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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Monday, 26 September 2016

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

1011  On this day in history death of willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

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

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1603  Death of Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519) on this day in history.  

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

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  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  On this day in history joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), dies at 68  

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  John Keats, Romantic poet, dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome on February - 23.  

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  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 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  On this day in history william Butterfield, architect of the Gothic revival, dies  

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

1903  On February - 23 albert Cahen, composer, dies at 57  

1906  Death of Johann Hoch, US murderer, executed on February - 23.  

1908  On February - 23 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  On February - 23 birth of pope Paul II (d. 1471)  

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  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised was born on February - 23.  

1633  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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