What Happened in February 1814

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 Lord Byron's "Corsair" sells 10,000 copies on day of publication
  • Feb 1 Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Feb 10 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Champaubert, the French beat the Russians

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Feb 11 Norway's independence proclaimed
  • Feb 17 Battle of Mormant: French Imperial army defeat Russian Austrian forces (War of the Sixth Coalition)
  • Feb 18 The Battle of Montereau; victory of French under Napoleon Bonaparte against Austrians and Württembergers under the King of Württemberg.

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 27 Ludwig von Beethoven's 8th Symphony in F premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 7 Gardner Quincy Colton, Georgia, Vermont, USA, American lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry
  • Feb 9 Samuel Jones Tilden, philanthropist for NY Public Library
  • Feb 18 Samuel Fenton Cary, U. S. Congressman (d. 1900)
  • Feb 21 Nicolo Gabrielli, composer
  • Feb 22 Henryk Oskar Kolberg, composer
  • Feb 25 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet/painter (3/9 NS) [OS]
  • Feb 26 Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (d. 1876)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 3 Johann Antonin Kozeluch, composer, dies at 75
  • Feb 13 Augustin Holler, composer, dies at 69