On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1745

Alessandro Volta

Feb 18 Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist and inventor of the 1st battery, born in Como, Italy (d. 1827)

  • Feb 20 Johann Peter Salomon, German violinist, composer, conductor, and musical promoter (Hadyn), baptized in Bonn, Germany (d. 1815)
  • Feb 20 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), born in London (d. 1813)
  • Feb 22 Joao de Sousa Carvalho, composer
  • Feb 27 Silverius Muller, Austrian composer, priest, and educator, born in Oberhöflein, Holy Roman Empire (now Austria) (d. 1812)