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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

0155  On this day in history 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 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 February - 23.  

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

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

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

1682  On this day in history abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75  

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 February - 23.  

1800  On this day in history death of joseph Warton, English literary critic (b. 1722)  

1806  John Alcock, composer, dies at 90 on February - 23.  

1807  Francois Guichard, composer, dies at 61 on February - 23.  

1821  John Keats, Romantic poet, dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome on February - 23.  

1848  On February - 23 john Quincy Adams, 6th US pres (1825-1829), dies of a stroke at 80  

1855  Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies on February - 23.  

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  Tambo Tambo, Australian aboriginal/US circus attaction, dies at 23 on this day in history.  

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

1900  On February - 23 william Butterfield, architect of the Gothic revival, dies  

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 this day in history 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  On February - 23 birth of paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

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

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

1614  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter was born on February - 23.  

1615  On this day in history birth of cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  

1633  On February - 23 birth of samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)  

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 February - 23.  

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