On This Day

What Happened in February 1662

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders to Chinese pirates

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 5 Giuseppe Vignola, Italian composer, born in Napoli, Habsburg Spain (now Italy) (d. 1712)

Famous Weddings

John Milton

Feb 24 English Poet and author of "Paradise Lost" John Milton marries 3rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull, 31 years his junior.

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 13 Elisabeth Stuart, Electress of the Palatinate, "The Winter Queen" of Bohemia and daughter of James VI and I of England and Scotland, dies at 65