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Historical Events For February - 27

Monday, 27 February 2017

0837  15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet today in history.  

1526  On February - 27 saxony & Hesse form League of Gotha (league of Protestant princes)  

1531  Evangelical German monarch/ owns form Schmalkaldische Union on February - 27.  

1557  On February - 27 first Russian Embassy opens in London, Russia & US sign trade agreement  

1557  1st Russian Embassy arrives in London today in history.  

1563  On February - 27 william Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral  

1594  Henri IV crowned king of France on February - 27.  

1626  On February - 27 yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.  

1665  Today in history battle at Elmina, Gold Coast Vice-Admiral De Ruyter beats English  

1665  Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast: Vice-adm De Ruyter beats English today in history.  

1667  On this day in history abraham Crijnssen conquerors Fort Willoughby (Zeelandia), Suriname  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 27

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0272  Constantine I, Roman emperor (306-337), adopted Christianity (d. 337) was born on February - 27.  

1539  Today in history birth of franciscus Raphelengius, Dutch book publisher  

1622  Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter was born today in history.  

1649  Johann Philipp Krieger, composer was born today in history.  

1691  On February - 27 birth of edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754)  

1702  Johann Valentin Gorner, composer was born on February - 27.  

1711  Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (d. 1769) was born today in history.  

1745  Silverius Muller, composer was born on February - 27.  


Famous Deaths In February - 27

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1167  Robert of Melun, English philosopher/bishop of Hereford, dies on February - 27.  

1656  Today in history johan van Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer/writer/interpreter, dies  

1659  Death of Henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (b. 1609) today in history.  

1699  Death of Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician (b. c. 1625) today in history.  

1706  John Evelyn, diarist, dies today in history.  

1720  Today in history death of samuel Parris, English-born Puritan minister (b. 1653)  

1731  Today in history angelo Predieri, composer, dies at 76  

1733  On February - 27 johann Adam Birkenstock, composer, dies at 46  


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