February 1740 in History

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Events in History

  • Feb 3 Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 7 Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP
  • Feb 16 Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)
  • Feb 17 Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist

Deaths in History

  • Feb 8 Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], blind Pope (1730-40), dies at 87
  • Feb 29 Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (b. 1667)