On This Day

What Happened in February 1525

Historical Events

Historic Event

Feb 10 Albert of Prussia pledges a personal oath to Sigismund I and is invested with the duchy for himself and his heirs

  • Feb 20 Swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army

Victory in Battle

Feb 24 Battle of Pavia: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V's troops beat the French. French King Francois I captured, 15,000 killed or wounded


Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 3 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Italian composer, born in Palestrina, Papal States (d. 1594) [birthday unconfirmed]

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 24 Guillaume Gouffier, seigneur de Bonnivet, French soldier

Cuauhtémoc

Feb 28 Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec Emperor (1520 - 1521), tortured and killed by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés