On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1778

  • Feb 4 A. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (d. 1841)
  • Feb 6 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis), born in Zakynthos Island, Greece (d. 1827)
  • Feb 12 Franz Joseph Volkert, composer
  • Feb 14 Fernando Sor, Spanish composer, baptized in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1839)
  • Feb 22 Rembrandt Peale, portrait/historical painter (Court of Death)

Person of interestJosé de San Martín

Feb 25 José de San Martín, Argentine General, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru from Spanish rule, born in Yapeyú, Argentina (d. 1850)

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín