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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 18 Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein's execution

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II
General and Nobleman Albrecht von Wallenstein
General and Nobleman
Albrecht von Wallenstein
  • 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

Person of interestAlbrecht von Wallenstein

Feb 25 Albrecht von Wallenstein, Bohemian-German general and statesman (Thirty Years' War), assassinated at 50

General and Nobleman Albrecht von Wallenstein
General and Nobleman
Albrecht von Wallenstein