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