What Happened in February 1621

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Historical Events

  • Feb 9 Alexander Ludovisi is elected Pope Gregory XV (-1623)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 17 Myles Standish is elected as the first commander of the Plymouth Colony

Military Leader of Plymouth Colony Myles Standish
Military Leader of Plymouth Colony
Myles Standish

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 2 Johannes Schefferus, Alsatian-born humanist (d. 1679)
  • Feb 14 Sybilla Schwarz, German baroque poet, born in Greifswald (d. 1638)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 15 Michael Praetorius, German composer (In Dulce Jubilo), dies at 50
  • Feb 28 Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1590)