On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1600

Historical Events

  • Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged with heresy by the Roman Inquisition

Famous Deaths

  • Giordano Bruno, Italian friar and scholar, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at the stake at 51 or 52
1600 Highlights

About February 17, 1600

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 420 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius