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Historical Events Happened In February - 23

Saturday, 04 July 2015

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 February - 23 willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

1417  On February - 23 paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

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  Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.  

1572  Pierre Certon, French composer on this day in history.  

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

1607  On February - 23 herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60  

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

1615  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued  

1669  On this day in history lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68  

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

1682  Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1685  The birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer on this day in history.  

1685  George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah) on this day in history.  

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

1700  On February - 23 wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)  

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  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  On February - 23 john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)  

1778  On this day in history baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1417  On this day in history birth of pope Paul II (d. 1471)  

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

1614  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter was born on February - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1648  Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

1100  On February - 23 death of emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076)  

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

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on this day in history.  

1468  On this day in history john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

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

1554  Death of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.