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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Friday, 26 August 2016

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 February - 23.  

1447  Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on this day in history.  

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on this day in history.  

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.  

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1603  On February - 23 death of andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519)  

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1607  Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on this day in history.  

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  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  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 this day in history.  

1806  John Alcock, composer, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

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  Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies on February - 23.  

1859  On February - 23 death of zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812)  

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

1879  Death of Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (b. 1803) on February - 23.  

1884  Tambo Tambo, Australian aboriginal/US circus attaction, dies at 23 on February - 23.  

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

1900  William Butterfield, architect of the Gothic revival, dies on this day in history.  

1902  Samuel R Gardiner, British historian (Oliver Cromwell), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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

1906  On February - 23 death of johann Hoch, US murderer, executed  

1908  Death of Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch, German surgeon (b. 1823) on this day in history.  

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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 February - 23.  

1583  On this day in history birth of jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)  

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  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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