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 This day in History - February 12
434 Historic Events for February 12
1665

Rudolph J Camerarius, German botanist/physician (sexuality plant)

Birth
1684

Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer, dies at 67

Death
1706

Josef Christian, German sculptor

Birth
1709

Alexander Selkirk, Scottish seaman is rescued after 4+ years from Fernandez Island (inspiration for Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe")

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1728

Agostino Steffani, Italian/German diplomat/composer, dies at 73

Death
1733

Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe, at site of Savannah

Event
1736

Maria Theresa Habsburg marries French Stefanus (emperor Fran‡ois I)

Event
1738

James Sherard, composer, dies at 71

Death
1740

Matej Sojka, composer

Birth
1751

Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer

Birth
1753

Lambert-Fran‡ois Godecharle, composer

Birth
1758

Christian Ignatius Latrobe, composer

Birth
1760

Jan Ladislav Dussek, Bohemia, pianist/composer

Birth
1762

Laurent Belissen, composer, dies at 68

Death
1762

English fleet occupies Martinique

Event
1763

John Casteret appointed British minister of foreign affairs

Event
1768

Francis II, Florence Italy, last Holy Roman emperor (1792-1806)

Birth
1771

Adolf Frederik, king of Sweden (1751-70), dies at 60

Death
1772

Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India

Event
1775

Louise Catherine Johnson Adams, 1st lady (1825-1829)

Birth
1778

Franz Joseph Volkert, composer

Birth
1787

Ruggiero Boscovich, Ital physicist/astronomer/philosopher, dies at 75

Death
1791

Jan D Zocher Jr, Dutch garden architect (Vondelpark, Amsterdam)

Birth
1791

Peter Cooper, industrialist/philanthropist (Cooper Union)

Birth
1792

Ferdinand de Braekeleer, Belgian painter

Birth