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Famous Deaths In February - 23

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

1011  Death of Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.  

1100  Death of Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076) on this day in history.  

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

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on this day in history.  

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

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

1554  On February - 23 death of henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed  

1572  On February - 23 death of pierre Certon, French composer  

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


1607  On this day in history herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60  

1669  Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1682  On February - 23 abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75  

1704  On February - 23 georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50  

1718  Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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

1781  On this day in history 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  Death of Joseph Warton, English literary critic (b. 1722) on this day in history.  

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

1807  Francois Guichard, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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

1848  John Quincy Adams, 6th US pres (1825-1829), dies of a stroke at 80 on this day in history.  

1855  Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies on this day in history.  

1859  Death of Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812) on February - 23.  

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

1879  Death of Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (b. 1803) on this day in history.  

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

1897  On this day in history woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68  

1900  On this day in history william Butterfield, architect of the Gothic revival, dies  

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

1903  Albert Cahen, composer, dies at 57 on February - 23.  

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

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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 February - 23.  

1583  On February - 23 birth of jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)  

1614  On this day in history birth of jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  

1615  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised was born on February - 23.  

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

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

1648  On this day in history birth of arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)  


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