February 1771 in History

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Events in History

  • Feb 12 Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
  • Feb 16 Messier presents his original list of 45 M-objects to French Academy
  • Feb 19 Messier adds M46-M49 to his catalog (galactic clusters in Puppis & Hydra & galaxy in Virgo)

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 28 French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter

Deaths in History

  • Feb 8 Augusta von Saxen-Gotha, German prince Frederick Louis of Wales, dies
  • Feb 12 Adolf Frederik, King of Sweden (1751-70), dies at 60
  • Feb 20 Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (b. 1678)