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Historical Events In February - 23

Saturday, 16 February 2019

0155  On February - 23 polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0303  Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1011  Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1417  On February - 23 paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1447  On February - 23 eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1455  Johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date) on February - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1455  On this day in history johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1526  On this day in history diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1554  On February - 23 henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1572  Pierre Certon, French composer on February - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1574  On this day in history france begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1607  On this day in history herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1614  On this day in history jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1615  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised on February - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1633  The birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1633  On February - 23 samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1649  John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1660  Charles XI becomes king of Sweden on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1668  On this day in history fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1669  Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 on February - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1672  Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam on February - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1682  Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1685  On this day in history the birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1685  George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1689  On February - 23 dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1700  Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity) on February - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1704  On this day in history georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1718  On this day in history francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1730  On this day in history christian Joseph Lidarti, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1734  On February - 23 mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1766  On February - 23 stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1776  John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1778  On February - 23 baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1417  On this day in history birth of paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1417  Pope Paul II (d. 1471) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1583  Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656) was born on February - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1614  Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1615  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1633  On February - 23 birth of samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1646  Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709) was born on February - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1648  On this day in history birth of arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0155  On this day in history death of polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1011  Death of Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz on February - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1100  Death of Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076) on February - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1447  Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on February - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1468  On this day in history john Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1526  Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on February - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1554  Death of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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