Birthdays in History in February 1834

  • Feb 6 William Dorsey Pender, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Feb 6 Edwin Klebs, German physician and bacteriologist (bacterial theory of infection, diphtheria bacillus), born in K√∂nigsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1913)
  • Feb 7 Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table)
  • Feb 9 Felix Dahn, German Historian, jurist and poet, born in Hamburg (d. 1912)
  • Feb 15 William Preece, English electrical engineer/wireless pioneer
  • Feb 16 Ernst Heinrich Haeckel, Potsdam Germ, biologist (Causes of Evolution)
  • Feb 23 Gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis