Historical Events Happened In February - 23
Thursday, 03 September 2015
0155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.
0303 On February - 23 emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians
1011 Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.
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 On this day in history johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date)
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 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 On this day in history cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised
1633 On February - 23 the birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist
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 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 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 on February - 23.
1685 The birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer on this day in history.
1685 George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah) on February - 23.
1689 On February - 23 dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
1700 On February - 23 wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
1704 On February - 23 georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50
1718 Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63 on February - 23.
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 John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) on this day in history.
1778 On this day in history baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge