What Happened in February 1740

Historical Events

  • Feb 3 Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 3 Guillaume Lasceux, composer
  • Feb 7 Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP
  • Feb 12 Matej Sojka, Bohemian composer, born in VilĂ©mov (d. 1817)
  • Feb 15 Ernst Eichner, composer
  • Feb 16 Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)
  • Feb 17 Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 8 Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], blind Pope (1730-40), dies at 87
  • Feb 9 Vincenz Lubeck, German composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 29 Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (b. 1667)