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Historical Events Happened In February - 23

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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

0303  On this day in history emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians  

1011  On this day in history willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

1417  On this day in history paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

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

1455  Johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date) on this day in history.  

1455  Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on this day in history.  

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  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  France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots on this day in history.  

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  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised on this day in history.  

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  John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized) on this day in history.  

1660  Charles XI becomes king of Sweden on this day in history.  

1668  Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued on this day in history.  

1669  Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1672  Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies on this day in history.  

1776  John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) on this day in history.  

1778  Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history 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  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised was born on this day in history.  

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

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.  

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

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

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

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

1468  On this day in history john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

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

1554  Death of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.