On This Day

February 1679 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 5 German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France

Deaths in History

  • Feb 3 Jan Havicksz Steen, Dutch painter (St Nicolas Feast), dies at 53
  • Feb 5 Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet and dramatist (Jephtha), dies at 91
  • Feb 23 Anne Conway, English philosopher, dies at 47