigetti, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1714  Death of Maria Luisa of Savoy, Queen Consort of Spain (b. 1688) on this day in history.  

1737  On this day in history death of charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)  

1760  On this day in history francois Collin de Blamont, composer, dies at 69  

1779  Death of James Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50 on this day in history.  

1780  William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1790  Capel Bond, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1808  On this day in history death of john Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (b. 1732)  

1818  John C Hespe, Dutch journalist/politician, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1820  On this day in history death of charles F, Duke of Berry, murdered at 42  

1831  Vincente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero, dies on this day in history.  

1841  On this day in history antun Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 65  

1846  Cornelis F van Maanen, Dutch supreme court justice, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1857  On this day in history johannes B van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56  

1870  Death of St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General (b. 1815) on this day in history.  

1873  On this day in history charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer, dies at 52  

1881  Death of Fernando Wood, New York City mayor (b. 1812) on this day in history.  

1885  On this day in history death of jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832)  

1891  On this day in history william Tecumseh Sherman, Union Civil War General, dies at 71  

1894  Death of Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (b. 1814) on this day in history.  

1901  On this day in history edward John Hopkins, composer, dies at 82  

1908  Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1916  Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria writer (Zmejova), dies at 36 on this day in history.  

1922  Death of Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (assassinated) (b. 1880) on this day in history.  

1929  Death of Tom Burke, American runner (b. 1875) on this day in history.  

1937  On this day in history erkki Gustav Melartin, composer, dies at 62  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 14

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1462  Edzard I Cirksena, the Great, earl of East-Friesia (1494-1528) was born on this day in history.  

1468  Johann Werner, German mathematician (d. 1522) was born on this day in history.  

1483  Zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, prince/founder Mogols-dynasty was born on this day in history.  

1487  On this day in history birth of henry II of Bavaria, bishop of Utrecht/Worms/Freising  

1513  Domenico Maria Ferrabosco, Italian composer was born on this day in history.  

1515  On this day in history birth of frederick III, the Pious, elect of the Palts  

1533  On this day in history birth of christianus Adrichomius, Dutch priest/writer (Vita Jesu Christi)  

1546  On this day in history birth of johann Pistorius, German theologist/historian