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Historical Events Happened In February - 23

Saturday, 13 February 2016

0155  Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.  

0303  Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians on February - 23.  

1011  On this day in history willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

1417  On February - 23 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 February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)  

1468  On February - 23 john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

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.  

1572  Pierre Certon, French composer on February - 23.  

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

1607  Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on February - 23.  

1614  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter on February - 23.  

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 this day in history john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)  

1660  On this day in history charles XI becomes king of Sweden  

1668  On February - 23 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 this day in history.  

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

1685  On this day in history the birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer  

1685  On February - 23 george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)  

1689  On this day in history dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England  

1700  Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity) on this day in history.  

1704  Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on February - 23.  

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

1730  Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer on February - 23.  

1734  Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild) on February - 23.  

1766  Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies on February - 23.  

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  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1417  On this day in history birth of paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

1417  Pope Paul II (d. 1471) was born on February - 23.  

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 this day in history birth of cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  

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 February - 23.  

1648  Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In February - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0155  On February - 23 death of polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake  

1011  Death of Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on February - 23.  

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

1447  Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on this day in history.  

1464  On February - 23 death of zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)  

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

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.  

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

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