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Famous Deaths In February - 27

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

1167  Robert of Melun, English philosopher/bishop of Hereford, dies on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history john Evelyn, diarist, dies  

1720  Death of Samuel Parris, English-born Puritan minister (b. 1653) on this day in history.  

1731  On this day in history angelo Predieri, composer, dies at 76  

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

1735  On this day in history john Arbuthnot, physician/mathematician, dies  

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

1797  Benvenuto Robbio San Rafaele, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1805  On this day in history stefan Paluselli, composer, dies at 57  

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

1852  Joseph Drechsler, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin, Russian composer, dies at 53  

1892  On this day in history death of louis Vuitton, French luggage maker (b. 1821)  

1913  Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1920  Alexandru D Xenopol, Romanian historian, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1921  Schofield Haigh, cricketer (Eng all-rounder 11 Tests 1898-1912), dies on this day in history.  

1923  Charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history ivan P Pavlov, Russian physiologist (reflexes, Nobel 1904), dies at 86  

1939  On this day in history nadezjda K Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin, dies at 70  

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  On this day in history death of kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859)  

1945  On this day in history hJ Lochtman, Dutch chaplain/resistance fighter, dies in Bergen-Belsen  

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  On this day in history theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator 1926, dies at 74  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 27

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0272  On this day in history birth of constantine I, Roman emperor (306-337), adopted Christianity (d. 337)  

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  Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754) was born on this day in history.  

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.