Famous People Who Died on February 23
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Medical Professional, Author / 1916 - 1995
James Herriot was a British veterinarian and author best known for his books detailing life as a country vet. Two films and a TV series were based on his book All Creatures Great and Small.
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profile name: John Quincy Adams profile occupation: Lawyer, Diplomat, U.S. President, U.S. Representative
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profile name: Carl Friedrich Gauss profile occupation: Mathematician, Astronomer
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profile name: John Keats profile occupation: Poet
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profile name: Robert Smalls profile occupation: Political Leader
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profile name: James Herriot profile occupation: Medical Professional, Author
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profile name: Peter Lorre profile occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor
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