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Historical Events Happened In February - 23

Thursday, 31 July 2014

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

0303  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)  

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.  

1526  On this day in history diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies  

1554  Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.  

1572  On this day in history pierre Certon, French composer  

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  On this day in history jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  

1615  On this day in history cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  

1633  The birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist on this day in history.  

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

1649  John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized) on this day in history.  

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

1668  On this day in history fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued  

1669  On this day in history lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68  

1672  On this day in history joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam  

1682  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1689  Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history christian Joseph Lidarti, composer  

1734  On this day in history mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)  

1766  Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies on this day in history.  

1776  On this day in history john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)  

1778  Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1417  On this day in history birth of pope Paul II (d. 1471)  

1583  On this day in history birth of jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)  

1614  On this day in history birth of jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  

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

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 this day in history.  

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  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  On this day in history eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies  

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on this day in history.  

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.  

1526  On this day in history diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies  

1554  Death of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.