What Happened in February 1670

Historical Events

  • Feb 14 Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna
  • Feb 17 France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
  • Feb 27 Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 10 Norbert van Flowers, [Cephalus], Flemish painter
  • Feb 10 William Congreve, England, writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)
  • Feb 14 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer
  • Feb 28 Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 9 Frederik III, King of Denmark/Norway (1648-70), dies at 60
  • Feb 19 King Frederick III of Denmark (b. 1609)