On This Day

What Happened in February 1633

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Astronomer and Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer and Physicist
Galileo Galilei

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baroque Sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Baroque Sculptor
Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Gabriel Schutz, German composer and musician (d. 1710)
  • Feb 20 Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher

Person of interestSamuel 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)

Diarist Samuel Pepys
Diarist
Samuel Pepys