On This Day

What Happened in February 1689

Historical Events

  • Feb 13 British Parliament adopts the Bill of Rights which establishes the rights of parliament and places limits on the crown
  • Feb 14 English parliament places Mary Stuart and Prince William III on the throne
  • Feb 23 Dutch prince William III proclaimed King of England

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 12 Marie Louise D'Orleans, Queen consort of Spain as the first wife of King Charles II of Spain, dies at 26
  • Feb 21 Isaacus Vossius, Dutch [Isaac Vos], librarian, dies