On This Day

What Happened in February 1605

Historical Events

  • Feb 25 Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Isaac Aboab da Fonseca, Portuguese rabbi, scholar and writer, born in Castro Daire, Portugal (d. 1693)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 19 Orazio Tiberio Vecchi, Italian composer, dies at 54