February 1600 in history

February 1600 events chronologically

Feb 17 The philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive, for heresy, at Campo de' Fiori in Rome
Feb 19 The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America

Born in February 1600

Feb 2 Gabriel Naudé a French librarian and scholar. He was a prolific writer who produced works on many subjects including politics, religion, history and the supernatural. An influential work on library science was the 1627 book Advice on Establishing a Library. Naudé was later able to put into practice all the ideas he put forth in Advice, when he was given the opportunity to build and maintain the library of Cardinal Jules Mazarin

Died in February 1600

Feb 15 José de Acosta a Spanish 16th-century Jesuit missionary and naturalist in Latin America.
Feb 17 Giordano Bruno an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet, and astrologer. He is celebrated for his cosmological theories, which went even further than the then-novel Copernican model, proposing that the stars were just distant suns surrounded by their own exoplanets, and moreover the possibility that these planets could even foster life of their own. He also insisted that the universe is in fact infinite, thus having no celestial body at its "center"
Feb 29 Caspar Hennenberger a German Lutheran pastor, historian and cartographer.