Historical Events In February - 23
Sunday, 10 December 2023
0155 On February - 23 polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake
0303 On this day in history emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians
1011 On this day in history willigis, Archbishop of Mainz
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 February - 23.
1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on February - 23.
1468 John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.
1526 On February - 23 diego ColÃ³n, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies
1554 On February - 23 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 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 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 this day in history.
1649 John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized) on February - 23.
1660 On February - 23 charles XI becomes king of Sweden
1668 Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued on this day in history.
1669 On this day in history lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68
1672 On February - 23 joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam
1682 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1685 The birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer on February - 23.
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 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on February - 23.
1718 On February - 23 francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63
1730 On this day in history christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
1734 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild) on this day in history.
1766 Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies on this day in history.
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.