On This Day

What Happened in February 1564

Historical Events

  • Feb 21 Philip II routes Cardinal Granvelle to Franche-Comte

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestGalileo 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)

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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMichelangelo

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

Sculptor and Painter Michelangelo
Sculptor and Painter
Michelangelo