On This Day

What Happened in February 1677

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 15 King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Feb 16 Earl of Shaftesbury arrested and confined in the Tower of London

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 3 Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723)
  • Feb 4 Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
  • Feb 18 Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (rings of Saturn)
  • Feb 26 Nicola Fago, Italian baroque composer, born in Taranto (d. 1745)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 21 [Benedictus] Baruch Spinoza, philosopher, dies at 44