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Famous Deaths In February - 18

Thursday, 24 July 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  On this day in history gregory V, [Bruno] 1st German Pope, dies  

1139  On this day in history death of prince Yaropolk II of Kiev (b. 1082)  

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  On this day in history death of albert II of Mecklenburg (b. 1318)  

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  On this day in history agrippa von Nettesheim, German royal astrologer, dies at 48  

1546  On this day in history martin Luther, biblical scholar/religious reformer, dies at 62  

1564  Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian sculptor/painter (David), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1583  Death of Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (b. 1503) on this day in history.  

1587  Death of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [OS=Feb 8] on this day in history.  

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

1660  On this day in history death of judith Jansdochter Leyster, Dutch painter, buried  

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  On this day in history nicola Fago, composer, dies at 67  

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  Death of Joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history j W L Gleim, writer, dies  

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  On this day in history jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer, dies at 77  

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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  Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1578) was born on this day in history.  

1543  On this day in history birth of charles III, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608)  

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

1602  Per Brahe (the younger), Swedish soldier (d. 1680) was born on this day in history.