On This Day

What Happened in February 1711

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 24 George Frideric Handel's opera "Rinaldo" premieres at Haymarket theatre in London


Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 2 Wenzel Anton von Kaunitz, Austrian diplomat (d. 1794)
  • Feb 5 Joseph Umstatt, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1762)
  • Feb 27 Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (d. 1769)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 10 Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Meleager & Atalante), dies at 22
  • Feb 21 Joan van Hoorn, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1707-09), dies at 57