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Historical Events For February - 23

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

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  On February - 23 willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

1417  Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) on February - 23.  

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 February - 23.  

1455  On this day in history johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)  

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.  

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

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

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1572  Pierre Certon, French composer on February - 23.  

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

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

1614  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter on this day in history.  

1615  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised on February - 23.  

1633  On this day in history the birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist  

1633  On this day in history samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)  

1649  On February - 23 john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)  

1660  Charles XI becomes king of Sweden on February - 23.  

1668  On this day in history fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued  

1669  On February - 23 lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68  

1672  Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on February - 23.  

1682  On this day in history abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75  

1685  On February - 23 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  Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity) on this day in history.  

1704  On February - 23 georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50  

1718  Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1730  On February - 23 christian Joseph Lidarti, composer  

1734  On this day in history mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)  

1766  On this day in history 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  Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1417  Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) was born on this day in history.  

1417  Pope Paul II (d. 1471) was born on this day in history.  

1583  On this day in history birth of jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)  

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

1615  On February - 23 birth of cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  

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  On February - 23 birth of arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)  

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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  

1011  Death of Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.  

1100  Death of Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076) on February - 23.  

1447  Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on February - 23.  

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) 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  On this day in history death of henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed  

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