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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Wednesday, 23 July 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 this day in history death of emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076)  

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  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  On this day in history death of pierre Certon, French composer  

1603  On this day in history death of andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519)  

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  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 this day in history.  

1792  Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

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

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  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  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  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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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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  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 this day in history.  

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

1633  On this day in history birth of samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)  

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)