On This Day

February 1682 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 9 Thomas Otway's "Venice Preserved" premieres in London

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 13 Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian Rococo painter of religious subjects and genre scenes (Fortune Teller), born in Venice (d. 1754)
  • Feb 25 Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (d. 1771)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 23 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat and historian, dies at 75