On This Day

What Happened in February 1554

Historical Events

  • Feb 9 Battle at London: Sir Thomas Wyatt defeated and his rebellion against Queen Mary crushed
  • Feb 12 Queen of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is executed for treason

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 12 Jane Grey, Queen of England for 9 days, beheaded for treason at 16
  • Feb 12 Lord Guildford Dudley, Jane Grey's husband, beheaded at about 19 for treason
  • Feb 21 Hieronymus Bock, German doctor (founder of modern botany), dies
  • Feb 23 Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed