February 661 in history

Born in February 661

Feb 12 Princess Ōku a Japanese princess during the Asuka period in Japanese history. She was the daughter of Emperor Temmu and sister of Prince Ōtsu. As a young girl, she witnessed the Jinshin War. According to the Man'yōshū , she became the first Saiō to serve at Ise Grand Shrine. After the death of her brother in 686, she returned from Ise to Yamato to enshrine his remains on Futakami, before a quiet end to her life at age 40

Died in February 661

Feb 17 Finan of Lindisfarne an Irish monk, trained at Iona in Scotland, who became the second Bishop of Lindisfarne from 651 until 661.