Birthdays in History in February 1839

  • Feb 1 James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Hearts of Oak)
  • Feb 7 Nicolaas G Pierson, Dutch banker/Suriname premier (1897-1901)
  • Feb 9 Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (d. 1896)
  • Feb 11 Josiah Willard Gibbs, theoretical physicist/chemist
  • Feb 20 Benjamin Waugh, American minister; founder of the NSPCC (d. 1908)
  • Feb 22 Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (d. 1906)