On This Day

What Happened in February 1666

Historical Events

  • Feb 16 Netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 9 George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (d. 1737)
  • Feb 15 Antonio M Valsalva, Italian anatomist (eardrums, glottis)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 24 Nicholas Lanier, English composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 27 Luisa de Guzm├ín, Queen of Portugal (1640-56), dies at 52