On This Day

February 1577 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 6 King Henri de Bourbon of Navarra becomes leader of the Huguenots
  • Feb 12 Spanish land guardian Don Juan of Habsburg signs "Eternal Edict"

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 6 Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman executed for fratricide, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1599)
  • Feb 8 Robert Burton, British writer and Anglican clergyman (The Anatomy of Melancholy), born in Lindley, Leicestershire, England (d. 1640)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 26 Erik XIV, King of Sweden (1560-69), dies of arsenic poisoning at 43