Famous People Born in February 1828

  • Feb 8 Antonio Cagnoni, Italian composer, born in Godiasco (d. 1896)

Jules VerneJules Verne (1828-1905)

Feb 8 French writer known as the "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 days), born in Nantes, France

  • Feb 12 George Meredith, English poet and novelist (Diana of Crossways), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 1909)
  • Feb 12 Robert Ransom Jr, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • Feb 14 Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (Le Roi des montagnes), born in Dieuze, Lorraine (d. 1885)
  • Feb 15 Johan Hendrik van Dale, Dutch schoolmaster and lexicographer(Van Dale's Great Dictionary of the Dutch Language), born in Sluis, Netherlands (d. 1872)
  • Feb 19 Johannes von Miquel, German politician (Vice President Kingdom of Prussia 1897-1901), born in Neuenhaus, Kingdom of Hanover (d. 1901)
  • Feb 22 Robert Alexander Cameron, American soldier and newspaper publisher (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1894)
  • Feb 29 Antonio Guzmán Blanco, Military leader, diplomat and politician, President of Venezuela (1870-77, 1879-84, 1886-87), born in Caracas, Great Colombia (d. 1899)