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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

0155  Death of Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.  

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

1100  On February - 23 death of emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076)  

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  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 February - 23.  

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

1607  On February - 23 herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60  

1669  Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on February - 23.  

1682  On February - 23 abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75  

1704  On February - 23 georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50  

1718  Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63 on February - 23.  

1766  Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies on February - 23.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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 February - 23 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  Death of Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812) on this day in history.  

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

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 February - 23.  

1900  On February - 23 william Butterfield, architect of the Gothic revival, dies  

1902  On February - 23 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  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  Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) was born on February - 23.  

1417  Pope Paul II (d. 1471) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1615  On February - 23 birth of cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  

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 February - 23.  

1648  Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730) was born on this day in history.