What Happened on February 17, 1600

Historical Events

  • Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, convicted of heresy by the Roman Inquisition [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Giordano Bruno, Italian friar and scholar, advocate of Copernican theory, executed at 51 or 52 (b. 1548) [1]
1600 Highlights

About February 17, 1600

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 423 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius