February 1611 in history

Born in February 1611

Feb 6 Chongzhen Emperor the 16th and last emperor of the Ming Dynasty in China. He reigned from 1627 to 1644, under an era name that means "honorable and auspicious"

Died in February 1611

Feb 8 Jan Huyghen van Linschoten a Dutch Protestant merchant, traveller and historian. An alternative spelling of his second name is Huijgen
Feb 26 Antonio Possevino a Jesuit protagonist of Counter Reformation as a papal diplomat and a Jesuit controversialist, encyclopedist and bibliographer. He acted as papal legate and the first Jesuit to visit Moscow, vicar general of Sweden, Denmark and northern islands, Muscovy, Livonia, Rus, Hungary, Pomerania, Saxony between 1578 and 1586