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Famous Deaths In February - 28

Thursday, 10 July 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  Death of Duke Leopold I of Austria (b. 1290) on this day in history.  

1453  Death of Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine (b. 1400) on this day in history.  

1485  On this day in history death of niclas, Graf von Abensberg, German soldier (b. 1441)  

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

1525  On this day in history death of cuauhtémoc, Aztec ruler  

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  On this day in history paul Sartorius, composer, dies at 39  

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  Cyril Tourneur, English poet/dramatist, dies at about 51 on this day in history.  

1638  Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/poet, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1665  Lodewijk van Nassau, Dutch governor (Bois-le-Duc), dies on this day in history.  

1737  Hercule Brehy, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1742  On this day in history willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist, dies at 53  

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  On this day in history death of john Gwynn, English architect and engineer (b. 1713)  

1788  On this day in history death of thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman (b. 1725)  

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  On this day in history abel P Upshur, Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton  

1857  Death of André Dumont, Belgian geologist (b. 1809) on this day in history.  

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

1903  Girolamo/Jeromin de Rada, Albanian poet, dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1905  On this day in history joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist, dies at 85  

1912  On this day in history bill Storer, English cricket wicketkeeper (6 Tests 1897-99), dies  

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  Vicente Lleo, composer, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1925  Friedrich Ebert, soc-dem president Germany, dies on this day in history.  

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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  Margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (d. 1283) was born on this day in history.  

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

1533  On this day in history birth of michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher  

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

1552  Joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker (d. 1632) was born on this day in history.  

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)