On This Day

What Happened in February 1673

Historical Events

  • Feb 20 1st recorded wine auction held in London
  • Feb 21 Michiel A de Ruyter appointed lt-admiral-general of Dutch fleet

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Alessandro Marcello, Italian composer, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1747)
  • Feb 6 Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, German composer, born in Immelborn, Germany (d. 1731)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Kaspar Förster, German composer, dies at 56
  • Feb 17 Molière, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French playwright (The Misanthrope), dies of pulmonary tuberculosis at 51