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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Monday, 20 October 2014

0155  On this day in history death of polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake  

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 this day in history.  

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on February - 23.  

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.  

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.  

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 February - 23.  

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

1607  On February - 23 herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60  

1669  On February - 23 lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68  

1682  On February - 23 abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75  

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 this day in history.  

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 February - 23 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  On this day in history john Alcock, composer, dies at 90  

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  John Quincy Adams, 6th US pres (1825-1829), dies of a stroke at 80 on February - 23.  

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  On February - 23 george Thomas Smart, composer, dies at 90  

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 this day in history.  

1897  On this day in history woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68  

1900  William Butterfield, architect of the Gothic revival, dies on February - 23.  

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

1903  On this day in history albert Cahen, composer, dies at 57  

1906  Death of Johann Hoch, US murderer, executed on this day in history.  

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

1417  On this day in history birth of pope Paul II (d. 1471)  

1583  Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656) was born on February - 23.  

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

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 February - 23 birth of tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)  

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