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Famous Deaths In February - 18

Sunday, 21 September 2014

0814  On this day in history death of angilbert, Frankish monk and confidant of Charlemagne  

0901  Death of Thabit ibn Qurra, Arab astronomer and mathematician (b. 826) on this day in history.  

0999  Gregory V, [Bruno] 1st German Pope, dies on this day in history.  

1139  Death of Prince Yaropolk II of Kiev (b. 1082) on this day in history.  

1217  Alexander Neckum de Sancto Albano, Engl encyclopedist, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1294  Death of Kublai Khan, Mongol Emperor (b. 1215) on this day in history.  

1379  Death of Albert II of Mecklenburg (b. 1318) on this day in history.  

1397  Enguerrand VII, French master of Coucy/count of Soissons, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1405  On this day in history death of tamerlane, Mongol Emperor (b. 1336)  

1455  On this day in history fra Angelico, Italian monk/painter, dies  

1478  Death of Duke of Clarence, forced drowning in a wine barrel on this day in history.  

1535  Agrippa von Nettesheim, German royal astrologer, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1546  Martin Luther, biblical scholar/religious reformer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1564  On this day in history michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian sculptor/painter (David), dies at 88  

1583  On this day in history death of antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (b. 1503)  

1587  On this day in history death of mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [OS=Feb 8]  

1654  Death of Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French writer (b. 1594) on this day in history.  

1660  Death of Judith Jansdochter Leyster, Dutch painter, buried on this day in history.  

1683  On this day in history nicolaes Pietersz Berchem, Dutch landscape painter/etcher, dies at 62  

1712  On this day in history duke of Bourgondie, French king Louis XIV's grandson, dies  

1718  On this day in history death of pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (b. 1663)  

1743  On this day in history death of anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (b. 1667)  

1745  Nicola Fago, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1748  On this day in history death of otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1677)  

1772  Death of Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (b. 1712) on this day in history.  

1778  On this day in history death of joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715)  

1780  Death of Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1714) on this day in history.  

1788  On this day in history death of john Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist (b. 1713)  

1790  On this day in history wilhelm Gottfried Enderle, composer, dies at 67  

1799  On this day in history maurus Haberhauer, composer, dies at 52  

1803  J W L Gleim, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1807  On this day in history august G Meissner, German estheticus/literary, dies at 53  

1817  On this day in history giacomo Quarenghi, master builder (Hermitage Theater), dies at 72  

1829  Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1374  Saint Jadwiga of Poland, queen of Poland (d. 1399) was born on this day in history.  

1404  On this day in history birth of leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Della Pittura)  

1486  Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali saint, bhakti yoga developer was born on this day in history.  

1516  Mary I Tudor, [Bloody Mary], Greenwich, queen of England (1553-58) was born on this day in history.  

1530  On this day in history birth of uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1578)  

1543  Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608) was born on this day in history.  

1559  Isaac Casaubon, naturalized English classical scholar, theologian was born on this day in history.  

1602  On this day in history birth of per Brahe (the younger), Swedish soldier (d. 1680)