On This Day

Historical Events in February 1633

  • Feb 2 M Rossi's opera "Erminia sul Giordano" premieres in Rome

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Feb 13 Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun

Astronomer and Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer and Physicist
Galileo Galilei

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Feb 22 St. Peter's Baldachin, the cathedral's sculptural centerpiece, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini is inaugurated by Pope Urban VIII in Rome

Baroque Sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Baroque Sculptor
Gian Lorenzo Bernini