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Famous Deaths In February - 28

Saturday, 23 August 2014

0642  Oswald, English missionary/saint, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1261  Hendrik, duke of Brabant (1248-61), dies on this day in history.  

1326  On this day in history death of duke Leopold I of Austria (b. 1290)  

1453  On this day in history death of isabella, Duchess of Lorraine (b. 1400)  

1485  Death of Niclas, Graf von Abensberg, German soldier (b. 1441) on this day in history.  

1510  Death of Juan de la Cosa, Spanish cartographer and explorer on this day in history.  

1525  Death of Cuauhtémoc, Aztec ruler on this day in history.  

1572  Death of Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (b. 1505) on this day in history.  

1573  On this day in history jan "Hans" Liefrinck, Flemish engraver/publisher, dies at about 54  

1609  Paul Sartorius, composer, dies at 39 on this day in history.  

1618  On this day in history filips Willem, Prince of Orange, dies at 63  

1621  Death of Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1590) on this day in history.  

1626  On this day in history cyril Tourneur, English poet/dramatist, dies at about 51  

1638  On this day in history claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/poet, dies at 56  

1665  On this day in history lodewijk van Nassau, Dutch governor (Bois-le-Duc), dies  

1737  On this day in history hercule Brehy, composer, dies at 63  

1742  Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1746  Death of Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (b. 1660) on this day in history.  

1781  Richard Stockton, US attorney (signed Decl of Ind), dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1784  Phillis Wheatly, poetess, dies on this day in history.  

1786  Death of John Gwynn, English architect and engineer (b. 1713) on this day in history.  

1788  Death of Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman (b. 1725) on this day in history.  

1796  Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1818  On this day in history adriaan Loosjes Pzn, Dut publisher/writer (Moral Stories), dies at 56  

1844  Abel P Upshur, Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton on this day in history.  

1857  On this day in history death of andré Dumont, Belgian geologist (b. 1809)  

1876  Charles Edward Horsley, composer, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1903  On this day in history girolamo/Jeromin de Rada, Albanian poet, dies at 88  

1905  Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1912  Bill Storer, English cricket wicketkeeper (6 Tests 1897-99), dies on this day in history.  

1913  Death of Elephant seal, 6.8-m, 4000-kg, killed in S Georgia (South Atlantic) on this day in history.  

1916  On this day in history henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72  

1922  On this day in history vicente Lleo, composer, dies at 51  

1925  On this day in history friedrich Ebert, soc-dem president Germany, dies  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1155  On this day in history birth of henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England (d. 1183)  

1261  On this day in history birth of margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (d. 1283)  

1409  On this day in history birth of elisabeth II of Bohemia (d. 1442)  

1533  Michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher was born on this day in history.  

1552  Jobst Borgi, [Justus Byrgius], Swiss/German mathematician was born on this day in history.  

1552  On this day in history birth of joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker (d. 1632)  

1573  On this day in history birth of elias Hill, German architect/city builder (Augsburg)  

1612  On this day in history birth of john Pearson, English theologian (d. 1686)