What Happened in February 1649

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • Feb 8 Sobornoye Ulozheniye of 1649: Russia adopts new code of laws, consolidating serfdom (OS 29 Jan) [1]

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, German Baroque organist and composer, bapitzed in Nuremberg, Electorate of Bavaria (now Germany) (d. 1725)