Famous People Born in February 1802

  • Feb 2 Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault, French chemist
  • Feb 4 Mark Hopkins, American educator/philosopher (Williams College)
  • Feb 6 Charles Wheatstone, English scientist (sound transmission), and inventor (English concertina; stereoscope; Playfair cipher), born in Barnwood, England (d. 1875)
  • Feb 11 Lydia Maria Child, American author, journalist and abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 1880)
  • Feb 16 Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, American philosopher (d. 1866)
  • Feb 19 Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)
  • Feb 20 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist and composer, born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1870)
  • Feb 21 George Douglas Ramsay, American Brevet Major general (Union Army), born in Dumfries, Virginia (d. 1882)

Victor HugoVictor Hugo (1802-1885)

Feb 26 French author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables), born in Besançon, France

  • Feb 27 Lord George Bentinck [William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck], English Conservative politician, born in Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire (d. 1848)