Historical Events Happened In February - 23
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
0155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on February - 23.
0303 Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians on February - 23.
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 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 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 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 On February - 23 pierre Certon, French composer
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 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 On this day in history john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)
1660 Charles XI becomes king of Sweden on this day in history.
1668 On February - 23 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 this day in history abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75
1685 On this day in history the birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer
1685 George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah) on February - 23.
1689 Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England on this day in history.
1700 Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity) on this day in history.
1704 On this day in history georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50
1718 Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1730 On this day in history christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
1734 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild) on this day in history.
1766 Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies on February - 23.
1776 On February - 23 john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)
1778 On this day in history baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge