Historical Events For February - 23
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
0155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on February - 23.
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 February - 23.
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 February - 23.
1455 On this day in history johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)
1468 John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.
1526 On this day in history diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies
1554 Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.
1572 Pierre Certon, French composer on February - 23.
1574 On February - 23 france begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots
1607 On February - 23 herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60
1614 Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter on this day in history.
1615 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised on February - 23.
1633 On this day in history the birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist
1633 On this day in history samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)
1649 On February - 23 john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)
1660 Charles XI becomes king of Sweden on February - 23.
1668 On this day in history fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued
1669 On February - 23 lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68
1672 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on February - 23.
1682 On this day in history abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75
1685 On February - 23 the birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer
1685 George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah) on February - 23.
1689 On February - 23 dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
1700 Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity) on this day in history.
1704 On February - 23 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 February - 23 christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
1734 On this day in history mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
1766 On this day in history stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies
1776 John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) on this day in history.
1778 Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on this day in history.