Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Assassination of Wallenstein

The Assassination of Wallenstein

The Assassination of Wallenstein On February 24, 1634, Bohemian military leader and politician Count Albrecht von Wallenstein was assassinated at Cheb in Bohemia. An imperial generalissimo of the Thirty Year’s War, and Admiral of the Baltic Sea, he had made himself ruler of the lands of the Duchy of Friedland…
The Sky Disc of Nebra

The Sky Disc of Nebra

The Sky Disk of NebraImage: Dbachmann On February 23, 2002, the state archaeologist Harald Meller succeeded to acquire the now famous Nebra Sky Disc in a police-led sting operation in Basel, Switzerland. The Nebra Sky Disc is a Bronze age artifact shaped like a disk with a blue-green patina and…
The Affair of the Poisons

The Affair of the Poisons

Catherine Deshayes, “La Voisin”, On February 22, 1680, Catherine Deshayes Monvoisin, aka La Voisin, was sentenced to death for witchcraft and poisoning, and burned at the stake. This Affair of the Poisons (L’affaire des poisons) was a major murder scandal in France which took place in 1677–1682, during the reign…
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