On This Day

What Happened in February 1633

Historical Events

  • Feb 2 M Rossi's opera "Erminia sul Giordano" premieres in Rome

Historic Event

Feb 13 Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun

Historic Event

Feb 22 St. Peter's Baldachin, the cathedral's sculptural centerpiece, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini is inaugurated by Pope Urban VIII in Rome


Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Gabriel Schütz, German musician, composer, and teacher, born in The Free and Hanseatic City of Lübeck (now Lübeck, Germany) (d. 1710)
  • Feb 16 King Narai 'the Great' of the Ayutthaya Kingdom (Siam) (1656-88), (d. 1688)
  • Feb 20 Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher

Samuel Pepys

Feb 23 Samuel Pepys, English navy administrator and Member of Parliament famous for his Diary of the English Restoration period, born in London (d. 1703)