Historical Events Happened In February - 23
Saturday, 23 May 2015
0155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on this day in history.
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 Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on this day in history.
1468 John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.
1526 Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.
1554 Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.
1572 On this day in history pierre Certon, French composer
1574 On this day in history france begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots
1607 On this day in history 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 The birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist on this day in history.
1633 Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) on February - 23.
1649 John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized) on February - 23.
1660 On this day in history charles XI becomes king of Sweden
1668 On February - 23 fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued
1669 On this day in history lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68
1672 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on February - 23.
1682 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 on February - 23.
1685 On February - 23 the birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer
1685 George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah) on this day in history.
1689 Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England on February - 23.
1700 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1730 On February - 23 christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
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 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.