Famous People Born in February 1820

  • Feb 1 George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (d. 1897)
  • Feb 2 Hans E Schack, Danish politician and writer (Phantasterne) (d. 1820)
  • Feb 3 Elisha Kent Kane, US Arctic naval surgeon and Artic explorer (led expedition to Greenland discover fate of John Franklin), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1857)

Doc DurantDoc Durant (1820-1885)

Feb 6 American financier and railroad promoter (Transcontinental Railroad-Union Pacific), born in Lee, Massachusetts

William Tecumseh ShermanWilliam Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891)

Feb 8 American Major General in the Union Army, born in Lancaster, Ohio

  • Feb 13 (Albert) Béla Kéler, Hungarian composer, and conductor, born in Bártfa, Kingdom of Hungary (now Bardejov, Slovakia) (d. 1882)

Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony (1820-1906)

Feb 15 American social reformer and women's suffrage movement leader, born in Adams, Massachusetts

  • Feb 17 Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898)
  • Feb 17 Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian violin prodigy, composer, and teacher (Brussels Conservatory), born in Verviers, United Kingdom of the Netherlands (now Belgium) (d. 1881)
  • Feb 20 Mahlon Dickerson Manson, American druggist politician and General (Union Army), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1895)
  • Feb 28 John Tenniel, English cartoonist and illustrator (Punch, Alice in Wonderland), born in London, England (d. 1914)
  • Feb 29 Adolf Schimon, Austrian German composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1887)