On This Day

What Happened in February 1680

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 14 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor, born in Penshurst Place, Kent (d. 1737)
  • Feb 25 Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, Bohemian composer and patron (Gluck)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 17 Jan Swammerdam, Dutch anatomist and entomologist (Bible of Nature), dies at 43
  • Feb 17 Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer, dies at 81
  • Feb 22 Catherine Monvoisin, French sorceress (b. c.1640)