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February 1616 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 Roman Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo demanding he abandon his belief in heliocentrism, which states the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun

Astronomer and Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer and Physicist
Galileo Galilei

Deaths in History

  • Feb 12 Johannes van den Driesche, Flemish Hebraist, dies at 65