Historical Events For February - 23
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
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 Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.
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 Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) 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 On this day in history henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed
1572 On February - 23 pierre Certon, French composer
1574 On this day in history france begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots
1607 Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on February - 23.
1614 On February - 23 jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter
1615 On February - 23 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 February - 23 charles XI becomes king of Sweden
1668 Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued on this day in history.
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 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 George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah) on this day in history.
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 February - 23 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 On February - 23 christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
1734 On this day in history mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
1766 On this day in history stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies
1776 John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) on February - 23.
1778 Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on this day in history.