February 1658 in history

Born in February 1658

Feb 18 Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre a French author whose ideas were novel for his times. His proposal of an international organisation to maintain peace was perhaps the first in history, with the possible exception of George of Poděbrady's Tractatus. He influenced Rousseau and Kant

Died in February 1658

Feb 27 Adolf Frederick I Duke of Mecklenburg the reigning Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin from his father's death in 1592 until 1628 and again from 1631 to 1658. Between 1634 and 1648 Adolf Frederick also ruled the Prince-Bishopric of Schwerin as its administrator