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Historical Events Happened In February - 23

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

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

0303  On February - 23 emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians  

1011  On February - 23 willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

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  Johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date) on February - 23.  

1455  On February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)  

1468  On February - 23 john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

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

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

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1572  On February - 23 pierre Certon, French composer  

1574  France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots on February - 23.  

1607  On February - 23 herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60  

1614  On this day in history jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  

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 this day in history.  

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  Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on February - 23.  

1672  Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on February - 23.  

1682  On February - 23 abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75  

1685  On this day in history the birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer  

1685  George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah) on February - 23.  

1689  On this day in history 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 February - 23 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  On this day in history birth of paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

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

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.  

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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  On this day in history death of willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

1100  On February - 23 death of emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076)  

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

1464  On this day in history death of zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)  

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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