On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1740

  • Feb 3 Guillaume Lasceux, composer
  • Feb 7 Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP
  • Feb 12 Matej Sojka, Bohemian composer, born in VilĂ©mov (d. 1817)
  • Feb 15 Ernst Eichner, German composer and bassoonist, born in Arolsen (d. 1777)
  • Feb 16 Giambattista Bodoni, Italian printer and typeface designer (Bodoni), born in Saluzzo
  • Feb 17 Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist