What Happened in February 1723

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 5 John Witherspoon, Gifford Scotland, president of the College of New Jersey (signed Declaration of Independence)

Presbyterian Minister John Witherspoon
Presbyterian Minister
John Witherspoon
  • Feb 17 Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination
  • Feb 21 Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (d. 1808)
  • Feb 23 Richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791)
  • Feb 24 John Burgoyne, British general (d. 1792)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Antonio M Valsalva, Italian anatomist, dies at 66

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 25 Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/architect, dies at 90

Architect Christopher Wren
Christopher Wren
  • Feb 26 Thomas d'Urfey, English writer (b. 1653)