On This Day

What Happened in February 1697

Historical Events

  • Feb 4 Three Dutch East India Company ships anchor at Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 17 Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, French composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1753)
  • Feb 24 Bernard S Albinus, [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 3 Sjoucke Gabbes, Frisian sailor, dies/buried on Dirk-Hartog Island