On This Day

What Happened in February 1556

Historical Events

Treaty of Interest

Feb 5 King Henry II of France and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V sign the Treaty of Vaucelles, creating a temporary truce in the Italian War of 1551–59

  • Feb 14 English Archbishop Thomas Cranmer declared a heretic

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 7 Maria van Nassau, Dutch countess of Buren
  • Feb 21 Sethus Calvisius, German composer, born in Gorsleben (d. 1615)