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Famous Deaths In February - 23

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0155  On February - 23 death of polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake  

1011  Death of Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.  

1100  On this day in history death of emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076)  

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

1464  On this day in history death of zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)  

1468  On February - 23 john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

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

1554  On this day in history 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  Death of Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519) on February - 23.  

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 this day in history 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 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 this day in history.  

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

1806  On February - 23 john Alcock, composer, dies at 90  

1807  On February - 23 francois Guichard, composer, dies at 61  

1821  On February - 23 john Keats, Romantic poet, dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome  

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 February - 23.  

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

1867  George Thomas Smart, composer, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

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

1900  On this day in history 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  On this day in history albert Cahen, composer, dies at 57  

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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1417  Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) was born on this day in history.  

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

1583  On February - 23 birth of jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)  

1614  On this day in history birth of jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  

1615  On February - 23 birth of cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  

1633  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) was born on this day in history.  

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 February - 23.  

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