Historical Events Happened In February - 23
Saturday, 04 July 2015
0155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.
0303 On February - 23 emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians
1011 On February - 23 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 On February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date)
1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on February - 23.
1468 John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.
1526 Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.
1554 Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.
1572 Pierre Certon, French composer on this day in history.
1574 On February - 23 france begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots
1607 On February - 23 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 On this day in history the birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist
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 February - 23.
1660 Charles XI becomes king of Sweden on this day in history.
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 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 on this day in history.
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 February - 23.
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 Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1730 Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer on this day in history.
1734 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild) on February - 23.
1766 On February - 23 stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies
1776 On February - 23 john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)
1778 On this day in history baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge