Historical Events Happened In February - 23
Tuesday, 25 October 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 Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) on this day in history.
1447 On February - 23 eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies
1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date) on this day in history.
1455 On February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)
1468 John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.
1526 Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on this day in history.
1554 Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on February - 23.
1572 Pierre Certon, French composer on February - 23.
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 this day in history.
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 Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) on this day in history.
1649 John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized) on February - 23.
1660 Charles XI becomes king of Sweden on February - 23.
1668 On this day in history fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued
1669 On February - 23 lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68
1672 On February - 23 joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam
1682 On February - 23 abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75
1685 The birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer on February - 23.
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 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on February - 23.
1718 On this day in history francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63
1730 Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer on February - 23.
1734 On February - 23 mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
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 February - 23.
1778 On this day in history baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge