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Famous Deaths In February - 23

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

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 February - 23.  

1464  On this day in history death of zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)  

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 February - 23.  

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

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

1704  Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

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

1766  On February - 23 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  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  John Alcock, composer, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

1807  On this day in history francois Guichard, composer, dies at 61  

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 this day in history carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies  

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  On this day in history death of albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (b. 1803)  

1884  On this day in history tambo Tambo, Australian aboriginal/US circus attaction, dies at 23  

1897  Woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1900  William Butterfield, architect of the Gothic revival, dies on February - 23.  

1902  On this day in history samuel R Gardiner, British historian (Oliver Cromwell), dies at 72  

1903  Albert Cahen, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1906  On February - 23 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  Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1646  On this day in history birth of tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)  

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


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