On This Day

What Happened in February 1684

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 16 Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský, Nymburk, Bohemia, Czech monk/composer
  • Feb 21 Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator)
  • Feb 22 William Pulteney, statesman (Earl of Bath), born in London, England
  • Feb 24 Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (d. 1738)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 12 Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 21 Pieter van den Abeelen, Dutch medallist/jeweller, dies at about 75