Historical Events In February - 23
Saturday, 06 June 2020
0155 On this day in history polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake
0303 Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians on February - 23.
1011 On February - 23 willigis, Archbishop of Mainz
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 February - 23.
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 On February - 23 diego ColĂłn, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies
1554 Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.
1572 Pierre Certon, French composer on this day in history.
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 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised on this day in history.
1633 On this day in history the birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist
1633 On February - 23 samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)
1649 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1669 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on February - 23.
1672 On this day in history joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam
1682 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1685 The birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer on February - 23.
1685 On February - 23 george Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)
1689 On February - 23 dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
1700 On February - 23 wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
1704 On this day in history georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50
1718 Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1730 On February - 23 christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
1734 On February - 23 mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
1766 On this day in history 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 Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge on this day in history.