Historical Events In February - 23
Sunday, 02 October 2022
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 Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.
1417 On February - 23 paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)
1447 Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on this day in history.
1455 On February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date)
1455 On February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)
1468 On this day in history john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies
1526 Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on this day in history.
1554 On February - 23 henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed
1572 On this day in history pierre Certon, French composer
1574 France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)
1660 Charles XI becomes king of Sweden on February - 23.
1668 On February - 23 fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued
1669 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on this day in history.
1672 On this day in history joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam
1682 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 on this day in history.
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 Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England on February - 23.
1700 On this day in history 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 On this day in history mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
1766 Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies on February - 23.
1776 On this day in history john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)
1778 Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on this day in history.