Historical Events For February - 23
Thursday, 29 June 2017
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 On February - 23 willigis, Archbishop of Mainz
1417 Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) on February - 23.
1447 On February - 23 eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies
1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date) on February - 23.
1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on February - 23.
1468 On this day in history john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies
1526 Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.
1554 Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on February - 23.
1572 On this day in history pierre Certon, French composer
1574 On February - 23 france begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots
1607 On this day in history herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60
1614 On February - 23 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 February - 23.
1633 Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) on this day in history.
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 Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued on this day in history.
1669 On this day in history lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68
1672 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on February - 23.
1682 On February - 23 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 Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England on this day in history.
1700 On February - 23 wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
1704 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on February - 23.
1718 On February - 23 francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63
1730 On February - 23 christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
1734 On this day in history mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
1766 On February - 23 stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies
1776 John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) on February - 23.
1778 On February - 23 baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge