February 1815 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 3 World's first commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland
  • Feb 6 NJ issues 1st US railroad charter (John Stevens)
  • Feb 13 The Cambridge Union Society is founded.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 Napoleon Bonaparte & his supporters leave Elba to start a 100-day re-conquest of France

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Nathaniel Collins McLean, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • Feb 12 Edward Forbes, Douglas Isle of Man, English Naturalist and pioneer in the field of biogeography
  • Feb 18 Henri Leys, Flemish painter
  • Feb 21 Ernest Meissonier, French painter/sculptor
  • Feb 25 Robert Hall Chilton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 4 Geert Reinders, Dutch cattle breeder/inoculation proponent, dies at 77
  • Feb 4 Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 58

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 24 Robert Fulton, steamboat pioneer, dies at 49

Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton
Commercial Steamboat Inventor
Robert Fulton
  • Feb 26 Prince Josias of Coburg, Austrian general (b. 1737)