On This Day

What Happened in February 1679

Historical Events

  • Feb 5 German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 14 Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, German composer, born in Ostramondra, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1735)
  • Feb 24 Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 3 Jan Havicksz Steen, Dutch painter (St Nicolas Feast), dies at 53
  • Feb 5 Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet and dramatist (Jephtha), dies at 91
  • Feb 23 Anne Conway, English philosopher, dies at 47