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