Historical Events For February - 23
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
0155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.
0303 On February - 23 emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians
1011 On this day in history willigis, Archbishop of Mainz
1417 On February - 23 paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)
1447 On February - 23 eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies
1455 On February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date)
1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on this day in history.
1468 On February - 23 john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies
1526 Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on this day in history.
1554 Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.
1572 On February - 23 pierre Certon, French composer
1574 France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots on February - 23.
1607 On February - 23 herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60
1614 On this day in history jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter
1615 On February - 23 cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised
1633 On this day in history the birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist
1633 On this day in history samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)
1649 On this day in history john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)
1660 On this day in history charles XI becomes king of Sweden
1668 Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued on this day in history.
1669 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on February - 23.
1672 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on February - 23.
1682 On February - 23 abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75
1685 The birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer on this day in history.
1685 On this day in history george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)
1689 Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England on this day in history.
1700 Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity) on February - 23.
1704 On this day in history georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50
1718 On February - 23 francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63
1730 On this day in history christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
1734 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild) on February - 23.
1766 On this day in history stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies
1776 On this day in history john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)
1778 On February - 23 baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge