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Historical Events For February - 21

Thursday, 23 February 2017

0362  On February - 21 athanasius returns to Alexandria.  

0556  On this day in history maximianus van Ravenna, bishop (Basilica S Stefano), dies  

1173  On this day in history pope Alexander III canonizes Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury  

1173  Pope Alexander III canonizes Thomas Becket Absp of Canterbury on this day in history.  

1245  Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after having confessed to torture and forgery on February - 21.  

1417  Louis IX, Duke of Bayern (University of Ingolstadt) on February - 21.  

1431  On February - 21 england begins trial against Joan of Arc  

1440  On this day in history the Prussian Confederation is formed.  

1471  John of Rokycan, Czech Catholic archbishop on this day in history.  

1484  On February - 21 joachim I Nestor, elector (Brandenburg, Constitution)  

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1513  On this day in history julius II, [Giuliano dellea Rovere], Pope (1503-13), dies at 69  

1554  On this day in history hieronymus Bock, German doctor (founder of modern botany), dies  

1556  Sethus Calvisius, composer on this day in history.  

1564  On this day in history philip II routes cardinal Granvelle to Franche-Comté  

1564  On February - 21 philip II routes cardinal Granvelle to Franche-Comte  

1574  On February - 21 spanish garrison of Middelburg Netherlands surrenders  

1574  Spanish garrison of Middelburg Neth surrenders on this day in history.  

1583  Groningen Netherlands begins using Gregorian calendar on this day in history.  

1583  Groningen Neth begins using Gregorian calendar on this day in history.  

1595  On this day in history robert Southwell, English Jesuit/poet, hanged  

1598  On February - 21 boris Godunov crowned tsar  

1613  On February - 21 michael Romanov, son of the Patriarch of Moscow, elected Russian tsar  

1613  Michael Romanov, son of Patriarch of Moscow, elected Russian tsar on this day in history.  

1624  On this day in history dirck van Baburen, Dutch painter (Sepulture), dies at about 28  

1648  Christian IV, king of Denmark/Norway, dies on February - 21.  

1653  Adriaen Pauw, master of Heemstede/Dutch Grand Pensionary, dies at 71 on February - 21.  

1673  Michiel A de Ruyter appointed Lieutenant-Admiral-General of Dutch fleet on this day in history.  

1673  On this day in history michiel A de Ruyter appointed lt-admiral-general of Dutch fleet  

1674  Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer on this day in history.  

1675  On this day in history prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Gelderland  

1677  On this day in history [Benedictus] Baruch Spinoza, philosopher, dies at 44  

1684  On this day in history justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator)  

1684  On this day in history pieter van den Abeelen, Dutch medallist/jeweller, dies at about 75  

1689  On this day in history isaacus Vossius, Dutch [Isaac Vos], librarian, dies  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1417  Louis IX, Duke of Bayern (University of Ingolstadt) was born on February - 21.  

1484  On this day in history birth of joachim I Nestor, elector (Brandenburg, Constitution)  

1556  Sethus Calvisius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1674  Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer was born on February - 21.  

1675  On February - 21 birth of franz Xaver Josef von Unertl, Bavarian politician (d. 1750)  

1684  On February - 21 birth of justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator)  

1690  On February - 21 birth of christoph Stoltzenberg, composer  

1705  Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (d. 1781) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In February - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0556  Maximianus van Ravenna, bishop (Basilica S Stefano), dies on this day in history.  

1437  Death of King James I of Scotland (b. 1394) on February - 21.  

1471  Death of John of Rokycan, Czech Catholic archbishop on February - 21.  

1513  On February - 21 julius II, [Giuliano dellea Rovere], Pope (1503-13), dies at 69  

1554  On this day in history hieronymus Bock, German doctor (founder of modern botany), dies  

1595  Death of Robert Southwell, English Jesuit/poet, hanged on this day in history.  

1624  Dirck van Baburen, Dutch painter (Sepulture), dies at about 28 on February - 21.  

1648  On February - 21 christian IV, king of Denmark/Norway, dies  

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