On This Day

February 1650 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 15 Anne Jules duke de Noailles, marshal of France (Huguenot)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 8 John Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74

Person of interestRené Descartes

Feb 11 René Descartes, French philosopher "I think therefore I am", stops thinking due to pneumonia at 53

Philosopher René Descartes
René Descartes