On This Day

What Happened in February 1512

Historical Events

  • Feb 5 French troops under Gaston de Foix rescues Bologna
  • Feb 16 Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen
  • Feb 19 French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Hatüey, Taíno chief known as Cuba's First National Hero, is burned alive by Spanish colonialists

Person of interestAmerigo Vespucci

Feb 22 Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer (America), dies at 60