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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Monday, 08 February 2016

0155  Death of Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on February - 23.  

1011  On February - 23 death of willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

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

1447  On this day in history eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies  

1464  On February - 23 death of zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)  

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

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  On February - 23 death of pierre Certon, French composer  

1603  Death of Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519) on February - 23.  

1607  Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on February - 23.  

1669  Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

1704  On February - 23 georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50  

1718  On this day in history francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63  

1766  Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies on February - 23.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1867  On this day in history george Thomas Smart, composer, dies at 90  

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

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

1902  On this day in history samuel R Gardiner, British historian (Oliver Cromwell), dies at 72  

1903  Albert Cahen, composer, dies at 57 on February - 23.  

1906  On this day in history 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  On February - 23 birth of paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

1417  Pope Paul II (d. 1471) was born on February - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1615  On February - 23 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  Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709) was born on February - 23.  

1648  Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730) was born on February - 23.  

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