What Happened in February 1829

Historical Events

  • Feb 2 Madman Jonathan Martin sets York Cathedral on fire, does £60,000 damage

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 John Potts Slough, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • Feb 2 Alfred Brehm, German zoologist (d. 1884)
  • Feb 11 William Anderson Pile, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1889)
  • Feb 13 Gerard Keller, writer (Netherlands Spectator)
  • Feb 14 Alfred Iverson Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1911)
  • Feb 15 Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Roland Blake)
  • Feb 18 Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Feb 21 Johnson Hagood, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 26 Levi Strauss, German-born American clothing designer, born in Buttenheim, Bavaria (d. 1902)

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 10 Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), dies at 68
  • Feb 11 Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (b. 1795)
  • Feb 16 Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belg/Fr composer (Messe of Morts), dies at 95
  • Feb 18 Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 22 Adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general, dies at 53
  • Feb 24 Auguste Chouteau, St Louis co-founder, dies