Birthdays in History in February 1898

  • Feb 3 Alvar Aalto, Finland, architect (Finlandia House)
  • Feb 3 Paul Urysohn, Russian mathematician
  • Feb 10 Bertolt Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), born in Augsburg, Bavaria (d. 1956)
  • Feb 10 Joseph Kessel, French journalist/writer (Army of the Shadows)
  • Feb 11 Leo Szilard, Hungary, physicist/A-bomb worker/peace activist
  • Feb 13 Neville Pearson, English publisher
  • Feb 14 Fritz Zwicky, Swiss astronomer (supernova, dark matter)
  • Feb 18 Enzo Ferrari, racing car manufacturer, Modena
  • Feb 18 Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1980)
  • Feb 19 Lauwrens Voorthuyzen, [Lou de Palingboer], Dutch sect leader
  • Feb 22 Anton de Kom, Surinam/Dutch worker's union leader/resistance fighter
  • Feb 23 Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist
  • Feb 24 Kurt Tank, German WW II aircraft designer
  • Feb 25 William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)
  • Feb 26 Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer