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Famous Deaths In February - 25

Monday, 28 July 2014

0779  Walburgis, Anglo-Saxon abbess/saint (Walpurgis Night), dies on this day in history.  

1246  Death of Dafydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd on this day in history.  

1247  Hendrik IV, duke of Limburg/earl of Bergen (1226-47), dies on this day in history.  

1495  Djem Sultan, son of Turkish sultan Mehmed II, dies at 35 on this day in history.  

1522  Death of William Lilye, English classical scholar on this day in history.  

1536  Death of Berthold Haller, German-born reformer (b. 1492) on this day in history.  

1553  On this day in history death of hirate Masahide, Japanese diplomat and tutor of Oda Nobunaga (suicide) (b. 1492)  

1558  On this day in history death of eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (b. 1498)  

1601  On this day in history death of robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, executed for treason against Elizabeth  

1602  Everard van Reyd, Dutch historian, dies at about 51 on this day in history.  

1634  Death of Albrecht WE baron von Wallenstein, German duke, murdered at 50 on this day in history.  

1643  On this day in history marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, dies at 60  

1655  On this day in history death of daniel Heinsius, Flemish scholar (b. 1580)  

1682  On this day in history death of alessandro Stradella, Italian violist/composer, murdered at 37  

1713  On this day in history frederik I, King of Prussia (1701-13), dies at 55  

1715  Death of Pu Songling, Chinese writer (b. 1640) on this day in history.  

1719  Giovanni Maria Casini, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1723  Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/architect, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

1756  Death of Eliza Haywood, English actress and writer (b. 1693) on this day in history.  

1798  On this day in history death of louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (b. 1716)  

1805  On this day in history death of thomas Pownall, British colonial statesman (b. 1722)  

1826  Piotr A von der Pahlen, military governor of St Petersburg, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1850  Death of Daoguang, Emperor of China (b. 1782) on this day in history.  

1851  Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1852  On this day in history thomas Moore, writer (Utopia), dies  

1860  Death of Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman, educator, and lexicographer (b. 1790) on this day in history.  

1865  On this day in history otto Ludwig, German writer (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), dies at 47  

1894  On this day in history james Morrison Steele Mackaye, US actor/author/director, dies at 51  

1899  On this day in history paul Julius von Reuter, founder of the news agency (Reuters), dies  

1901  Jose Rogel, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1902  On this day in history carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, composer, dies at 77  

1906  On this day in history anton Stepanovich Arensky, Russian composer/conductor c t, dies at 44  

1912  Death of Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (b. 1852) on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history john Tenniel, British illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 93  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1398  Xuande, Emperor of China (d. 1435) was born on this day in history.  

1591  Friedrich von Spee, German writer (d. 1635) was born on this day in history.  

1635  Walraad, the Elder, Dutch fieldmarshall/earl of Nassau-Usingen was born on this day in history.  

1643  Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95) was born on this day in history.  

1663  On this day in history birth of pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (d. 1718)  

1680  On this day in history birth of philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer  

1682  Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (d. 1771) was born on this day in history.  

1692  Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (d. 1775) was born on this day in history.