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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.  

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

1646  On this day in history birth of tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)  

1648  Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730) was born on February - 23.  

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 February - 23 death of willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  

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

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 February - 23 john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  

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

1554  Death of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.