On This Day

What Happened in February 1494

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 2 Bona Sforza, queen of Sigismund I of Poland (d. 1557)
  • Feb 4 Francois Rabelais, French satirist (Gargantua and Pantagruel), born in La Devinière, Touraine, Kingdom of France (d. 1553)
  • Feb 20 Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)