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Historical Events For February - 23

Thursday, 24 August 2017

0155  Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on February - 23.  

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  On this day in history 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  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.  

1554  On this day in history henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed  

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1572  On this day in history pierre Certon, French composer  

1574  France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots on February - 23.  

1607  Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on February - 23.  

1614  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter on this day in history.  

1615  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised on February - 23.  

1633  On this day in history the birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist  

1633  On February - 23 samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)  

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  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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1689  On February - 23 dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England  

1700  On this day in history wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)  

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  On February - 23 christian Joseph Lidarti, composer  

1734  Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild) on February - 23.  

1766  On February - 23 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  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1417  On February - 23 birth of paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

1417  On February - 23 birth of pope Paul II (d. 1471)  

1583  Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656) was born on this day in history.  

1614  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter was born on February - 23.  

1615  On this day in history birth of cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  

1633  On February - 23 birth of samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)  

1646  Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709) was born on this day in history.  

1648  On February - 23 birth of arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)  

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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 February - 23.  

1011  On this day in history death of willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

1100  On this day in history death of emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076)  

1447  Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on February - 23.  

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on February - 23.  

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.  

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.  

1554  Death of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on February - 23.  

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