On This Day

What Happened in February 1626

Historical Events

  • Feb 6 Huguenot rebels & French sign Peace of La Rochelle
  • Feb 27 Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 5 Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 7 William V, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1548)
  • Feb 11 Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician, dies at 77
  • Feb 20 John Dowland, British (or Irish?) Renaissance lutenist, singer, and composer ("I saw my Lady weepe"; "Flow My Tears"), dies and is buried at 63
  • Feb 28 Cyril Tourneur, English poet/dramatist, dies at about 51