On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1804

  • Feb 2 Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer
  • Feb 5 Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet
  • Feb 6 Regnerus Livius van Andringa de Kempenaer, Dutch politician, born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1813)

Person of interestJohn Deere

Feb 7 John Deere, American blacksmith and manufacturer (founded Deere & Company), born in Rutland, Vermont (d. 1886)

Deere & Company Founder John Deere
Deere & Company Founder
John Deere
  • Feb 8 Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer, born in Truro, Cornwall (d. 1834)
  • Feb 12 Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)
  • Feb 14 Otis Tufts, American machinist & inventor who built printing machines, steam engines, firefighting equipment and invented the steam pile driver, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1869)
  • Feb 16 Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (d. 1885)
  • Feb 17 Samuel Read Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
  • Feb 19 Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, German physician (d. 1878)
  • Feb 19 David Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905)