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Historical Events Happened In February - 23

Saturday, 28 February 2015

0155  Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.  

0303  On this day in history emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians  

1011  Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.  

1417  On February - 23 paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

1447  On February - 23 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  Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on this day in history.  

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.  

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.  

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  France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots on this day in history.  

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

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

1649  On February - 23 john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)  

1660  On February - 23 charles XI becomes king of Sweden  

1668  Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued on February - 23.  

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  The birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer on this day in history.  

1685  George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah) on February - 23.  

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  On this day in history georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50  

1718  On February - 23 francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63  

1730  Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer on this day in history.  

1734  Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild) on this day in history.  

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 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  On this day in history birth of paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  

1417  Pope Paul II (d. 1471) was born on this day in history.  

1583  On February - 23 birth of jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)  

1614  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter was born on February - 23.  

1615  On February - 23 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  On February - 23 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 February - 23.  

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

1100  On February - 23 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  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.  

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 February - 23.