On This Day

What Happened in February 1568

Historical Events

Agreement of Interest

Feb 17 Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II agrees to pay tribute to the Ottoman Empire for peace

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 11 HonorĂ© d'UrfĂ©, French writer (d. 1625)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 15 Hendrik van Brederode, Dutch noble (Compromise of Nobles), dies at 36
  • Feb 19 Miles Coverdale, English Bishop and co-translator of the 1st complete Bible in English (Coverdale Bible), dies at 80