Historical Events Happened In February - 23
Thursday, 18 December 2014
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 Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on February - 23.
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 February - 23.
1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on this day in history.
1468 John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.
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
1572 Pierre Certon, French composer on February - 23.
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 this day in history jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter
1615 On this day in history cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised
1633 The birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist on February - 23.
1633 Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) on February - 23.
1649 On February - 23 john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)
1660 On this day in history charles XI becomes king of Sweden
1668 On February - 23 fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued
1669 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on this day in history.
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 The birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer on February - 23.
1685 George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah) on this day in history.
1689 Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England on this day in history.
1700 Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity) on February - 23.
1704 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on February - 23.
1718 On February - 23 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 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 February - 23.
1778 Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on this day in history.