On This Day

What Happened in February 1696

Historical Events

  • Feb 27 English/Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Association
  • Feb 29 English ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 10 Johann Melchior Molter, German composer, born in Tiefenort, Thuringia (now Germany) (d. 1765)
  • Feb 17 Ernst Gottlieb Baron, German lutenist and composer, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1760)
  • Feb 29 Esprit Antoine Blanchard, French composer, born in Pernes (d. 1770)