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Historical Events Happened In February - 23

Thursday, 03 September 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  Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.  

1417  On this day in history 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 this day in history johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date)  

1455  Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on this day in history.  

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.  

1526  On February - 23 diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies  

1554  Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.  

1572  On February - 23 pierre Certon, French composer  

1574  On February - 23 france begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots  

1607  Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on this day in history.  

1614  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter on this day in history.  

1615  On this day in history cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  

1633  On February - 23 the birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist  

1633  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) on February - 23.  

1649  On February - 23 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  Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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 February - 23.  

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 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 this day in history christian Joseph Lidarti, composer  

1734  Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild) on February - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1778  On this day in history baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge  

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1417  Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) was born on this day in history.  

1417  On February - 23 birth of pope Paul II (d. 1471)  

1583  On this day in history birth of jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)  

1614  On February - 23 birth of jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  

1615  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised was born on February - 23.  

1633  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) was born on February - 23.  

1646  Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709) was born on February - 23.  

1648  Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730) was born on February - 23.  

Famous Deaths In February - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0155  Death of Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on February - 23.  

1011  Death of Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.  

1100  Death of Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076) on this day in history.  

1447  On this day in history eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies  

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on February - 23.  

1468  On this day in history john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

1526  On this day in history diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies  

1554  On this day in history death of henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed  

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