On This Day

February 1550 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 2 Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, freed

BeatificationPapal Inauguration

Feb 7 Giovanni Maria del Monte elected Pope Julius III

Counter-Reformation Pope Julius III
Counter-Reformation Pope
Julius III

Birthdays in History


Person of interestJohn Napier

Feb 1 John Napier, Scottish mathematician and inventor (logarithms), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1617)

Mathematician John Napier
Mathematician
John Napier