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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 February - 23.  

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

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.  

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

1554  On February - 23 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  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 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 this day in history stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies  

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

1792  On this day in history joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), dies at 68  

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

1806  On this day in history john Alcock, composer, dies at 90  

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

1821  John Keats, Romantic poet, dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome on February - 23.  

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

1855  On February - 23 carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies  

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

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

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

1906  On this day in history death of johann Hoch, US murderer, executed  

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

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

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

1615  On this day in history birth of cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  

1633  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) was born on February - 23.  

1646  Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709) was born on this day in history.  

1648  On February - 23 birth of arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)  


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