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Historical Events For February - 23

Thursday, 29 June 2017

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 February - 23 willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

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

1447  On February - 23 eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies  

1455  Johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date) on February - 23.  

1455  Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on February - 23.  

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

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.  

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1572  On this day in history pierre Certon, French composer  

1574  On February - 23 france begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots  

1607  On this day in history herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60  

1614  On February - 23 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 February - 23.  

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

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  On this day in history lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68  

1672  Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on February - 23.  

1682  On February - 23 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 this day in history.  

1689  Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England on this day in history.  

1700  On February - 23 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  On this day in history mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)  

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 February - 23 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 this day in history birth of pope Paul II (d. 1471)  

1583  Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656) was born on February - 23.  

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

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

1633  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) was born on February - 23.  

1646  On February - 23 birth of tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)  

1648  On this day in history 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  On February - 23 death of polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake  

1011  Death of Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on February - 23.  

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

1447  On February - 23 eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies  

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

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  Death of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.  

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