Historical Events In February - 23
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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 February - 23.
1417 Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) on this day in history.
1447 Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on this day in history.
1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date) on this day in history.
1455 On February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)
1468 John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.
1526 Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on this day in history.
1554 On this day in history 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 Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter on this day in history.
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 On February - 23 samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)
1649 John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized) on this day in history.
1660 On February - 23 charles XI becomes king of Sweden
1668 On February - 23 fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued
1669 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on February - 23.
1672 On February - 23 joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam
1682 On this day in history abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75
1685 On this day in history the birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer
1685 On this day in history george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)
1689 Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England on this day in history.
1700 On February - 23 wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
1704 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.
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 February - 23.
1766 On this day in history stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies
1776 On February - 23 john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)
1778 On February - 23 baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge