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