Historical Events In February - 23
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
0155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on February - 23.
0303 On this day in history emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians
1011 On February - 23 willigis, Archbishop of Mainz
1417 Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71) on February - 23.
1447 On this day in history eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies
1455 On February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date)
1455 On this day in history johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)
1468 John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.
1526 Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on this day in history.
1554 Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.
1572 Pierre Certon, French composer on February - 23.
1574 On February - 23 france begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots
1607 On February - 23 herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60
1614 Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter on February - 23.
1615 On this day in history cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised
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 On February - 23 john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)
1660 Charles XI becomes king of Sweden on this day in history.
1668 Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued on February - 23.
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 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 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 this day in history wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
1704 On February - 23 georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50
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 February - 23.
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.