Famous People Who Died on February 22
Charles Willson Peale
Painter / 1741 - 1827
Charles Willson Peale was an American painter best known as one of the most prolific artists in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He painted more than a dozen heroic portraits of George Washington.
World Leader / 1873 - 1913Francisco Madero was a reformist politician who successfully removed dictator Porfirio Diaz from office in Mexico. He became president in 1911, but was assassinated two years later.
Artist, Entrepreneur, Director, Screenwriter / 1912 - 2002Chuck Jones was an animation director of critically acclaimed cartoon shorts including the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies film series at Warner Bros. studios.
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profile name: Francisco Madero profile occupation: World Leader
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