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Historical Events Happened In February - 23

Monday, 24 November 2014

0155  Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.  

0303  Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians on this day in history.  

1011  Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.  

1417  On this day in history paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

1447  On this day in history eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies  

1455  On this day in history johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date)  

1455  On February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)  

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.  

1526  On this day in history diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies  

1554  On February - 23 henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed  

1572  On February - 23 pierre Certon, French composer  

1574  On February - 23 france begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots  

1607  Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on this day in history.  

1614  On this day in history jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  

1615  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised on February - 23.  

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  On February - 23 fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued  

1669  On February - 23 lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68  

1672  On this day in history joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam  

1682  On this day in history abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75  

1685  On this day in history the birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer  

1685  On this day in history george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)  

1689  Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England on February - 23.  

1700  On this day in history wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)  

1704  Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on February - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1766  Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies on February - 23.  

1776  On this day in history john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)  

1778  Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on February - 23.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1417  Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) was born on this day in history.  

1417  Pope Paul II (d. 1471) was born on this day in history.  

1583  Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656) was born on this day in history.  

1614  On February - 23 birth of jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  

1615  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised was born on February - 23.  

1633  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) was born on this day in history.  

1646  Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709) was born on February - 23.  

1648  On February - 23 birth of arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)  

Famous Deaths In February - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0155  On February - 23 death of polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake  

1011  Death of Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.  

1100  On this day in history death of emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076)  

1447  On February - 23 eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies  

1464  On this day in history death of zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)  

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.  

1526  On February - 23 diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies  

1554  Death of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on February - 23.