Historical Events Happened In February - 23
Thursday, 18 September 2014
0155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on February - 23.
0303 Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians on February - 23.
1011 Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.
1417 Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) on February - 23.
1447 Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on this day in history.
1455 On February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date)
1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on February - 23.
1468 John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.
1526 Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.
1554 On this day in history henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed
1572 Pierre Certon, French composer on February - 23.
1574 On this day in history france begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots
1607 Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on February - 23.
1614 Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter on this day in history.
1615 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised on this day in history.
1633 On this day in history the birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist
1633 Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) on February - 23.
1649 On February - 23 john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)
1660 On February - 23 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 this day in history.
1672 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on February - 23.
1682 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1685 On this day in history the birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer
1685 George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah) on February - 23.
1689 On February - 23 dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
1700 On February - 23 wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
1704 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on February - 23.
1718 Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63 on February - 23.
1730 On February - 23 christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
1734 On this day in history mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
1766 Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies on this day in history.
1776 John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) on this day in history.
1778 Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on February - 23.