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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Thursday, 24 April 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  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  On this day in history john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1669  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), dies at 68  

1800  On this day in history death of joseph Warton, English literary critic (b. 1722)  

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

1807  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1897  Woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1903  Albert Cahen, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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

1908  On this day in history death of johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch, German surgeon (b. 1823)  

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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  On this day in history birth of pope Paul II (d. 1471)  

1583  On this day in history birth of jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)  

1614  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter was born on this day in history.  

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  Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709) was born on this day in history.  

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