Historical Events For February - 23
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
0155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.
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 February - 23 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 February - 23.
1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on this day in history.
1468 On this day in history john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies
1526 On February - 23 diego ColÃ³n, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies
1554 On this day in history henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed
1572 Pierre Certon, French composer on February - 23.
1574 France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots on this day in history.
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 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised on February - 23.
1633 On February - 23 the birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist
1633 On this day in history samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)
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 Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued on this day in history.
1669 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on February - 23.
1672 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on this day in history.
1682 On February - 23 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 February - 23.
1689 On February - 23 dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
1700 On February - 23 wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
1704 On this day in history 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 Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer on this day in history.
1734 On February - 23 mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
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 February - 23 baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge