Historical Events Happened In February - 23
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
0155 On this day in history polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake
0303 Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians on February - 23.
1011 Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.
1417 On February - 23 paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)
1447 On this day in history eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies
1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date) on this day in history.
1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on this day in history.
1468 John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.
1526 Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.
1554 Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on February - 23.
1572 On February - 23 pierre Certon, French composer
1574 France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots on this day in history.
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 The birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist on this day in history.
1633 On this day in history samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)
1649 John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized) on February - 23.
1660 Charles XI becomes king of Sweden on this day in history.
1668 Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued on February - 23.
1669 On February - 23 lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68
1672 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on this day in history.
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 February - 23 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 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1718 Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1730 Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer on this day in history.
1734 On February - 23 mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
1766 On February - 23 stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies
1776 On February - 23 john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)
1778 Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on this day in history.