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Historical Events For February - 23

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

0155  Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

0303  Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians on February - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1011  Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1417  On February - 23 paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  Click To Search About This In Google

1447  Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1455  Johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1455  Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1526  On this day in history diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies  Click To Search About This In Google

1554  On this day in history henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed  Click To Search About This In Google

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1572  On February - 23 pierre Certon, French composer  Click To Search About This In Google

1574  On this day in history france begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots  Click To Search About This In Google

1607  Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on February - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1614  On February - 23 jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  Click To Search About This In Google

1615  On February - 23 cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  Click To Search About This In Google

1633  The birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1633  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1649  John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1660  On February - 23 charles XI becomes king of Sweden  Click To Search About This In Google

1668  Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1669  On February - 23 lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68  Click To Search About This In Google

1672  Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on February - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1682  On this day in history abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75  Click To Search About This In Google

1685  On this day in history the birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer  Click To Search About This In Google

1685  George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1689  On February - 23 dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England  Click To Search About This In Google

1700  On this day in history wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)  Click To Search About This In Google

1704  On February - 23 georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50  Click To Search About This In Google

1718  Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63 on February - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1730  On February - 23 christian Joseph Lidarti, composer  Click To Search About This In Google

1734  On this day in history mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)  Click To Search About This In Google

1766  On this day in history stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1776  John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) on February - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1778  Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1417  On February - 23 birth of paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  Click To Search About This In Google

1417  Pope Paul II (d. 1471) was born on February - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1583  On February - 23 birth of jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)  Click To Search About This In Google

1614  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter was born on February - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1615  On February - 23 birth of cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  Click To Search About This In Google

1633  On this day in history birth of samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)  Click To Search About This In Google

1646  On February - 23 birth of tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)  Click To Search About This In Google

1648  Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730) was born on February - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0155  On this day in history death of polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake  Click To Search About This In Google

1011  On February - 23 death of willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  Click To Search About This In Google

1100  Death of Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076) on February - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1447  On this day in history eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1464  On February - 23 death of zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)  Click To Search About This In Google

1468  On February - 23 john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1554  On February - 23 death of henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed  Click To Search About This In Google

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