On This Day

What Happened in February 1649

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 5 Prince of Wales proclaimed King Charles II of Great Britain by Covenanter Parliament of Scotland

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 2 Benedict XIII [Pierfrancesco Orsini], Italian 245th pope (1724-30)
  • Feb 8 Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)
  • Feb 11 William Carstares, Scottish minister (d. 1715)
  • Feb 23 John Blow, English composer, composed 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized date) (d. 1708)
  • Feb 27 Johann Philipp Krieger, composer