Historical Events Happened In February - 23
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
0155 On February - 23 polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake
0303 On February - 23 emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians
1011 On February - 23 willigis, Archbishop of Mainz
1417 On this day in history paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)
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 February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)
1468 On February - 23 john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies
1526 On February - 23 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 On February - 23 pierre Certon, French composer
1574 France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots on February - 23.
1607 On February - 23 herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60
1614 On this day in history jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter
1615 On February - 23 cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised
1633 On this day in history the birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist
1633 Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) on this day in history.
1649 On February - 23 john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)
1660 Charles XI becomes king of Sweden on this day in history.
1668 Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued on February - 23.
1669 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on February - 23.
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 February - 23.
1689 On this day in history dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
1700 On February - 23 wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
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 February - 23.
1730 On this day in history christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
1734 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild) on February - 23.
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 On February - 23 baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge