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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

0155  On February - 23 death of polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake  

1011  On February - 23 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  On February - 23 death of zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)  

1468  On February - 23 john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

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

1554  Death of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.  

1572  Death of Pierre Certon, French composer on this day in history.  

1603  On February - 23 death of andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519)  

1607  Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on February - 23.  

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

1682  Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 on February - 23.  

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

1781  On February - 23 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 February - 23.  

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 February - 23 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 February - 23.  

1859  On February - 23 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  Tambo Tambo, Australian aboriginal/US circus attaction, dies at 23 on this day in history.  

1897  Woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68 on February - 23.  

1900  William Butterfield, architect of the Gothic revival, dies on this day in history.  

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

1903  On this day in history albert Cahen, composer, dies at 57  

1906  On February - 23 death of johann Hoch, US murderer, executed  

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 February - 23 birth of paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

1417  On February - 23 birth of pope Paul II (d. 1471)  

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

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  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  Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730) was born on February - 23.