On This Day

What Happened in February 1612

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 6 Antoine Arnauld, French Roman Catholic theologian & philosopher & mathematician, born in Paris, France (d. 1694)
  • Feb 7 Thomas Killigrew, English humorist/playwright/leader (King's Men)
  • Feb 8 Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)
  • Feb 22 George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English statesman (d. 1677)
  • Feb 28 John Pearson, English theologian (d. 1686)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 6 Christopher Clavius, calendar reformer, dies (birth date unknown)
  • Feb 17 Ernest of Bavaria, Prince-elector-archbishop of the Archbishopric of Cologne, dies at 57
  • Feb 17 Jodocus Hondius, Flemish cartoonist/mathematician, dies at 48