What Happened in February 1542

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Historical Events

  • Feb 2 Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Muslim-occupied hillfort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente.

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 22 Santino Garsi da Parma, Italian composer (d. 1604)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1480)
  • Feb 13 Catharine Howard, queen of England/5th wife of Henry VIII, beheaded