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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.  

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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 February - 23 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  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised was born on February - 23.  

1633  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) was born on this day in history.  

1646  On February - 23 birth of tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)  

1648  Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730) was born on February - 23.  

Famous Deaths In February - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0155  Death of Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.  

1011  Death of Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.  

1100  Death of Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076) on this day in history.  

1447  Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on this day in history.  

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on this day in history.  

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

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

1554  On February - 23 death of henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed  

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