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 This day in History - February 23
430 Historic Events for February 23
155

Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested and burned at stake

Death
303

Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians

Event
1417

Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)

Birth
1447

Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies

Death
1455

Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)

Event
1468

John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies

Death
1554

Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed

Death
1574

France begins 5th holy war against Huguenots

Event
1607

Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60

Death
1614

Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter

Birth
1615

Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised

Birth
1633

Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)

Birth
1649

John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus and Adonis) (baptized)

Birth
1660

Charles XI becomes king of Sweden

Event
1660

Charles X Gustaaf, king of Sweden (1654-60), dies at 37

Death
1662

Johann Crger, German organist/composer/music theorist, dies at 63

Death
1668

Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued

Event
1669

Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68

Death
1672

Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam

Event
1682

Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75

Death
1685

George Friedrich H„ndel, Halle Germany, organist/composer (Messiah)

Birth
1689

Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England

Event
1700

Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)

Birth
1704

Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50

Death
1718

Fran‡ois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63

Death