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Day History: February-22

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History of Deaths


556 - [[Maximianus of Ravenna]] -Italian bishop and saint (b. 499)

965 - [[Otto, Duke of Burgundy]] -(b. 944)

1071 - [[Arnulf III, Count of Flanders]] -(b. 1055)

1111 - [[Roger Borsa]] -Italian son of Robert Guiscard (b. 1060)

1371 - [[David II of Scotland]] -(b. 1324)

1511 - [[Henry, Duke of Cornwall]] -(b. 1511)

1512 - [[Amerigo Vespucci]] -Italian cartographer and explorer (b. 1454)

1627 - [[Olivier van Noort]] -Dutch explorer (b. 1558)

1674 - [[Jean Chapelain]] -French poet and critic (b. 1595)

1680 - [[La Voisin]] -French occultist (b. 1640)

1690 - [[Charles Le Brun]] -French painter and theorist (b. 1619)

1727 - [[Francesco Gasparini]] -Italian composer and educator (b. 1661)

1731 - [[Frederik Ruysch]] -Dutch physician and anatomist (b. 1638)

1732 - [[Francis Atterbury]] -English bishop (b. 1663)

1799 - [[Heshen]] -Chinese politician (b. 1750)

1816 - [[Adam Ferguson]] -Scottish historian and philosopher (b. 1723)

1875 - [[Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot]] -French painter and illustrator (b. 1796)

1875 - [[Charles Lyell]] -Scottish-English geologist and lawyer (b. 1797)

1888 - [[Anna Kingsford]] -English physician and activist (b. 1846)

1890 - [[John Jacob Astor III]] -American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1822)

1890 - [[Carl Bloch]] -Danish painter and academic (b. 1834)

1897 - [[Charles Blondin]] -French tightrope walker and acrobat (b. 1824)

1898 - [[Heungseon Daewongun]] -Korean king (b. 1820)

1903 - [[Hugo Wolf]] -Austrian composer (b. 1860)

1904 - [[Leslie Stephen]] -English author and critic (b. 1832)

1913 - [[Ferdinand de Saussure]] -Swiss linguist and author (b. 1857)

1923 - [[Théophile Delcassé]] -French politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (France)|French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1852)

1934 - [[Willem Kes]] -Dutch violinist and conductor (b. 1856)

1939 - [[Antonio Machado]] -Spanish-French poet and author (b. 1875)

1942 - [[Stefan Zweig]] -Austrian journalist and author (b. 1881)

1943 - [[Christoph Probst]] -German activist (b. 1919)

1943 - [[Hans Scholl]] -German activist (b. 1918)

1943 - [[Sophie Scholl]] -German activist (b. 1921)

1944 - [[Kasturba Gandhi]] -Indian activist, wife of Mahatma Gandhi (b. 1869)

1945 - [[Osip Brik]] -Russian author and critic (b. 1888)

1958 - [[Abul Kalam Azad]] -Indian scholar and politician, Ministry of Human Resource Development (India)|Indian Minister of Education (b. 1888)

1960 - [[Paul-Émile Borduas]] -Canadian-French painter (b. 1905)

1961 - [[Nick LaRocca]] -American trumpet player (Original Dixieland Jass Band) (b. 1889)

1965 - [[Felix Frankfurter]] -Austrian-American lawyer and jurist (b. 1882)

1973 - [[Jean-Jacques Bertrand]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st List of Quebec premiers|Premier of Quebec (b. 1916)

1973 - [[Elizabeth Bowen]] -Irish-English author (b. 1899)

1973 - [[Katina Paxinou]] -Greek actress (b. 1900)

1973 - [[Winthrop Rockefeller]] -American colonel and politician, 37th Governor of Arkansas (b. 1912)

1974 - [[Samuel Byck]] -American criminal (b. 1930)

1976 - [[Angela Baddeley]] -English actress (b. 1904)

1976 - [[Florence Ballard]] -American singer (The Supremes) (b. 1943)

1977 - [[Jack O'Connor (English cricketer)|Jack O'Connor]] -English cricketer (b. 1897)

1978 - [[Phyllis McGinley]] -American author and poet (b. 1905)

1979 - [[Sigrid Schauman]] -Finnish painter and critic (b. 1877)

1980 - [[Oskar Kokoschka]] -Austrian painter, poet and playwright (b. 1886)

1982 - [[Josh Malihabadi]] -Indian-Pakistani poet and author (b. 1898)

1983 - [[Adrian Boult]] -English conductor (b. 1889)

1983 - [[Romain Maes]] -Belgian cyclist (b. 1913)

1984 - [[David Vetter]] -American Severe combined immunodeficiency|SCID victim (b. 1971)

1985 - [[Salvador Espriu]] -Spanish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1913)

1985 - [[Alexander Scourby]] -American actor (b. 1913)

1985 - [[Efrem Zimbalist]] -Russian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1889)

1987 - [[Andy Warhol]] -American painter and photographer (b. 1928)

1994 - [[Papa John Creach]] -American violinist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and The Dinosaurs) (b. 1917)

1995 - [[Ed Flanders]] -American actor (b. 1934)

1997 - [[Joseph Aiuppa]] -American gangster (b. 1907)

1997 - [[Clarrie Harders]] -Australian public servant (b. 1915)

1998 - [[Abraham A. Ribicoff]] -American lawyer and politician, 4th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (b. 1910)

1999 - [[William Bronk]] -American poet and academic (b. 1918)

1999 - [[Menno Oosting]] -Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)

2002 - [[Roden Cutler]] -Australian lieutenant and politician, 32nd Governor of New South Wales (b. 1916)

2002 - [[Chuck Jones]] -American animator, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)

2002 - [[Jonas Savimbi]] -Angolan general, founded UNITA (b. 1934)

2004 - [[Andy Seminick]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1920)

2005 - [[Lee Eun-ju]] -South Korean actress and singer (b. 1980)

2005 - [[Simone Simon]] -French actress (b. 1910)

2006 - [[Atwar Bahjat]] -Iraqi journalist (b. 1976)

2006 - [[Anthony Burger]] -American pianist and singer (The Kingsmen Quartet) (b. 1961)

2007 - [[George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe]] -English admiral and politician, Leader of the House of Lords (b. 1918)

2007 - [[Dennis Johnson]] -American basketball player and coach (b. 1954)

2007 - [[Howard Ramsey]] -American soldier (b. 1898)

2008 - [[Nunzio Gallo]] -Italian singer (b. 1928)

2009 - [[Candido Cannavò]] -Italian journalist (b. 1930)

2010 - [[Robin Davies]] -Welsh actor (b. 1954)

2010 - [[Steffi Sidney]] -American actress (b. 1935)

2011 - [[Nicholas Courtney]] -Egyptian-English actor (b. 1929)

2012 - [[Sukhbir (writer)|Sukhbir]] -Indian author and poet (b. 1925)

2012 - [[Marie Colvin]] -American journalist (b. 1956)

2012 - [[Rémi Ochlik]] -French photographer and journalist (b. 1983)

2013 - [[Atje Keulen-Deelstra]] -Dutch speed skater (b. 1938)

2013 - [[Mario Ramírez]] -Puerto Rican baseball player (b. 1957)

2013 - [[Wolfgang Sawallisch]] -German pianist and conductor (b. 1923)

2014 - [[Charlotte Dawson]] -New Zealand–Australian television host (b. 1966)

2014 - [[Leo Vroman]] -Dutch-American hematologist, poet, and illustrator (b. 1915)

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