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.
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.