On This Day

What Happened in February 1553

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 4 Caspar Othmayr, composer, dies at 37
  • Feb 19 Erasmus Reinhold, German mathematician (calculated planetary table), dies at 41
  • Feb 25 Hirate Masahide, Japanese diplomat and tutor of Oda Nobunaga (suicide) (b. 1492)