On This Day

What Happened in February 1619

Historical Events

  • Feb 20 Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague for alleged crimes against the federal government

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 24 Charles Le Brun, French classical painter who helped establish the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, born in Paris (d. 1690)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 3 Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator against the rule of James I of England, dies at 54
  • Feb 9 Lucilio Vanini, Italian philosopher (b. 1585)