On This Day

February 1615 in History

Birthdays in History


Person of interestNicolas Fouquet

Feb 23 Nicolas Fouquet, French politician and Superintendent of Finances (1653-61) who became fabulously wealthy and later imprisoned for maladministration of state funds, born in Paris (d. 1680)

Statesman and Superintendent of Finances Nicolas Fouquet
Statesman and Superintendent of Finances
Nicolas Fouquet
  • Feb 23 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised

Deaths in History

  • Feb 4 Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese warlord (b. 1552)
  • Feb 4 Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian scholar, polymath and child prodogy (b. 1535)