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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Monday, 29 August 2016

0412  On February - 08 st Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople  

0421  Flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman empire on February - 08.  

0421  On February - 08 flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman emp  

1124  On February - 08 stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies  

1245  Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies on this day in history.  

1291  On this day in history afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57)  

1303  On this day in history nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies  

1513  Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies on this day in history.  

1526  On February - 08 heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die  

1575  University of Leiden Netherlands opens on this day in history.  

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1575  University Leiden founded, and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis" on this day in history.  

1577  Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) on this day in history.  

1586  On February - 08 jacob Praetorius, composer  

1587  Mary, Queen of Scots looses her head on this day in history.  

1587  Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [NS=Feb 18] on this day in history.  

1599  On this day in history robert Rollock, Scottish educator  

1600  On February - 08 vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death  

1601  Earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London on February - 08.  

1604  On February - 08 pierre de Gua de Monts c1558-1628 forms de Monts Trading Company with Champlain and Gravé du Pont; Canada's first chartered company  

1611  Jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies on this day in history.  

1612  Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized) on February - 08.  

1622  On this day in history king James I disbands the English parliament  

1631  Charles I grants Cape Breton Island to Robert Gordon of Lochinvar and son Robert on this day in history.  

1631  King Louis XIII 1601-1643 names Charles de La Tour Governor and Lieutenant-General of New France and Acadia on this day in history.  

1650  On February - 08 john Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74  

1672  Isaac Newton reads first optics paper before Royal Society in London on February - 08.  

1672  Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London on this day in history.  

1676  Aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov-czar of Russia, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

1686  Francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered on this day in history.  

1690  On February - 08 french &Indian troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire  

1690  On this day in history lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal  

1690  On February - 08 louis de Buade et de Palluau, Comte de Frontenac 1622-1698 organizes attack by Mohawk natives and French troops against Schenectady; 60 people killed, 30 captured  

1690  On February - 08 french & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire  

1691  Carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1191  On this day in history birth of yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)  

1291  On this day in history birth of afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57)  

1487  Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550) was born on this day in history.  

1552  Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630) was born on February - 08.  

1577  Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) was born on February - 08.  

1586  Jacob Praetorius, composer was born on February - 08.  

1612  Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized) was born on February - 08.  

1649  On February - 08 birth of gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)  

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Famous Deaths In February - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1124  On this day in history stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies  

1245  Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies on February - 08.  

1250  Death of Robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216) on this day in history.  

1265  On this day in history death of hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217)  

1296  Death of King Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257) on February - 08.  

1303  Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies on February - 08.  

1513  On February - 08 alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies  

1529  Death of Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478) on this day in history.  

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