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Historical Events Happened In February - 23

Sunday, 20 April 2014

0155  On this day in history polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake  

0303  Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians on this day in history.  

1011  On this day in history willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

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

1447  On this day in history 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  On this day in history john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on this day in history.  

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

1572  On this day in history pierre Certon, French composer  

1574  On this day in history france begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots  

1607  Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)  

1689  On this day in history dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England  

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

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1417  On this day in history birth of pope Paul II (d. 1471)  

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

1614  On this day in history birth of jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  

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

1633  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on this day in history.  

1468  On this day in history john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on this day in history.  

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