February 23 in Church History

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On February 23,

* 155 -- Polycarp, the bishop of Smyrna was marytered for the faith;

* 303 -- The Diocletian persecution of Roman Christians began;

* 1455 -- Johannes Gutenberg published the first printed Bible;

* 1574 -- Fifth French War of Religion against the Huguenots began;

* 1591 -- Antoine de Chandieu, Huguenot and author of the French Confession of 1559, died;

* 1680 -- Thomas Goodwin, English Puritan, died;

* 1685 -- Birth of George Frederick Handel, German composer;

* 1689 -- Dutch Prince William III proclaimed King of England.
 
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