On This Day

What Happened in February 1568

Historical Events

  • 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, translator (1st complete English Bible), dies at 80