On This Day

What Happened in February 1594

Historical Events


CrownRoyal Coronation

Feb 19 Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother, Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.

CrownRoyal Coronation

Feb 27 Henry IV crowned King of France


Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, Italian composer, dies at 68