On This Day

What Happened in February 1595

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 2 Jacob van Campen, painter/architect (New Church, Amsterdam)
  • Feb 24 Matthias C Sarbiewski [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 12 Archduke Ernest of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1553)
  • Feb 20 Ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41
  • Feb 21 Robert Southwell, English Roman Catholic priest and Jesuit and poet, hung drawing, and quartered for treason at 33 (canonized 1970)