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Historical Events Happened In February - 23

Tuesday, 03 May 2016

0155  Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.  

0303  Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians on February - 23.  

1011  On February - 23 willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

1417  Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1572  On this day in history pierre Certon, French composer  

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 this day in history.  

1633  On this day in history samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)  

1649  John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized) on February - 23.  

1660  On February - 23 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 February - 23.  

1672  On this day in history joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam  

1682  On this day in history 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 February - 23.  

1689  Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England on February - 23.  

1700  On February - 23 wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)  

1704  Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on February - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1766  Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies on February - 23.  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1417  Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) was born on February - 23.  

1417  Pope Paul II (d. 1471) was born on February - 23.  

1583  On this day in history birth of jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)  

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

1615  On February - 23 birth of cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised  

1633  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) was born on this day in history.  

1646  Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709) was born on February - 23.  

1648  Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1100  Death of Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076) on February - 23.  

1447  Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on this day in history.  

1464  On this day in history death of zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)  

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

1526  On this day in history diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies  

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

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