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Famous Deaths In February - 25

Saturday, 19 April 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  On this day in history hendrik IV, duke of Limburg/earl of Bergen (1226-47), dies  

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  Death of Hirate Masahide, Japanese diplomat and tutor of Oda Nobunaga (suicide) (b. 1492) on this day in history.  

1558  Death of Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (b. 1498) on this day in history.  

1601  Death of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, executed for treason against Elizabeth on this day in history.  

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

1634  On this day in history death of albrecht WE baron von Wallenstein, German duke, murdered at 50  

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

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  On this day in history giovanni Maria Casini, composer, dies at 66  

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

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  Thomas Moore, writer (Utopia), dies on this day in history.  

1860  On this day in history death of chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman, educator, and lexicographer (b. 1790)  

1865  Otto Ludwig, German writer (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), dies at 47 on this day in history.  

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 Birthdays In February - 25

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1398  On this day in history birth of xuande, Emperor of China (d. 1435)  

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  Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1692  On this day in history birth of karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (d. 1775)