Historical Events In February - 23
Friday, 22 January 2021
0155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake on February - 23.
0303 On February - 23 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 Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on this day in history.
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 On this day in history john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies
1526 Diego ColĂłn, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on this day in history.
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 this day in history 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 The birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist on this day in history.
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 February - 23.
1669 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on this day in history.
1672 On this day in history 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 February - 23.
1685 On this day in history george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)
1689 Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England on this day in history.
1700 Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity) on this day in history.
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 On February - 23 mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
1766 Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies on February - 23.
1776 John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) on this day in history.
1778 Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on this day in history.