Historical Events In February - 23
Friday, 18 October 2019
0155 On February - 23 polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake
0303 On this day in history emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians
1011 On this day in history willigis, Archbishop of Mainz
1417 On this day in history paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)
1447 On this day in history eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies
1455 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1526 Diego ColĂłn, 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 Pierre Certon, French composer on February - 23.
1574 France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots on February - 23.
1607 On February - 23 herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60
1614 On February - 23 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 this day in history samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)
1649 On February - 23 john Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)
1660 On February - 23 charles XI becomes king of Sweden
1668 Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued on this day in history.
1669 On February - 23 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 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 February - 23 wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
1704 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1718 Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63 on February - 23.
1730 Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1776 On February - 23 john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)
1778 On this day in history baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge