On This Day

What Happened in February 1611

Famous Birthdays

Chongzhen

Feb 6 Chongzhen, 16th and last Ming Emperor of China, born in Beijing (d. 1644)

  • Feb 19 Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 8 Jan Huygen van Linschoten, Dutch traveller and writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies (B. 1653)