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Historical Events Happened In February - 23

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

0155  On this day in history polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake  

0303  Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians on this day in history.  

1011  Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on February - 23.  

1417  Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) on this day in history.  

1447  Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on February - 23.  

1455  On February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date)  

1455  Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on this day in history.  

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

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

1554  On February - 23 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  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter on this day in history.  

1615  On February - 23 cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  

1633  The birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist on February - 23.  

1633  On this day in history 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  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 February - 23 the birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer  

1685  On this day in history george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)  

1689  On February - 23 dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England  

1700  On February - 23 wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)  

1704  Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1718  On this day in history francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63  

1730  Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer on February - 23.  

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  On February - 23 john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)  

1778  On February - 23 baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

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 February - 23 birth of jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)  

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

1615  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1633  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) was born on this day in history.  

1646  Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709) was born on February - 23.  

1648  On this day in history birth of arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)  

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 this day in history death of willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

1100  Death of Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

1526  On February - 23 diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies  

1554  On this day in history death of henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed  

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