On This Day

What Happened in February 1588

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 19 Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Dutch East-Indies
  • Feb 26 Nicolaus Erich, German composer (d. 1631)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 9 Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral, dies
  • Feb 10 Joost Sybrantsz Buyck, Amsterdam merchant/regent, dies at about 82
  • Feb 24 Johann Weyer, Dutch physician and occultist