On This Day

February 1556 in History

Events in History

Treaty of Interest

Feb 5 King Henry II of France and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V sign the Treaty of Vaucelles, creating a temporary truce in the Italian War of 1551–59

  • Feb 14 English Archbishop Thomas Cranmer declared a heretic

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 7 Maria van Nassau, Dutch countess of Buren