Birthdays in History in February 1802

  • Feb 2 Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault, French chemist
  • Feb 4 Mark Hopkins, US, educator/philosopher (Williams College)
  • Feb 11 Lydia Maria Child, US, author/abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany)
  • Feb 16 Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, American philosopher (d. 1866)
  • Feb 19 Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)
  • Feb 21 George Douglas Ramsey, Bvt Major general (Union Army), (d. 1882)

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Feb 26 Victor Hugo, French author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables), born in Besançon, France (d. 1885)

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  • Feb 27 William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck, Lord George Bentinck