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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Sunday, 25 January 2015

0155  Death of Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.  

1011  On this day in history death of willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

1100  Death of Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076) on February - 23.  

1447  On February - 23 eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies  

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on February - 23.  

1468  On February - 23 john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.  

1554  On this day in history death of henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed  

1572  On this day in history death of pierre Certon, French composer  

1603  Death of Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519) on this day in history.  

1607  Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on February - 23.  

1669  Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on February - 23.  

1682  Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1704  On this day in history georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50  

1718  On this day in history francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63  

1766  On February - 23 stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies  

1781  On February - 23 death of george Taylor, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (bc. 1716)  

1792  Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1800  On February - 23 death of joseph Warton, English literary critic (b. 1722)  

1806  John Alcock, composer, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

1807  On February - 23 francois Guichard, composer, dies at 61  

1821  On this day in history john Keats, Romantic poet, dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome  

1848  On February - 23 john Quincy Adams, 6th US pres (1825-1829), dies of a stroke at 80  

1855  Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies on February - 23.  

1859  Death of Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812) on this day in history.  

1867  On February - 23 george Thomas Smart, composer, dies at 90  

1879  On February - 23 death of albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (b. 1803)  

1884  On February - 23 tambo Tambo, Australian aboriginal/US circus attaction, dies at 23  

1897  On February - 23 woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68  

1900  William Butterfield, architect of the Gothic revival, dies on February - 23.  

1902  Samuel R Gardiner, British historian (Oliver Cromwell), dies at 72 on February - 23.  

1903  On this day in history albert Cahen, composer, dies at 57  

1906  On February - 23 death of johann Hoch, US murderer, executed  

1908  Death of Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch, German surgeon (b. 1823) on February - 23.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

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1417  On February - 23 birth of paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

1417  On February - 23 birth of pope Paul II (d. 1471)  

1583  Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656) was born on February - 23.  

1614  On February - 23 birth of jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  

1615  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1633  On February - 23 birth of samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)  

1646  On this day in history birth of tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)  

1648  Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730) was born on February - 23.