On This Day

What Happened in February 1620

Historical Events

Historic Event

Feb 4 Prince Bethlen Gabor of Hungary signs peace with Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 4 Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (d. 1667)
  • Feb 15 Francois Charpentier, French scholar and archaeologist, born in Paris, France (d. 1702)
  • Feb 16 Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 19 Roemer Pieterszoon Visscher, Dutch poet, buried in Amsterdam at about 73