On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1612

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest of Bavaria, Prince-elector-archbishop of the Archbishopric of Cologne, dies at 57
  • Jodocus Hondius, Flemish cartoonist and mathematician, dies at 48
1612 Highlights

About February 17, 1612

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 409 years and 7 months
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius