On This Day

What Happened in February 1589

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 5 Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright/poet
  • Feb 5 Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet (d. 1669)
  • Feb 7 Jacob de Witt, Dutch politician (Mayor of Dordrecht), and mathematician (d. 1674)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 19 Saint Philothei, Orthodox martyr and Patron of Athens (b. 1522)