Birthdays in History in February 1874

  • Feb 1 Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austria, poet/dramatist/essayist
  • Feb 3 Gertrude Stein, Penn, author (Autobiography of Alice B Toklas)
  • Feb 6 Milton Bennett Medary, US, architect (Washington Chapel)
  • Feb 9 Amy Lowell, US poet/critic (Patterns, Sword Blades & Poppy Seed)
  • Feb 11 Elsa Beskow, [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author
  • Feb 13 Hendrik Spiekman, Dutch politician (social-democratic)

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Feb 15 Ernest Shackleton, British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), born in Kilkea, Ireland (d. 1922)

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
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Ernest Shackleton
  • Feb 17 Thomas J Watson, US, representative/founder (IBM)
  • Feb 23 Konstantin P├Ąts, Estonian PM (1921-23, 1932-33), dictator (1933-40)