Historical Events Happened In February - 23
Saturday, 28 February 2015
0155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.
0303 On this day in history emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians
1011 Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.
1417 On February - 23 paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)
1447 On February - 23 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 Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on this day in history.
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 Pierre Certon, French composer on this day in history.
1574 France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots on this day in history.
1607 Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on this day in history.
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 Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) on February - 23.
1649 On February - 23 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 February - 23 joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam
1682 On February - 23 abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75
1685 The birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer on this day in history.
1685 George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah) on February - 23.
1689 Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England on this day in history.
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 On February - 23 francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63
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 On this day in history baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge