Historical Events Happened In February - 23
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
0155 On this day in history polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake
0303 On this day in history emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians
1011 Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on February - 23.
1417 On this day in history paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)
1447 On this day in history eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies
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 On this day in history diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies
1554 Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on February - 23.
1572 On this day in history pierre Certon, French composer
1574 France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots on February - 23.
1607 On this day in history herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60
1614 Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter on this day in history.
1615 On February - 23 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 February - 23.
1649 John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized) on this day in history.
1660 Charles XI becomes king of Sweden on February - 23.
1668 On February - 23 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 February - 23 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 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 On February - 23 francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63
1730 Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer on this day in history.
1734 On this day in history mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
1766 On February - 23 stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies
1776 On this day in history john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)
1778 Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on this day in history.