Historical Events Happened In February - 23
Thursday, 30 June 2016
0155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on February - 23.
0303 On February - 23 emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians
1011 Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on February - 23.
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 this day in history johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date)
1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on February - 23.
1468 On this day in history john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies
1526 On February - 23 diego ColĂłn, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies
1554 Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.
1572 Pierre Certon, French composer on this day in history.
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 February - 23.
1615 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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 this day in history lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68
1672 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on February - 23.
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 February - 23.
1685 On February - 23 george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)
1689 On this day in history dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
1700 Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity) on this day in history.
1704 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1718 On February - 23 francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63
1730 On February - 23 christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
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 John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) on February - 23.
1778 Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on this day in history.