Historical Events Happened In February - 23
Tuesday, 06 October 2015
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 February - 23.
1417 On this day in history paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)
1447 Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on this day in history.
1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date) on February - 23.
1455 On this day in history johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)
1468 John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.
1526 On February - 23 diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies
1554 On February - 23 henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed
1572 On this day in history pierre Certon, French composer
1574 On February - 23 france begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots
1607 On this day in history herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60
1614 Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter on February - 23.
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 Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) on this day in history.
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 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on February - 23.
1672 On February - 23 joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam
1682 On this day in history abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75
1685 The birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer on February - 23.
1685 On February - 23 george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)
1689 On February - 23 dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
1700 Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity) on this day in history.
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 Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer on this day in history.
1734 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild) on February - 23.
1766 On February - 23 stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies
1776 John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) on this day in history.
1778 On this day in history baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge