On This Day

What Happened in February 1637

Historical Events

  • Feb 2 Zorilla's "El más Impropio Verdugo Para Las" premieres in Madrid
  • Feb 15 Ferdinand III succeeds Ferdinand II as Holy Roman Emperor

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 10 Henriette Catharina van Nassau, Dutch daughter of Frederick Henry
  • Feb 12 Jan Swammerdam, Amsterdam, Dutch anatomist/entomologist (Bible of Nature)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 15 Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia & Hungary and German Emperor (1619-37), dies at 58