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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Thursday, 30 June 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 February - 23.  

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

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 February - 23.  

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

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

1669  On this day in history lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68  

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

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

1718  Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63 on February - 23.  

1766  Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies on this day in history.  

1781  On this day in history death of george Taylor, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (bc. 1716)  

1792  On this day in history joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), dies at 68  

1800  On February - 23 death of joseph Warton, English literary critic (b. 1722)  

1806  John Alcock, composer, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history john Quincy Adams, 6th US pres (1825-1829), dies of a stroke at 80  

1855  Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

1906  On February - 23 death of johann Hoch, US murderer, executed  

1908  Death of Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch, German surgeon (b. 1823) on February - 23.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1417  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  

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

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

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