Historical Events In February - 23
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
0155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on February - 23.
0303 Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians on February - 23.
1011 On February - 23 willigis, Archbishop of Mainz
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 February - 23.
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 this day in history.
1526 Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.
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 On February - 23 france begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots
1607 Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on this day in history.
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 February - 23 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 this day in history charles XI becomes king of Sweden
1668 Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued on February - 23.
1669 On February - 23 lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68
1672 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on this day in history.
1682 On February - 23 abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75
1685 The birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer on this day in history.
1685 On February - 23 george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)
1689 On this day in history dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
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 this day in history francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63
1730 Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer on this day in history.
1734 On February - 23 mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
1766 On this day in history stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies
1776 On this day in history john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)
1778 On February - 23 baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge