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Famous Deaths In February - 27

Thursday, 17 April 2014

1167  On this day in history robert of Melun, English philosopher/bishop of Hereford, dies  

1656  Johan van Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer/writer/interpreter, dies on this day in history.  

1659  Death of Henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (b. 1609) on this day in history.  

1699  Death of Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician (b. c. 1625) on this day in history.  

1706  John Evelyn, diarist, dies on this day in history.  

1720  On this day in history death of samuel Parris, English-born Puritan minister (b. 1653)  

1731  Angelo Predieri, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1733  On this day in history johann Adam Birkenstock, composer, dies at 46  

1735  John Arbuthnot, physician/mathematician, dies on this day in history.  

1779  On this day in history jan Nepveu, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1769-79), dies at 59  

1797  On this day in history benvenuto Robbio San Rafaele, composer, dies at 61  

1805  Stefan Paluselli, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1844  On this day in history nicholas Biddle, US lawyer/diplomat/statesman/financier, dies at 85  

1852  On this day in history joseph Drechsler, composer, dies at 69  

1862  Gabriele dell' Addolorata, patron of Ital Catholic youth, dies at 23 on this day in history.  

1881  George Colley, British governor of Natal/general, dies in battle at 46 on this day in history.  

1887  Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin, Russian composer, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1892  Death of Louis Vuitton, French luggage maker (b. 1821) on this day in history.  

1913  On this day in history adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), dies at 58  

1920  On this day in history alexandru D Xenopol, Romanian historian, dies at 72  

1921  On this day in history schofield Haigh, cricketer (Eng all-rounder 11 Tests 1898-1912), dies  

1923  On this day in history charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer, dies at 67  

1929  Manuel Manrique de Lara y Berry, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1932  On this day in history death of william Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher (b. 1843)  

1936  Ivan P Pavlov, Russian physiologist (reflexes, Nobel 1904), dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1939  Nadezjda K Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1940  Peter Behrens, German architect, dies on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history death of william D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (b. 1895)  

1942  Death of Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52 on this day in history.  

1943  Death of Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859) on this day in history.  

1945  HJ Lochtman, Dutch chaplain/resistance fighter, dies in Bergen-Belsen on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history mackinnon of Mackinnon, cricketer (Tests Eng v Aust 1879), dies at 89  

1950  Ivan Goll, writer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1952  Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator 1926, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 27

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0272  Constantine I, Roman emperor (306-337), adopted Christianity (d. 337) was born on this day in history.  

1539  On this day in history birth of franciscus Raphelengius, Dutch book publisher  

1622  Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1649  On this day in history birth of johann Philipp Krieger, composer  

1691  On this day in history birth of edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754)  

1702  Johann Valentin Gorner, composer was born on this day in history.  

1711  Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (d. 1769) was born on this day in history.  

1745  Silverius Muller, composer was born on this day in history.