On This Day

What Happened in February 1512

Historical Events

  • Feb 5 French troops under Gaston de Foix rescue Bologna, which was under siege from a combined Papal-Spanish army
  • Feb 16 Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen
  • Feb 19 French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 3 John Hamilton, Scottish prelate (Archbishop of St Andrews, 1547-71), and politician, born in Stirling Scotland (d. 1571)

Famous Deaths

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