On This Day

What Happened in February 1525

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Duke of Prussia Albert of Prussia
Duke of Prussia
Albert of Prussia
  • Feb 20 Swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army

Victory in battleVictory 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

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 3 Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestCuauhtémoc

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

The Last Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc
The Last Aztec Emperor
Cuauhtémoc