Historical Events In February - 23
Friday, 06 December 2019
0155 On this day in history polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake
0303 On this day in history 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 On February - 23 eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies
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 ColĂłn, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on this day in history.
1554 Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on February - 23.
1572 On February - 23 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 On February - 23 jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter
1615 On this day in history cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised
1633 On this day in history the birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist
1633 Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) on this day in history.
1649 On this day in history 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 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on this day in history.
1672 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on February - 23.
1682 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1689 On this day in history dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
1700 Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity) on February - 23.
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 February - 23 christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
1734 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild) on February - 23.
1766 On February - 23 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