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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

0155  Death of Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on February - 23.  

1011  On February - 23 death of willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

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

1447  On this day in history 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  On February - 23 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  On this day in history 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  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  Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

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 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 February - 23.  

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

1821  John Keats, Romantic poet, dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1867  George Thomas Smart, composer, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

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 February - 23.  

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

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

1614  On this day in history 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  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)