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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

0155  On this day in history death of polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake  

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

1100  On February - 23 death of emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076)  

1447  Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on this day in history.  

1464  On this day in history death of zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)  

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.  

1526  On this day in history diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies  

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

1572  Death of Pierre Certon, French composer on February - 23.  

1603  Death of Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519) on February - 23.  

1607  Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on this day in history.  

1669  On February - 23 lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68  

1682  On this day in history abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75  

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

1718  On February - 23 francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63  

1766  Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies on this day in history.  

1781  Death of George Taylor, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (bc. 1716) on February - 23.  

1792  On February - 23 joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), dies at 68  

1800  Death of Joseph Warton, English literary critic (b. 1722) on February - 23.  

1806  John Alcock, composer, dies at 90 on February - 23.  

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 this day in history john Quincy Adams, 6th US pres (1825-1829), dies of a stroke at 80  

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

1859  On this day in history death of zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812)  

1867  On this day in history george Thomas Smart, composer, dies at 90  

1879  On this day in history death of albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (b. 1803)  

1884  Tambo Tambo, Australian aboriginal/US circus attaction, dies at 23 on February - 23.  

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

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

1902  On February - 23 samuel R Gardiner, British historian (Oliver Cromwell), dies at 72  

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

1906  Death of Johann Hoch, US murderer, executed on this day in history.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1417  On this day in history birth of paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

1417  Pope Paul II (d. 1471) was born on this day in history.  

1583  Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656) was born on this day in history.  

1614  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter was born on February - 23.  

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

1633  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) was born on this day in history.  

1646  On February - 23 birth of tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)  

1648  Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730) was born on this day in history.