On This Day

What Happened in February 1583

Historical Events


Gregory Conquers Julius CaesarGregory Conquers Julius Caesar

Feb 21 Groningen, Netherlands, begins using Gregorian calendar

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Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
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Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 2 Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess
  • Feb 17 Johann Henry Alting, German theologian, born in Emden, Saxony (d. 1644)
  • Feb 23 Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 9 Jeseph Sanalbo, Jewish convert in Rome, burned at stake
  • Feb 18 Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (b. 1503)