On This Day

What Happened in February 1686

Historical Events

  • Feb 15 Jean Baptiste Lully's opera "Armide" premieres in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 10 Johann F Gronovius, Dutch physician/botany

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 8 Francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered
  • Feb 10 William Dugdale, English antiquarian and Garter King of Arms (1677-86), dies at 80
  • Feb 24 Ferdinando Tacca, Italian painter/son of Pietro Tacca, dies at 66
  • Feb 26 Godefroi L Comte d'Estrades, French diplomat/marshal, dies at about 78