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Historical Events Happened In February - 23

Saturday, 25 October 2014

0155  On February - 23 polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake  

0303  Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians on February - 23.  

1011  On this day in history 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  On February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)  

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

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60  

1614  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter on February - 23.  

1615  On February - 23 cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  

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

1633  On February - 23 samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)  

1649  On February - 23 john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)  

1660  Charles XI becomes king of Sweden on this day in history.  

1668  Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued on February - 23.  

1669  On February - 23 lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68  

1672  On this day in history joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam  

1682  On this day in history abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75  

1685  The birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer on this day in history.  

1685  On this day in history george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)  

1689  On February - 23 dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England  

1700  Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity) on this day in history.  

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  Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer on this day in history.  

1734  Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild) on this day in history.  

1766  Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies on February - 23.  

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  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1417  Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) was born on February - 23.  

1417  Pope Paul II (d. 1471) was born on February - 23.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1648  Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In February - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0155  On February - 23 death of polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake  

1011  Death of Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on February - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.  

1554  Death of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on February - 23.