On This Day

Historical Events in February 1600

Historic Event

Feb 4 Astronomers Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler meet for the first time near Prague

  • Feb 8 Vatican convicts scholar and friar Giordano Bruno (who believed in an infinite universe) of heresy and sentences him to be burnt at the stake
  • Feb 17 Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged with heresy by the Roman Inquisition
  • Feb 19 Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in South American recorded history