Famous People Born in February 1744

  • Feb 5 John Jeffries, American physician and meteorologist (1st balloon flight across English Channel), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1819)
  • Feb 6 Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist & surgeon, born in Vouhenans, France (d. 1795)
  • Feb 9 Amos Bull, American composer (The Responsary), born in Enfield, Connecticut (d. 1825)
  • Feb 21 Eise Eisinga, Frisian amateur astronomer (built the oldest functioning planetarium in the world in his house at Franeker), born in Dronryp, Dutch Republic (d. 1828)

Mayer Amschel RothschildMayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812)

Feb 23 German Jewish banker and founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty, born in Frankfurt