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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Saturday, 23 May 2015

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

1468  On this day in history john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

1526  On this day in history diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies  

1554  On February - 23 death of henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed  

1572  Death of Pierre Certon, French composer on February - 23.  

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  On this day in history lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68  

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

1704  Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on February - 23.  

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

1766  On this day in history 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 February - 23 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 February - 23.  

1807  Francois Guichard, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1821  On this day in history 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  On February - 23 carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies  

1859  Death of Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812) on this day in history.  

1867  George Thomas Smart, composer, dies at 90 on February - 23.  

1879  On this day in history death of albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (b. 1803)  

1884  On February - 23 tambo Tambo, Australian aboriginal/US circus attaction, dies at 23  

1897  On February - 23 woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68  

1900  On February - 23 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  On February - 23 death of johann Hoch, US murderer, executed  

1908  On February - 23 death of johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch, German surgeon (b. 1823)  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1646  Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709) was born on February - 23.  

1648  On this day in history birth of arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)