On This Day

What Happened in February 1564

Historical Events

Historic Event

Feb 21 Philip II routes Cardinal Granvelle to Franche-Comte

Famous Birthdays

Galileo Galilei

Feb 15 Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer who has been called the father of science, born in Pisa, Duchy of Florence, Italy (d. 1642)

  • Feb 26 Christopher Marlowe, English poet and dramatist (Dr Faustus), born in Canterbury, England (d. 1593) baptism date

Famous Deaths


Feb 18 Michelangelo, Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance (David, Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel), dies at 88