Historical Events Happened In February - 23
Friday, 31 October 2014
0155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on February - 23.
0303 Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians on this day in history.
1011 On February - 23 willigis, Archbishop of Mainz
1417 On February - 23 paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)
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 On February - 23 john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies
1526 On this day in history diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies
1554 On this day in history henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed
1572 Pierre Certon, French composer on this day in history.
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 February - 23 jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter
1615 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised on February - 23.
1633 The birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist on February - 23.
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 this day in history.
1660 On February - 23 charles XI becomes king of Sweden
1668 On this day in history fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued
1669 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on this day in history.
1672 On February - 23 joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam
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 On February - 23 george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)
1689 Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England on this day in history.
1700 On this day in history wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
1704 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.
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 On February - 23 mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
1766 On this day in history stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies
1776 On February - 23 john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)
1778 Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on February - 23.