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Famous Deaths In February - 23

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

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

1100  Death of Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076) on this day in history.  

1447  On February - 23 eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies  

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on this day in history.  

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.  

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  On February - 23 death of pierre Certon, French composer  

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

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

1704  Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

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

1766  On this day in history stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies  

1781  Death of George Taylor, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (bc. 1716) on this day in history.  

1792  Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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  Death of Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812) on February - 23.  

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  On February - 23 tambo Tambo, Australian aboriginal/US circus attaction, dies at 23  

1897  Woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68 on February - 23.  

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  Death of Johann Hoch, US murderer, executed on February - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1417  On February - 23 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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