Famous People Born in February 1788

  • Feb 5 Karoly Kisfaludy, Hungarian pioneering dramatist (A Tat rok Magyarorsz gon), born in Tét, Hungary (d. 1830)

Robert PeelRobert Peel (1788-1850)

Feb 5 British Prime Minister (Tory/Conservative/Peelite: 1834-35; 1841-46), founder of the British Conservative Party and the modern police force (Bobbies), born in Bury, Lancashire, England

  • Feb 10 Johann Peter Pixis, German pianist and composer, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1874)
  • Feb 16 Juan van Halen, Dutch-Spanish officer and adventurer (fought for Russia and in the Belgium Revolution), born in Isla de León, Cádiz (d. 1864)
  • Feb 22 Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher ("The World as Will and Representation") known for his philosophical pessimism, born in Danzig (Gdańsk), Poland (d. 1860)
  • Feb 25 Mateo Ferrer, Spanish composer and organist, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1864)