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Historical Events Happened In February - 23

Monday, 29 August 2016

0155  Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on February - 23.  

0303  On February - 23 emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians  

1011  On this day in history willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

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 this day in history.  

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 February - 23 diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies  

1554  Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on February - 23.  

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1572  On this day in history pierre Certon, French composer  

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

1607  Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on this day in history.  

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 February - 23 the birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist  

1633  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) on February - 23.  

1649  John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized) on this day in history.  

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 February - 23.  

1682  On February - 23 abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75  

1685  On February - 23 the birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer  

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  On this day in history wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)  

1704  On this day in history georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50  

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 this day in history.  

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  Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on February - 23.  

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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 February - 23.  

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

1583  Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656) was born on February - 23.  

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

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

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

1646  Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709) was born on this day in history.  

1648  On this day in history 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  Death of Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.  

1011  On February - 23 death of willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

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

1447  On this day in history eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies  

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on February - 23.  

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.  

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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