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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

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

1011  On this day in history death of willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

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 February - 23.  

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 February - 23.  

1572  On this day in history death of pierre Certon, French composer  

1603  On this day in history death of andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519)  

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

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

1682  Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1704  On this day in history 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 February - 23 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 February - 23 john Alcock, composer, dies at 90  

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

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 this day in history.  

1855  On February - 23 carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies  

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  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 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 February - 23.  

1903  On February - 23 albert Cahen, composer, dies at 57  

1906  On February - 23 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  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  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  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised was born on February - 23.  

1633  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) was born on February - 23.  

1646  On this day in history birth of tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)  

1648  On this day in history birth of arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)