On This Day

What Happened in February 1608

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 5 Gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666)
  • Feb 6 Antonio Vieira, Portuguese diplomat & preacher, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1697)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 13 Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski, Lithuanian prince (b. 1526)
  • Feb 13 Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury and builder of country houses, dies at 89
  • Feb 26 John Still, English bishop