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What Happened on February 26, 1616

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Roman Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo demanding he abandon his belief in heliocentrism, which states the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun

Astronomer and Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer and Physicist
Galileo Galilei

1616 Highlights

About February 26, 1616

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 404 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces