Birthdays in History in February 1814

  • 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 25 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet/painter (3/9 NS) [OS]
  • Feb 26 Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (d. 1876)