What Happened in February 1659

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Historical Events

  • Feb 11 The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
  • Feb 16 1st known cheque (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey)

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch Swiss lawyer/navigator (Easter Island)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 17 Abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593)
  • Feb 27 Henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (b. 1609)