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Famous Deaths In February - 25

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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

1246  On this day in history death of dafydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd  

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

1495  On this day in history djem Sultan, son of Turkish sultan Mehmed II, dies at 35  

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

1536  On this day in history death of berthold Haller, German-born reformer (b. 1492)  

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  Death of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, executed for treason against Elizabeth on this day in history.  

1602  On this day in history everard van Reyd, Dutch historian, dies at about 51  

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

1643  Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1655  Death of Daniel Heinsius, Flemish scholar (b. 1580) on this day in history.  

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

1713  Frederik I, King of Prussia (1701-13), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of eliza Haywood, English actress and writer (b. 1693)  

1798  Death of Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (b. 1716) on this day in history.  

1805  Death of Thomas Pownall, British colonial statesman (b. 1722) on this day in history.  

1826  On this day in history piotr A von der Pahlen, military governor of St Petersburg, dies at 60  

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

1851  On this day in history ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer, dies at 53  

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  Otto Ludwig, German writer (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1894  James Morrison Steele Mackaye, US actor/author/director, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

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  Anton Stepanovich Arensky, Russian composer/conductor c t, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

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 Birthdays In February - 25

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1591  On this day in history birth of friedrich von Spee, German writer (d. 1635)  

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

1643  On this day in history birth of ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95)  

1663  Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (d. 1718) was born on this day in history.  

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

1682  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (d. 1771)  

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