What Happened in February 1720

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Historical Events

  • Feb 1 Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty

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Feb 10 Edmond Halley appointed as the second Astronomer Royal at the Greenwich Observatory

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley
  • Feb 11 Sweden & Prussia sign peace (2nd Treaty of Stockholm)
  • Feb 29 Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 8 Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)
  • Feb 26 Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1803)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 27 Samuel Parris, English-born Puritan minister (b. 1653)