On This Day

What Happened in February 1682

Historical Events

  • Feb 9 Thomas Otway's "Venice Preserved" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 13 Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian Rococo painter of religious subjects and genre scenes (Fortune Teller), born in Venice (d. 1754)
  • Feb 25 Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (d. 1771)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 23 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat and historian, dies at 75
  • Feb 25 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violinist and composer, murdered at 38