What Happened in February 1841

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 William H H Davenport, stage medium, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Feb 2 François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (d. 1912)
  • Feb 4 Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)
  • Feb 10 Walter Parratt, composer
  • Feb 12 Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch mayor (Amsterdam) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1891-1894
  • Feb 15 Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, Brazilian politician (d. 1913)
  • Feb 18 Samuel Prowse Warren, composer
  • Feb 19 Felipe Pedrell, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 25 Pierre Auguste Renoir, French Impressionist painter and sculptor (Bal du moulin de la Galette, Luncheon of the Boating Party), born in Limoges, France (d. 1919)

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • Feb 26 Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general (Egypt)
  • Feb 27 [Eleanor] Agnes Lee, daughter of US general Robert E. Lee
  • Feb 28 Adrien Albert Marie de Mun, French politician (d. 1914)

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 17 Dutch ex-king Willem I marries Henriette d'Oultremont de Wégimont

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 11 J H Ferdinand Olivier, German painter, dies at 55
  • Feb 13 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
  • Feb 14 Antun Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 15 Sibrand Acker Stratingh, Dutch dr/chemist (electrical car), dies at 53
  • Feb 17 Ferdinando Carulli, composer, dies at 70