On This Day

What Happened in February 1634

Historical Events

  • Feb 17 Puritan author William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti", criticising the theatre
  • Feb 18 Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein's execution
  • Feb 19 Battle of Smolensk: King Wladyslaw IV of Poland beats Russians [NS=Mar 1]
  • Feb 25 Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills Duke Wallenstein

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 22 Petrus "Pieter" van Schooten, fortress architect

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 15 Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (Father of German surgery), dies at 73
  • Feb 25 Albrecht von Wallenstein Bohemian general and statesman (Thirty Years War) assassinated at 50