On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1626

  • Feb 7 William V, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1548)
  • Feb 11 Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician, dies at 77
  • Feb 20 John Dowland, British (or Irish?) Renaissance lutenist, singer, and composer ("I saw my Lady weepe"; "Flow My Tears"), dies and is buried at 63
  • Feb 28 Cyril Tourneur, English poet/dramatist, dies at about 51