On This Day

What Happened in February 1615

Historical Events

  • Feb 14 Peruvian nobleman Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala writes to offer Spanish King Philip III his newly completed Chronicle of Andean history and Spanish rule - now only indigenous Andean viewpoint to survive (Danish National Library) [1]

Famous Birthdays

Nicolas Fouquet

Feb 23 Nicolas Fouquet, French politician and Superintendent of Finances (1653-61) who became fabulously wealthy and later imprisoned for maladministration of state funds, born in Paris (d. 1680)

  • Feb 23 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptized

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 4 Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese warlord (b. 1552)
  • Feb 4 Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian scholar, polymath and child prodogy (b. 1535)