On This Day

What Happened in February 1602

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 9 Franciscus van de Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker/tutor of Spinoza
  • Feb 14 Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, born in Crema, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1676)
  • Feb 18 Per Brahe (the younger), Swedish soldier (d. 1680)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 3 Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer, dies at 62
  • Feb 13 Alexander Nowell, English churchman, dean of St Paul's, dies
  • Feb 19 Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercoeur, French soldier, dies at 43
  • Feb 25 Everard van Reyd, Dutch historian, dies at about 51