On This Day

What Happened in February 1571

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 15 Michael Praetorius, Kreuzberg Germany, composer (Syntagma music)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 12 Nicholas Throckmorton, English diplomat and politician (b. 1515)
  • Feb 14 Benvenuto Cellini, Italian sculptor, goldsmith and author (Perseus), dies at 70
  • Feb 14 Odet de Coligny, Cardinal of Châtillon and count of Beauvais, dies at 53