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Historical Events In February - 23

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

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

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

1011  On this day in history willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  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  On February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1455  Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) on February - 23.  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 ColĂłn, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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1572  On this day in history pierre Certon, French composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1574  France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots on February - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1607  Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 on this day in history.  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  Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs) on this day in history.  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 February - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1669  On this day in history lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1672  On this day in history joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1682  Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 on February - 23.  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 this day in history dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1700  On this day in history wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)  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  Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1730  Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1766  On this day in history 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 February - 23.  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 February - 23 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 this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1615  Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised was born on February - 23.  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 this day in history.  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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Famous Deaths In February - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

1011  On February - 23 death of willigis, Archbishop of Mainz  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1100  On February - 23 death of emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1464  Death of Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1468  John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies on February - 23.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1526  Diego ColĂłn, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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