On This Day

What Happened in February 1716

Historical Events

  • Feb 6 Britain & Netherlands renew alliance
  • Feb 10 Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 18 Gaspard Fritz, Swiss composer and violinist, born in Geneva (d. 1783)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 19 Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (b. 1634)