On This Day

What Happened in February 1710

Historical Events

  • Feb 20 Johan Willem Friso becomes Viceroy of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Feb 28 In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Konrad Ernst Ackermann, German actor and theatre director (Die Oberpfalz), born in Schwerin, Germany (d. 1771)
  • Feb 15 Louis XV 'Louis the Beloved', King of France (1715-74), born in the Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1774)
  • Feb 21 Willem van Haren, Frisian nobleman/poet (Human Life)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 16 Esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes, dies at 77