Historical Events In February - 23
Saturday, 16 February 2019
0155 On February - 23 polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake
0303 Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians on this day in history.
1011 Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.
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 On this day in history johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)
1468 John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.
1526 On this day in history diego Colón, 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 February - 23.
1574 On this day in history france begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots
1607 On this day in history 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 The birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist on this day in history.
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 Charles XI becomes king of Sweden on this day in history.
1668 On this day in history fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued
1669 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on February - 23.
1672 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on February - 23.
1682 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1685 On this day in history the birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer
1685 George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah) on this day in history.
1689 On February - 23 dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
1700 Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity) on February - 23.
1704 On this day in history georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50
1718 On this day in history francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63
1730 On this day in history christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
1734 On February - 23 mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
1766 On February - 23 stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies
1776 John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) on this day in history.
1778 On February - 23 baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge