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Famous Deaths In February - 23

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

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

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  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.  

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  On February - 23 death of pierre Certon, French composer  

1603  Death of Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519) on February - 23.  

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

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

1682  Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1704  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1781  On February - 23 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  On February - 23 john Alcock, composer, dies at 90  

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  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  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  Tambo Tambo, Australian aboriginal/US circus attaction, dies at 23 on February - 23.  

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

1900  On February - 23 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  Albert Cahen, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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  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  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 February - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1648  On February - 23 birth of arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)