On This Day

What Happened in February 1550

Historical Events

  • Feb 2 Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, freed
  • Feb 7 Giovanni Maria del Monte elected Pope Julius III

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJohn Napier

Feb 1 John Napier, Scottish mathematician and inventor (logarithms), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1617)

Mathematician John Napier
John Napier