February 1712 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 29 February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style.

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 28 Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (Head of French forces in North America during Seven Years War), born in Candiac, France (d. 1759)

Weddings in History

Peter the Great

Feb 19 Russian Tsar Peter the Great officially marries Polish-Lithuanian pre-marriedeasant Martha Skavronskaya at Saint Isaac's Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, having earlier married in secret in 1707

Deaths in History

  • Feb 2 Martin Lister, English naturalist and physician
  • Feb 12 Marie-Adélaïde of Savoy, mother of Louis XV of France, dies at 26
  • Feb 18 Louis, Duke of Burgundy, heir-apparent to the French throne, dies at 29
  • Feb 27 Bahādur Shah I, 7th Mughal Emperor of India, dies at 68