On This Day

What Happened in February 1526

Historical Events

  • Feb 8 Heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, killing large numbers
  • Feb 27 Saxony and Hesse form League of Gotha (league of Protestant princes)

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 19 Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (d. 1609)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 23 Diego Columbus [Col√≥n], Portuguese navigator, son of Christopher Columbus, and 2nd Viceroy of the Indies (1511-1526), dies at 45