On This Day

What Happened in February 1563

Historical Events

  • Feb 15 Russian troops occupy Polotsk Lithuania
  • Feb 18 Huguenot Jean Poltrot de Mere shoots gen Francois De Guise
  • Feb 27 British composer William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, England

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia, dies of fever
  • Feb 2 Hans Neusiedler, Hungarian/German luitist/author, dies at approx 54
  • Feb 24 Francois Guise, French general/duke, assassinated at 44