Historical Events Happened In February - 23
Tuesday, 01 December 2015
0155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on February - 23.
0303 On this day in history emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians
1011 On February - 23 willigis, Archbishop of Mainz
1417 Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1455 On February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)
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 henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed
1572 On February - 23 pierre Certon, French composer
1574 France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots on February - 23.
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 The birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist on February - 23.
1633 On February - 23 samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)
1649 On this day in history john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)
1660 On February - 23 charles XI becomes king of Sweden
1668 Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued on February - 23.
1669 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on this day in history.
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 February - 23.
1685 On this day in history the birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer
1685 On this day in history george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)
1689 On this day in history dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
1700 On February - 23 wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
1704 On February - 23 georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50
1718 On this day in history francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63
1730 On February - 23 christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
1734 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild) on this day in history.
1766 Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies on this day in history.
1776 John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) on February - 23.
1778 Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on this day in history.