Historical Events Happened In February - 23
Friday, 27 March 2015
0155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.
0303 Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians on this day in history.
1011 Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.
1417 Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) on February - 23.
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 February - 23.
1455 On this day in history johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)
1468 John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.
1526 On February - 23 diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies
1554 On February - 23 henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed
1572 Pierre Certon, French composer on this day in history.
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 On February - 23 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 February - 23.
1649 John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized) on this day in history.
1660 On this day in history charles XI becomes king of Sweden
1668 Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued on this day in history.
1669 On February - 23 lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68
1672 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on February - 23.
1682 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1685 On February - 23 the birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer
1685 On February - 23 george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)
1689 On February - 23 dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
1700 Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity) on February - 23.
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 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 On February - 23 john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)
1778 On February - 23 baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge