February 1815 in History

Events in History

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 Napoleon Bonaparte and 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, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (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, American inventor and engineer (first commercial steamboat), dies of tuberculosis at 49

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