On This Day

What Happened in February 1611

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestChongzhen

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 8 Jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies