Concept

February 19

Summary
Events Pre-1600
  • 197 – Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.
  • 356 – The anti-paganism policy of Constantius II forbids the worship of pagan idols in the Roman Empire. *1594 – Having already been elected to the throne of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1587, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, having succeeded his father John III of Sweden in 1592. *1600 – The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America. 1601–1900 *1649 – The Second Battle of Guararapes takes place, effectively ending Dutch colonization efforts in Brazil. *1674 – England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England. *1714 – Great Norther
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